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Improved WordPress performance with WP-Minify

I just installed WP-Minify and I just had to comment on it. Looking at my site speed graphs (which are now a factor for Google), I noticed that some of the worst performance comes in the blog section. Reading Web Performant WordPress I read about WP-Minify and decided to try it. The performance improvement is […]

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New E-mail Newsletter

Some time ago, I decided to move the e-mail newsletter from PHPList – which is nice but very limited in features, as well as by my server – to Mailchimp. I did stall it a lot, but this friday I finally sent the new newsletter . Overall, MailChimp’s system is pretty neat. They have nice […]

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Link Building Evaluation

Wordtracker posted an interesting article about evaluating sites for link building. Link Building is the process of getting links to your page to improving your rankings in search engines. It is quite important for SEO these days. Factors discussed in the article include relevancy to your own site, fresh content, current link numbers, and standing […]

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GameInternals – Understanding Pac-Man Ghost Behavior

GameInternals – Understanding Pac-Man Ghost Behavior – a very interesting article about the mechanics of the enemies (Ghosts) in Pac-Man.

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A/B Testing Video and Slide

Alwin Hoogerdijk, president of Collectorz.com, posted on his blog an interesting video and slides of his presentation on ESWC on how he does A/B Split Testing.

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Free Amazon Cloud Hosting

Amazon has started offering free cloud hosting – obviously as a way to counter Google’s free app hosting. It is interesting, but clearly has a different focus from Google’s offer – while you can use Google’s indefinitely as long as you stick with the limitations (500 MB of storage and 5 million page views), the […]

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Research on Spammy E-mail Design by MailChimp

MailChimp recently posted an interesting article on how some designs look spammy to people. The research was done using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, and turns out some e-mail campaigns get flagged as spam even though they weren’t.

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Automatic Object Removal on Video

An interesting article on Popular Science shows a system for automatic object removal on video. It is a bit like Resynthetize on Gimp or Content-aware fill on Photoshop. The video is also pretty cool, although sometimes parts of the object pop-up in the video.

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Case Study for sales on During Download pages

Interesting case study from WinZip and TrialPay. It details how Winzip used their download page – you know, the page that very often appears after you start a download – to display a TrialPay offer to buy the product. If you’ve never heard from them, TrialPay works by having offers from advertisers fund your purchase. […]

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Sales Map

Plimus, one of the registration services I use, has a nice report which shows the last few hundred sales on a map. It looks pretty cool, and I thought I’d share mine here: On the actual report, you can click balloon to see the specific order data. Please note that this only covers a small […]