Good Service

Due to a problem with an IP configuration my site went down. I noticed this and e-mailed tech support at 1am. At 1:07am it was fixed and the site was back up with an apology. Now that is some fine service courtesy of Rick B. and the fine folks at Hostcove.

Google GShares?

There was an excellent suggestion made at zlog regarding the oft rumored Google IPO. In keeping with Google’s proud tradition of doing really cool new things that are in line with their founding ideals I am completely behind this model of investment without a say in where your money goes. Fact is, I think this could catch on if people would realize that shareholders are often a company’s worst enemy. They are short sighted and greedy and often act contrary to a company’s long term well being and prosperity. So by investing and not getting a say in matters the company gets the capital it needs to thrive, you get money back, and shareholders can’t force stupid ideas on the […]

Writing for the Web

Writing for the Web is not as different from writing for print as many would like you to believe. While there are certain changes to style and to layout that will aid readers using a monitor rather than paper the goal of your writing is still much the same. Depending on the web site you are trying to inform, entertain, amuse, shock, or otherwise reach your readers. In order to do so you must learn to write clearly. For our purposes I will be ignoring writers of fiction, poetry, and other styles that allow authors to intentionally create obscure, twisted, and otherwise difficult to read documents. Why? Because they are not my audience. I am writing to designers, developers, and […]