Linux running on an Airbus A330

Flying back from Seattle this morning, KLM were having problems with our “in-flight entertainment” on our Airbus A330 and had to reboot the system that runs those little TV’s in the backs of passenger chairs. I couldn’t resist taking a picture with my iPhone when I saw the Linux logo… (click to enlarge) Needless to say, the reboot didn’t get very far and we were without any visuals for the whole trip. It didn’t say what version they were running but those errors were complaining about the ext2 filesystem. We’re…

Robots.txt FAIL

Hat tip – Danny Sullivan, Search Engine Land

Flash & Search: How’s It Going These Days? – SMX Advanced

After such a fun lunch talking about Battlestar Galactica with Michelle and Michael, time to get on with our next session: Flash & Search: “How’s It Going These Days?” Our Speakers: Damien Bianchi, Regional Director of Client Strategy, Global Strategies International Gregory Markel, Founder/President, Infuse Creative Jonathan Simon, Webmaster Trends Analyst, Google Inc. Larry Sivitz, Founder/Editor/Search Strategist, Seattle24×7/SearchWrite.com Shari Thurow, Founder and SEO Director, Omni Marketing Interactive First up we have Larry Sivitz presenting “using your head about Flash SEO”. He opens by taking a poll of the number of…

Conducting An SEO Audit To Troubleshoot Problems – SMX Advanced

We’re back for day 2 of SMX Advanced. My first session of the day: “Conducting An SEO Audit To Troubleshoot Problems & Tune-Up Performance” modertaed by Vanessa Fox. Speaking on the panel: Adam Audette, Founder, Audettemedia, Inc. Vanessa Fox, Contributing Editor, Search Engine Land Derrick Wheeler, Senior SEO Architect, Microsoft Here’s the overview of the panel: Has something gone wrong with your organic search engine traffic? An SEO audit might be in order. This session covers how to conduct an efficient audit that troubleshoots real problems, rather than taking you…

Matt Cutts You&A SMX Advanced Day 1 roundup

Sitting right at the front of the auditorium in the same row as Michael Grey and Lisa Barone, I can’t help feeling I’m outgunned by some pretty amazing bloggers. that said I’ll do my best to get the main points of discussion down in the final session of SMX Advanced, day 1. Danny introduces Matt with a brief background and introduction “spam police” and we begin… Matt begins by taking off his t-shirt to reveal a Matt Cutts / Not Matt cuts pair of t-shirts. Cool. Image credit: Daryl Quenet…

Beyond the Usual Linkbuilding – SMX Advanced 2009

Hamlet Batista, President, RankSense Arnie Kuenn, President, Vertical Measures Chris Silver Smith, Director of Optimization Strategies, KeyRelevance Chris Silversmith Audience Targeted Content – target your audience wisely Campus Area Yellow Pages – superpages.com For this site, Superpages produced content targeting .edu sites. They took a regular search engine on the site and tuned it to serve results for universities in their corresponding areas.The information featured in the page templates was entirely relevant to the needs of the higher education community. Some examples included: Business near campus Where to find free…

Duplicate Content Solutions & The Canonical Tag – SMX Advanced Coverage 2009

Duplicate Content Solutions & The Canonical Tag up next – here’s the session description: Duplicate content has long been a worry of the SEO pro. Recently, the search engines introduced a new tool to help combat duplicate content issues: the canonical tag. This session looks and how the tag has been performing for some webmasters plus revisits other duplicate content tools and techniques. This was a great session, particulary in Q&A session where Matt Cutts came on stage to help out Maile and Nathan. The search engine guys seem really…

Keyword Research artistry at SMX Advanced 2009

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Throughout the next few days I’m going to try to summarise and cover off the key points raised at this years SMX advanced. First session is “Keyword Research Artistry”. I must warn you, last night was a blast and I’m still feeling a little jetlagged, so please forgive any typos! Keyword Research artistry I walked into the session a little late, but I think I managed to get a great snapshot of the first presentation. Christine Churchill gave a great summary of some useful tools such as: Tweetvolume According to…

My new desktop: updating the Compiz Fusion Installation guide

I’ve had some time this weekend to play around with Ubuntu and update some of my more popular Ubuntu posts. Today, I updated the how to install Compiz post for Jaunty Jackalope. Here’s a screenshot of my beautiful new desktop in 3d mode: (Click the image to enlarge) If you want to build a similar Ubuntu setup, and you’re starting from scratch, here are the guides and resources you’re going to need to get going: 1) Install Ubuntu with the Ubuntu installation guide 2) Activate “restricted” drivers for NVIDIA or…

Install Readair in Ubuntu for a great desktop RSS experience

ReadAir is an application built on Adobe Air that brings your Google Reader to your desktop. I’ve been looking for the right desktop RSS reader for my Ubuntu machine and I’m really happy with this one: (Click to enlarge) Readair is a wonderfully simple and easy to use platform with the only missing feature being the keyboard shortcuts offered in the browser version of Google Reader. There’s definitely keyboard shortcuts in the development pipeline and you can keep your eye on feature requests and their progress by monitoring the discussion…