pingback versus trackback explained


I've never really understood the differences between "pingback" and "trackback".
Google likes to display older articles, which has interesting effects The first thing that I found that tried to explain the differences was published more than 3 years ago and has way more detail than I want. But this whitepaper …

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Simplify, simplify, simplify ... is hard


WHY FEATURES DON'T MATTER ANYMORE: THE NEW LAWS OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY is a great article on why the iPod caught on and what to consider when designing anything. Tools (hardware or software) are overloaded with features that people don't have time to learn.

Craig's List drives me a bit crazy …

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Wal-Mart going upscale? Huh?


Laura Ries has a great article about Wal-Mart testing a high-end store in Texas.

$500 bottles of wine at a Wal-Mart? What's the message here?

This is especially interesting coming on the heels of her article about how to properly segment: Scion, Toyota, Lexus or Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic …

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Stop the paper ... and make millions


OK, I've wanted this for years and it's still not available.

I don't want paper statements. From anybody. I don't want to file them away. I don't want to scan them myself. And I certainly don't want to pay someone to do it.

I want electronic statements that are secure …

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Got XP? Download LSP-Fix now. Right now.


I was really pleased with myself. Not only have I been running AdAware and SpyBot - S&D on a regular basis but now I'd added Microsoft's real-time anti-spyware to the mix in addition to running Norton. I'm locked down, right? So I downloaded a home page editor that looked good …

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Microsoft adds anti-spyware


Well, Microsoft had decided to do something about the bad publicity that they're getting over peoples' computers being hijacked by various things that IE downloads. So they've released their own anti-spyware program.

As usual, it's got a gotcha: it not only requires you to let it look around by running …

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Preventing Malware and Spyware


Two programs that every Windows user needs on their machine:

Lavasoft's AdAware Free for personal use and I've found it a little more updated on bad things people are trying to put on my computer.

Spybot - Search and Destroy Totally free and very good.

I like to run AdAware once …

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Interesting Week for a Community-Based Website


The week outside MyPages started with an article in the paper about LiveJournal, based here in Portland, being sold to Six Degrees. Because we consider user involvement so important for MyPages, I'm very interested in hearing what happens with any community-based website. Whether the community is online, as with LiveJournal …

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