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Consolidation vs Niche Targeting
I'm currently in a conundrum, so I'm going to think aloud for this post.
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Date: 2007-06-29
 
Get Permission Before Interviews
Robert Scoble and the Scoble Show is one of the more interesting things to watch if you are interested in what is happening in start up land, or what is neat new technology.
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Date: 2007-06-29
 
Bug in Shell Script Using awk to Read /etc/passwd?
In your book Wicked Cool Shell Scripts, on p. 115, Script #40 Reporting Disk Hogs, on the 8th line the second part of the line reads:
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Date: 2007-06-29
 
Adding a Boot Camp Partition as a Secondary Drive in Parallels
I saw your earlier article about how to use a Boot Camp partition as the virtual machine in Parallels on my Mac (see Booting off Boot Camp in Parallels) but I don't want to risk having the same Windows install running in two different environments (Boot Camp and Parallels).
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Date: 2007-06-29
 
Zend Framework 1.0 Due out Monday
It's based on PHP 5, limiting its use by the majority of PHP developers who don't like/understand OO programming, or simply, are happy with PHP 4 thank you very much.
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Date: 2007-06-29
 
Visual Communicator 3 To Stream To Flash Media Server
Following reading this article I had a closer look at Adobe Visual Communicator 3, the product formerly known as Serious Magic's Visual Communicator.
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Date: 2007-06-29
 
You Do Not Need Money To Build A Brand
"A brand is the sum of all feelings, thoughts and recognitions - positive and negative - that people in the target audience have about a company, a product or service."
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Date: 2007-06-29
 
Make Contact with cforms
If you've ever wanted to add a contact form on your blog, but didn't know how or thought it was to much work, then cforms is exactly what you need.
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Date: 2007-06-29
 
Active Indexes Drive PowerShares ETFs
By choosing novel types of indexes, PowerShares has widened the range of options available for sector and thematic investors.
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Date: 2007-06-29
 
Using a Creative Zen Vision on a Mac?
Like you, I am highly impressed with the Creative Labs Zen Vision:W [see my review] but it's darn frustrating that Creative only makes its software available for Windows computers, not Mac. I know about the XNJB application that lets me add photos and audio, but it won't let me work with movies. So is there some sort of solution?
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Date: 2007-06-28
 
Debug JavaScript in Visual Studio 2005 like C#
I've been using Visual Studio 2005 for almost 2½ years since the beta 1 release.
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Date: 2007-06-28
 
Speed up Web Services with the SoapDocumentMethod Attribute
I've done a lot of web services during the last couple of years and I simply love Service Oriented Architecture using SOAP.
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Date: 2007-06-28
 
Google Enterprise & Ingram Micro Sign International Distribution Agreement
Ingram Micro, the world's largest distributor of technology products, has signed an international distribution deal with Google Enterprise to distribute to Google Mini and the Google search appliance to small and medium sized business (the SMB market).
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Date: 2007-06-28
 
Marketing to Generation Y & Its Relation to Media Usage
One of the most important things Internet marketers can do for themselves, their companies and their marketing efforts is to look into future trends as much as possible.
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Date: 2007-06-28
 
Mixing Old and New Media
While successful marketing certainly has some new edgy and exciting adjectives attached to it these days-"viral," "guerilla," "mobile"-the good ol' adage, "Don't forget from where you've come" means a lot here.
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Date: 2007-06-28
 
Lego and the Listening Factory
I attended a great talk by Helen Venge from Lego Factory - a giant experiment in the world of user-innovation.
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Date: 2007-06-28
 
Web Application Vulnerability Assessment Essentials
If an organization isn't taking a systematic and proactive approach to web security, and to running a web application vulnerability assessment in particular, then that organization isn't defended against the most rapidly increasing class of attacks.
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Date: 2007-06-28
 
Is SAP Getting Sapped by Oracle?
I got training in SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system years ago when it was on a mainframe platform - version R/2.
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Date: 2007-06-28
 
Why We Care About Usability & Accessibility
Every day another light bulb goes off in someone's head when they wake up and realize that what they've been doing isn't enough to count.
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Date: 2007-06-28
 
SEM / SEO Industry Rants
It's pretty much an understatement to say search marketing is an interesting business.
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Date: 2007-06-28
 
Even Your Best Ad Copy Could Be Better
Consider your ad copy as it stands right now.
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Date: 2007-06-28
 
Rules of Conversation
Scenario #1: You are in a conversation at a party, maybe with one or two other people, and someone comes up, interrupts, and starts talking about something completely different.
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Date: 2007-06-28
 
Oracle's Acquires Enterprise Product Lifecycle Management Company
In May, Oracle announced the acquisition of Agile Software Corporation, a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions for $495 million.
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Date: 2007-06-28
 
