- "What am I not grateful for this Thanksgiving? Being the guy who “knows stuff about computers”."
- "Unconsciously, everyone expects a startup to be like a job, and that explains most of the surprises. It explains why people are surprised how carefully you have to choose cofounders and how hard you have to work to maintain your relationship. You don't have to do that with coworkers. It explains why the ups and downs are surprisingly extreme. In a job there is much more damping. But it also explains why the good times are surprisingly good: most people can't imagine such freedom. As you go down the list, almost all the surprises are surprising in how much a startup differs from a job."
- "When designing an online store, you have to consider many different types of customers: repeat customers, first-timers, people in a rush, etc. One thing that would help all of them is optimum usability. You can achieve this in a variety of ways, starting with eliminating the most common usability problems from your website. Fixing any one of the following eight common usability problems will get you started on the path to usability and user-experience heaven and, ultimately, more sales."
- "Outlined here are the different types of breadcrumb navigation being used today, why they are important, and how they should best be implemented online. Also included here for your reference are over 30 examples of how breadcrumbs are being used online today. Remember, while it is likely that breadcrumb navigation will not make or break a website it will provide an added benefit to your users by increasing the overall usability and functionality of your website."
- James Governor's Monkchips » 7 Years To Secure A Domain Name: a tale of web identity. Consolidating RedMonk for the Web Squared"In this age of consumer service meets IT, of social business, of Enterprise 2.0, of whatever the current buzzword is…. make sure your own the relevant name spaces. Especially on an exploding network like Twitter."
- "I asked how in the world did hackers magically guess so many FTP/SSH passwords. At first I was told that these were old passwords (I wasn’t explained the significance of why old passwords should be vulnerable). Then I was told that the login data was stored in plain text in a database that had been compromised. My jaw dropped. In my entire life, I’ve never heard of a company storing passwords in plain text. This is bad enough, but then the database where these passwords were stored was somehow accessible to someone on the outside." Bad news people.
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