Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Gmail: ads for Croquet

Here is the text of today's summary from the croquet-users listserver:
Subject: croquet-user digest: November 30, 2004From: "croquet-user digest" <>Reply-To: "croquet-user" <>Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2004 00:00:05 -0600CROQUET-USER Digest for Tuesday, November 30, 2004.1. Creating planets. The time-step loop - Lesson 5 of B2DP
Subject: Creating planets. The time-step loop - Lesson 5 of B2DPFrom: "Americo Fraga Damasceno Junior" <>Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 05:32:56 -0600An sphere is a nice piece because you can scale it and change its texturecreating many derivated new pieces. But the important subject of thislesson is the "time-step loop", an important resource for 3D animation.The address of this new lesson is:

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A couple things strike me:
  • cut and paste does not work very well between gmal in foxfire and blogger in ie.
  • a croquet user would probably not be interested in the ads.
  • i'm surprised that given the content of the email ad gmail was able to attach ads from companies in the right business.
  • i wonder if google allows people offering ads to have any custom extensions to the engine which finds appropriate ads.