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Apr
15

Losing her grip

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A young Web Host engineer, fresh out of college, decides to try horseback riding, even though she has had no lessons or prior experience. She mounts the beautiful chestnut horse unassisted and it immediately springs into motion.

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Apr
15

Just Replace the Pilot!

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Taxiing down the tarmac, a jetliner abruptly stopped, turned around and returned to the gate. After an hour-long wait, it finally took off. A concerned passenger asked the flight attendant, “What was the problem?” “Oh. It wasn’t anything that important really. The pilot was bothered by a rumbling noise he heard in the engine,” explained the Flight Attendant, “and it took us a while to find a new pilot.”
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Apr
05

Lazy Marketing Research: Alexa

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I wrote about the Alexa Ratings a while back (click here to read that article) and I wanted to make a further comment.

We have talked to many in our industry that do not like the way the Alexa Ratings skew their numbers. Like us, they report very good traffic totals that are not reflected in the Alexa Ratings.

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Mar
25

Cookie Cutter Hosts

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Dear Editor,

I have been trying to find a low cost Unix Web Host and have gone through 6 or 7 different Web Sites and they all look the same to me. They all offer the same amount of space, traffic, and features, and even their Web sites look the same. Outside of the business name and the domain name they seem to be exactly the same same. How do I find the best Host for me?

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Mar
15

Why They Ask…

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I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an airport employee asked, “Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge?”

I looked at him with a blank stare for a couple of seconds then replied “If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?”

That seemed to make him stand up straighter as if he were suddenly endowed with the wisdom of the ages and he smiled at me and nodded knowingly, “That’s why we ask.”

Thank God he and others like him are there protecting us!

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