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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Man Stabbed While Waiting in Queue to Buy Grand Theft Auto 4

A man was stabbed last night while queueing to buy one of the first copies of controversial new video game Grand Theft Auto 4. Shocked fellow gamers - including young children - initially thought the stabbing was part of a stunt put on by shop bosses to whip up excitement about the title's release.

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Think this is photoshop? Think again.

If you’re thinking this is Photoshop trickery, think again. This is a wire frame model of Toyota Corolla, rendered entirely with wires by Benedict Radcliffe. This work is used on numerous ad-campaigns by Japanese Densu Inc. Unique, creative, and very cool.

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Opt-in Email Best Practices

Re-opt-in campaigns are useful for cleaning old or unengaged subscribers off your list by confirming which subscribers want to continue receiving marketing emails. This results in a healthier list and increased return on investment.

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Web in infancy, says Berners-Lee

The world wide web is "still in its infancy", the web's inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has told BBC News.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Amazon Selling Music on Grand Theft Auto IV - Technology Blog - Kevin Maney - Tech Observer - Portfolio.com

"Amazon Selling Music on Grand Theft Auto IV
Here's an interesting twist on music marketing: Gamers who play the new Grand Theft Auto IV will be able to easily (well, sort of easily) buy downloads of the music they hear through Amazon.com."

Amazon Selling Music on Grand Theft Auto IV - Technology Blog - Kevin Maney - Tech Observer - Portfolio.com

Website Moving - Best Practices - Domain Change?

"Planning on moving your site to a new domain? Lots of webmasters find this a scary process. How do you do it without hurting your site's performance in Google search results?"
Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Best practices when moving your site

Thursday, April 24, 2008

For All You Do, Bud, This Blog Is About You

Free Preview - WSJ.com: "For All You Do, Bud, This Blog Is About You
By David Kesmodel

MILWAUKEE -- Last month, beer reporter James Arndorfer broke a story that Anheuser-Busch Cos. was readying a new brew called Budweiser American Ale. Trade publications and Anheuser's hometown paper quickly chased the scoop.
With his dispatch, Mr. Arndorfer beat the giant brewer's own publicity machine to the punch. Making the story more irritating for Anheuser-Busch: Mr. Arndorfer's beer-news site is owned by Bud's biggest rival.
Mr. Arndorfer, 37 years old, is a full-time employee of Miller Brewing Co., the U.S. arm of SABMiller PLC. A former reporter for Advertising Age, he now runs Brew Blog, a free Web site dedicated ..."

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Hilarious Google Search Results

A collection of Google searches resulting in instant answers to your query. Walken, Cartman, Astley - they're all here.

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Friday, April 18, 2008

6 Ways To Social Bookmarking Success

How can you use social bookmarking to drive free traffic to your website?

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Texas Longhorn Cattle For Sale

Texas Longhorn Cattle For Sale: "Red Peak Ranch sits right in the middle of the state of Texas. Red Peak, the highest peak in Mills County, is on the ranch, hence the name.
It is home to many Texas treasures including Indian cooking mounds and arrowheads that are found after a good rainfall, deer and wild turkey, beautiful pastures and bluffs and lots of visitors.
But the most important inhabitants are the majestic and magnificent Texas Longhorns that graze the beautiful fields."

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Yahoo Makes Goo-Goo Eyes at Google

NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Two days after Yahoo's terse response to a letter over the weekend from Microsoft's CEO, the Sunnyvale-based portal announced it will begin testing Google's search-advertising service. And now comes word AOL and News Corp. are stepping up their efforts to get a piece of the portal, proving yet again that in the online space,

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Apple Sues Big Apple Over Green Logo

Apple claims that the GreeNYC mark is "likely to cause confusion, mistake or deception in the minds of consumers."..."Any defect, objection or fault found with [GreeNYC's] goods and services marketed under [GreeNYC's] marks would necessarily reflect upon and seriously injure the reputation which [Apple] has established for its goods and services."

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Monday, April 07, 2008

In Web World of 24/7 Stress, Writers Blog Till They Drop

Some professional bloggers complain of physical and emotional strain created by an Internet economy that demands a constant stream of news and comment.

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

MySpace music venture to take on iTunes - Los Angeles Times

Already a destination for fans, the online community's expected partnership with major record labels would allow them to compete with Apple's download store.

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Is there such a thing as negative SEO?

In some ways questionable and unethical, in other ways.. it's damage control and any PR agency worth their salt should be able to do this for an individual or business entity. Seriously, I'm doing it for a few clients now.

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Best practices for the Mobile Web | 456 Berea Street

Best practices for the Mobile Web | 456 Berea Street: "Best practices for the Mobile Web
As I have occasionally mentioned (in The freedom of mobile Internet access, for instance), I frequently use my mobile phone to browse the Web. It works really well on modern sites that are accessible, use semantic markup, and separate semantic and presentational markup. It works reasonably well on many other sites, and is a real hassle on most sites."


- yes, i know it's an old article but .mobi is just now starting to come into use...

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

2 Hour House Project Sets World Record

"DALLAS, TX - Amazon’s #1 Best Selling Authors, Brian Conaway and Jose Feliciano, of 2 Hour House, describe the process whereby Conaway and 800 plus volunteers built the impossible: a 2,249 square foot house in less than three hours

2 Hour House Project Sets World Record

Two years of planning went into the 2 Hour House project with each construction step allotted a specific amount of time. The traditional concrete slab takes three days to cure, the quick cure formula, perfected by Transit Mix, was allocated 30 minutes but took just 22. Installing the garage door, a project that frequently takes a full day was allocated ten minutes and took only three. Revolutionary procedures in personnel management and building techniques enabled Conaway and his volunteers to build the entire home to code in two hours, fifty-two minutes, and twenty-nine seconds.

Teaching others time and process management, leadership skills, performance enhancement, and efficiency techniques forms the basis of 2 Hour House, the company started by Brian Conaway and Jose Feliciano. The ultimate vision-building resource for entrepreneurs and civic leaders, 2 Hour House provides tools and support to leaders building their own seemingly impossible visions. “We’ve provided leaders with the most powerful tool they need:” notes Jose, “a vision-building method anyone can follow that begins with the end in mind.”

The 2 Hour House phenomena is sweeping the nation, reigniting what has always been America’s greatest strength: a belief that anything is possible and innovation makes anything possible. The results: sensational change, one "impossible" at a time.

The Texas Department of Transportation now uses the quick-drying concrete formula to expedite highway repairs. Ruben Gonzales, inspired by the 2 Hour House video, is performing his own impossible by preparing to compete in four Winter Olympic Games, each in a different decade. Jack Canfield, author of the Chicken Soup books, notes that the 2 Hour House experience demonstrates “what happens when a committed team of people pays no attention to what they have been told is impossible.” View a three minute clip of this incredible event at www.2hourhouse.com.

A New World Record House - Codes And Standards - Builder Magazine

World Record House - A New Record - Codes And Standards - Builder Magazine: "Want to break the world's record for building a house?



The members of the Tyler Area Builders Association in Tyler, Texas, are the guys to beat at 2:52:29. Before you get cocky and think, “We can top that,” consider this: That time includes pouring the foundation, landscaping, and issuance of a certificate of occupancy. The three-bedroom, two-bath house has 2,249 square feet under roof (1,637 heated and cooled) with a two-car garage. And only the trusses were pre-built, says Brian Conaway, president of the Tyler Area Builders Association and chairman of the event."