If you’re using Movable Type be sure to install the new ‘nofollow’ plugin. It implements a new way of marking links in comments and trackbacks so that they will be ignored by search engines. Let’s see what the spammers do now to try to get around this. (hat tip to Hashim)
Last night I happened across a post by Martin Schwimmer entitled “Why I Have Asked Bloglines To Remove My Site From Its ‘Service’“. It generally accepted that BlogLines is by far the number one news aggregator so I had to go read that post. Here’s Martin’s post (emphasis is mine): This website is published under… Continue reading Some People Just don’t Understand RSS
I just implemented this FireFox speed hack for broadband users. It makes a noticeable difference, especially when opening multiple tabs at once.
There’s some important information MovableType’s blog about Movable Type creating server load issues when dealing with comment spam. It contains some tips for lessening your server load while Six Apart readies a patch. I’m glad to hear that Siz Apart is on this because I was really getting worried after reading ‘MT Plus Comment Spam… Continue reading Six Apart Addresses Comment Spam Issues
The news of Yahoo buying Stata Labs, the makers of Bloomba, is very interesting indeed. It certainly seems like they’re buying their technology expertise in an attempt to “get with” Google’s GMail and their desktop toolbar. Here’s the news:
I see that TiVo has just hired a new chief marking officer who has worked at Herbalife, a network marketing company. Not that I think TiVo should go Multi Level Marketing, but I’ve long thought that they should compensate individuals who go around evangelizing TiVo. A good affiliate program (not the BS rewards program they… Continue reading Maybe Now TiVo Will Get a Clue About Marketing
It looks like Sony has finally gotten a clue about media formats. I couldn’t believe that their portable media players didn’t support Mp3 files. You’d think that the folks at Sony, of all people, would understand the importance of supporting what’s popular with people. Well they now say that their digital music players will now… Continue reading Sony Pulls Its Head Out of Its A$$ Over MP3s
The Treo 650 looks great and it will have BlueTooth and a removable battery. The addition of BlueTooth is big, but they should add WiFi to it as well. I think I’ll wait for the 700 (at least) to upgrade though.
Here’s an interesting look at some of the habits of users while searching for information online, complete with ideas on improving your site’s search usability. Here are a few of the things that stood out to me (my comments are in italics): Satisfaction of both casual users and the more experienced ones was reported at… Continue reading Improving Users’ Search Experience
PVRBlog reveals some details about StrangleBerry, the company that TiVo bought a while back. It looks like they have some powerful technology that may very well keep TiVo out of its death bed. (I’m sure the DirecTiVo’s won’t get this new functionality. -sigh-) There’s even more about this story in this Business 2.0 article (subscription… Continue reading So That’s what StrangleBerry Does