In a world with more than 100 million blogs, do you find it difficult to find new and interesting things to read? How do you sift through all of the noise to find blogs that you might like? Would you like a simple way to find good content? Maybe Toluu will save the day for […]
Let’s be clear about something. Despite the attractive woman in the logo, this site is about geek-tech first and sexiness second. Or is it the other way around? Well, it doesn’t really matter. But this article is NOT going to be about the Miley Cyrus shower pictures that have given the World Wide Web a […]
By Mark O’Neill
Contributing Writer, [GAS]
It dismays me sometimes when I see some bloggers and the stuff they write. Only this morning, I was looking at someone’s blog and he was talking about a security hole that he had discovered in Gmail. He had found a vulnerability where he could see everyone’s Gmail address which is obviously a spammer’s wet dream.
Now in this case, the responsible course of action would be to not go into specific detail on his blog but to instead say “I’m going to contact Gmail now” and then do so. He could contact Google, tell them what he has found, and help them plug the hole. He would then earn serious brownie points with Google and maybe feel good about himself in the process.
But does he do this? Of course not. Instead, he gleefully details step by step what he has found and he details in process how you can find it too. By doing so, he has put at risk every Gmail account out there and the only people who will be happy with this jerk today will be the spammers. To add insult to injury, his blog is hosted on Google’s Blogspot!
By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] When I was working as a trainee journalist in newspapers back in the 1990’s, it was still considered to be very much a “boys club” (at least in the UK anyway). Yes women were working in newspapers too but nevertheless, if you wanted to climb the ladder and get […]
By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] This just goes to show that you’re never too old to tackle technology. Australian blogger Olive Riley has died at the age of 108. She was called the “world’s oldest blogger” and she was 12 years older than Spanish blogger Maria Amelia. It’s amazing to me that someone that […]
Today, we’ve got 3 interesting white papers for those of you looking to optimize how your sites rank within search engines. These documents are very well written and offer some good information as what you must and must not do to help your site become more visible. –Do’s and Don’ts of Search Engine Optimization The […]
By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] When Google revised the PageRanks recently, my blog got bumped up to a 6 and that has got me thinking about starting to sell some advertising space. But if I was being truthful with myself for a moment, I would admit that I am a really lazy person sometimes. The idea […]
By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] Countless professions have a union, but bloggers are one of the ones that don’t. Daniel Scocco over at Daily Blog Tips wants to change that, and he has suggested that a “Bloggers Union” be set up. Good idea or not? Well, I think it’s a good idea, in principle […]
By Mark O’Neill I’ve been listening to the pros and cons recently about whether video comments should be inserted into blogs. I honestly can’t make my mind up whether or not it’s a good idea. Mashable and Techcrunch have both started doing it, but the general consensus across the web is that video comments are […]
As promised, here is the first of many installments in our “sexiest geek of the month” series. Initially, I was only going to feature one online personality per post, but considering that about 25% of our readership is composed of the fairer sex, I decided that one geek of each sex should be represented. I […]