Articles in the technology Category
technology, the geek speaks »
I noticed an article on the New York Times today that Network Solutions (aka www.netsol.com) has a policy of registering domain names that people search for. This was news to me, as I’ve always used them. Much to my chagrin, it is true – the domain name I searched for the other day – which I’ll withhold due to a reason outlined below – is now reserved by Network Solutions. What sneaky bastards. They’re apparently doing this to prevent scamming, but how does make this different from the scammers?
Of course, …
blogging, technology, the geek speaks »
This past week we got stumbled. StumbleUpon.com is a website sharing social network, and someone liked my 5 reasons to move to Costa Rica. There was a DRAMATIC effect on our traffic – we went from some 20-ish visits per day to over 8,000 in 2 days. The majority of the visits were less than 1 minute, but a few people took the time to read and some did comment. Our feed subscriptions also increased by more than double, but I was immediately skeptical as to how many new people …
technology, wordpress »
I’ve been bored with our old design for quite some time and finally got the time over the last week to refresh it. It took a few tries before Trish ok’d a design – she’s suprisingly averse to change in some ways. I felt that our our changed outlook on life – defining our dream and actively working towards it – needed to be reflected in our blog design. My goal was to make the blog brighter and more open, with colors that reflected …
costa rica, technology, travel »
I should’ve done a speedtest while in Cahuita (where my guesstimate is 256 kb/s down, 64 kb/s up), but better late than never. San Antonio de Belen, a suburb north of San Jose. The download speed here (949 kb/s) is great – I get almost 1500 kb/s at best in the States. The upload is solid, definitely doable. Frankly I’m just glad that it’s fast enough to be usable.