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The Generational Gap

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

I’m too young to feel this old…

A friend of mine, he’s ten years younger than I am, asked me to text him after the movie was over. I had to tell him that I’m not a texter, that I would just call him, the old school way.

Another friend recently asked me if I was using Window’s Vista yet. I told him I was waiting for Service Pack One. I could not believe it – those were the words my father always used, but never me! I was always an early adopter, sometimes even using beta additions, but no more. I’d like to blame this on all the bad reviews of Vista though. But, theres other concerns:

I have an iPod, but you’re more likely to hear the Greatful Dead playing than Lamb of God.
I have LinkedIn and delicious accounts, but I never did bother with mySpace and FaceBook accounts.
I am a big Instant Messenger user and have been since 1995, anyone remember PowWow? But I don’t get the appeal of text messaging.
I enjoy blogging, but Twitter seems like an annoying girlfriend who wants to constantly know what I’m up to.

What social sites do you guys belong to?
Do you Twitter and if so why?
Do you text message?
and what’s your age?

10 Signs Your Company Is In Trouble

Monday, January 21st, 2008

Here are 10 signs to tell if your company is in trouble:

  1. Your development team outnumbers your sales team.
  2. Your support department is busy, yet you don’t charge for support.
  3. You have no marketing department.
  4. Your computer hardware is falling behind.
  5. You continuously update and add new features to a product that you can’t sell to begin with.
  6. You continuously add new features to a product, but your sales department has no clue about the new features.
  7. You have no defined niche or target market, you simply shoot at anything that moves.
  8. You have no partnerships or relationships with anyone in your market.
  9. You have no clearly defined objective.
  10. Your company skips its Christmas party.

Best of Search-This 2007

Monday, December 31st, 2007

As a blogger, one of the most rewarding things you can do is look back over your body of work at the end of a year to see what you’ve accomplished. I’ve spent the last week perusing the archives and I am very pleased with what Search-This was able to offer up in 2007. In case you missed anything, here are just some of the great posts from 2007. Enjoy!

Blogging

CSS

SEO

Coding

Other Stuff

Random Bits

Let us know if there is something you would like to have us blog about in 2008. Or who you would like to see interviewed in a Random Bits Podcast. And Thanks for making 2007 a wonderful year.

Favorite Things 2007

Monday, December 24th, 2007

Each year Oprah does a “favorite things” show where she shares with the audience some of her favorite things of the year. It’s the loudest, most insane crowd Oprah gets each year. I’m looking for that same reaction here :)

These are some of my favorite things of 2007. Keep in mind I have an 18 month old so I don’t get out much. And yes I live a simple life (some may say pathetic) but good coffee and a burger are things I really do enjoy…

So, without further adieu:

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Google AdSense Experiment

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

We at Search-This have always tried to be upfront with our readers. So I feel that it’s appropriate to tell you that over the next month or two we will be ‘experimenting‘ with monetizing Search-This.

Nothing is for sure at this point. We will try a few different techniques: Google AdSense, TLA or even may try to come up with our own way. Or we may decide not to monetize at all. It’s all just kind of an experiment at this point. So please do weigh in and tell us your thoughts. If you have suggestions, please share, if you hate it, tell us that too. One thing is for sure, we will not let any ads get in the way or detract from the content.

Once again, this is more of an experiment and nothing is known at this point. Please share your thoughts.

Thanks,
Mark (Golgotha)

Getting the Job

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

I can ‘t count the number of times I have seen job-seekers post in webmaster forums asking for advice on getting a web development/design job. We all know you are a l33t geek with mad coding skills, but getting a job takes more than technical skills. This post will assume you meet the qualifications for the job and give you some tips to help you stand out from the crowd and get you that job! I’ve been on both the applying and more recently the hiring side of things so these tips will be related to what has worked for me.

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What to Get Your Geek for Christmas

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

It’s that time of the year! Yep, this week is Black Friday. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving in the United States and it marks the kick off to the Christmas shopping season.

So we’ve put together a list of toys that any geek would be sure to enjoy. Have a look and feel free to make suggestions to things that you think would be great geek toys or what you would like for Christmas.

…It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

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