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I <3 DreamHost Support

October 29th, 2008 . by Toni

I mentioned in a previous post that the most stressful job I ever quit had was that of a support tech for a hosting company. People don’t like their websites being down, in much the same way they don’t like a stubbed toe — it sucks: hard. Last week I sent in a support ticket [...]

Yahoo! Launches Web Analytics

October 28th, 2008 . by Toni

Looks like Yahoo! is launching a “web analytics” service on a limited basis starting this week. The new service is currently in beta and only available to a select group of advertisers and third party app developers. Soon, the service will be made available to Yahoo’s 13,000 e-commerce customers hosting under the Yahoo Small Business [...]

DreamHost Founder Speaks

October 27th, 2008 . by Toni

Dallas Kashuba, Co-Founder of DreamHost has a few upcoming appearances you may be interested in: The first is at WorldBlu Live,in New York City, Thursday and Friday October 16-17, 2008. He’ll be speaking about how democracy is used within DreamHost and how it makes business stronger. The other talk is in Atlanta on November 12-14, [...]

Who’s Your Favourite Domain Registrar?

October 24th, 2008 . by Claire

Over on sibling blog QualityNonsense, there’s a post titled Which is the Best Domain Registrar? The consensus seemed to be that was a firm favourite; readers have been adding their own suggestions. Our Favourite Registrars We’ve always found to be good value; we’ve also used Enom, Go Daddy, Dotster, 1&1, and many others. So why Namecheap? The [...]

Email Upgrades at DreamHost

October 23rd, 2008 . by Toni

DreamHost recently announced some upgrades to their email service: New! Quarantined Mail via IMAP I bet you are drooling already. You can finally access your junkmail quarantine folder via your IMAP client!!! To enable this, just log into webmail at: or – and click “junkmail” there on the left, then “settings”, then enter [...]

Have an Idea to Change the World?

October 22nd, 2008 . by Toni

Google is celebrating it’s 10th birthday with Project 10100 — pronounced “Project 10 to the 100th”. The project is a call for ideas to change the world by helping as many people as possible. Go here to submit your best idea to help humanity. The top 5 ideas will be selected, with $10 million divided [...]

DreamHost Gets Greener – Free Upgrades

October 21st, 2008 . by Toni

We already know that DreamHost has gone green — now they want to “Save the Environment Harder!” In a recent blog post, DreamHost announced a plan to reduce their data center power usage by 50%: Basically, we’ve come to realize that if we were to upgrade all our old web and file servers onto new [...]

IBM’s Bluehouse – Facebook for Business?

October 20th, 2008 . by Toni

IBM just launched Bluehouse, a service that combines the features of social networking (ala Facebook) with business-collaboration tools. My first impression is that the demos look great. A nice clean interface, useful tools, and I can see this being a replacement for current online project management services. Currently Bluehouse is free during its public beta [...]