Google Docs: Now Supports All Files

Thursday, April 1st, 2010 | Business | No Comments

I’ve recommended Google Docs to a few companies for a make shift intranet.

It has shared folders, searching, easy access online/offline — but have had some issues with the Google Docs limits.  Until now, Google Docs would translate any file you uploaded to a Google document.  That meant converting excel spreadsheets to an online editable spreadsheet.  This is nice, except that it had strict size limits on these documents if they would be edited online (of course).

Many people didn’t specifically want this functionality, but wanted to distribute documents on the intranet.

Google Docs finally lets you choose not to convert an upload to be edited online…

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Web Developers: Deep linking is critical making alternate iPhone sites

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 | Business | 1 Comment

It is cool that you “sniff” the end user’s device as iPhone and automatically redirect them to an iPhone friendly format of your website.

Don’t automatically redirect them to the home page.

If I’m browsing the internet on my iPhone, and click on a link to an article on … say fish … and I’m redirected to the home page because you want to show me the data in the right format, it pisses me off.

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How can I sell my music on iTunes or Amazon MP3?

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 | Business, Tutorials | 3 Comments

A reader just asked me:

I have a company that does films and music, I wanna know how i can use itunes to sell my products do i need to contact itunes directly or what can I do?  What are the steps?

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iPhone HD: The new Apple iPhone? Also, WSJ reports Verizon iPhone in the works

Monday, March 29th, 2010 | Personal | No Comments

iPhone 3G -- What will the iPhone HD look like?

Saw a few articles with “information” on the iPhone HD, and news on a Verizon iPhone.  The source of most of the information coming from Wall Street Journal (of all places!) … New iPhone Could End AT&T’s U.S. Monopoly.

Apple Inc. plans to begin producing this year a new iPhone that could allow U.S. phone carriers other than AT&T Inc. to sell the iconic gadget, said people briefed by the company.

The new iPhone would work on a type of wireless network called CDMA, these people said. CDMA is used by Verizon Wireless, AT&T’s main competitor, as well as Sprint Nextel Corp. and a handful of cellular operators in countries including South Korea and Japan. The vast majority of carriers world-wide, including AT&T, use another technology called GSM.

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How web developers protect PHP sites from SQL injection attacks

Thursday, March 25th, 2010 | Business | No Comments

Web developers are responsible for writing websites that work today, but also years or even decades from now (though I would argue the average website shouldn’t be left alone for a decade).

It can be difficult to protect a website against all future attacks.  There is one big one we all have to be prepared for (because it is just so easy to fix)… SQL Injection attacks.

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The Web Pushes Forward: HTML5, Opera Mini 5, iPad, Internet Explorer 9

Thursday, March 25th, 2010 | Business | 1 Comment

Everything must move forward.  The web is no exception.  The strange part is, for a while, the internet didn’t move much.

Nowadays the web seems to be pushing forward fast, very fast.  Here are some of the new “happenings” on the internet, and where it may be going.

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Brilliant, Heineken Executes Original Marketing Campaign

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 | Business | 1 Comment

Saw this over on, a video of a brilliant marketing campaign executed by Heineken.

Getting creative, Heineken “won” big with this one… a combination of a unique idea, clean execution, and some upper management that had confidence in the “crazy ideas” of a special marketing team.  Who wouldn’t hire someone that thinks of this stuff and can make it happen?

What soccer (football) fan wouldn’t appreciate Heineken for this?  I’d love to see numbers for Heineken brand recognition after this event (and how much of a positive effect this had, along with information on sales numbers).  I’m sure that information won’t leak for a while (if ever).

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Jonathan Schwartz: Ex Sun CEO Blogs about “What I Couldn’t Say…”

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 | Business | No Comments

In a position of leadership Jonathan Schwartz, the ex CEO of Sun Microsystems, couldn’t say what he wanted.  Now that he is an “ex”, he is telling some great “war stories”.

Anyone thinking of working in tech, working in tech… developers, managers, CTOs, CEOs … should read this blog.

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Exploring the web with Pivot

Monday, March 8th, 2010 | Business | No Comments

Not everyday do we see interesting new views of the web.  I just saw the following video, and thought it was an interesting concept.  Microsoft Live Labs presents their Pivot.  You can check out their site, Pivot, and try to download the application (I didn’t have any luck).

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Help: IE7 won’t load my JSON but IE8 will – Using a JSON Validator

Monday, March 8th, 2010 | Business | 2 Comments

I just ran into this issue, and found surprisingly little documentation.  My JSON request wasn’t returning.  I was using the jQuery “getJSON” method to send the request out.  Nothing was coming back.

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