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Lately we’ve been struggling with WordPress and its HTML shenanigans. Not that they are new but we’re more actively pursuing a number of bugs that have been open for a while. Even after you remove TinyMCE, WP will insert closing paragraph tags within an entry if the visual editor checkbox is selected in user settings. [...]
Excellent post last month on the Google Gears blog. We have a few people that like to live in the countryside where all they can get is high-latency satellite broadband. I’m myself considering buying land here in Chile where the best internet access I may get for the foreseeable future is 3.5G (UMTS/HSDPA) (not sure [...]
As of early 2008 besides the basic LAMP stack we use the following to run our business: Salesforce.com, Trac, Subversion (hosted at CVSdude.com), Basecamp, Fusemail (don’t run your email off your web servers), Authorize.net, WordPress, Feedburner, OpenAds, Bronto, Google Analytics, Google Web Optimizer, Cacti, Nagios, and I’m probably forgetting a couple other services we may [...]
Google GEARS. Now we’re talking. I’ll watch how fast this makes it into Google’s own web apps, email and calendaring being the obvious candidates. Now Microsoft can feel threatened for good reason. However, and that’s really ironic, right now browser-based apps are way more costly in system resources than well written desktop software. Yep, you [...]
As we’re winning more business, growing the size of our team, and adding more sites to our stable, I’m spending a fair amount of time looking at how we operate and where we need to change our ways to be able to scale. Small and profitable is nice, big and profitable sounds even better! This [...]
Fraser Speirs posted this last month but I’m not exactly on the edge these days: "Imagine this scenario: Overnight someone sneaked into my office and upgraded an application on my computer. An application I had been running happily for months, and one that worked well and served my needs. Obviously, nobody asked me if I [...]
So Microsoft has finally decided to compete with itself instead of letting others cannibalize their core business. I’m curious to see whether this is going to be a half-hearted attempt or something really useful. Windows Live is (but so far not really different from stuff already seen before), Office Live isn’t yet. Filed under “land [...]
In: web apps3 Jun 2005
Doug Hughes rips apart a host application put on the web through screen-scraping, which is often the case and a good reminder of what’s actually out there.
I'm CEO of an online trade publishing firm in the marketing and defense verticals. We try to make news and data digestible and useful in an environment that is more noisy each day. This personal blog mixes my thoughts and interests on politics, business, software, and more, based on my business and personal experiences. Over the years I have posted items that turned out spectacularly wrong, and a few posts that stood the test of times better. Personal views only.