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Support Details technical support management

posted March 19th, 2010 by

supportdetails.com

When people report bugs they almost never provide the minimum, simple information that would help you investigate the problem. Support Details simplifies this by automatically identifying a machines system details for export in popular formats. more…

.com 25 years old today

posted March 15th, 2010 by

On 15th March 1985, 25 years ago today the first .com domain was registered by Symbolics computers of Cambridge, Massachusetts. 668,000 .com sites are registered every month totaling 250 million. Read more on the .com’s silver anniversary on Facebook and the BBC.

Chatroulette users caught with their pants down

posted March 12th, 2010 by

Chatroulettemap

EVERYBODY is talking about chatroulette.com the new live voice and video cam site where you are randomly connected to strangers and introduced to their stranger behaviour. more…

Did Last.fm pass data to RIAA?

posted May 23rd, 2009 by

There’s something of a spat developing over whether Last.fm’s parent company CBS handed over sensitive user listening data, usernames and IP address to the RIAA. TechCrunch challenges Last.fm to Deny This after Last.fm says
“TechCrunch are full of shit”.

Kevin Rose’s new site WeFollow

posted March 28th, 2009 by

Digg founder Kevin Rose last week launched his new site WeFollow.com, a user-content-driven, Twitter directory. WeFollow categorises and aggregates your Twitter account based on the three keywords you supply and your Twitter following.

Lead designer leaves Google

posted March 21st, 2009 by

Douglas Bowman, Google’s Visual Design Lead has left the company, posting his reasons on his blog Stop Design. In his goodbye message he sites the over use of testing and data to justify every design decision saying: “that data eventually becomes a crutch for every decision”.

IE8 now available for download

posted March 21st, 2009 by

Internet Explorer

Version 8 of Windows Internet Explorer is ready for download. IE8 thankfully promises to be more standards compliant than predecessors and as a result features a “Compatibility View” button to account for more…

Gigya Social Widgets

posted February 19th, 2009 by

Gigya.com is a “widget sharing platform” that helps developers and publishers distribute widgets, providing an API and analytics, to help you create and publish to 70 well known social networks, blog platforms and bookmarking sites.

Are My Sites Up?

posted February 14th, 2009 by

aremysitesup.com offers a web service that notifies you when your website becomes unavailable and then comes back up. The free package will check up to 20 sites 25 times a day, sending notifications by email or SMS. more…

Improved WordPress performance, shared hosting and 500 errors

posted February 3rd, 2009 by

WordPress, shared hosting and 500 errors

I’d previously mentioned how I’d had problems with WordPress 500 errors when attempting to install plugins. I had put this down incompatibilities between WordPress MU and some plugins, but with a few simple changes to the configuration of the PHP installation on your hosting account, you can quickly improve WordPress performance. more…