An Ongoing Revision

You’ve come to the site. Perhaps you visit regularly – although from the web stats, I’d suggest this probably isn’t the case. Yet, for sure, you see the look and feel of the of the site has changed. Sometimes for better. Sometimes for worse (Well, to a less strong design; worse is such a tough …

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Does spam pay?

Late last month, US authorities arrested an email spammer nicknamed ‘The Spam King’ and charged him with sending millions of junk emails. According to a news article posted on the BBC News website, the spammer, called Robert Soloway, was arrested in Seattle and charged with mail fraud, identity theft and money laundering. Part of the …

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The Hazards of Blogging

No, not the Hazzards of Blogging. I am pretty sure they don’t have computers in Hazzard County. I am talking about something different. The internet is littered with news articles and blogs about bloggers whose typing fingers have landed them in hot water with their employers. It seems like even other week there is some …

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A sniff of snuff?

I had the opportunity to take a snort of snuff yesterday evening – and so, for the first time in my life – I snuffed tobacco. It was a small snort, placed gingerly on the fleshy bit of hand between my thumb and index finger. (Left hand, if you must know.) With a sharp inhalation, …

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Beware of malicious websites!

This morning I came across a particularly chilling article about websites that use malicious code to infect the computers of visitors to that site. These sites use computer coding and scripts to launch programmes, steal password information and otherwise wreak havoc with our computers. What was really frightening about the article was that it noted …

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Converting large-scale print forms for web presentation

I was recently faced with an interesting production issue involving converting a large scale print file (for a poster series that were 700mm x 1000mm). My client asked me to convert the (40 page InDesign) print file to a PDF for posting on the web. My initial attempts at using Adobe InDesign’s ‘Adobe PDF Presets’ …

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