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RIP Netscape

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday December 29, 2007 )

Netscape – the browser that pretty much started it all in terms of a user friendly browsing application, will no longer be developed or supported from February 1, 2008. Rest in peace, Netscape. (more…)


Wayback Machine – Internet Archive

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Thursday December 27, 2007 )

Internet Archive is an online digital library of web sites, tracing back their history. It’s not only a wonderful tool for nostalgia, it can also help you in proving content ownership. (more…)


tch, tch, Telstra

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Thursday December 13, 2007 )

I had a bit of a surprise today when entering a domain name into my browser that didn’t exist – instead of my (chosen) default search engine page offering alternatives, a telstra search page with “fdjfdjklfd.com is not a valid web address” came up – complete with their ads and click tracking on the search results. (more…)


AGLOCO in trouble?

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Monday December 10, 2007 )

AGLOCO, the pay to surf MLM program that created quite a buzz last year appears to be struggling in a big way according to a note the company sent out a few hours ago. (more…)


Web development opportunities

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday December 7, 2007 )

It really doesn’t seem all that long ago I was trying to convince small business owners over here they needed to be on the web.. and it wasn’t. I certainly remember constantly babbling on about the importance of not only having a site, but advertising that fact on stationery, shopfronts, vehicles etc. (more…)


Articles you may have missed – Oct/Nov

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday November 18, 2007 )

Just viewing Taming the Beast.net’s RSS feed or visiting the blog? You’re only getting half the story! The following are summaries of 8 additional full articles I’ve published to the main site in the last 6 weeks.

Whether you’re into search optimization, digital products, need some tips for Xmas marketing, running surveys or wanting to know how to deal with difficult clients; there’s something for you in this batch.. and more! (more…)


Blogoshare – newsmastering tool

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday November 7, 2007 )

Looking for content for your site or an easier way to find RSS feeds suited to your interests? Christian from iBlogBusiness let me know about a new service he’s just launched called Blogoshare. (more…)


Video and mp3 spam

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday October 24, 2007 )

Ah, spammers – gotta love their tenacity. The next “evolutionary”, or probably more likely, exploratory step in spam appears to be MP3 files, with video perhaps to shortly follow. (more…)


Feed reader statistics

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday October 23, 2007 )

Following on from my recent post on social bookmarking statistics, here’s some figures outlining the RSS feed readers most actively used to subscribe to feeds last month (more…)


Chinese instructions

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday October 23, 2007 )

Rather off topic, but mildly amusing and I thought it worth a mention. I always love reading instructions that accompany Chinese-made technology products. Case in point, the guidelines that came with a notebook battery I received today. (more…)