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Google Wallet – send money via email

Oh, this looks interesting. Google Wallet (formerly Google Checkout) is introducing email payments to some of it’s Gmail users (presumably in advance of a broader roll out). Integrating neatly with your gmail attachment options, a little $ sign will allow you to send money free (free from your Google Wallet balance or from your bank […]

All about the productivity …

Just a quick one … I’ve got stuff to do. But I’m all about the productivity at the moment and wanted to share this great anecdote from Jerry Seinfeld (via lifehacker). Software developer Brad Isaac got some great advice from Jerry Seinfeld:  … He told me to get a big wall calendar that has a whole […]

Kurt Vonnegut’s advice on writing

I love pretty much all the writing of Kurt Vonnegut; I think he was a tremendous writer who always had something interesting to say.  I stumbled across this blog post today which contains much wisdom from the man himself, as concerns writing.  Including these gems: “Every character should want something, even if it is only a […]

Useful SEO links from my talk in Belfast

Last night I gave a short, one hour look at the crazy world of Search Engine Optimisation to the Belfast Entrepreneurs Network.  It was a nice, informal little event that I enjoyed very much.  In the talk there were a bunch of links / resources that I brought up that I wanted to collect here […]

Quick Search Engine Optimisation Updates

Following recent updates to Google’s search algorithm (both Penguin and Panda* updates have been rolling out changes over the past few months), greater emphasis has been placed on ‘dwell time’, ‘click through rates’, and even content that is placed ‘above the fold’. What do these mean to you?  Well, ‘dwell time’ is the length of […]

5 apps that I cannot live without

Okay, that should probably be ‘5 apps that I cannot work without’, but if there’s one thing we know about the web, it’s that we love a bit of hyperbole in a blog post title There are some apps that become so engrained in your every day that oftentimes you don’t even realise you’re using […]

A better way to take payments online?

If you want to take money online, whatever you decide to do comes down to a couple of basic choices:  do I want to take money through an integrated payment provider – one who’s software can integrate with my website, and pass money directly to my bank account?, or do I want to use PayPal. […]

Why your internet based business is going to fail

  Photo by jbhalper – http://flic.kr/p/6zr4TR In which I reveal the closely guarded secrets as to why many, many web based businesses fail.  Fine, I hate suspense too … so if you’re after the short version, it’s this: you haven’t put enough money aside to market your business properly.  Slightly longer version follows … I’ve […]

WordPress plugins for advanced content management

I’ve been spending a good amount of time in WordPress lately – with two projects in particular really testing it’s capability as a full content management system.  Since WordPress reached what we might call ‘full maturity’ with version 3.0 back in June 2010, it has become an incredibly powerful system – not just for blogging […]

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