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What I like about Firefox's App Tabs is how narrow they are -- just the width of an icon, plus a little padding. What I don't like about Firefox's App Tabs is how narrow they are...

I use an App Tab for Google+. I'd also be using them for GMail and SEO Content Factory if...
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A few weeks ago, my wife and I decided it was time to cut our internet bill by switching away from Charter to a local wireless internet service provider named Internet USA. I figured it was a good time to reconsider our cable TV package too -- we'd discussed switching to DirecTV in the past...
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I just checked the browser and screen resolution stats for www.geckotribe.com and wow, what a surprise!

Firefox is wiping the floor with IE on that domain! One of my other heavily trafficed domains reverses the picture, but another looks almost exactly the same as this.

As recently as January, I was still getting enough visitors...
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I'm writing this post using Google Chrome -- Google's new web browser that was just released today. After a little goofing around with it, here are my initial impressions.

1) It's fast -- running some JavaScripts side by side with Firefox, Chrome is noticeably faster.

2) Everything works as expected -- no weirdness or non-functional...
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I've been hosting a few large files like the screencast demonstrating how to install and configure CaRP on a secondary server to prevent overburdening my main server or overrunning my bandwidth limit. This morning, I was unable to reach the secondary server, preventing me from even being able to view some of my webpages. So...
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John Reese announced a new service today that concerned me a little...because it's very similar to a project I've been working on for a few months. It looks like the future of link exchanges is the exchange of links and content. Here's an overview of what I've been working on:

Members of my service (the...
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Ars Technica has an article about an intellectual property case where someone if France sued someone in the U.S. for publishing something that's protected by IP laws in France but not in the U.S. I'm a little torn on cases like this--we don't want other countries imposing their laws on us, but we also don't...
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If you run a web server, you probably have some forms on it, and if you have forms, you probably get spammed through them. Up until yesterday, I used to get 5 or 6 spam messages a day sent to me through my own press room contact form. How dumb are these people? The messages...
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Question: What would cause Google to load one page (http://www.geckotribe.com/rss/) over 700 times in 24 hours? Answer: I'll tell you when I find out.

Over the last few weeks, an ever increasing number of requests have been coming in from a few of Google's IP addresses loading the same page over and over and over......
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I had an idea for a website today, the value of which would be greatly enhanced if it were able to display the PageRank of pages that it linked to. I checked Google's API documentation and discovered two roadblocks: first, it doesn't include PageRank checking capabilities, and second, even if it did, it's currently limited...
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