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In a Cashless World, You'd Better Pray the Power Never Goes Out
Oct 15@8:54am: schwit1 quotes the Mises Institue: When Hurricane Maria knocked out power in Puerto Rico, residents there realized they were going to need physical cash — and a lot of it. Bloomberg reported that the Fed was forced to fly a planeload of cash to th... [from Slashdot]
Microsoft Edge Beats Chrome and Firefox in Malware-Blocking Tests
Oct 15@6:49am: An anonymous reader quotes Computerworld:Microsoft's Edge easily beat rival browsers from Google and Mozilla in third-party tests of the behind-the-scenes services which power anti-malware warnings and malicious website-blocking... NSS Labs says W... [from Slashdot]
Salesforce Reshuffles SaaS, PaaS in Internet of Things and AI
Oct 13@2:18pm: It can be a full-time job trying to keep up with Salesforce's newest cloud offerings. However, it is always worth the effort, because the company's pronouncements are often early bellwethers of the future direction of the software industry. This h... [from E-Commerce Times]
FTC Tightens Screws on Social Media Influencers
Oct 12@7:00am: Social media influencer advertising has become a major factor in e-commerce. Marketers of both big and small brands long have committed large chunks of their advertising budgets to endorsements by well-known personalities. Social media influencer ... [from E-Commerce Times]
SEO Tip for Apache + WordPress: Use Lowercase Domain Names
Jan 7@3:24pm: A few days ago, I was surprised to see that, according to Google Webmaster Tools, a lot of the pages on several of my sites were marked as "Not Selected" for indexing. Usually, that would indicate duplicate content, or that there are multiple URLs... [from Alpha Gecko : SEO]
How to Embed One XML Format in Another
Jul 25@2:33pm: I've got an idea I'd like to suggest, but don't feel inclined to champion right now. So I post it here and either come back to it later, or let someone else run with it. First, a little background. While working on the Atom feed format, one issu... [from Alpha Gecko : Atom/RSS]
How Very Ironic of You, SpamArrest…
Dec 2@1:30pm: I got another of those emails from SpamArrest today asking me to verify that one of the emails to my mailing list wasn't spam. This time, something on SpamArrest's website struck me as ironic, if not downright hypocritical. SpamArrest is a whitel... [from Alpha Gecko : Email]
GMail Marks Own Message As SPAM!
Aug 5@9:47am: Okay, this is funny. When I configured my GMail account to send mail as my email address at my domain, it sent a confirmation email to the address I'd specified. That email address forwards everything to my GMail account. After several minutes, t... [from Alpha Gecko : Email]
Tweeting From My RSS Feed Reader
May 21@9:27pm: I just sent an updated version of Lobster - my RSS feed reader to all CaRP users. This revision adds Twitter support -- tweet directly from your feed reader. Lobster automatically generates tweet text from the title and link from each RSS item. E... [from Alpha Gecko : Atom/RSS]
Browser & Screen Resolution Trends
Jul 7@7:31pm: I just checked the browser and screen resolution stats for www.geckotribe.com and wow, what a surprise! Firefox is wiping the floor with IE on that domain! One of my other heavily trafficed domains reverses the picture, but another looks almost e... [from Alpha Gecko : Web Design]
LinContEx.com was going to be “BlogRush done right”…
May 26@4:07pm: A little over a year and a half ago, when John Reese announced his BlogRush service, I thought "oh, c**p," (that word isn't "CaRP" :-) "one of the big boys beat me to my idea." At the time, I'd begun working on a site that was going to be similar,... [from Alpha Gecko : SEO]
CSS Trappist Monastery gets more designs, tons of traffic
Feb 14@10:26am: The CSS Trappist Monastery got a few more design submissions yesterday, along with a boat load (think Titanic, but hold the iceberg!) of traffic after it got blogged over at MetaFilter. To those who questioned the seriousness of the site in the co... [from Alpha Gecko : CSS]