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Nexus 7 Giveaway

We’re giving away a Nexus 7 to celebrate the company’s 10 years in business Full details here. Related articles Celebrate 10 Years Of Blacknight & Win A Google Nexus 7! (blacknight.com) Related Posts:Google Local Comes To Ireland#LoveSMEs Enter The SME Awards!What A Difference A Small Tweak Can MakeOur New Data Centre Opens MondayWorking Around AIB’s […]

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Big Companies Trying To Monopolise .blog, .cloud and more

ICANN is currently evaluating a couple of thousand applications for new top level domains. Most of the applications are for new and interesting domain extensions (the bit on the right of the dot) that will provide greater consumer choice and foster competition. Unfortunately a smaller subset is from a companies that believe they have special […]

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If Social Media Updates Had Context

Sometimes people, including me, post things on social networks that don’t make a lot of sense as they lack context. XKCD’s recent comic:   Related Posts:Will Google+ (Plus) Finally Be Google’s Social Media Success Story?Fixing and Debugging Rich Media Sharing on Facebook and TwitterSponsoring Irish Internet Awards ComparedVisualising Social Via IntelBuffer App Makes Scheduling Tweets […]

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A New Broadband Connection

Last week, while I was up in Dublin, UPC came along and hooked me up to their fibre. Yesterday I got the fixed IP details and with Paul’s assistance switched the UPC box over to bridging mode, reconfigured my Fritzbox and moved my home connection into the fast lane. It’s nice With the standard UPC […]

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Traffic Levels Returning After A Fix

It’s been a week since I fixed the issue on a site that had been infected by some malware. As I mentioned in my previous post, the malware was stealing the site’s search engine traffic. And the graphs show very clearly how things have improved in only a few days: And if you look at […]

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Does Google Dislike The English?

From the “weird and disturbing” category comes today’s “gem”. At the moment if you type the following query into Google you will get some rather “interesting” results: what defines an english person And here’s a screenshot of the results (click to enlarge): NB: I didn’t manipulate this. Found via James Related Posts:Pizza In LondonNexus 7 […]

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