Witty and insightful observations on the world? Sorry to disappoint, this is a techie blog purely for self reference - published online in the hope it will help others!

Igniyte, Guide to Personal Online Reputation

This is a post penned by my good friend Simon Wadsworth at igniyte.com - he's the man to talk to about any online reputation management issues you might be faced with either as an individual or a corporate body. His contact details are at the bottom; ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Defamatory or negative comments online content can cause distress, reputation issues and loss of business for some people. Negative content online causes pressure not only directly to individuals, but to their friends, family and colleagues. The majority of our customers are high profile individuals and companies (from small start-up businesses to huge global corporations). Igniyte receives a high number of enquiries from individuals who need help with specific issues they have been facing ... Read more

VPS Hosting – Phenomenal Service

After yet another example of truly brilliant service I thought I would quickly dash off a blog post with a nicely optimised anchor text link through to NuBlue, who are truly exceptional for hosting.  I wouldn't say I'm hard to please but it's not very often I'd describe any service I've got as phenomenal. I can with Nublue though; UK VPS Hosting - Best Service There, that's a nice-a link! I've had a VPS with them for about 2 and a half years now, I set it up originally for hosting clients' Magento sites (for those not conversant with Magento, the Big M is a great system but a little resource hungry - there's no point ... Read more

Domain Name Registration

Countless people who have commissioned a new website come to rue a very simple mistake. It's important enough to justify a line of it's own, some bold text, and exclamation marks; REGISTER YOUR DOMAIN NAME YOURSELF!!! Many businesses allow their web developers to do this for them, and there's nothing wrong with that...until something happens with the developers. They move to New Zealand, they get sent to jail, their business goes under, they fall out with the client over an unpaid bill......these are all real examples I've come across in the last three months alone. Seriously. When this happens you will end up in all sorts of trouble trying to take action to recover the domain name, transfer it and ... Read more

The Magic Cloud Application

I got a call from a sales guy yesterday evening, he was representing a company who have set up a new Software as a Service (SaaS) business and were trying to drum up some new clients.  A nice bloke but very much a graduate from the old school of sales - he just went into freeflow for about 10 minutes and I could imagine what it felt like answering your door to a double glazing salesman in the eighties or a timeshare salesman in the nineties. My big problem with it was that as far as he was concerned this application could do anything.  Anything at all.  Any e-commerce system, any requirements from clients, it would replace any of their existing ... Read more