What lies in the future for email?

Published: November 27, 2007

Many people wonder how email as a communication medium has not died under the barrage of spam. Granted the spam wars are not a thing of the past as predicted by Bill Gates just yet. As spam detection ges more widespread, the way that spam reaches us steps up a gear. We have seen over …

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What does your blog design say about your personality?

Published: November 26, 2007

The WWW is filled with a plethora of blogs. But what does your blog design say about your personality? You use the Kubrick theme. You love the simple things in life. You’ve decided that the function of your blog far outweighs the need to decorate it with pretty pretty’s. An out of the box kinda …

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Being controversial when blogging. A double edged sword?

Published: November 25, 2007

I thought I’d throw a curveball at the blogosphere. Just to see what would happen. I run Linux, infact I’ve just finished installing the latest version of Linux Mint – Daryna on this machine. The blog post I put out there was designed for traffic, and it worked. I posted it to Digg, (note in …

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9 reasons why Linux will never be mainstream

Published: November 23, 2007

I’m a geek. I’ve tinkered with binary since I was knee high to a grasshopper. So why do I think Linux will never become part of society like Windows? Well – it’s not simple. It never has been. I even bought a copy of Mandrake Linux a few years ago, manuals and all. This was …

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Why wordpress will convert developers away from Microsoft.

Published: November 22, 2007

I’m a dotnet guy through and through, I like it, I’m pro Microsoft. I run an XP desktop at home and work, its great. But one thing about Microsoft is rubbish – the greed factor. I may be pro MS but I also like a bargain. If you are running a successful blog, changes are …

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If you’re ‘in IT for the money’. You are in the wrong game.

Published: November 22, 2007

My advice? If you are in the IT industry for the money – excuse the pun- you’re in the wrong game. Don’t get me wrong – I love what I do day in day out, and I wouldn’t be able to look at a computer screen everyday otherwise. I’m not in it for the money …

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10 tips on how to avoid email marketing campaign failures.

Published: November 21, 2007

1) Double Opt – in your list The bounce rate with double optins is usually lower compared to those were you have the email address not confirmed. Make sure your email marketing software implements this – otherwise you may find that your list gets filled with users who have made a typo in their email …

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I just want a nice javascript clock widget.

Published: November 20, 2007

I’ve been working on a project at work recently, and having finished it (or so I thought) it was handed over to someone else to test. Its amazing just how much effort you really need to put into testing a web application thoroughly. A scary amount of bugs and test cases can creep in – …

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Chin up chaps. Keep that blog momentum going.

Published: November 20, 2007

Sometimes you’ll find yourself doubting your own blogging ability. For me it doesn’t come naturally. But I know the juice is worth the squeeze. This blog was setup on a subdomain roughly two weeks ago. As a result I’m still in the Sandbox. And yes I do believe it exists. I’ve managed to make on …

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The top 30 websites in Ireland. Who validates?

Published: November 19, 2007

For no other reason than to perhaps shame them into submission, i’ve done a bit of research on which websites out there validate, and which ones couldn’t care less. Amazingly some of the companies advocating standards based design and adoption of web standards still are falling foul of perfect Zen. I’ve picked the top 20 …

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