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Tired of Getting Stiffed By Groupon

If you are a local business and have ever used Groupon or similar are you tired of paying vast amounts to them, then maybe you need to try the new local deals service from It’s currently in trial but

Posted in Startups, Tech Stuff

Update WordPress Automatically Without FTP

I discovered something magical today, how to update WordPress from within the Admin if you don’t have FTP enabled. This means you can 1-click and update without having FTP enabled! The same applies to the plugins too. All you have

Posted in Tech Stuff

Keeping Your Investors Happy for Startups

It’s likely that your early stage investors gave you money when all you could afford was pizza and diet coke. You need to keep these people happy, even if you think you are going to be going to one of

Posted in Startups

SEO For Startups

In your startup, if your main marketing or user acquisition is based around SEO, stop NOW. SEO is volatile and hard. I have been doing since before google existed and I look for other method of growth if I can.

Posted in Startups

How to Turn Off Twitter’s New Photo Preview Feature

In their infinite wisdom, or rather to prepare for greater ad revenue twitter have started showing inline images in your feed. I follow some questionable people and the last thing I wish to have in on my screen or phone

Posted in Tech Stuff

Rules of Life as an Engineer

Way way back in 1994, I used to contact mining industry people on the USENET, it was almost the begging of time and it was cool. Anyway, this bloke I used to discuss things with sent me his “laws” of

Posted in General Musing

Recycling in the US – Research

Americans! Do you recycle stuff? Do you take stuff to to thrift stores? If you do, do you get the tax rebates? If you don’t personally, what do you think is the general feeling of recycling in the US? Do

Posted in Industry

God Mode in Win7 – You too can be Omnipotent

God mode

If you fancy being omnipotent when in comes to your install of window 7 there is an option called “God Mode”. It as bit OTT to call it that, but it does have some nice features. To get GodMode, right

Posted in Tech Stuff

Second London VC / Angel / Startup Event May 2013

The 29th of May 2013 saw a rather good group of people come together to talk rubbish as Doug Scott would say. Organised by Doug which explains the party hats and hosted by Fede of Playfair Capital in the rather

Posted in Startups

Google Referral String VED Data

A SEOMOZ presentation show some nifty data that you can use to identify referring clicks from Google and setting up advanced segments to filter this data. Check it out, go to slide 50

Posted in Search Stuff
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