Task Management, Not Content or Technology Management
Websites will achieve maximum value when they focus on the tasks of their customers, not the technology or content.
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Date: 2007-06-27
 
Link-Building & the Popularity of Your Website - SMM
This week's column focuses on link-popularity, an important piece of the search engine optimization puzzle.
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Date: 2007-06-27
 
Money - A Good Measure of OSS Success?
This comment from Stacey (Hyperic) got me thinking…is money a good measure of OSS success?
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Date: 2007-06-27
 
AJAX UI Windows in Coldfusion 8
I've been blogging about new ColdFusion UI controls in ColdFusion 8 and today I'm discussing CFWINDOW.
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Date: 2007-06-27
 
Quick Example of CFTHREAD & a Warning
Other people have talked about CFTHREAD (see Ben Nadel's excellent post on the topic) so I'm not going to bother with a full description of the tag.
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Date: 2007-06-27
 
Evolution of a Profitable Site
The following is the three step process that I view as the best path for creating sustainable sites that are valuable, successful, and profitable.
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Date: 2007-06-27
 
Is eBay's PayPal Beta Too Little, Too Late?
eBay's electronic payment division PayPal is responsible for the bulk of eBay auction payments, and a new beta version is in the process of being launched.
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Date: 2007-06-27
 
Customer Service: Bend vs. Break
When does a customer service process stop serving the customer, and begin to become detrimental to the relationship?
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Date: 2007-06-27
 
Where IT is Going
Over the last couple of days, I have been at a security conference in NY City, and it has proven to be very interesting in the end not just to hear about what pain people have, but in general, where major industry leaders think it is going.
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Date: 2007-06-27
 
Counting Executable Binaries on a Linux Box
I've been looking at your script to count executable binaries in the book Wicked Cool Shell Scripts and I think that there's a problem in the script. Specifically, what happens if I have a directory in my PATH more than once?
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Date: 2007-06-27
 
Google's Dynamically Built Custom Search Engines
Google continues to roll out new features in its Custom Search Engines (CSEs). One of the most interesting ones is the implementation of "Linked CSEs".
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Date: 2007-06-27
 
Ops Mgr 2007: Certificate-based Authorization Across Internet
Certificate-based authorization scenarios in Operations Manager 2007 are something we've tested and documented, but there is one question that's been raised a few times we have yet to address:
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Date: 2007-06-27
 
Notes on CFUNITED Keynote
Here are my notes from the keynote. I'll be saving/updating as it goes on, so please reload.
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Date: 2007-06-27
 
Why Business Needs to Engage in Social Media
Paul Argenti's excellent keynote talk at the IABC Research Foundation luncheon today included a few references to social media, but mainly these addressed the impact of social media on public perceptions of organizations.
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Date: 2007-06-27
 
One RSS Subscriber Worth 1000 Links?
Aaron Wall thinks so and I tend to agree.
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Date: 2007-06-27
 
Useful Social Media Tools & Sites For Women
When it comes to social media tools, most are not gender specific. That's a good thing, as it means they can be uniformly useful for everyone, but it's a sign of evolution when more specifically targeted sites start to appear.
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Date: 2007-06-27
 
The GPL & VCs
A few weeks ago Slashdot was abuzz with the question Does GPL v3 Alienate Developers?
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Date: 2007-06-27
 
How Much Does MySQL Make?
Reading Dave's post on MySQL's IPO range of $600M - $1B, I started to wonder what type of revenue we're talking about.
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Date: 2007-06-27
 
Tracking the Growth of Competition
Question: How do I track the progress of competing sites over time? How do I know what keywords my competitors are ranking for, and which ones they are improving on?
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Date: 2007-06-26
 
Marketing to Teens Through Social Networking
If you're trying to reach teenagers online, you probably already know that social networks should be a part of your Internet campaign.
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Date: 2007-06-26
 
Growing Opportunities for Mobile Advertising
According to the results of a new survey conducted online within the USA by Harris Interactive on behalf of Ingenio, more than four out of five of those surveyed currently own a mobile phone compared to only about 7 in 10 that own "land lines" or home phones.
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Date: 2007-06-26
 
Prioritization: Maximizing The Wow-To-Work Ratio
At most startups, one of the hardest things to do is prioritize tasks. If your startup is anything like mine, you've got hundreds of things you could work on.
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Date: 2007-06-26
 
Future of Online PR & Reputation Management
For this post I am using for inspiration (with attribution) a recent post headline from Steve Rubel, "The Future of PR is Participation, Not Pitching".
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Date: 2007-06-26
 
SpringOne Keynote and Interface21
During the opening day SpringOne keynote Interface21 explained how they plan on using the funding they recently secured. Later in the day, I spent a few minutes with Neelan Choksi, COO at Interface21.
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Date: 2007-06-26
 
