You may find passwords to be an unecessary chore. But they’re important. However, inventing strong passwords is difficult… and they’re hard to remember. So you need to be able to generate passwords on the go and the solution is Password Maker – a great way to have safe, difficult to crack passwords which works beautifully as browser plugins.
Many people believe that the Google Generation, teenagers now, are an especially adept group, making skillful use of search engines and outperforming their older peers as a result. It’s not true. And not only that, if you look at the heaviest users of the web, it’s not kids in their late teens – it’s the elderly. A fascinating report has… continue reading ⇢
Sometimes there’s a need to produce training videos which show how you carry out a certain piece of work. Simply explaining a technique isn’t always possible in words. You need to show people how it’s done. Alternatively you may wish to demo your lovely piece of software. And for that, there’s a rather wonderful piece of software called CamStudio. Even… continue reading ⇢
I was doing a little thinking about WordPress and its rival CMS systems. And then I thought… it’s not hard to find comparisons if you know where to look. Sadly it’s hard to find hard numbers – people hold this data dearly. Still – I had a play with Alexa and Google and the stats were interesting to see. WordPress.com… continue reading ⇢
Hmmm – there’s strangely little information about this new update so far, and I know this isn’t really a blog about the world’s most hyped pocket MP3 playing web browser (with built in and ok-ish phone) but it’s hot news, so what the heck?
Does the web industry suck? Is it because of us techies or is it something about the clients?
Want to know how we keep track of all those websites and bugs? It’s quite simple – we use Mantis Bug Tracker. It’s not as powerful as some, but we’re a three man company – a more heavy solution would probably simply be going over the top with things and would carry a support load that we simply wouldn’t… continue reading ⇢
I was reading through some project management methodology just now (yay! My life is full of joy at last!) and came across the phrase “The Wicked Problem” in this line on Wikipedia: Steve McConnell in Code Complete (a book which criticizes the widespread use of the waterfall model) refers to design as a “wicked problem” – a problem whose requirements… continue reading ⇢
One thing worth thinking about in 2008, is fixing the DNS entry to your website. Most here are probably set up just fine, but here’s one of the most common problems we see: Go to a website – eg, http://www.marketsafeuk.com and it should all work fine. But take out the www and go to http://marketsafeuk.com and it doesn’t. You just… continue reading ⇢