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Raphael Mudge has published an interesting post that talks about re-thinking the relationship with the spell checker. His post made me reflect on just how dependent I’ve become on services such as After The Deadline or the built-in spell checker inside of FireFox. There used to be a time when (more…)

Picking up where I left off in part one of the review, Backupify notified me via email that a backup of my site had successfully completed and that it was available in their Archive. After downloading the archive to check out what was backed up, it was clear that this (more…)

Browsing through my feedreader today, I came across a service known as Backupify which uses Amazons cloud service to store the backup data. Much if not all of the data that we send to Twitter, Facebook, and other social outlets does not exist on our own machines. Depending on how (more…)

When Woopra was first launched to the public in 2008, one of the coolest features it had was the ability to chat to visitors that were browsing your site. To be honest, once the Woopra effect died off, I rarely if ever initiated conversations with my visitors. I always thought (more…)

Alex Denning of WPShout.com has published his thoughts on SEO and I tend to agree with all of them. I laugh at those who spend every waking moment optimizing everything they can simply to please those spiders that crawl over content. I consider some aspects of SEO to just be (more…)

I’ve recently had to deal with the reoccurring issue of having games installed on the same PC I use to do work. Kristen Nicole has a good article on BloggingTips.com that provides some tips on how bloggers can be more efficient when it comes to writing from home. I write (more…)

A few days ago, Matt Mullenweg announced on the WordPress.com blog that they had enabled support for something called RSS cloud. RSS cloud may seem new, but support for it in the RSS 2.0 specification has been around for a long time. Since 2001 to be exact. However, the RSS (more…)

Over on the WooThemes blog, they have an interesting discussion taking place in the comments of their most recent post discussing Tumblr. They basically want to know if their customers would pay for Tumblr specific themes. Adii prefaces the entire post though with his impressions of Tumblr. I say the (more…)

I caught this story in my feedreader this morning thinking it wouldn’t be that great but after reading through it, there are lessons to be learned. The Anchorage Daily News published a story about Eileen Goode who lives in the small town of Dillingham as a public radio reporter and (more…)

WeblogToolsCollection.com recently published an article that discussed how to develop post ideas. Near the end, the author wanted to know what individuals did to generate post ideas on their own and quite a few people responded in the comments. Most people used the drafts section of WordPress to write down (more…)

This blog post has been on the tip of my tongue ever since I introduced display advertising. Here on the Tavern, I use a plugin called OIO Publisher to handle my advertising needs and it’s been the best $48.00 I’ve ever spent. In the sidebar as well as the blog (more…)