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Prepare for the “Dot What?” Onslaught!

Domain names are about to undergo a significant modification that you need to be aware of.  Historically, there have only been a limited number of top level domains (TLDs).  TLDs are the very last part of a domain name.  You are probably familiar with .com (originally intended for multinational companies), .net (for networks), .org (for non-profit organizations), .edu (for educational...

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Websites for Dummies?

At this point, it is no secret that the website rollout for the National Health Insurance Exchange has been nothing short of a disaster.  I’m utterly amazed at how poor a job was done to develop that website.  Why they did not use Drupal as a platform is beyond me.  Many government agencies — including the White House website — are running on a Drupal platform.  Drupal is...

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Don’t Make These Mistakes on Your E-commerce Website

After six years of heavy use, my computer’s monitor is giving me signs that its end is near.  As I usually do, I searched online for the best monitor that meets my needs and then searched for the best price.  In this case (for a Dell Ultrasharp Monitor), Amazon had the second lowest price I could find. The lowest price was $33 cheaper from an online store I will keep nameless.  Normally,...

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Anthony Weiner and Any Publicity…

There’s an old maxim that any publicity is good publicity.  I think Anthony Weiner’s recent attempt to “resurrect” his political career by running for New York City Mayor proves that maxim does not always hold true.  The reason for his disgrace in the first place was a “sexting” scandal which forced him to resign his seat in Congress. His renewed political...

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Facebook is not Private!

If you are like most people, you have a Facebook account.  If you’re smart, you have your privacy settings such that only your friends can see your postings, private information and pictures.  Even set as private, your privacy is not guaranteed.  Your friends can re-post or forward along your postings. But even worse, courts are now recognizing that there is no expectation of privacy...

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Using one of these Passwords?

Better rethink your password strategy if you’re like most people.  Do you use the same passwords for all your websites? Do you use one of these top 20 passwords of alltime: 123456 12345 123456789 Password iloveyou princess rockyou 1234567 12345678 abc123 Nicole Daniel babygirl monkey Jessica Lovely michael Ashley 654321 Qwerty Using a common password opens you up to a “Rainbow...

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