MSN Search Beta

For those living in the dark, MSN’s indexing robot has been heavily crawling websites for the past few monthes. Some folks with larger sites have gone so far as to ban MSN bot due to aggressive crawling. Most of my sites have no more than a couple of hundred pages, so it hasn’t affected me […]

Ecologically Friendly Wood

What a morning! I woke up with the television on – Karate Kid II was the morning feature on the USA network. I shed a tear as “Glory of Love” inspired me to be the better man. After fielding a call from another potential client, I did a little SEO and layout consulting for Altruwood. […]

Passive Aggressive

Jack Humphrey wrote a great article for SiteProNews called Active Vs. Passive Website Traffic Generation. It really got me thinking about my own traffic generation tactics. I do actively seek to generate traffic from search engines and link directories, but also, I don’t spend too much time generating reciprocals and joining link exchanges. I don’t […]


My latest obsession when it comes to living abroad for cheap has been a little country called Armenia. A former USSR state, it was the first nation to formally to adopt Christianity in the 4th century. It is a landlocked country, bordered by Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkey, and Georgia. There are only 3 million citizens in […]


I am building a local directory of PDX bars. I’ve build a solid foundation for traffic/search optimization (see my article on using MOD_REWRITE), and hopefully will have displaced citysearch which currently dominates results pages of google and yahoo when searching for information about a specific bar. One thing I’m building is the ability for promoters/managers/bar […]

I love Craigslist Casual Encounters

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Designing Business Cards

I’ve been designing my business cards for my Portland Web Design Company today. I have not designed anything for print in quite some time, it’s been interesting trying to figure out a good uncluttered layout that contains all of the necessary information. I’m trying to keep my branding consistent with my web properties without overshadowing […]