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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

TechCrunch Releases New Version of CrunchBase

If there’s anything important or interesting going on in technology, then you’ll probably find it on TechCrunch. TechCrunch has become the source for technology industry news and they spend much of their time obsessively profiling and reviewing new Internet products and companies. They’ve actually taken … Read More

Control Your Identity With bigsight.org

While Facebook and LinkedIn duke it out to be your main profile on the Internet, a new player, bigsight.org, is creeping into their space with a completely different approach. Unlike the closed off nature of Facebook and LinkedIn, bigsight.org keeps all user information completely public … Read More

MyBlogLog WordPress Plugin

Skip all the talk and get the plugin! Here at Sitening, we have had the privilege of being granted access to the new MyBlogLog API while in its beta stage. As a developer primarily working with PHP, I first created a PHP wrapper class to … Read More

February is “International Tumblr Month”

Tumblr is a fun new site for posting little tidbits of information, including text, photos, audio, video, quotes and chat transcripts. It’s designed as a low overhead blog, similar to Twitter in a lot of respects, but its multimedia support and richer feature set make … Read More

How to Extend Your Blog and Promote Your Members with the MyBlogLog API

We were lucky enough to get access to the MyBlogLog API (Web Service), which is currently part of an invite only beta. The API allows you to pull public information associated with your blog visitors and members and then integrate that data into a custom … Read More

Quintura Effectively Combines Horizontal And Vertical Search Into One Interface

Yesterday I wrote about the threat of vertical search engines to horizontal search engines like Google. I created a simple mockup of how Google could easily update their steadfast and simple homepage to accommodate vertical search. Marios Alexandrou mentioned in the comments of that blog … Read More

Microsoft Gives Away Early (or Late) Christmas Present to Web Designers

It is no secret that Microsoft’s Internet Explorer version 6 (and anything before it) is the bane of all Web Designers’ existence. If you’re a Web Designer and you don’t agree with that statement, then you are most certainly delusional and you probably hate Web … Read More