The New Telemarketers
November 29, 2004
I have always hated talking on the phone. There is just something awkward about it to me, and I always seem to forget the things I needed to say. That is why I love email. I can ponder over a note for a few minutes, read it a few times, make sure it gets my point across. Because of this, the ratio of emails I send and receive far exceeds that of phone calls. Some stats to back that up: Since last February, when I first started using the new PowerBook, I have received some 2000 emails, excluding junk and auto-generated stuff like Word of the Day. In that same period I have sent around 1000 emails, proving I do in fact have twice as many ears as mouths. Now, on to my point...
Comment Spam: Oh How I Hate Thee
November 20, 2004
If you have cruised through the archives in the past week or so, it is likely you have seen a comment that didn't quite fit in. It probably contained a link to Viagra, an online casino, car insurance, or any other subject that good 'ol email spam refers to. Basically, these bots go around and automatically drop comments on blogs like this, increasing their ranking with Google. Why? The more links Google sees to your site, the more likely it is to come up in search results. I have finally put them to rest (for now). Here's how I did it...
The Devotional Tales
November 17, 2004
Recently completed, thedevotionaltales.com is the latest work from bradleyboy productions. Young Georgian author Nick Shelton contacted me around a month ago for a site to be launched alongside his book at the beginning of December. Teaming with Doy Cave (Art Direction), we banged out a site we are pretty proud of in a little under three weeks. Not bad for late nights and weekends!
November 10, 2004
November 4, 2004
This is the 59th post here at northoftheborder over the last 10 months or so. In the previous 58, I have steered clear of the impending US election for many reasons, but lest you should think I am indifferent, I present to you an essay on just how much of a political junkie I have become.