Random Code in CGI/Perl Script
Here I am again bringing some discussion from our WebProWorld forum to the readers of PerlProNews.
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Date: 2007-06-26
 
Optimize Existing Backlinks - A Novel Link Building Technique
Link Building is an essential aspect of SEO because of the weight that search engines, particularly Google, place on the democratic nature of links and the web.
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Date: 2007-06-26
 
Study: Tech Buyers Rely On White Papers
Do you market to technology folks? If you do, pay attention.
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Date: 2007-06-26
 
EU Reviewing All Search Engines
Data retention policy, and the use of that data to gather information about users takes a bigger step in the EU as they decide that they need to review the data protection and retention policies of all the search engines.
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Date: 2007-06-25
 
A Simple AIR Demo - Yahoo Traffic
Don't ask me why I'm so obsessed with Yahoo's APIs - maybe because they are so darn easy when compared to Google or UPS.
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Date: 2007-06-25
 
Server Monitor API in Coldfusion 8
In an earlier post I talked a bit about how the Admin API has been updated in ColdFusion 8. For folks who don't know what this is - it is a way to get into the internals of ColdFusion directly from CFML.
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Date: 2007-06-25
 
Domain Name Prices vs SEO Prices vs Business Prices
It is easy to appreciate how under-priced some SEO services are when you look at what people are willing to pay for other traffic sources.
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Date: 2007-06-25
 
Do I need Certifications Before Starting a Computer Repair Business?
I wish to start my own computer repair service, i don't have any certs in that field, but i know what each piece of hardware is called and where it goes etc, should i get any certifications before it think about starting my own business?
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Date: 2007-06-25
 
Parental Controls in Windows Vista
I am running Windows Vista on the family computer, which means that there are several different users. Is there a way for me to prevent other family members from accessing my school and work files or limiting access to the computer? I've heard Windows Vista provides some sort of feature to do this?
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Date: 2007-06-25
 
Date Math in Linux Shell Script
Within a Linux shell script to be used as a cron job, how do I calculate the current date, the current date - n days, and the current date + n days ?
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Date: 2007-06-25
 
Gain The Trust Of Prospective eCommerce Customers
If you've got an eCommerce website you understand perfectly the need to generate a reliable stream of traffic to your venue.
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Date: 2007-06-25
 
Not Waiting for IT - The Risks
Younger employees are going to be pushing employers to use Web 2.0 technologies on the job.
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Date: 2007-06-25
 
Coldfusion: Finding the Bug
I was helping a user yesterday who ran into an odd problem.
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Date: 2007-06-25
 
Separate Sets of Rules for Employee Relations
Treating employees fairly is usually a motto of most successful businesses.
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Date: 2007-06-25
 
SWFObject Broken in IE7 on Windows?
I've just made a worrying discovery: it seems that in some instances my preferred method of embedding a SWF file into a web page (I normally use SWFObject) can fail in quite a bad way for some users running IE7 on Windows - that's a lot of potential users that cannot see your SWF content.
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Date: 2007-06-22
 
Communities: Hotbeds of Innovation
Following further up with some more weblog posts from the APQC KM & Innovation event, this time around I am going to be talking about something that I was asked during the conference event several times and that only now I have finally managed to make it possible for everyone.
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Date: 2007-06-22
 
Growing a VAR Business
Growing Your VAR Business Through Professional Services Automation Although competitive pressures are intense, the VAR market is highly robust and can be quite lucrative.
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Date: 2007-06-22
 
Restricting Your Search Space
You can restrict your web search to...
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Date: 2007-06-22
 
Hiring: When Being Smart Just Isn't Enough
Hire the best people that you can find, the problem is hiring the best people you can find.
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Date: 2007-06-22
 
The Physics of Trigger Events for Lead Generation
Most buyers aren't ready to buy when we're ready to sell. This trite but true observation has significant implications when it comes to lead generation.
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Date: 2007-06-21
 
Bulk Content vs Higher Quality Information
Rupert Murdock is trying to trade Yahoo MySpace for a 25% stake in the combined company. If Yahoo goes through with that, Rupert's $580 million MySpace investment will be worth about $10 billion.
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Date: 2007-06-21
 
Web Business Risk Management
Is placing all the eggs in one basket, in the form of 1-stop shop website design, maintenance & hosting the best option? In my opinion, it most definitely is not! Keeping all website elements separate is sound business risk management practice!
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Date: 2007-06-21
 
Are You Gaining Website Balance?
I get concerned when how-to articles cite a single design, SEO, copy-writing or conversion strategy as the golden key to greater website sales.
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Date: 2007-06-21
 
Dissect Your SEO Client's Revenue Mix
I see a lot of SEO companies failing to put this technique into place.
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Date: 2007-06-21
 
