Internet Reminder Service
What a cool idea! You tell them calendar dates and events you want to be reminded of, and they will Email you 10 days before, to give you time to buy a pressie, or pack your bags, or put yourself through de-tox before your mother arrives. You can define a whole heap of dates, birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions. Sycophants wouldn’t ever want to forget boss’s day, now would they?
Verdict: Throw away your filofax, check your e-mail, your worries are over!
Funky Rating ****
Mr CompuPotato offers an easy to use and fun way of sending someone a birthday greeting. Just type it in, and it stays there for a week. Want more? For a small fee, you can torture someone with your singing, choose from a wide range of corny cards, have a birthday web page and a guest book, so other friends can add their well-wishes.
Verdict: It costs, but it’s a good service, may be good for business greetings, or someone you really feel like blowing money on.
Funky Rating ***
Birthday Discoveries - News Of The Past
Using Clinton and Dole as test dummies, News of the Past demos a software pack that tells all there is to know about someone’s birthday. You can then print out various pages, or even design your own “birthday times” to make a great little gift for someone. There is a shareware version to try out, and samples of printable pages. If you have a big family and lots of friends, this could be a good investment.
Verdict: Happy Birthday - on this day, your Visa card limit has been reached.
Funky rating ***1/2
The Postcard Shop
Shop?? This is free! A nice little range of cute pictures, and the space to type a whole bunch of text. Go back to the main page, and see all the cool stuff these non-profit dudes are getting into.
Verdict: Basic postcard function, but huge site for other stuff, have a look!
Funky Rating ****
What do you get for the person who has virtually everything, send em virtually nothing! With a background of “it’s the thought that counts”, this site gives you the chance to send someone anything from lipstick to a gorilla. It’s free and it’s fun, and the pics are good. You also get to send a witty retort or meaningful message along with the gift.
Verdict: Great for a cyber laugh.
Funky Rating: ***