I love the iPod. It’s single-minded simplicity. The beauty of it’s design. It is without a doubt the very best portable MP3 device available. So when I was thinking of a great prize for a promotion at BigBlueBall, the iPod was a perfect choice. Yes, BigBlueBall.com is going to be giving away a custom-engraved, blue […]
Archives for December 2005
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” Or so the saying goes. I like that philosophy, but in conflicts with my inate desire to push the envelope. And so two of my websites running vBulletin are due for an update. GetGamer.com and BigBlueBall.com are both currently running vBulletin 3.06 — and it’s time to upgrade […]
The theme for the final Photo Friday of 2005 is, most appropriately, the Best of 2005. For that, I chose this shot of Venus d’Arles at the Louvre.
Recently I wrote about BigBlueBall slipping in search results. In that article I mentioned how I was using the robots.txt file to restrict what Google’s spider would index. Then it occurred to me — could canonical issues also trigger a duplicate content penalty? A little explanation is in order for the uninitiated. Canonical issues, in […]
Nicole on the Windows Live Messenger team posted news of Windows Live Messenger beta invites being auctioned on eBay. The WLM team even has a pool to see how high the bid price for an invite will go. Of course, I’m still giving away WLM invites for free, although it’s a long, slow process. To […]
We’ve all heard the “moderation in all things” credo extolled by Horace. Letters from the Global Province brings us the counterpoint: the virtue of excess. “Moderation is a fatal thing… nothing succeeds like excess.” – Oscar Wilde Moderation may be safe, but moderation is never the cornerstone of revolution or innovation.
Hope you’ve had a good holiday. I’ve been enjoying my family, pretending to watch football and more or less catching my breath after a busy year. As I was thinking about the past year, I wondered which of the articles on my blog were the most popular. So here are the Top 10 articles from […]