Just How Many Blogs Does Google Have?
I was able to find 34 official Google blogs in English.
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Date: 2007-06-21
 
Ways to Get a Different Top 10 in Google for the Same Search
1. Search in google.com
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Date: 2007-06-21
 
Review: Confessions of an Advertising Man
Book: Confessions of an Advertising Man by: David Ogilvy
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Date: 2007-06-21
 
Online PR & Corporate Blogging
Sugar Ray Leonard was one of the all-time great counter punchers. As a ringside pundit once noted, Leonard would "make the other man come get him - and when he actually cornered him, Leonard would make him pay."
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Date: 2007-06-21
 
Running IE6 and IE7 on the Same Machine
For testing purposes, I want to be able to run both Microsoft's Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 7 on my Windows XP system. Is that possible, and if so, how do I get it working?
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Date: 2007-06-21
 
Microsoft Enhances Virtual Earth
Microsoft and Intermap Technologies have announced the launch of Microsoft's enhanced Virtual Earth 3-D viewing platform based on Intermap Technologies' highly accurate and up-to-date elevation data for all of Great Britain.
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Date: 2007-06-21
 
Battle of the Advertising Superpowers
It's been a crazy couple of months. Not only did my employer agree to be acquired by Yahoo!, but our competitive landscape has changed dramatically with Google acquiring Doubleclick, Microsoft acquiring aQuantive, WPP acquiring 24/7 RealMedia and AOL acquiring AdTech AG to go along with what they already own in Advertising.com.
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Date: 2007-06-20
 
Yahoo's Mobile Expansion
We'll put aside Yahoo's CEO woes and turn our attention to their continued expansion of mobile services.
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Date: 2007-06-20
 
Protect Your WordPress Plugins
I'm amazed that so many popular bloggers use WordPress and don't protect their WordPress plugins.
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Date: 2007-06-20
 
Tablet PC Shopping on uBid
I've been involved with eBay (Nasdaq:EBAY) for years and years and, heck, even wrote a book about online auctions back in the dotcom era.
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Date: 2007-06-20
 
Enhancements in ArcGIS at 9.3 & Simple Mashup Creation
ArcGIS Server 9.3, the next version of the popular app will be an incremental release… support for integrated security, better cashing, more options in building apps and simple mashup applications, deploy REST services… and more!
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Date: 2007-06-20
 
Getting the Value of AJAX-ified Controls
I ran into a problem last night trying to use JavaScript to read the value of a rich text field.
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Date: 2007-06-20
 
How Much Should I Charge to Manage an AdWords Campaign?
Dear Kalena...
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Date: 2007-06-20
 
Ultimate Guide to Effectively Blogging for Money
In this version of the "Ultimate Guide" I am going to share various resources on how to make money effectively through blogging.
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Date: 2007-06-20
 
Tracking Sales Offline
Often when I speak to groups, I ask for a show of hands. "How many of you have a shopping cart on your Web site?" Rarely do even ten percent of the hands shoot up.
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Date: 2007-06-20
 
Search Friendly vs Search Optimized
Last month Stoney DeGeyter wrote an excellent post about the differences between developing a site to be search engine friendly and one that has been optimized for search engines.
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Date: 2007-06-19
 
Two Kinds Of Data - Dynamic And Persistent
Last month I explained my theory of why we're so screwed up infrastructure-wise or at least how we got to this point. This month I'll try to show you the way out of the situation.
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Date: 2007-06-19
 
Model-Glue & URL consistency
Someone asked on the Model-Glue mailing list how to keep deal with keeping event handler names and URLs in views consistent, i.e., if they change an event handler name, how can they avoid having to change the string wherever it appears in links in their views.
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Date: 2007-06-19
 
AJAX UI Menus in Coldfusion 8
Continuing on with my tour of the new AJAX UI controls in ColdFusion 8, today I want to talk about menus.
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Date: 2007-06-19
 
Email Marketing: Timing and Relevance
If you look hard enough you will find research on almost any given topic. For instance, were you aware that there are certain times when sending email marketing is probably a bad idea?
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Date: 2007-06-19
 
ASP.NET Security: Remove the X-AspNet-Version Header
I've always been a little annoyed by the fact that ASP.NET websites sends the version number as a HTTP header.
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Date: 2007-06-19
 
Getting the Autonumber Insert ID
I love this. So I assume most folks knew about the result attribute added to cfquery in ColdFusion 7.
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Date: 2007-06-19
 
Web Changes Nature of the Organization
From a closed, centralized, cohesive unit, the organization is being changed by the Web into an open, dispersed, cohesive network.
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Date: 2007-06-19
 
