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Shop Site Review

I spent an hour or so looking the site and noted a few things. Some of the points are subjective, i.e they might just be my personal likes and dislikes. Performance for chosen keywords Four keywords were mentioned by email and the site does well for each of them – top 10 in the results […]

How do you organize your bookmarks?

I always seems to end up with a masssive list of bookmarks and a long list of folders. Then perhaps every year I take a backup and start again from scratch. I’m getting in a bit of a mess now so I was thinking I’d like to start a fresh in a way where I […]

Printing CDs – How to make it easier

A fair percentage of our customers want a CD copy. My wife handles the admin side of the operation and is ending up spending a couple of evenings a week burning CDs, printing address labels and packing items for mailing the next day. It’s getting to be too much of a burden. At one point […]

What does your inbox look like?

I’ve had some lack of computer problems recenlty, well I was in a bit of a mess before that. Anyways what does your inbox look like ?

How to get technology to work on the second attempt

I’ve just had a bit of a nightmare replacing an ink cartridge, gone through two yellow epson compatible cartridges. Over the years, I’ve found with pay phones and slot machines and anything which accepts coins that if you breathe on the coin, most of the time the machine accepts it. In desparation I tried it […]

Will I just be giving code away?

I’ve got a set of MFC/ ActiveX controls I wrote 6 or 7 years ago that could be quite useful to me in the future. I’ve never released them in a product or used them to make any cash. The thing is, I’d like to possibly demo some capabilities/ possibilities to some companies next year […]

A Pad Spec, which is rejecting some of my progs

Theres a new Pad file specifaction which is being adopted by download sites. In particular, theres now a 70 character limit on URLs, with my mcls domain this causes me problems for my M program and ideaspad. Not sure about my new M program site. So maybe its time to move to a new domain […]

How to get a reply for a posted question?

In the last couple of days Blue and I have been posting some questions on various sites and forums. Initially we haven’t had a good response. I haven’t posted many questions recently, but I remember what I’ve done in the past to get the goods. The key is to ask simple / short questions, with […]

How to quickly budget each month with MS Money 2000+

For a long time I’ve moaned about how time consuming and depressing it is to budget each month. I’ve always used MS Money 2000, but I got so fed up with it I’d leave it for a few months and get into trouble financially. What I used to do was, download all the transactions for […]

Where to go next?

I’ve had my shareware site for nearly 18 months now and I’ve got 28,000 software titles listed. I’ve been at about this level for 6 months or so. I get 50 to 150 new submissions a day but I’ve become increasingly vicious in weeding out stuff that even looks like spam. Every so often I […]