26 January 2009

Top search terms in 2008!

Google had released the top search terms for 2008. Globally, the fastest rising search term was Sarah Palin followed by Beijing 2008. Results can be found at Zeitgeist, a site that has compiled a list of the most popular search terms as well as the fastest rising search terms. Here are the top 10 most searched terms in the UK …

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26 January 2009

CT CSR 2009

A few of the Tamar CT staff are heading off to Vuyani on Wednesday morning to meet up with Mahlubi (The Headmaster of Vuyani) for our first CSR planning meeting of 2009. Some of the issues we intend to discuss are recycling, the Vuyani library and the vegetable garden. Here is picture of Mahlubi taken in May 2007 admiring the …

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23 January 2009

How to install Windows 7 on Virtual PC – Free!

If you want to try Microsoft's new Windows 7, but don't have a spare computer and don't want to spend any money on software licences, then read on! Microsoft have made Windows 7 available to the public in beta format as a free download.  The download is approximately 2.44GB and took approximately 40 minutes to download to my computer.  When …

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23 January 2009

Adopt-a-blog #11 Ricky Gervais

Working in an office, I have always loved Ricky Gervais's brand of skin crawling-unbearable-cringe- comedy. There are just so many cliches in and around the work environment, its difficult not to draw parallels with the UK and US hit, The Office. Its the same with the hugely successful Extras, so cringeworthy its the only thing aside The Strangers that I …

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22 January 2009

Google’s results prove search is still making money

Despite the gloomy results of Microsoft, Sony and Nokia which sent commentators into a frenzy of doom about the technology industry, Google pleasantly surprised everyone by delivering better results than expected despite the very bleak economic outlook. Their results, just announced, surpassed most estimates by delivering earnings of $5.10 per share versus the average $4.96 predicted by analysts in a recent Bloomberg survey.  Google's revenues were up 18% year-on-year and 3% on …

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22 January 2009

Obama not allowed on Facebook – sent to naughty step?

According to the good folks over at the Washington Post, Obama and his team have been moving in to the White House in the past couple of days and have been met by some technological set-backs… Whilst things aren't as bad as they were for Team Bush back in 2001 – if you remember back that far, you will recall …

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22 January 2009

PPC vs SEO – A new analogy to consider

Somebody in the office just came to me and asked if I had a good analogy for the difference between SEO and PPC, other than the usual ones that get thrown around. After a bit of a brainstorm with my desk-mates (big shout out to Chloe for the acorn of this idea!) we came up with what we think is …

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22 January 2009

Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0 Training Kit is available for download

The November preview of the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Training Kit is available for download. This following content is available: Presentations Overview of the .NET Framework 4.0 This presentation goes over the new technologies and enhancements being made in the version 4 release of the .NET Framework. Overview of the Visual Studio 2010 This presentation covers is …

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22 January 2009

Although a great source of information, Google might not always be the best place to get answers…

I love reading about criminals that lack higher intellect, I like it even more when there is video footage of these blunders. It seems that the advent of technology and the internet has left a lot of would be criminals-masterminds scratching their heads in confusion. This stretches from the everyday idiot: Kyle Doyle called in sick and then changed his …

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22 January 2009

How well do Search Engines understand user intent?

What type of results are returned for generic searches? This could develop into a much bigger article and probably should. But for just now I was thinking about Apple based on their latest quarterly profit results. So what does a search for 'Apple' actually produce on the key search engines – I am being kind to the other two here! …

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