Case Study: Managing a Worldwide Print Infrastructure from a Central Location
Company - This US based company is one of the world's largest manufacturers of automotive parts and sub-assemblies in the world.
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Date: 2007-06-19
 
Best Places to work in IT
ComputerWorld has released their top 100 best places to work in IT for 2007.
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Date: 2007-06-19
 
Live by Google, Die by Google
Let's not beat around the bush: Google dominates the search market.
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Date: 2007-06-19
 
Why You Should Be Bidding On Your Company Name
I get asked by clients time and time again about bidding on their own name(s) as well as their brand terms.
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Date: 2007-06-19
 
The Lament of a Hiring Manager
Like most bosses, I have jobs that need to be filled. They are very specific in what we need, and what the qualified candidate will look like in terms of skills, both technical and in personal communication and team work.
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Date: 2007-06-18
 
Canadian SEM: Impending Hockey Stick?
Canadian Advertisers, Pull Thy Collective Head Out of Thy Collective Butt? That could have been the subtitle of some recent speeches and writings by Gord Hotchkiss, a well-known Canadian search marketing guru.
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Date: 2007-06-18
 
Customer-centric Means Being Decision-centric
Nice post over on the Forrester Marketing blog - Being Customer-Centric Is Hard But, C'mon, It's Not THAT Hard! in which Elena makes some good points.
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Date: 2007-06-18
 
Hands on with the Drobo
One thing I seem to have an insatiable appetite for is digital media.
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Date: 2007-06-18
 
ASP.NET: Don't use the ThreadPool
I've always been a big fan of using the ThreadPool for asynchronous execution, but in ASP.NET it is not the best approach for multi-threading.
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Date: 2007-06-18
 
Who Do You Make Your Usable Site For?
As much reading, research, testing and study on all things user centered design, usability and accessibility that I do, what always sticks and leaves a lasting impression on me is when I watch someone try to use a web site application.
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Date: 2007-06-18
 
What Do You Want to see from an MSS
One of the hallway conversations we have been having lately is what would a customer want to see in a Managed Security Service.
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Date: 2007-06-18
 
Implementing Micro Formats on Your Site
Micro formats have existed for some years now, but it hasn't been useful for anything until now. If you don't know what micro formats are, then here is an explanation from Wikipedia:
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Date: 2007-06-18
 
PHP in the Enterprise - Finding Waldo
As Stephen & Matt point out, Peter Yared of ActiveGrid fame (but now with a new startup), asks what happened to the much hyped/expected explosion of PHP usage in the enterprise.
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Date: 2007-06-15
 
Akismet False Positives and Spam Karma Configuration
Spam Karma for me is the most effective comment and trackback spam management solution because it doesn't cause me problems with false positives on many blogs where I comment on a regular basis.
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Date: 2007-06-15
 
Microsoft and "The World's Easiest Desktop Linux"
Yesterday, Microsoft and Linspire Inc. announced a ‘protection deal' for the small Linux vendor.
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Date: 2007-06-15
 
Q&A: Database or Individual Pages for Each Product?
Dear Kalena...
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Date: 2007-06-15
 
Search Engine Friendly vs Search Engine Optimized
This discussion has been around for ages, but here in the Netherlands, more and more webdesign companies are claiming they can do proper SEO.
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Date: 2007-06-15
 
URL Thumbnails in Coldfusion 8
A reader asked me this morning if ColdFusion 8 can create images from URLs.
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Date: 2007-06-15
 
What I Learned at Adobe
This week I had the good fortune to attend the annual Adobe Community Summit - a San Jose-based event for User Group Managers and Community Experts to learn about the "state of the union" in Adobe-land.
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Date: 2007-06-15
 
Development: What it Takes to be Easy
Many of us have seen the (infamous) Ruby on Rails "Blog in 15 minutes" video and probably also Joe Rinehart's "Blog in 9 minutes" Model-Glue: Unity video. It makes it all look so easy.
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Date: 2007-06-15
 
Wordpress SEO - Siloing vs Massive Ball Linking w/ Tags
This is not the definitive guide to Wordpress SEO, and I highly doubt I am the right person to write one, in fact I am not sure who would be.
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Date: 2007-06-14
 
Survey: Google Most Desirable Place to Work for Undergrads
According to the results of the 2007 Universum IDEAL Employer Survey, Google edged out Walt Disney as the number one IDEAL Employer for Undergraduate students.
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Date: 2007-06-14
 
Safari on the iPhone
With the release of the iPhone scheduled for June 29th and all of the frenzied buyers waiting to get their hands on one, it's worth discussing the effect this new device and its built-in browser will have on website design and development.
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Date: 2007-06-14
 
Social Media Pundits Disconnect from B2B Marketing
As someone in B2B, do you feel left out of the social media buzz?
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Date: 2007-06-14
 
