With Only 14 Accident Free Days At Google, Should Google Health Come With A Warning?

Google Factory: 14 accident free days. For now.Often times in factories around the country, looking up on the wall you can see a chalkboard or a sign boasting of how many consecutive “accident free” days those on the job have enjoyed. These are placed there as a form of encouragement for workers to be careful, to encourage healthy competition between departments, and are often coupled with a sense of pride and accomplishment as the number in the display rises day after day. If and when an accident occurs, that day the number is reset back to zero.

Were the Google Factory to have such a sign on it’s services

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From: Da Law Offices Of Vinny and Guido, Esquires

To: Mr. Patrick Curl
From: Da Law Offices Of Vinny and Guido, Esquires
Regardings, as it were: Your Joke on one Mr. Darren Rowse

Dear Mr. Patrick,

Listen ups. Recently it has come to our attentions dat yous decided ta play what yous thought would be a funny on our dear friend, one Mr Darren Rowse. Yous thought, what? Dat by smearing

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Advanced Web Usability: 5 Important Lessons Learned From Digg

You too might grow up to design the next Digg.comIn the early days of the Internet, one of the biggest attractions was the fact that absolutely anybody was able to sign up for a free email account, and with it get their very own webpage. No design experience whatsoever was required for this… and it showed. Gaudy was vogue, and if you doubt me spend some time on the Internet Archive to see what I am referring to. With continued ease of use and the advent of cheap hosting, this trend continues even today. However, fortunately for those of us who are in fact design-challenged (and yes, in general I do include myself amongst the masses when it comes to a lack of graphic arts talent) in modern times we have leaders in the industry we can emulate when we want to learn how things should be done. Today let us turn to one of the Internet giants for our lessons in usability, to none other than Digg.com itself.

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New WordPress 2.3.3 Exploit/Vulnerability – Adds Spam Directory /wp-content/1/

Arrrgh! We ares in yers WordPresses, mateys!Ok, so I just had 2 of my WP installs hacked, on 2 different servers. This is not the same thing that Shoemoney reported on a few days back (hidden link injection), and as of yet I have not seen any definitive answers as to what it is. All of my blogs were upgraded to 2.3.3 last month, and in all but 2 of them the only thing that was kept

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Link Bait Kindergarten: Creative Thinking Must Come First

A Bubbly Imagination This Tuesday Matt Cutts published a post, that he had originally written in Dec 2005, entitled SEO Advice: Getting Links, where he outlined some good ideas that can lead to getting more links in to your site naturally. Some of the concepts he touched on were things such as providing a useful service (one time or ongoing), becoming a resource, or simply being the first to come up with a catchy idea. The ideas were all well laid out

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Did Twitter Just Get Mybloglog-Dotted?

Today Mybloglog went live with a new profile layout. In it they have incorporated a feature, by default, that shows everybody what their friends are Twittering (assuming that they have added in their Twitter information, of course). Twitter has apparently promptly responded by having a nervous breakdown. 😀

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Spammer? Or Budding Creative Marketer?

Before I went to bed last night it looked like the nightly spam attack was in full swing at Sphinn again. This morning when I looked, I could see that it was still going on, although it seemed as if the mods had at least deleted most of it. One submission that did catch my eye was by someone whose submissions I had seen before, that I had thought were questionable back then as well, entitled “What is a keylogger good for?”:


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I started to write a comment

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Banned From Sphinn? No Worries, Your Vote Counts Either Way

I was perusing Sphinn today, and noticed a submission in the Top 10 list entitled “Google University Bulgaria turns into a PR disaster“. Disaster? Wow, I thought, I had better read that!

Turns out it had to do with a bunch of people registering for an invite only Google event, and then Google rejecting a bunch of those registrations. Yes, a few people who were invited were rejected as well, but to be fair it was billed as first come first serve. To me, not that interesting a story. I didn’t Sphinn it myself, but

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Maybe The Wired Guys AREN’T The Tech Geek Gods We All Thought They Were

Yesterday, Smackdown noted that Wired put a robots.txt in place in response to spammers trying to use their wiki for spamalicious links. Oddly enough, that robots.txt also blocked everyone and everything, including Google and all the rest of the search engines, from the site. (Caveat: When I say “blocked everyone”, I’m referring to everyone who bothers to adhere to robots.txt).

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Wired Says Screw It To All Search Engines After SEL Inspired Spam Attack, Disallows EVERYTHING With Robots.txt

So, it looks like after the mishap this past Friday, where SEL accidentally exposed the Wired How-To wiki to spammers, Wired has instituted their new spam deterrent measures. They seem to have gone just a tad bit overboard, if you ask me.

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