A recent Tweet from Dave Briggs questioning if people prefer online to offline tools got me thinking that there is one aspect of social neworking / online tools that I haven’t tinkered with yet; social bookmarking. Of the major bookmarking services I’ve decided to try out Delicious.com. The signup was fairly quick and prompted me to install a toolbar to IE7. This didn’t take too long and added a few quick links, as well as a bookmarks sidebar which, to all intents and purposes, replaces the existing IE bookmarks toolbar. A feature that I wasn’t expecting but which has impressed me greatly … Continue reading Tasty…

Thank you Yahoo Pipes

I have been working with Yahoo pipes for around a month and a half now and, in the future, I intend to make an in depth post on just how great it is. Quickly, however, I just wanted to comment on how it has helped me solve somewhat of a conundrum. I’d been, for the last couple of days, trying to figure out how I could feed two sepparate RSS channels into Facebook as notes. I had the RSS from this blog going in, however I had removed Twitter from updating my Facebook status seeing as I had some people … Continue reading Thank you Yahoo Pipes

New Google Analytics Features

Google have been gradually updating analytics accounts to add some very shiny new features, and our (work) account was finally upgraded over the weekend. Apart from a fresh lick of paint and a slightly smoother interface (noticably quicker loading times, too), there have been some significant additions to the functionality provided. On logging in, the first obvious change is the profile overview screen. In addition to listing your profiles this also gives quick breakdowns of Visits, Avg Time on Site, Bounce Rate and Goals, which can be displayed by day, week, month or year. There is also a traffic lighted … Continue reading New Google Analytics Features

WAMP server

It’s been a good few years since I have done anything with PHP and, not having my old machine with Apache / MySQL set up any more, I have not had a lot of impetus to revisit this language. A recent discovery, however, of the WAMP server (http://www.wampserver.com/en/) application has rekindled my desire to play with what was always my favourite programming language. WAMP is an incredibly easy way to set up the Windows / Apache / MySQL / PHP server environment. Just download and run the executable and everything is done for you. It took me about 3 minutes … Continue reading WAMP server