A Mashup Advertising Engine to Help Monetize Map Mashups
Google has laid the foundation for map mashup development -- more tools, more exposure... etc...
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Date: 2007-06-14
 
SOA, BPM (& EDM) for Enterprise Applications
Bill Swanton and Ian Finley at AMR Research recently published "SOA and BPM for Enterprise Applications: A Dose of Reality" (subscription required).
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Date: 2007-06-14
 
The Economics of Classification
Everything that is added to a classification subtracts from what is already there, prompting the question: Has more been added than subtracted?
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Date: 2007-06-14
 
Think Twice Before Using Third-party Assemblies
A lot of people have asked me why we don't use third-party assemblies in BlogEngine.NET, so I thought it was about time to explain why.
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Date: 2007-06-14
 
Q&A: Single Keywords vs Variations and Phrases in PPC
Dear Kalena...
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Date: 2007-06-13
 
The European Communication Summit
One of the things I love about conferences is meeting new and interesting people. One of the other things is connecting with people I know (as I mentioned the other day).
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Date: 2007-06-13
 
Removals of Google Results Internationally
When Google removes something from their search results due to local laws and policies (or what the sender of a complaint perceives as such), they sometimes push an alert of this notice to the Chilling Effects website.
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Date: 2007-06-13
 
Tracking Users
Rob sent in an interesting question this morning concerning tracking users and their activities.
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Date: 2007-06-13
 
Taking Usability Up a Notch
According to Jakob Nielsen, web usability testing is now in its 14th year.
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Date: 2007-06-12
 
How Process Change Will Save Huge Dough
Lets assume we are Joe IT guy in the ABC company - an upper middle market company with a few thousand employees, a dozen sites, and all the problems folks like us deal with.
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Date: 2007-06-12
 
12 Tips on Brand-Building with Blogs
There's a great post by Darren Rowse at ProBlogger with advice on how to build your personal brand with a blog.
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Date: 2007-06-12
 
Safari Releases for Windows
Apple released at its World Wide Developer Conference a Windows version of its Safari browser, giving Windows a fourth major web browser.
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Date: 2007-06-12
 
SEM With Content, Not Advertising
Nobody cares that you are the top in your industry, how much you sell, how much you make, or what a nice face you have.
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Date: 2007-06-12
 
Declare a Positive Week for Your Business
Business owners and managers experience much doom and gloom in the course of a working day.
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Date: 2007-06-12
 
Criteria for Non-Windows, VMware & Network Monitoring Solutions
With the announcement of the purchase of Engyro, Maarten from Techlog.org confirmed that the Engyro MPs were in fact pulled from the market.
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Date: 2007-06-11
 
100 CSS Resources
I get a good amount of requests asking me to do things like exchange links or mention a specific piece of content.
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Date: 2007-06-11
 
Interview on Blogging for Business
I was recently interviewed by a journalist writing on deadline for MyMidwest Magazine, the inflight publication of Midwest Airlines.
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Date: 2007-06-11
 
Comment the Class Before Coding
The planning phase of most projects no matter the size result in some kind of documentation or manuals for coding.
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Date: 2007-06-11
 
Restoring the Dock "Spring Icon" URL Shortcut
Where do I find the @ sign on a spring Icon. It was at the bottom right of the dock. It took me to the Mac OS X website.I deleted it and would like to restore it to the dock..
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Date: 2007-06-11
 
Installing Vista in Parallels 3
I just read about Parallels 3.0 being released which is very cool, but rather than run Windows XP in Parallels, as you've written about, I want to run Microsoft Vista on my Mac instead. I have a MacBook Pro with 2GB RAM: is that enough? And if so, how do I install Vista in Parallels?
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Date: 2007-06-11
 
The New Touch Screen Experience
HTC has announced the global launch of the HTC Touch, a deceptively small and stylish mobile phone that features intuitive touchscreen navigation (very much like the new iPhone).
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Date: 2007-06-11
 
ColdFusion 8: AJAX UI Vertical & Horizontal Boxes
Tonight I'm blogging again about ColdFusion, AJAX, and the new layout controls in ColdFusion 8.
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Date: 2007-06-11
 
Automatically Pushing to a new URL Made Simpler
When I was preparing to move my site from http://ray.camdenfamily.com to http://www.coldfusionjedi.com, I certainly didn't want all of my old URLs to stop working.
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Date: 2007-06-11
 
Free Is Big Business
'Free' is a word that makes marketing executives anxious because for a long time it either meant cheap and nasty or hippies in fields of mud. Neither of which look good in a boardroom powerpoint.
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Date: 2007-06-08
 
The Discipline Behind User Experience Design
Bryan Eisenberg, of FutureNow, has written an article called Web Marketing and Analytics: Process, Talent & Tools that raises several points about the practical, necessary work to be done in persuasive, user centered web site design.
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Date: 2007-06-08
 
