• Recording an IRC channel on Windows

  • Recently Matt Cutts posted an article on his blog about Recording an IRC channel on Linux/Ubuntu.

    However, as you can see his article was all about using the irssi IRC client on Linux/Ubuntu.

    I decided that some people may wish to know how to do it on Windows.

    Here’s how…

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  • BT Web Clicks

  • Today I received a phone call from one of my clients who said that they had a BT engineer with them. OK. I thought, what's going on here…

    They then proceeded to ask me “what do we rank for on google?”, my response was “your company name, unless you request otherwise”.

    They then went on to mentioned that “the man from BT” can get us listed “at the top” of the search engine for “our keywords”.

    Naturally I reply to this with a sigh, but how they can they go around making such statements? It’s so unethical to make these kind of claims.

    After reading their marketing bumph, I found out what they meant by “at the top”. What they are offering is the ability to list as the “sponsored links” in search engines, which appear “at the top”.

    They requested my email address to send me “further details” through, below is the marketing email I was sent. I couldn’t wait to pull it apart.

    This isn’t at all a review of the BT Web Clicks service, in fact i’ve not used it, it’s simply an analysis of their marketing blurb.

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  • Google AdSense won't let me in!

  • Back in 2004, I signed up my old site “” to Google AdSense as an attempt to raise funds for my work.

    It’s content was mainly made up of what I was researching around that time, including a few controversial topics such as hacking, trojans and warez distribution. (Oh the joys of being under 18, or at least I was at time of original creation).

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  • Twitter for mIRC

  • I signed up for Twitter quite some months ago, but have yet really found myself using it.

    I’m sure some of you are wondering what twitter actually is. The best way to describe it is a way to tell people you know what you’re up to. It fills the gap between emails and blogs.

    This way, your friends can find out what you’re up to without having to actually ask you, and only if they’re interested.

    Quite a novel idea. Read More »

  • Text editors revisited

  • As a web developer my main tool is my text editor, which I use for pretty much EVERYTHING from coding HTML, to PHP to perl. A text editor is an essential part of my day-to-day life.

    Meaning I need a text editor that I does what I want, the way I want it.

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