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Feedburner sucks

Did you know Feedburner sucks? Well it does.

If you were naive enough to turn your feed over to Feedburner, you’d be pleased it now is four times as accessible compared to your vanilla WordPress feed.

Here is a demonstration: (more…)

May 5th, 2009 » 18:23 » Comments

Short URL Services

The canonical list of short URL services. 363 tiny URL services with 892 unique domains. 11 long URL services. 11 paid-to-link services. 12 short URL scripts.

Short URLs


April 30th, 2009 » 14:35 » 5 Comments

Hijack Google Local listings

How to hijack listings on Google Local via SemPortland:

How to knock your competitor(s) off the top of the Local Search Listings and replace their listings with yours even if they’ve already claimed their listing.


April 2nd, 2009 » 8:43 » 6 Comments

80/20 Time Management

Quoting Richard Koch (‘The 80/20 principle’) again, more on time management.

The name ‘time management’ gives the game away:

  • it implies that time can be managed more efficiently,
  • that it is a valuable and scarce resource,
  • and that we must dance to its tune.

We must be parsimonious with time. Given half a chance, it will escape from us. Time lost, the time management evangelists say, can never be regained.


May 30th, 2008 » 13:40 » 5 Comments


RSS feed





Content may be king, but distribution pays the king’s mortgage.

8/12/09» 15:51» link» comments

Google acquired reCaptcha about a month ago, you might want to throttle your reCaptcha solving per IP address from now on.

14/10/09» 16:22» link» comments

Matt Cutts on how Google deals with spam.

7/10/09» 14:31» link» comments

Why you don’t want to shard.

Real World Web: Performance & Scalability.


Gearman is interesting.

31/08/09» 4:46» link» comments
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