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Akismet Says I Am Spam

About a month ago, I set up Akisment on my blogs to reduce comment spam. It has been working wonders. But for some people, it continuously marks them as spam and I have to dig them out and mark them as not spam over and over again. Akismet is suppose to learn over time if

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Matt Cutts Considered Spam By SpamLookup

Google’s czar of spam (aka “Search Quality), Matt Cutts, has his blogged labeled as a spam by SpamLookup. I was checking a recent comment Matt left at the Search Engine Roundtable. The reason I checked it, was because he used words like Viagra, and I was curious how it passed through the filters… In any

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Great Dilbert on Analytics & Metrics

My brother-in-law ripped out a Dilbert for me the other day and I thought it would be funny to share with data and analytics people. It is from May 17th. Some may enjoy it, other’s won’t. Sorry, if you don’t.

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What Happened To This House?

Nothing. Spotted on Digg this house is on the World’s Steepest Street. Yea, which is named Baldwin Street in Dunedin, New Zealand. At its maximum, the slope of Baldwin Street is approximately 1:2.86 (19° or 35%) – that is, for every 2.86 metres travelled horizontally, the altitude rises by 1 metre. This is no joke!

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Bill Gates on Mac Ads

Advertising Age interviewed Bill Gates (chief Microsoft). At the end of the interview, they asked Mr. Gates about the Mac Ads. This is too funny. GARFIELD: I want to ask you one more thing: Those Mac ads — how do you feel about the John Hodgman character? GATES: I can’t comment on someone else’s ad.

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Google on the Simpsons

Blogged about this at Search Engine Land under Marge Simpson “Googles Herself” & Uses Google Maps. Watch this video, the whole thing, I find it funny.

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Father Makes Son Wear Sign Reading “I Abused & Sold Drugs”

There is no question that drug use amongst teens is a problem, big problem in America. One father took an usual approach. Dad Makes Son Wear Sign for Using Drugs from SFGate.com reports that a father made his son wear a sign that read, “I abused and sold drugs.” Why, because his son abused and

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I’m (Barry) A Hurricane

Todd Mintz informed me that I am a hurricane this year! I was flattered, seriously flattered. I thought he was talking about my writing. But it turns out he was being very literal. The Hurricane Names for 2007 includes “Barry.” So yes, technically, my name, “Barry” is a name up for grabs on the 2007

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Briefcase / Porta Potty: Interesting Idea

Judah pointed me to a blog referencing the Gotta Go Briefcase. Yes, you open the briefcase, pull out the paper, sit down and do your business. When you are done, make sure to wipe and off you go. This is a real invention… The water proof briefcase retains an elegant yet durable appearance with high