2008 Mid Year Blog Stats

Published on Jun 30, 2008   //  Development
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Stats

With half of 2008 over I thought I would check to see how the blog stats are doing.

327 posts made
130 RSS subscribers
678 comments
52,862 unique visitors
990,770 pages views

Based on these numbers I believe we should hit our 2008 Blog Goals.

Our top 5 commentators for 2008 are…

  1. Matt
  2. Webkinz
  3. Nick
  4. Hosting Blog
  5. Dr. Cossack

Check your own goal posts you made for 2008 and see if your on task at the half way point.

 

Great Gadgets: BlackBerry Bold

Published on Jun 30, 2008   //  Gadgets

BlackBerry Bold

A lot of people have July 11th marked on their calendars, because that’s the date when the new Apple iPhone 3G will make its debut in Canada. The form factor is much the same as the first iPhone, but the new model does come with a few significant upgrades. Even so, it may or may not be suitable for business use. Some of us just can’t live without a physical QWERTY keyboard.

Well, it just so happens that another major mobile phone is getting released around the same time. The dates are still a little murky at this point, but we fully expect the BlackBerry Bold (also known as the BlackBerry 9000) to launch before the end of the summer. With the Bold, Research in Motion — the Canadian company that designs and manufactures BlackBerry devices — is combining enterprise-level functionality with the attractiveness of a consumer-level phone. There’s no denying it: the Bold the looks great!

Some of the key features that you will find on the BlackBerry Bold 9000 include quad-band GSM, tri-band HSDPA (3G), integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP, trackball navigation, full QWERTY keyboard, HVGA color display, microSD memory expansion, 2 megapixel camera, GPS, media player, and all the BlackBerry smartphone applications that you’ve come to expect from Research in Motion.

For more information, check out the official BlackBerry Bold webpage. The phone should be available through Rogers Wireless in Canada and AT&T in the United States soon.

Geek of the Week – Audio

Published on Jun 29, 2008   //  Geek of the Week

Geek of the Week

Congratulations to this weeks geek Rinko. This weeks audio questions are…

1.  What TV show is this audio track from?

2. What TV show is this audio track from?

3. What TV show is this audio track from??

4. What TV show is this audio track from?

5. What TV show is this audio track from?

Friday Funny

Published on Jun 27, 2008   //  Cartoon
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A cartoon created by artist Hugh MacLeod.

Evolution of blogging

If you have an idea for a future comic or would like to submit your own BlueFur cartoon let us know in a comment.

In The Sphere: Toys, Domains, and Business Cards

Published on Jun 27, 2008   //  In the Sphere

With so much great content out there, it can be tough to choose just five blog posts to highlight each Friday. It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Buzz Bishop is totally in tune with the latest and greatest that the technology world has to offer. As we prepare for barbecue season, Buzz has compiled his list of the toys of summer. Are you flipping out for the Flip or are you more inclined to rock out with Rock Band?

Fat Man Unleashed sees a lot of people out there who say that they are going to get in beach-ready shape for the summer, but far too many of these people fall short of their goals. He says that it’s about time that these folks cut the B.S. and get fit. No excuses! If you’re going to get in shape, then get in shape!

Stoney deGeyter recently put up a great tutorial on how to move to a new domain with minimal ranking loss and downtime. If you’ve been meaning to move to a new domain, but are too concerned about the potential loss of traffic and search engine juice, Stoney’s article is well worth a few minutes of your time.

Darren Barefoot isn’t really bound to a single location. He doesn’t necessarily need access to his main computer to perform his daily duties. Allow him to explain why he has (mostly) stopped worrying about data loss. Even if his computer crashes, he has (nearly) everything backed up in some Internet “cloud”.

Tyler Cruz is getting ready for BlogWorld. We’re not talking about a flight and a hotel. Instead, Tyler recognizes the networking potential of the blogging conference and that’s why he got himself some new blog business cards. While the initial concepts weren’t so great, the final product is looking pretty sharp.

WordCamp Fraser Valley Update

Published on Jun 26, 2008   //  Events

With 20 days until WordCamp Fraser Valley we are currently 1/3 full. This means that we should fit our 100 person capacity before the July 16th date. If you plan to go I suggest you register today. 

I am still looking for a Coffee & Snack sponsor and anyone that would like to donate door prizes should contact me.

The swag from WordPress has already arrived up and there is a lot of great stickers and buttons to be given away. No WordPress shirts were sent. What would you rather prefer as a door prize?

1 WordPress Shirt

OR

10 WordCamp Fraser Valley Shirts

Let me know what you prefer in the comments.

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