Acer 501 Android update – finally Jan19

Acer 501 Android upd...

I’ve been waiting for what seems like forever for an upgrade to my Acer Iconia 501 tablet. I forget how long I’ve had it – feels like a couple of years – but given that it first came out late 2011, it’s really only around 15 months. It’s just that I use it...

Penguin talk May14

Penguin talk

Google likes to name updates to their algorithm. Last year was a large change known as Panda, which targeted ‘thin’ affiliate sites, with minimal added value – typically MFA (made-for-adsense) sites with lots of ads. There were various mini-releases/refinements to the Panda...

Analytics Tracking Experiment May09

Analytics Tracking E...

Just testing the Google Analytics reporting that is provided by permanent URL redirects. I’ll post results when I’ve finished. Christmas redirect Lingerie redirect The above two links are each redirects. The first redirect is a 301 (permanent) redirect sending traffic to...

Size does matter Apr21

Size does matter

I thought I would be happy with 13 inches. But it wasn’t enough. At work I have the big 17 inch quad core Dell Precision. For the first year and a half I took it home each night. I ended up with a sore back and friendly chiropractor. So I decided to buy a second laptop, purely for home....

The best Sydney bus driver Apr01

The best Sydney bus ...

Last week was lovely. A bus driver made it that way. On Tuesday just as I walked out the office door, the bus I wanted to catch went by. (The 230). I paused for a second, then decided to chase it. Pulled out my hairband and combs, started running at top speed for a block and a half, dodging...

good seo Feb18

good seo

I wish I’d come up with this infographic of the Periodic Table of SEO Ranking Factors from searchengineland.com, used with permission. Click on the image below to visit the site, with a full explanation of the SEO components. Nicely grouped into content, html, architecture, links,...

which device? Oct16

which device?

Apres Sunday night dinner, looking for a relaxing tv show to watch with the ferals, and choosing NCIS. Needing to multi-process, but I can’t decide which device to use whilst watching tv avec doona: the android tablet or the laptop. So I bring both into the living room, grab a couch,...

creation of a mini meme May23

creation of a mini m...

How my feral fourteen-year-old created a local mini meme. It was morning. He was sleeping in. It was Spike’s birthday and I had a giant bone from the butcher’s for his birthday. But the feral wasn’t functioning. So I gave Spike the birthday bone and took a photo with my...

Web traffic on Christmas Eve Feb05

Web traffic on Chris...

Just noticed that I had 5561 hits on Christmas Eve to my Christmas site. That’s not bad for one day. Looking at the analytics, those 5561 visits were from 5261 absolute unique visitors, and they made 10,013 pageviews. That amount of traffic was a bit of a spike – usually the site...

Beefing up Google Place pages Jan14

Beefing up Google Pl...

Another excellent post at http://www.seomoz.org/ugc/get-user-generated-content-published-in-google-places-business-listings-11636 by http://expertiseonline.net/ on Google Place pages. The two main takeaways for me were: 1. Using hCard format for your contact details on your website. 2....