Category Archives: Web

The Sugar Daddy Solution

In today’s economy, it’s hard to create a life for yourself based on a minimum wage job.

Although the minimum wage was created to ensure a better life for Americans, it’s not always the exemplary choice in some people’s views. A great deal of Americans struggle to make minimum wage and barely make ends meet. Continue reading

Send Large Email Attachment with Great Big Mail

You need to send your boss the designs for the new company website. Normally you could just transfer these files over the company network or hand him a USB stick but he is traveling and needs those files within the hour. Time for plan C, you open your email and attach the designs. A box pops up telling you the files are too big totaling around 2.8 gigabytes! What do you do?

Chances are we have all been in this scenario a few times in our life. Traditionally you sign up for a subscription to a third party service, download software, and perform a complicated series of tasks. All to send one single file. One file that would have taken seconds if it had been small enough for email. Great Big Mail, a new email attachment service, eliminates the hassle of sending large files to people over email. The service is simple yet extremely useful.

The process is simple. Step 1, go to GreatBigMail.com and tell them your email address and the email address you wish to send the file or files to. Step 2, use their file selection tool to attach the desired files and wait for them to upload to the GBM server. Step 3, pay a small fee (less than $1) to GBM to cover the storage and bandwidth fees. Within seconds your recipient will receive an email containing a link to download the files. It’s that simple.

GreatBigMail is perfect for anyone who needs to quickly deliver large digital files to other people. Additional options are available such as multiple simultaneous recipients, additional storage fees for extra large files, and password protected files to keep your files safe and accessible only to those who know the password. GBM is great for file formats that are typically large such as video, artwork, CAD, and zip.

Send Large Email Attachment with Great Big Mail

You need to send your boss the designs for the new company website. Normally you could just transfer these files over the company network or hand him a USB stick but he is traveling and needs those files within the hour. Time for plan C, you open your email and attach the designs. A box pops up telling you the files are too big totaling around 2.8 gigabytes! What do you do?

Chances are we have all been in this scenario a few times in our life. Traditionally you sign up for a subscription to a third party service, download software, and perform a complicated series of tasks. All to send one single file. One file that would have taken seconds if it had been small enough for email. Great Big Mail, a new email attachment service, eliminates the hassle of sending large files to people over email. The service is simple yet extremely useful.

The process is simple. Step 1, go to GreatBigMail.com and tell them your email address and the email address you wish to send the file or files to. Step 2, use their file selection tool to attach the desired files and wait for them to upload to the GBM server. Step 3, pay a small fee (less than $1) to GBM to cover the storage and bandwidth fees. Within seconds your recipient will receive an email containing a link to download the files. It’s that simple.

GreatBigMail is perfect for anyone who needs to quickly deliver large digital files to other people. Additional options are available such as multiple simultaneous recipients, additional storage fees for extra large files, and password protected files to keep your files safe and accessible only to those who know the password. GBM is great for file formats that are typically large such as video, artwork, CAD, and zip.

Does WordPress 2.5 Fix Google Cache Hack?

Image of hacked page in Google cache

I have spent the past few months working on a very search centric CMS that I could offer clients, and use myself.  So the idea of upgrading my WordPress is something I didn’t want to deal with.  I admit that WordPress 2.5 looked to be a great step up, especially since I was 3 versions behind with my personal blog.  But I have  a custom theme and some custom plugins that I didn’t want to break, and WordPress is not exactly well coded when it comes to upgrades.  But as fate would have it, the upgrade became more a necessity than a luxury. Continue reading

I'm an Online Marketing Hero

Online Marketing Heroes book featuring Ed Shull

I learned a few weeks back that I was featured in the new book, Online Marketing Heroes.  I actually didn’t see a copy of the book until I was speaking at SXSW.  I have been trying to control my ego a bit after reading Eckhart Tolle, but I have to confess to liking the sight of my name on a book.  And I’ll try not to read too much into the fact that my name is in the biggest font other than the title and author.
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SXSW 2008

Four years ago my friend Russ, who at the time worked for me, asked if the company could send him to SXSW.   After looking over the website I thought it seemed like a good show to attend myself.  I was growing tired of the industry shows like Ad:tech and Search Engine Strategies.  Plus, I had never been to Austin before.  It was a great decision to make.

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Is GameWar Really GamePal?

A couple days ago I got a comment here that Gamepal now owns Gamewar.com. I didn’t think much about it until “Margaret” posted a follow up comment directed at me denying the relationship. These comments came within a short time of me getting the Gamepal “cease and desist” email. I know Gamepal reads my blog, and I know they are pretty stupid, so I decided to investigate.

By investigate, I mean check the whois for Gamewar.com on Netsol.com. Take a look at the image here, and I think you’ll agree that there is some evidence that Gamepal does in fact own Gamewar.com. If you’re trying to keep this a secret, ol’ Smity may want to opt for the privacy option on domains that even your average webcam girl can figure out. Continue reading