Archive for October, 2008

Top Twenty Essential WordPress Plugins

h1 Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

I was looking for an essential wordpress plugins list and found that there are many such lists. Rather than relying on one list I decided to create a composite list of my own.

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Secure email?

h1 Friday, October 17th, 2008

A friend has evidence that people are sending him emails that he never receives.  He has asked me what he can do about it.

This is not a new problem.  Email never has been a secure or certain method of delivering messages.  For example in an article “Too Many Lost Emails Leave us Unconnected“, written in 2004, Ray Everett-Church laments:

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On the dangers of personalising email subject lines

h1 Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Over the years I’ve use the fact that spambots don’t know who I am to help immediately identify spam. Any message that includes by email username (usually mbaker) in the subject is almost certainly spam. However today I received an email with the subject: Hi Michael Please read this document!

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"Standard" Footer Items

h1 Thursday, October 16th, 2008

What is “standard” when it comes to a web page footer?

I recently wrote:

It is my contention that virtually no one will read anything at the foot of the page, but they will look for things there (but only things that they would expect to find, things like:

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On Bloogling Blogmothers and Blogfathers

h1 Monday, October 13th, 2008

While reserching something else I came across a blog that mentioned the Fairy Blogmother, and then again today researching something else I came across a comment that mentioned a Blogfather.  This got me to wondering are there many Blogmothers and Blogfathers in the blogosphere?

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