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How low can you go

How much value has been lost? This much…

Blogsnow is back

Sometime in the recent past, Blogsnow was resurrected. Hooray!

Estimate your FICO

Dumb Little Man points out there is a free FICO estimator on By answering a few questions about your credit habits, you can get a picture of where you fall in on the range of FICO scores. At the very least, it will help you figure out if you have anything to worry about.

How much is your site worth?

Fun little app that calculates your site’s value:  My Site is worth$288 How much is your site worth?

Is it safe?

Yes, it’s safe.

Zeroization – Safe For Work Version


Secure Gmail

Lifehacker has a tip for securing access to gmail (use https instead of http.) It’s nice that they have the capability, but not surprising that they don’t advertise it – secure http takes up more system resources than good old http due to the cryptographic overhead.

Friendster’s Failure

TechCrunch has an interesting piece on why Friendster failed where MySpace succeeded. I think the notion that Friendster’s bad architecture problem had a lot to do with it. Yes, it did suck and it was quite slow. However, look at MySpace – built on ColdFusion with significant failures of various functions. In my experience the […]

Comparing the bittorrent clients

I was surfing around wikipedia today and I came across this comparison chart of bittorrent clients. A cursory glance indicates that Azureus is the most full-featured of the clients. It’s also the one I happen to use.

Identify a site owner by their Google Adsense ID

Google Tutor has a great little Google hack detailing how to find a website’s owner by using their Google Adsense ID. There’s also some sensible advice on using Adsense to drive revenue.