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A few weeks ago I requested a link exchange with the author of a few blogs related to some of my own. The author replied to say he would exchange, but wanted to conduct the exchange via his new link exchange system, Lavalinx. I was pretty skeptical about another link exchange system, having found others [...]

If you need free stock images for your website, blog, presentations etc. then the best free site around is stockXchng. StockXchng has been around for some time but really seems to have come into its own over the last year. They claim to be the “leading free stock photography site” currently listing 313484 free images [...]

A lot of people write about the benefits of niche blogging, namely the ease with which you can get a site to rank in Google for niche terms, and the financial benefits of good Adsense clicks and affiliate sales opportunities. A problem few seem to address is how to get good back-links for a niche [...]

WP-Omatic is a wordpress plugin I have been using for several weeks on another site. Although it is in Beta it is a lot of fun, I have really enjoyed playing with it, and even took the time to make a small donation to the author. What WP-Omatic does is scrape RSS feeds. It does [...]

The market in Web Design templates is changing, its becoming ‘free’. I recently did a site for someone who had paid for a template, which, whilst ok was only as good as the average template available from the Open Source Web Directory. I have seen a few people ‘reselling’ templates for commercial companies, and to [...]

Learn To Touch Type

I am going off topic a bit here but I thought Id do a quick post on the benefits of touch typing! I spend a lot of time typing, at work and home, typing E-Mails, Blog Posts, letters and documents, programming, using chat clients… a lot of button pushing! I learned to touch type around [...]

Gaming Alexa

I have written a couple of posts on Alexa explaining why it is not worthless (it is used as a metric by advertising companies such as Pay Per Post). Now I thought I would add a post demonstrating why Alexa is worthless! I was looking at some of the “Movers and Shakers” on Alexa, and [...]

Website Insurance

What is your website worth, what would it cost to replace if the worst happened? These questions rarely seem to be asked by with regard to small semi professional sites. Whilst it is possible to insure business sites under umbrella policies, it is very difficult to insure a small media site for example. I have [...]

Cheap WiFi Card For Linux

If your looking for a Cheap WiFi Card that is Linux Compatible have a look at A Cheap Linux Compatible WiFi Card Most laptops now have wireless built in, however, if you have an older machine you would be well advised to buy the Edimax card above. I have used this card for two years, [...]

Want an E-Commerce site? With entry costs / barriers falling all the time more and more SME’s want to enter the market. Be careful, there are hundreds of people who will take your money in return for an all singing all dancing site, myself included but, without careful planning it will be nothing but a [...]

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