All hosting providers suck

June 30, 2008 at 10:46 pm | business, web.

In one way or another all hosting providers suck. Either they are super cool and give you lots of stuff but their servers are down ALL THE TIME or they are super on top of it but they don’t have good server plans and they are expensive. EVERY hosting provider has something that will drive… Read more »

Grid making script for Photoshop

June 20, 2008 at 11:18 am | blabbing, web.

I was talking to Alanna this morning about how PhotoShop should have a grid palette or some other sort better grid device than the simple “preferences/grid” built in. As I was looking around, when I got to work, I found a nice grid making script made by Andrew Ingram. It was also written about in… Read more »

Over planning – Content Management Systems

June 3, 2008 at 10:27 pm | business, web.

To go along with my series on over planning, I thought I would talk a little about “content management systems” or CMS systems. Most people who want these do not need them. Most people who need these don’t really need these either. CMS systems work great if you have 1000’s of products and hundreds of… Read more »

Over planning

May 27, 2008 at 10:26 am | business, web.

I run into a lot of over planning in my job. This is a big problem in a majority of companies because “over planning” sets up roadblocks to their ability to get something done. Take a blog for instance. There are a bunch of companies who think that this is a necessary thing on their… Read more »

Dreamhost Private Server Rocks!

May 16, 2008 at 2:06 pm | blabbing, web.

I have kick butt hosting through Dreamhost, but I was having some slowness issues around all my WordPress sites that run content from a database. I decided to try out a virtual private server and wow… what a difference. You can only get it if you are already a Dreamhost customer. You use a simple… Read more »

Link Farming / Scraping and You

May 15, 2008 at 2:57 pm | blabbing, web.

I ran across a strange thing today. I was looking through my site stats and I starting noticing strange site referrers. Upon further investigation I found a link farm site that was taking a post I made harping about customer service at musicians Friend and using it as part of a link farm site that… Read more »

Great presentation about online businesses

at 10:11 am | business, web.

Todd showed me this great presentation by David Heinenmeier Hansson from So many people are so focused on making the next Facebook that they don’t realize that most businesses start on a small scale with good ideas and grow over time.

Microsoft abandons bid for Yahoo!

May 3, 2008 at 5:12 pm | business, web.

We’re taking our toys and going home I think everyone in the Sili valley has been holding their breath of late as the big bad MS wolf has been sniffing around Yahoo!s door. But I guess after a little executive foot dragging and some shareholder cold shoulders to their plan Microsoft has given up its… Read more »

College Essay and internet legend

May 1, 2008 at 2:42 pm | web.

Alanna is writing a small paragraph to publishers to go with her book and it reminded me of this college essay by Hugh Gallagher that has become internet legend. Years and years ago people sent this to each other in email. It’s still funny.

The difference in search engines

April 15, 2008 at 9:02 am | web.

I had to make a small Flash demo the other day and part of it was showing a bunch of search engine logos, so just for fun I decided to use each search engine to find the logo of the respective engine. It was just another way to illustrate why Google is the king of… Read more »