Friday, August 25, 2006

Yahoo! Search blog: Weather Report: Yahoo! Search Index Update

Yahoo updated its search index today and the howling as usual comes from those negatively effected. I dont understand why the crying comes out so much. Suck it up and get back to work on your sites, you were at the top before you obviously know how to do SEO so you can do the work.

Yahoo! Search blog: Weather Report: Yahoo! Search Index Update

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Guardian Unlimited Technology | Technology | Microsoft puts police link on Messenger

I wonder if this will be implemented on all versions of Live Messenger even here in the states. I think it is good, but there still needs to be parental intervention, how many kids will actually use the button? My greatest fear is one my daughter is old enough to get her own IM accounts. I am lucky I have a tech background so I know there are monitoring tools available to help keep her safe. But these tools are only as good as how involved the parents are.

Guardian Unlimited Technology | Technology | Microsoft puts police link on Messenger

Monday, August 21, 2006

Bloomberg.com: Latin America

You knew someone was going to have to take the fall after the data was released into the wild. Kind of suprised that it went as high as the CTO, but AOL needed to make a very strong statement as it has incredible image issues at the moment. AOL always has had an image issue with the tech community as its users being novice, but this kind of image problem is with the novice user themselves. How many people want a newscrew tracking them down on what they were searching for at 1AM?


Bloomberg.com: Latin America

How to balance?

Seeing that I only do consulting more on the side now that my own projects have taken a priority and I am inhouse for a E-Commerce company I am wondering what to do with a specific client. The client initally had me do some competitive research and analysis for one of thier rivals for a lawsuit. Also I was going to do work on thier site but that has taken a back burner for the legal action. This is also one of my lowest paying clients as they were the first before I really got my payscale finalized and when I did bill them at this reduced rate they were almost 3 months behind in paying it.

Now that said client has brought the account back into standing, there is another project they want me to work on. This is almost a headache level work for me, but I could use the income to fund other projects as long as I can get paid. Perhaps I will require a prepayment of at least 50% of the first 3 months fees. Honestly right now I dont even want to deal with it.