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WordPress Security Vulnerabilities

A few weeks ago, we noticed that someone had managed to insert a bunch of spam links into our WordPress header and footer. We quickly updated to the latest version (2.3.3 at the time), thinking it would fix the security hole. However, this happened again, … Read More

Product Review for Griffin ClearBoost for iPhone

My iPhone now sports Griffin Technology’s ClearBoost, a protective polycarbonate case with a built-in antenna booster. I was the lucky recipient of a pre-launch product, and I’ve had a couple of days to test it out. If my iPhone could talk, I am sure it … Read More

Google Street View Cars Forced to Paint Road Lines While Driving the Streets of Nashville

By now, most people are familiar with Google Maps Street View feature. Street View shows you a 360 degree view of any address you enter. Google accomplishes this amazing task by using an army of specially outfitted vehicles that drive around and take pictures of … Read More

Passive SERP Tracking

Although we prefer granular SERP Tracking, like the kind Raven provides, there’s another way to determine search engine result pages without having to ever visit Google. It’s called passive SERP tracking, and it utilizes the information that’s passed through from the referring search engine result … Read More

New Firefox Extension Does Quick Domain Lookups

Richard Kershaw of Quality Nonsense just launched a Firefox extension that makes it super easy to lookup domain names. The extension lets you perform one click domain searches at your registrar of choice using the selected text in your browser window. It’s super-simple: select the … Read More

Optimize Keyword Density in WordPress with Keyword Snatcher

Every SEO Specialist has their own formula for keyword density. Personally, I prefer to simply have articles written naturally and I try to make sure I’m appropriately mentioning and writing about my targeted keywords. However, many SEO copywriters rely on external applications or online tools … Read More

How to Build Fast, High-Capacity Podcast Sites on the Cheap!

Originally presented at PodCamp Nashville Many people have figured out how to record, edit and create their podcasts, but they don’t know how to easily setup a podcast website — let alone, set it up for the possibility of hundreds or thousands of people downloading … Read More

Regardless of Outage, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Still Rocks

Although we were directly affected by the two hour outage of Amazon Web Services (AWS), it still wasn’t the end of the world. I read several blog entries and comments about “not putting all of your eggs in one basket” and “how cloud computing was … Read More

Lights Out for Amazon Simple Storage Service

Update 1: It’s being reported that all of Amazon Web Services (AWS) is down. Update 2: AWS appears to be back online as of 9:00AM CST. The outage lasted about 1-2 hours this morning. Friday morning (February 15, 2008) Amazon Web Services experienced a system-wide … Read More

MyBlogLog Releases a “Shiny” New Recent Reader Widget

Hot off the heals of the MyBlogLog API debut, MyBlogLog just released a shiny new widget for displaying recent visitors. In addition to its shininess, you can hover your cursor over a MyBlogLog member to learn more about them. Hovering over Web 2.0 Guru — … Read More