Archive for July, 2006

Sixth cleverhack podcast

Sunday, July 9th, 2006

The sixth cleverhack podcast is now posted… featuring site news including being Farked and newly installed WP Widgets including Sociable and WPMicroformats, a booyah moment, an exchange about Search Engine Marketing and design ruminations about the region’s homepage.

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A thoughtful Net Neutrality analysis

Thursday, July 6th, 2006

Out of everything I’ve read about the battle for Net Neutrality, Business Week has an excellent analysis of the current legislative process and what’s at stake. As usual, the legislation being discussed isn’t just about Net Neutrality, but of course deals with telcos offering video services, TV franchising, E-911 access and the Univsersal Service Fund. This piece is especially heartening after last week’s Senate Commerce Committe hearing which featured a colorful explanation of the Internet by Senator Ted “The Internet…it’s a series of tubes” Stevens (R-AK).

A side note, the Ted Stevens explanation wouldn’t make me so frustrated *if* he wasn’t chairing one of the influential legislative committees in the Senate. He gave an explanation that I’d expect from a guy on the street (actually a guy on the street would most likely know that, at it’s heart, the Internet is a network of computers, but I digress).

[tags]Net Neutrality, Telcos, Ted Stevens, Congress, US Senate, The Internet is a series of tubes[/tags]

Web 2.0 is making my head explode

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

A few odds and ends for the evening…thinking about what could drive traffic to a site…

-I signed up for a frappr account, although I am unsure on what to do with it.

-Talking about not fully getting it, you could add or add the feed or even the cleverhack podcasts feed to your Yahoo My Web account, but I am not sure why you’d want to.

-Technorati stopped crawling this blog (again) last week or so.

-Playing around with podcast directories, and I have to say that Podcast Pickle has the best community feel of them all. If you’re into building a community and all that.

-Oh, oh, oh… so I was pondering the idea of how so many people have such a large amount of feedburner readers (shameless link). It wasn’t until I put 2 and 2 together after noticing plugins for people helping them to redirect their blog feeds to a feedburner feed….I guess so they can track the number of readers….

-In the name of shameless promotion, you could always comment in the YouTube thread as it’s still getting great Google traffic…today I’m number 2 on page two of the Google SERPS.

[tags] frappr, technorati, podcast pickle, feedburner, yahoo my web, youtube [/tags]

this is what you get

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

when a few (grown, I might add) guys decide to obliterate a Mac Classic by way of rifle, hand gun, propane, fire, and more.

[tags]Apple, Mac, Unspeakable hardware destruction[/tags]


Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

GoshMe is billed as a “personal search assistant”, but in reality you could call it a meta search engine. (i.e. A search engine that searches other search engines - much like or Clusty.)

The most impressive feature of GoshMe is the fact that it shows results from search engines that were previously unknown to me.

[tags]Search Engine, Web Search, Meta Search Engine, GoshMe[/tags]

Fifth cleverhack podcast - short and sweet

Tuesday, July 4th, 2006

The fifth cleverhack podcast, just in time for the fourth of July, is now posted. A short and sweet podcast covering a few more thoughts about the Kinderstart lawsuit, initial impressions of the Motorola E815 cell phone, some SEO observations and a way to attract traffic via YouTube.


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So, who else had to work today?

Monday, July 3rd, 2006

A bunch of you, apparently, from what I could see in my logs.

Kinderstart update

Monday, July 3rd, 2006

Earlier this weekend, Slashdot had a thread about the Kinderstart lawsuit. There was a hearing on Friday allowing the Kinderstart lawsuit to go forward.

I put a comment in there referring to my earlier Kinderstart search engine optimization blog posting. I quickly checked Kinderstart’s site today and found that they had at least changed the copyright date on their site to read 2000-2006. They still need to hire a new Web designer who knows SEO though.

[tags]SEO, Kinderstart, stupid lawsuits[/tags]

RSS readers and spamming scripts

Sunday, July 2nd, 2006

From the Apache logs…

Agent: Windows RSS Platform/1.0 (MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1) Oooooh someone is reading my feed via IE7.

Agent: fluffyLovesRSS/3.14159 (+ Hi Fluffy! ;-)

And then there’s this…The IP Address is from….Nigeria



Http Code: 200 Date: Jul 02 06:42:43 Http Version: HTTP/1.1 Size in Bytes: 8231
Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1)

[tags]RSS, RSS Readers, IE 7, Nigeria spam[/tags]