Posts by Alex Christie

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My first website…the final installment

3 March 2009 | Alex Christie

My BA is in psychology, so it is not surprising that the job that I had at the time that I built my first website was in an unrelated industry. I was working for the [...]

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How does Google spot brands?

2 March 2009 | Alex Christie

  There is a lot of buzz at the moment about Google favouring brands in its search results,  a lot of people have asked the questions "How would you algorithmically qualify a site as a [...]

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Mobile phone cpu processor breaks 1GHz

1 March 2009 | Alex Christie

Frustrated and tired of using slow smart phones?  Well Qualcomm announces release of 1GHz chip in 2009 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona recently.  The chip called Snapdragon is 50% faster than any current mobile [...]

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Bad FAT…

1 March 2009 | Alex Christie

I recently purchased a new Western Digital 1TB external hard drive for Tamar on which to archive a large quantity of HTML files.  The drive arrived the day after I ordered it and within 5 [...]

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Tianamo visualising search

27 February 2009 | Alex Christie

A nifty new way to look at search, I mean really look at search. Tianamo is a 3D visualiser, similar to other 2D viz engines like kartoo etc. This one looks interesting and I will [...]

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Adopt a blog #29 – ars technica (Art of Technology)

27 February 2009 | Alex Christie

My immediate reaction to my adopted site, ars techica, is what actually is it? I found it totally unclear who the site is aimed at, what it stands for and what information I may find. [...]

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I have violated what…?

26 February 2009 | Alex Christie

This morning, while enjoying my daily dose of caffeine, I logged into facebook to get my daily dose of  inspiration… by that I mean having a big old laugh at the scandals that play out [...]

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Adopt a blog #28 – TechCrunch

26 February 2009 | Alex Christie

Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube, Software, IPhones… These are just some of the things that this very well-known blog posts about. TechCrunch is a very well organized site – with headings in large font, an image [...]

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What is your social media age?

26 February 2009 | Alex Christie

Today I found out that I am yet another statistic… 26 and a Facebook addict. Pew Internet along with American Life project release a survey yesterday on social media use in America. The statistic I [...]

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Page Rank Explained Part 1

26 February 2009 | Alex Christie

We have all heard of the term Page Rank and know it to be the bench mark for the value of most websites, many of us don't know how it's calculated. The Page Rank is [...]