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How Silicon Valley Pushed Coding Into American Classrooms
Jun 29@5:00am: theodp writes: Noting that Apple CEO Tim Cook's advice for President Trump at last week's White House gathering of the Tech Titans was that "coding should be a requirement in every public school," the New York Times examines How Silicon Valley Pus... [from Slashdot]
Research Finds 1 In 3 American Cats and Dogs Are Overweight
Jun 29@2:00am: After surveying 2.5 million dogs and 500,000 cats in the U.S. last year, a group of researchers found that about one in three were overweight or obese. "Looking over data from the last decade, the researchers say the new figures reveal a 169-perce... [from Slashdot]
Digital River, Adobe Strengthen Cloud Commerce Alliance
Jun 22@6:19pm: Digital River has expanded its ties with Adobe Experience Manager to offer an end-to-end cloud commerce solution targeting the high-tech industry. The new solution, which is based on a 2015 agreement to integrate Digital River's cloud-based Global... [from E-Commerce Times]
Netflix Climbs the Growth Wave as Cable TV Slides
Jun 22@11:36am: A few short years ago, Netflix was nothing more than a mail order Blockbuster-type video rental business. Since then, it has been growing rapidly and changing. Believe it or not, Netflix today has more U.S. subscribers than cable TV. That's an am... [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]