CRM for iGoogle Demoed
It's interesting to see all the companies who are trying to hook into iGoogle (Google's personalized portal page).
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Date: 2007-06-08
 
A Trek Through Wordpress Mailing List Plugins
I recently had a client who needed an easy way to manage e-mail lists from within their wordpress blog.
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Date: 2007-06-07
 
Long Tail Keyword Analysis
20 to 25% of search queries that Google gets in any one day are unique. The queries have never been seen before. This statistic was given at the recent Google searchology event.
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Date: 2007-06-07
 
SEO Expectations and Results
When it comes to hiring a search engine optimization professional, people usually expect to get substantial return on investment. And rightly so.
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Date: 2007-06-07
 
Top Application Security Vulnerabilities in Web.config Files
Some of the most common and dangerous application security vulnerabilities that exist in ASP.NET Web-based applications come not from the C# or VB.NET code that make up its pages and service methods, but instead from the XML code that makes up its Web.config files.
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Date: 2007-06-07
 
ColdFusion 8: Admin API & Trusted Cache
Along with cool tags and functions added in ColdFusion 8, there have also been some neat updates to the Admin API. If you don't know what the Admin API is - it is a set of CFCs that give you programmatic access to various administrator type functions.
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Date: 2007-06-07
 
New Looping Constructs in ColdFusion 8
ColdFusion 8 adds a few cool new tricks to the venerable CFLOOP tag. This includes looping over files and and arrays. Let's take a look at file looping first.
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Date: 2007-06-07
 
AJAX UI Layouts in Coldfusion 8
Today I begin a series of blog posts looking at the new AJAX UI elements in ColdFusion.
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Date: 2007-06-07
 
What Kind of a Developer Are You?
I was just reading Daniel's blog (in Danish) and saw that he had been taking a what-type-of-developer-are-you test.
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Date: 2007-06-07
 
Do Fictional Stories Help to Pull in Readers?
Does it make sense to begin a white paper or other important marketing document with a short story to pull in readers?
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Date: 2007-06-07
 
I’ve Come to Your Web Site To Do Nothing
When does a web site just sit on the shelf hoping someone will come along and pick it up, and when does a web site beg to be noticed and better yet, interacted with?
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Date: 2007-06-06
 
Adobe's ColdFusion 8 Beta
The wait is over and the latest version of ColdFusion has just been released in beta. Code named 'Scorpio' (the eighth sign of the Zodiac) during the development stages, the new release is officially named ColdFusion 8 and has just recently been made available for free trial beta accounts through select ColdFusion web hosting providers.
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Date: 2007-06-06
 
Review: Refactoring Databases
Scott Ambler and Pramod Sadalage wrote Refactoring Databases, they say, "to share their experiences and techniques at evolving database schemas via refactoring".
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Date: 2007-06-06
 
Mobile Banking
Banking is one of the most essential functions for most of us. We are also increasingly on the move.
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Date: 2007-06-06
 
E-Commerce Sites Continue to Dominate PPC Advertising
comScore has recently conducted a study on the relationship between paid search marketing (pay per click advertising) and retail e-commerce.
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Date: 2007-06-06
 
Enterprise Communication Through Virtual Worlds
Christian Renaud, who heads up the Second Life initiative for Cisco (full disclosure, I worked with the group and events), lead the panel on communicating in virtual worlds.
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Date: 2007-06-06
 
Q&A: My Tablet PC Takes Forever to Hibernate
Dave, Windows XP hibernation takes an extremely long time, ten minutes or longer, to get to full hibernation.
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Date: 2007-06-06
 
Does Capitalization Matter to Google or SEO?
There are two types of people out there, those who capitalize and those who don't. When you search for something, do you bother capitalizing your query?
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Date: 2007-06-06
 
Avoid Disrupting the Efforts of Your SEO Business
As the importance of search engine optimization becomes more readily accepted as the norm among webmasters and web designers, the demand for the average search engine optimization company has been steadily growing.
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Date: 2007-06-06
 
Essential KM Sites and Blogs
In the past, a number of readers from the different weblogs I maintain on a regular basis have kept asking me to share with them the different Web sites that I get to check for my daily consumption of Knowledge Management resources.
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Date: 2007-06-06
 
From VB.NET to C#
Coming from the Visual Basic world, I used to find many examples throughout the web written in VB and VB.NET.
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Date: 2007-06-06
 
Optimize HTTP Requests & Web Service Calls
ASP.NET has an outgoing connection limit which is set to 2 connections by default.
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Date: 2007-06-06
 
Review: The Enterprise Unified Process
I have just read (skimmed, really) Scott Ambler's book The Enterprise Unified Process: Extending the Rational Unified Process.
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Date: 2007-06-06
 
