Category Archives: The Web

Lorum Ipsum in ROT-13

You’ll frequently read posts in ClientsFromHell.net (and if you’re not a regular visitor there you should become one*) about clients misunderstanding, and reacting badly to, standard “Lorum Ipsum” placeholder text. The solution? Use Lorum Ipsum “encrypted” with ROT-13 (a very … Continue reading

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Camerapixio.com: The Worst Photoshop Tutorial on the Web

When I first saw it on Facebook I was sure it was a parody. A joke. But no, it’s intended to be real: Camerapixo.com: 10-Step Processing Technique. To save you the trouble of examining that link I’ll warn you that … Continue reading

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Defeat Clickbait Headlines Using this One Weird Trick

Here’s the one weird trick… You didn’t actually click on the link did you? Oh for the love of all that is holy and pure, please tell me you didn’t click on the link…

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Copyright: How to Tell if You Should Post a Photo on the Internet

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QR Codes: Don’t Put Them on Your Web Site!

Stop it, people! Stop putting QR codes on web sites! QR codes are those now-ubiquitous 2-dimensional barcodes that appear in magazines, advertising posters, etc. like the example shown at right. Yes, I know I am, in fact, "Putting a QR … Continue reading

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Why Would Anyone Advertise on Facebook?

I’m convinced: Advertising on Facebook is useless. Part of the attraction, supposedly, for advertising on Facebook is that they know so much about all their users – through various, sometimes ethically-questionable means – that your advertising will be precisely targeted … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Caller ID Cloak

Imagine what the world would be like if Harry Potter’s Invisibility Cloak was real. For anyone who isn’t familiar with the Harry Potter books (does such a person exist?), the Invisibility Cloak is, quite simply, a cloak that makes its … Continue reading

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Why Instagram’s Copyright-Grab is Different

If you haven’t just returned from a safari far beyond the reach of the Internet you’ve probably heard about Instagram’s copyright grab in their new Terms of Service agreement. On the face of it there doesn’t appear to be much … Continue reading

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Goldmedalseo.com — Spam is a Sure Sign of a Scam

More blog spam has been coming in lately. The latest is another Search Engine Optimization scam from an outfit called goldmedalseo.com who are so good at optimization that if you search for the keywords "search engine optimization"… (pause for dramatic … Continue reading

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More Copyright Paranoia

It runs in cycles and a new wave of copyright paranoia seems to be rising. The latest one involves Pinterest and has spurred reactions like this. Now there are some legal issues with Pinterest, as discussed here, but they’re about … Continue reading

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