We had a short outage yesterday because Dreamhost, our webhost, had a short outage because they had a filer down (which keeps our files nice and fresh for serving!) – they initially promised 30 minutes or so of downtime, but that quickly ballooned to over 7 hours as they were chasing down the problem. Click here to read more, and see the comments to understand why Dreamhost web hosting is so cheap!
Good news for us unemployed engineering majors, like me. Obama has put plans into motion to move major funding into science and research. Hopefully, some of the change he promised will start to show. Click here for the link
Funding for the National Institutes of Health, Department of Energy, NASA, and the Environmental Protection Agency will all increase substantially, although details remain scarce. Combined with the billions doled out in the stimulus package, government scientific agencies will be better funded than they have been in recent memory, if Congress doesn’t change Obama’s plans too much.
I didn’t used to be a nut about SEO (Search Engine Optimizing) but now juggling multiple websites and reading into their publication has made me take another look to increase traffic. Here’s a shortie posted on the Google News Blog on what makes it easiest for their crawler to index your website, making it easy to find in a Google News search. Click here for the link.
From time to time, publishers ask us what they can do to improve their listings in Google News. The following are eight of the most frequent, and useful, pieces of advice we give out. Why eight? Because at Google, we love powers of 2.