BPMS/BRMS: Metrics, Metrics, Metrics
Akash recently posted a comment and asked me a question - what metrics to consider to see how the use of business process management systems (BPMS) and business rules management systems (BRMS) can help the insurance industry compared to non-BPMS/BRMS.
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Date: 2007-06-06
 
JBoss and the Impact of an 85% OSS Renewal Rate
Another tidbit that David Skok (JBoss VC) gave at OSBC was that the JBoss support renewal rate was 85% (likely at the time that JBoss was sold to Red Hat).
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Date: 2007-06-05
 
Salesforce Group Edition featuring Google AdWords
Google and Salesforce.com have formed what they're calling a "strategic global alliance". They've partnered to offer a new product called Salesforce Group Edition featuring Google Adwords.
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Date: 2007-06-05
 
Targeting Your Audience
Over the past couple of years I've been quietly developing a series of small and unambitious news sites.
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Date: 2007-06-05
 
Lean Application Development & Maintenance
I recently came across this McKinsey paper - Applying lean to application development and maintenance (subscription required). The abstract has a few key bullets:
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Date: 2007-06-05
 
Impersonation Across Threads in ASP.NET
Some web applications need to impersonate a user account for one reason or another.
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Date: 2007-06-05
 
ColdFusion 8: QueryConvertForGrid
One of the cool new UI elements we have in ColdFusion 8 is the AJAX based grid. It can be bound to external data and allows for sorting and paging.
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Date: 2007-06-05
 
Bandwidth Needs Rise as DDoS Attacks Grow in Size & Complexity
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are an increasing concern of online organizations. In a DDoS attack, compromised PCs controlled by remote attackers, or botnets, inundate a network with the intent to crash its Web or application services.
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Date: 2007-06-05
 
Is Your Job Cramping Your Style? Consider Trading Down
Ever wondered why people trade down for a job when they are already settled in a high-profile job that pays them quite well?
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Date: 2007-06-05
 
PageFlakes Offers CRM Module
In another sign of what portals could be, the AJAX-based personal web portal PageFlakes has introduced a module that puts customer relationship management (CRM) a click away.
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Date: 2007-06-05
 
Bump up Your Affiliate Marketing Quotient
There are several ways to increase your affiliate marketing knowledge and they come with varying degrees of effort and resources required, but they generally fall into: information products, speaking to someone in person and forums/blog.
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Date: 2007-06-04
 
32 Forms of Linking Payola
What motivates people to link to other people? Listed are some of the reasons people might have for linking to you, and I am sure, some of the reasons you might link to other people.
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Date: 2007-06-04
 
Frequently Encountered Blog Linking Mistakes
When reading other people's blogs, you can encounter a multitude of linking problems that thousands of bloggers are making, either when linking to people within their own posts, or when they are commenting.
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Date: 2007-06-04
 
Federal Litigation Rule Changes and IT/Data "Maps"
In 2004, I noted the idea of the "Data Map," proactive documentation of IT assets undertaken in the interest of litigation preparedness.
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Date: 2007-06-04
 
It's Good to Have Ajax and Ruby Skills
The San Jose Mercury News has an interesting viewpoint on the desirability of web developers that can both code, and understand the requirements or ways that people communicate in the web 2.0 world.
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Date: 2007-06-04
 
Customer Power Driven by the Web
The shift from organization power to customer power continues, as customers use the Web to organize themselves like never before.
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Date: 2007-06-04
 
Marketing: Bending Spoons & Magic
Most people have seen magicians bend spoons over their fingers, as if by a miraculous overturn of the laws of physics.
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Date: 2007-06-04
 
Digg Joining Ratings Fray
There's little doubt that Web users find ratings helpful, even when they know that tastes differ and some ratings may be self-serving or entirely bogus.
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Date: 2007-06-04
 
My first ITIL v3 presentation
I attended a training/consulting firm presentation recently on ITIL v3, one of many I anticipate I'll be sitting through.
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Date: 2007-06-04
 
Benefits of Linux Training & Certification
Those IT professionals who can describe themselves as fans of open source operating systems and wish to enhance their skills by learning technologies other than Microsoft, will find that exploring the Linux world may be quite of interest to them.
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Date: 2007-06-01
 
The IT Factor
The globalization of commerce has made it necessary for companies both large and small to have a world view - a big-picture, global perspective that helps them see the possibilities for their business in their entirety.
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Date: 2007-06-01
 
Dumping Gets Even Better (Coldfusion 8)
If you ask most developers, I'd be willing to bet that they would say their favorite ColdFusion tag is cfdump.
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Date: 2007-06-01
 
Voice On The Go
The name says it all, Voice On The Go.
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Date: 2007-06-01
 
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