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(via Google Blog) If you’re a blogger (or a blog reader), you’re painfully familiar with people who try to raise their own websites’ search engine rankings by submitting linked blog comments like “Visit my discount pharmaceuticals site.” This is called comment spam, we don’t like it either, and we’ve been testing a new tag that … Continue reading “rel=”nofollow””

Firefox users ignore online ads

(via the The Laporte Report) Firefox users ignore online ads, report says: Internet Explorer users are at least four times as likely to click on Web ads than Firefox users, a German advertising technology company said last week. The company, Adtech, found that during October and November, only 0.11 percent of Firefox users ever clicked … Continue reading “Firefox users ignore online ads”

Dogbert’s take on the blogging phenomenon

(via the DNRC newsletter) Dear Dogbert, Lots of people write blogs, but I’ve never heard of anyone who actually reads them. What’s up with that? Kurt Dear Skirt, Blogs exist to fill the important market niche of writing that is so dull that your eyes will burrow out of the back of your head to … Continue reading “Dogbert’s take on the blogging phenomenon”

AIM Status Indicator

Many people have asked how I’m able to display my AIM status on my web site. Here’s the code to make it work: <img border=”0″ align=absmiddle src=”http://big.oscar.aol.com/AIM_ID?on_url= ON_IMAGE&off_url=OFF_IMAGE“> Where: AIM_ID is your AOL Instant Messenger ID ON_IMAGE is the “on image” (e.g. http://blahblahblah/on.gif) OFF_IMAGE is the “off image” (e.g. http://blahblahblah/off.gif) See it in action here. … Continue reading “AIM Status Indicator”