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Join in on Blog Action Day

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday August 22, 2007 )

A little off topic, but certainly worth a mention. On October 15th, bloggers around the world will band together to further publicize a very important issue – the environment. (more…)


How much is your life worth?

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Tuesday August 21, 2007 )

I was talking to a web designer a couple of days ago who was having trouble pricing his services. When starting out, it certainly can be hard to peg an hourly rate or quote on projects. (more…)


Instant messaging etiquette

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Monday August 20, 2007 )

Have you ever barged in on an important meeting a co-worker pal was having with your CEO to let him know about a cool new video on YouTube?

Likely not as it isn’t a great career move – but in the world of IM communications, it happens all the time. (more…)


O*T*T s#p!am

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday August 18, 2007 )

Spammers bug the heck out of me, but watching their strategies evolve/devolve can be educational and often downright funny – their attempts can get way over the top. Unfortunately though, some who are new to email marketing try to take a leaf out of the spammer’s book using their old tricks… that for the most part don’t work any more. (more…)


North Korea’s .kp TLD coming soon

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday August 17, 2007 )

North Korea has no active Internet top-level domain country code currently, but that might be about to change. (more…)


Wikipedia hijinx

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Thursday August 16, 2007 )

I love Wikipedia and made my first contribution to the online encyclopaedia yesterday. Lots of people and organizations add and edit Wikipedia entries – even folks at the CIA and Vatican it seems. (more…)


Users consuming more content

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday August 15, 2007 )

According to the Online Publisher’s Association Internet Activity Index (whew), Internet users are spending far more time online engaged in content based activities than in previous years. (more…)


Domain renewal scams

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday August 14, 2007 )

Received an email or snail mail item from your registrar regarding your domain name renewal? – watch that it’s not a scam. (more…)


The shocking truth

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Sunday August 12, 2007 )

…when used as a phrase in marketing material usually turns out to be not so shocking. In fact, you could just about bet the farm that the only shocking thing is the quality of the junky info product being touted. (more…)


Favorites icon generator

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday August 11, 2007 )

Looking for an easy way to create a favorites icon, aka a favicon, for your web site? This handy generator will do the trick! (more…)