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Windows 10 Will Banish Spectre Slowdowns With Google's Retpoline Patch
Oct 21@1:18pm: Microsoft is including Google's mitigation for the Spectre Variant 2 speculative execution side-channel attack in the next release of Windows 10, currently codenamed 19H1. ZDNet reports: Google developed a software-based mitigation for Spectre Var... [from Slashdot]
How the Finnish Survive Without Small Talk
Oct 21@12:17pm: An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: Finnish people often forgo the conversational niceties that are hard-baked into other cultures, and typically don't see the need to meet foreign colleagues, tourists and friends in the middle. As T... [from Slashdot]
Black Friday/Cyber Monday Is Coming - and It's Only the Beginning
Oct 19@7:00am: Are you a retailer trying to get ready for the 2018 holiday season? Well, I'm afraid I can't help you. Just kidding. Sort of. I could just sit here and share yet another checklist to remind you of all the standard e-commerce table stakes you need ... [from E-Commerce Times]
Where Online Shopping Search Has Gone Wrong
Oct 17@7:00am: While online shopping has exploded over the last decade and innovation around e-commerce has skyrocketed, there has been very little development around quality improvements in product search, navigation or discovery, notwithstanding the success of... [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 Web Design ? Alpha Gecko]
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 issue ... [from Atom/RSS ? Alpha Gecko]
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 whiteli... [from Email ? Alpha Gecko]
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, th... [from Email ? Alpha Gecko]
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. Ed... [from Atom/RSS ? Alpha Gecko]
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 ex... [from Web Design ? Alpha Gecko]