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David / A design and usability blog:
The Google Web Accelerator is back with a vengeance David  —  Google has reintroduced their Google Web Accelerator with a vengeance.  It was evil enough the first time around, but this time it's downright scary.  —  In version 1., web masters at least had a fighting chance as the GWA identified …
Bill de hÓra:
Hey, I'm back  —  The GWA is back and following GET links again.  No big surprise there - the web is going to be rife with this kind of automation before the decade is out.  Here's the deal - if you are in the business of allowing the use of GET for something like 'logout.php', the GWA has you more or less bang to rights.
Discussion: Quoderat
Seo Book / Aaron Wall's SEO
A LIST BLOGGER OPENLY RECOMMENDS CLICK FRAUD...WHO'S HAT IS BLACK?  —  To be honest, I normally think rather highly of Mitch Ratcliffe, but this anti blogspot spam comment is off the mark: … What is the best that would come out of that?  Spam blogs would quickly and easily be built elsewhere …
Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
Something Rotten in AdSense  —  Google AdSense is a system for web publishers of all sizes, from big newspapers to tiny bloggers.  They sign up with Google to place a small box full of text ads on their site.  You've probably seen it, but if you haven't, check out Michael's techInterview site for an example.
Discussion: Tom Hume and Agylen
Mitch Ratcliffe / RatcliffeBlog:
How to get Google to fix BlogSpot  —  Niall Kennedy's Weblog: Google spam suite primer: … One answer to this problem is counter-intuitive.  The solution to the problem it to click gratuitously and never make purchases on the links at blogspot sites and to keep doing so to drive down conversion rates.
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Google spam suite primer
Discussion: Flashpoint and house of warwick
Shapdaddy /
Got a Mac?  Want Front Row?  You're In Luck!  —  A buddy of mine just sent me a torrent for a hack version of the new Front Row application for the new iMacs.  Download the torrent file and get the contents (2.8 mb file) follow the read me and you're golden!  —  Installation:
Discussion: Hell Yeah
C.K. Sample, Iii / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Reader video: Front Row on a Mac mini
Discussion: eHomeUpgrade and
Peter Galli /
Rumors of Sun-Google Hosted Desktop Suite Quashed  —  Sources close to the joint efforts between Google Inc. and Sun Microsystems Inc. say rampant speculation about hosted desktop productivity offerings and common operating systems is way off base.  —  Insiders with knowledge of the joint plans …
Tania Ralli / New York Times:
Brand Blogs Capture the Attention of Some Companies  —  Michael Marx loves Barq's root beer.  He frequently wears a Barq's T-shirt.  He brings Barq's root beer to parties.  —  So it should come as no surprise that Mr. Marx, 34, of Gilbert, Ariz., keeps a blog dedicated to Barq's.
Business Week:
"Working Late" Won't Work Anymore  —  New services can track you-or your loved ones-by cell phone  —  It sounded too Orwellian ever to succeed.  In 2000, Korean cellular carrier SK Telecom introduced a service called "find friends" that lets others follow your every move, using a signal beamed from your handset.
Discussion: Smart Mobs
Lockergnome / Chris Pirillo:
"WEB 2.0" DOESN'T MEAN ANYTHING YET  —  I promised myself I wasn't going to jump into this silly debate, but I just can't help it anymore.  Is "Web 2.0" real or not?  That argument is endless, mindless, and pointless.  The name, in and of itself, is quite contrived.
Ivan Sulic /
Bratz Rock Angelz  —  Let's start a band!  But whatever shall we wear?  —  October 24, 2005 - Bratz Rock Angelz has me at an unfortunate disadvantage.  It seems I'm not a young female fashionista between the age of four and 14 who might also enjoy becoming an international rock sensation.
Discussion: Wonderland and Boing Boing
Marguerite Reardon / ZDNet:
Cisco's new tool for emergency communications … Cisco Systems announced on Monday an Internet Protocol communications system designed to link radio networks used by police, fire, rescue and other public-safety departments.  —  Today, in most cities and towns, each department has its own radio communications network.
Discussion: Smart Mobs and SearchViews
Salary Survey: Are Skimpy Raises the New Normal?  —  With another year of anemic 3% pay increases, it sure looks that way for most IT workers.  —  News Story by Stacy Collett  —  After five years as a LAN specialist at Albany International Corp. in Albany, N.Y., a $1 billion maker …
Discussion: digg
Stephen H. Wildstrom / Business Week:
Why Worms Shun Apple's OSX  —  Successful assaults by viruses and other malware on the Mac operating system are rare as it has better security and attackers are less keen  —  Ilya van Sprundel writes: In this article about the Mac Mini (see BW, 2/14/05, "And For Steve Jobs's Next Trick …
Hugh / gapingvoid:
DOES THIS MEAN THE BLOG IS NOW OFFICIALLY MAINSTREAM MEDIA?  —  As you know, for the last few weeks I've been busy.  Very busy.  But it's over now.  —  So... anyone fancy $10K?  —  The client is Budget, America's third-largest car rental company.  —  Kudos to B.L. Ochman for coming …

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