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Building an Ad Management System - Step 1

Building an Ad Management System - Step 1

No, I’m not starting another project and I’m not starting another blog series. First I had a problem/question/idea , then I did a little research , and now I’m just doing a little prototyping to see what’s feasible. I would like to use ads from…

Being a better blogger Thank your commenters

If I have learned one thing from Dave Burke , the guy who “runs just about the most polite blog in the entire blogosphere” , is that you should reply to each and every person who takes the time to leave a comment on your blog. Daniel from Daily…

How many ad networks/services are there?

Following my last post where I questioned the value of building an ad engine for my own purposes, I began doing a little research on the different ad networks/services to figure out what it would take to support the more well known services. I knew…

Managing Ads

Managing Ads

I’m sure that you know that I have some Google Adsense ads on this site. I don’t use them too much here because I don’t want them to be too obtrusive, but I figure if the couple of dollars that they provide a month will pay for this site’s hosting…

WhatIWantMost Adding RSS and Inviting Friends

Up to this point in the development of the WhatIWantMost project I have chosen to implement the simplest solution possible to complete each task (or at least that I could think of) and that will not end today. That approach is of course a…

Thoughts on Best Buy's secret website and Business Ethics

Business Ethics - yeah like the final Academic Decathlon showdown scene in Billy Madison - it appears that some people may not know what they are. Or maybe they just choose to disregard them. On the heels of an announcement of Best Buy being accused…

I am a writer (depending on your definition)

I am no Mike Gunderloy , but … In addition to my nearly daily writing for this blog(1), I have also done some writing and technical reviewing for a couple of publishers over the last year. Though I’m not ready to commit to anything yet until I get…

I really like WatiN

Over the last couple of months we’ve talked about the need to get some UI testing in place for some of the projects that I work on daily. I considered Selenium and spent a little time looking at Watir. As I started getting into Watir I realized that…

Recovery in Enterprise, AL

With this morning’s news reporting yesterday’s destruction in Enterprise, Alabama the rest of us are left praying for those dead and injured and their families. A guy I was stationed with in Ansbach, Germany, Jason Chadwick, was from Enterprise. I…

WhatIWantMost New Look to go with New Logo

WhatIWantMost New Look to go with New Logo

A couple of nights ago I added the new logo to the site. The logo looked so good it made the rest of the site look terrible. I had to spend the last two nights bringing everything else up to snuff. Here is a screenshot that I took of my previous…