The Net

When a Unique Isn’t a Unique

In my post below, I stated that Grouper gets 542,000 unique visitors per month, according ComScore. This doesn’t sound like much to many webmasters because many have sites that gets more traffic than that, or so they think. Once you understand how ComScore values a unique you’ll begin to understand just how big a site Grouper really is. ComScore, and […]

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The Net

Dot Com Bubble 2.0

The news this week about Sony paying $65 million for video sharing site Grouper brings back many memories from the crazy Dot Com boom days. It seems some of us haven’t learned anything! Grouper has less than 1% of the online video sharing market, is not profitable, and doesn’t know when they will become profitable. As a matter of fact, […]

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Ramblings

Pluto Gets De-planetted

Little Pluto, formerly the solar system’s smallest planet, has been stripped of its status by the International Astronomical Union, reducing the number of planets to eight. The new guidelines – introduced in Prague on Thursday after a week of debate by the 2,500 astronomers at the organization’s conference – define what is a planet and what is not. Pluto didn’t […]

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Ramblings

School Is Over!

Tonight was my last class of Adult Mandarin Level 1. I’m happy to say I passed with flying colors. I plan to continue on to level 2, which will start in September. I’m sure by that time I will have forgotten everything I lean in level 1. Now I just have to decide if I want to frame this Statement […]

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Ramblings

Microsoft Wants To Buy Me Out

After spending the day at the PNE, we went to my parent’s place for dinner. Dad had some mail for me. I still have a few things that are mailed to my parents place instead mine and I’ve been too lazy to change them. Most of the mails were just junk stuff offering me credit cards and cash advance checks. […]

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Ramblings

Only Crazy People Do This

While visiting the fair at the PNE, we had a chance to catch the freestyle motocross show. Moto freestyle is a new sport as far as motocross is concern. What started out as a way to celebrate a win at the start/finish jump has now become its own sport. In freestyle, a rider jumps his bike 70 feet and while […]

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Ramblings

Mmmm, Outdoor BBQ Chicken

One food I look forward to eating every year at the PNE is the outdoor BBQ chicken. This has to be one of the most popular eating spots at the fair. The chickens are cooked on an open BBQ pit using real coal. The smell and aroma is intoxicating. Get within 100 feet of the pit and you’ll suddenly have […]

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