Web – General

Google News Alerts

August 9, 2003

Google has introduced Google News Alerts, a service that allows you to get email updates when news includes keywords that you specify. It’s a great way to keep up to date with news as it happens – set some up for your company, competitor, industry, etc. Frankly I’ve already been doing this for awhile through […]

The Simplest Thing

July 11, 2003

Why is it that when I mistype a url like http://www.cnn,com that browsers are not smart enough to realize I made a typo and to correct it for me? I’d really like that.

Nice Use of CSS

July 10, 2003

Douglas Bowman of Stopdesign writes about his recently released redesign for the Adaptive Path website. The site is a marvel of CSS usage including some neat rollovers traditionally done using javascript that use CSS only. One of the things that I’ve always liked about Doug’s own site and his rendering of this new site is […]

Getting Around The Strib

June 12, 2003

The Minneapolis Star Tribune has started requiring registration to read more than a couple of articles a day. Phil Ringnalda writes about a solution that makes that problem go away. Thanks Phil.

Paypal Scams

June 12, 2003

Get home after being gone for the week and what do I find? A couple of new Paypal scams in my inbox. This first one came as an HTML form, with the form processed by http://www.paypal-service.net/index.php. A whois search reveals an Administrative contact of paypal187@hotmail.com, I guess you have to give him some credit for […]

MSN Skewed Search Results

May 1, 2003

Microdoc News asks 13 different search engines What is the best search engine? Not surprisingly, almost all respond with “Google.” Also not surprisingly, MSN responds with “MSN.” One hopes that it’s just a problem with their ranking algorithms but more likely it is as Microdoc News surmises – that Microsoft is fiddling with the results […]

Sawmill Web Analytics

April 29, 2003

I’m now using Sawmill exclusively for my web analysis needs. I’ve been using Webalizer for a few years and have been happy with it, but a few months ago I decided to test the waters to see what else was available for either free or very low cost and Sawmill came out on top. In […]