SEO tools and technologies - typical subject matter would include RSS and CMS systems

Google Doodles

Not sure what this has to do with anything search related but if Google releases a new tool, it's a law we have to mention it. Sketchup is a new 3-D modeling tool that lets you draw stuff in 3-d and move all around, great fun to play with, but don't know what good it will do you. Looking at the samples looks like someone had a little to much 20% time on their hands

Cornell Releases DNS Survey - Is Your Site Vulnerable?

Cornell recently released a study called "A Survey of DNS Security: Most Vulnerable and Valuable Assets" where they list the top nameservers that are vulnerable to attacks.

Carpal Tunnel: How Do You Combat It?

Over the last couple of weeks, my wrists have hurt so bad I'm starting to look into alternative ways to get information into the computer. Last week, my left hand was so weak, I couldn't lift a glass to drink or fork to eat. You'll notice this post is short: I can't type much beyond a couple minutes at a time before I must stop.

Think Partnership Buys Ice Rocket

It seems like once a month Think Partnership acquires another company. This time they bought the blog search engine IceRocket.

Google to Make AdWords API Commercial

Via SEW Google is going to open up the AdWords API to commercial use.

Google Calendar

Well Google launched their much hyped and much awaited calendar service. The new calendar service is social in that you can share it with selected people, let them see others using the service, and control the level of details they can see.

Yahoo! Instant Boredom

Yahoo! recently released Instant Search, which may be the most boring search release of 2006.

All Change At whois.sc

Whois.sc is now domaintools.com, with a 302 redirect in place (working with FF SEOpen extension, wouldn't know about your assorted scripts). New look to boot.

Via SEW Blog

DNS Cache Poisoning - Are You At Risk?

Are you open for DNS Cache Poisoning? Are your SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages) being redirected because an attacker has compromised your DNS and is now stealing your traffic? And possibly destroying your domain in the process?

Yes you are!

Didn't Like Web Accelerator / Prefetch? - Read On

Well, cacheing reaches new heights with this one:

Laptop comes preloaded with abridged Web

Squeezing Web onto a laptop

Got malware? M$ recommends nuke the systems from orbit

Jayesh Mansukhani has picked up a security advisory in which Microsoft admits that malware could totally destroy a system:

Fingerprint Protect Your Computer

Never knew these Gizmos existed, but you can plug one in to your USB port and only your fingerprint will allow access to the data. The Register reports a test on 3 of them ranging from £30 to £150. Worth looking at if you have something to protect on you computer?

Apple Supports Windows XP

Apple announced that you now can run OS X or Windows XP on Macs.

Apple® today introduced Boot Camp, public beta software that enables Intel-based Macs to run Windows XP. Available as a download beginning today, Boot Camp allows users with a Microsoft Windows XP installation disc to install Windows XP on an Intel-based Mac®, and once installation is complete, users can restart their computer to run either Mac OS® X or Windows XP.

Pair Completely Down

Not usual TW fare, but we all know lots of people who use Pair, so this might serve as a heads-up for those looking puzzledly at their stats - pair.com, and seemingly everything hosted with them, is down, and it's been like this for a couple of hours, at least for 2 sites we have with them.

Microsoft Shows Developers Mercy by Granting 60 Day Extension (For Some)

eWeek announces that Microsoft has given web developers 60 additional days to recode their site to prepare for the changes that will result in how ActiveX controls and java applets are interpreted by IE.

AJAX - Hot Or Not?

eWeek.com - Java Experts Predict AJAX Will Be Huge. A selection of quotes from the TheServerSide Java Symposium. Sexy? No. Likely to solicit many responses at TW? Doubt it. Conspiracy theories built-in? No. Big? Almost certainly.

Google AdWords Keyword Suggestion Tool Shows Seasonal Trends

As noted on Inside AdWords, Google's keyword suggestion tool now shows 12 months of keyword data and is accessible from outside of your AdWords account.

Search Cen____ip

CenSEARCHip makes it easy to compare search results from different engines in different countries.

NickW Tracking

What's NickW been up to? Apparently creating a free blog tracking / metrics system. Threadwatch was one of the early beta sites. Its pretty cool stuff. I suggest everyone looking for blog stats give it a try.

Firefox To Get Phishing Shield, Courtesy of Google

News.com has a piece on a security feature planned for FF later this year. A statement by Mozilla's Mike Shaver says that they are working with Google on a tool to protect surfers. The two working together is as interesting as the product.