3 February 2009

Adopt-a-blog # 16 – Nick Hornby’s Blog

According to Zadie Smith, Nick Hornby believes that beautiful songs, beautiful books, and yes, the beautiful game, are the great forces which guide the world. This might make him sound like a great, and good, man, but this really doesn’t come across in his blog. Football, film, music, interviews….Nick Hornby writes sparingly about his thoughts on these subjects, occasionally launching …

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3 February 2009

Adopt-a-blog #15 – Scott Guthrie

Scott Guthrie (aka Scott Gu on his ASP.Net blogs) is a vice president in the Microsoft Developer Division at Redmond. He runs the development teams that build ASP.NET, Common Language Runtime (CLR), Silverlight, Windows Forms, Internet Information Services 7.0, Commerce Server, .NET Compact Framework, Visual Web Developer and Visual Studio Tools for WPF. Scott's blog are for all the ASP.net …

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2 February 2009

What website do you wish you had designed and why?

So, I am sitting here on a snowy day in London more or less trapped in my flat as the weather has shut down public transportation and I thought, well, this is as good a day as any to think about a website that I wish that I had designed. It is no surprise that the site I have chosen …

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2 February 2009

Browse Rank vs Page Rank

Microsoft has made a bold move and decided to go head to head with Google. With the inception of their "Browse Rank" Google will now have a competitor for its Page Rank algorithm. Google's Page Rank simply assesses a specific page's importance by how many other Web pages link to it and by the importance of those linking pages. So …

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2 February 2009

M_Lab….. not so new from Google.

Google released a new online network diagnostic tool, Measurement Lab . They are offering many different tools, some working and some upcoming. Some of the tools on offer are the Network Diagnostics tool, that gives you an idea on connection speed and any problems that involve your connection. Another tool they offer is Network path and applications diagnositics , which …

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30 January 2009

What website do you wish you had designed and why?

Having read through some of the ‘The best websites in the world ever….‘ some sites I admire are already covered; The BBC for cutting edge design that is always fully compliant, Google maps for being so technically mind-blowing and, as Lavelle, I too am a big fan of Webdesignerwall.com as a source of site design inspiration. As these have all …

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30 January 2009

‘Google for film’ search site launched

You’d be forgiven for thinking from the title of this that Google has added another feature to their specialised universal search engines, but you’d be wrong. FindAnyFilm search site was launched yesterday by the UK Film Council where users can search for any film in the UK.  The site provides UK film listings in multiple formats and also includes trailers …

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29 January 2009

Data privacy day 2009

Yesterday was Data privacy day 2009. Well apparently not in South Africa it wasn't but it was in the United States, Canada and 27 European countries. The purpose of the day is to educate and make users aware of the best way to protect their information online. With 55 percent of online American teens between 12 and 17 using social …

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