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December 28, 2005

Season's Greetings

Season's Greetings from The Techie Blog and best wishes for the coming year!

December 19, 2005

Geek Resources

Are you a geek? Learn about Geek Resources on the Internet and gain helpful information about geeks, nerds, and techies. Just for fun, take The Geek Test to measure your level of geekiness!

December 16, 2005

Gigablast Gigaboost

Searching for another way to give your web site a boost in search engine results? Add a link to to get a Gigablast Gigaboost!

When your web page contains a link to, it will receive a Gigaboost in Gigablast search results. The Gigaboost will give your page an advantage in the ranking of search results. Whenever your web page ties in rank with another web page in the Gigablast search results, your web page will be given the higher ranking.

A free Gigablast web search box can also be added to your web site to get a Gigaboost.

December 08, 2005


Wikinews is developed by a group of volunteers whose mission is to build a web site with current, up-to-date, relevant, and unbiased news. If you are interested in writing and editing articles, consider joining this collaborative effort.

December 01, 2005

Weather Search

Looking for a quick way to check the weather online?

Learn about popular weather sites providing global forecasts and timely weather reports to the world.

Ixquick Metasearch Engine

Use Ixquick Metasearch Engine to search multiple search engines. It will save you valuable time, help you quickly find what you want, and allow you to use the web more efficiently.

November 10, 2005

Computing and Technology Books

Maintain your technical skills by staying updated on the latest computing and networking technologies. Recommended books:

O'Reilly Books
Java Books
Networking Books
Programming Books

Domain Name Registration

Are you trying to pick a domain name for your web site? The first step in getting a domain name is to see if it is available. Use a variety of Domain Name Registration tools and resources to check domain availability and then register your domain.

Web Site Domains

Read an article about Web Site Domains that describes the many factors to be considered in selecting the best domain name for your web site.


WebCrawler is a powerful search service that helps you find relevant information in the sea of Internet content. It is designed to be simple and easy to use.

Let help you make informed decisions about your career! It is the leader in providing reliable information about employee pay levels and compensation.

October 16, 2005

Yahoo! News Search

If you are looking for a way to search both news publications and weblogs for the latest news, consider using Yahoo! News Search. It now includes blogs.

September 14, 2005

Google Blog Search

Need help in searching blogs?

Use Google Blog Search (Google-style interface) or Blog Search (Blogger-style interface) to quickly and easily find the latest blog entries.

Your search results will include all the blogs in Google's blog index, not just Blogger blogs. Multiple languages are available.

Google's blog search can also be accessed from Blogger or from Blogger blogs. The navigation bar on Blogger blogs has been updated to enable you to search that specific Blogger blog or to search all blogs. Very handy!

September 06, 2005

Translation Resources

Looking for translation resources and services on the Internet?

View a helpful collection of Translation Resources and tools to help you quickly translate text and web pages or find translation services.

August 24, 2005

Google AdSense Blog

Are you looking for more blogs to read? Then, consider reading the new Google AdSense blog that will keep you updated with the latest news, hints, and tips.

Inside AdSense provides a way for AdSense specialists to share knowledge and announce new features. Keep up to date with AdSense!

August 02, 2005

Free Stock Ticker

Are you searching for a stock ticker? Download and customize a Free Stock Ticker for your desktop.

Web Copy

Many Internet shoppers spend hours online searching for products and services. Learn how to improve your Web Copy to match Internet shoppers to your own products and services.

August 01, 2005

Affiliate Programs and Marketing

Are you seeking information on Affiliate Programs & Marketing resources? View a collection of affiliate program networks, affiliate marketing resources, and selected affiliate programs to generate revenue on your web site.

SE Positioning

Use Search Engine Positioning resources to improve your search engine ranking, search engine placement, search engine optimization, and search engine marketing.

July 20, 2005


Euroseek is a portal and web directory in Europe providing global and national features.

Career Resources

Have you been searching for job resources and career information on the Internet?

Use an extensive collection of job search and career resources to help you find
the perfect job for a successful career:

Job Search - Job Sites
Job Search Resources - Job Resources
Job Search Articles - Job Articles

June 23, 2005

XML News

Interested in learning more about XML (Extensible Markup Language)? Stay updated by reading the latest XML News headlines.

June 22, 2005

Search Engine Keywords

Read a helpful article on how to research what Search Engine Keywords are being used to search the Internet so that you can improve the search engine rankings of a web site with keyword targeting strategies.

June 20, 2005

Search Tools

Looking for products, tools, and resources to help you search the web more efficiently?

View a helpful collection of Search Tools for surfing the Internet. You will even find online language translators for web and text pages.

June 16, 2005

E-Commerce Solutions

Seeking an e-commerce solution for your web site?

Find a variety of E-Commerce Solutions, information, and resources at the web site to enhance your business endeavors.

Web Hosting Options

Are you seeking an affordable web hosting solution for developing your own web site?

Discover a host of Web Hosting options at the web site to help you establish an Internet presence.

Web Solutions

Find a collection of Web Solutions, resources, and tools at the web site to assist you in the development of your web presence.

June 15, 2005

Findia Net Search

Findia Net Search is a search engine designed to let you quickly and easily find what you are seeking. Its clean design reflects a focused intent to provide you with the best search tool possible.

June 13, 2005

Site Map

Do you need to create a site map for a web site? Consider using FreeFind. It provides both a free version and a professional version. All search engine software is hosted on the FreeFind servers so there is no software to download or install on your own server.

For an example, please view the Site Map at the web site. It is regularly updated to help visitors quickly locate web pages.

June 02, 2005


Do you want to create your own newsletter but do not know where to begin? Gain valuable information from Newsletters on creating your newsletter.

For an example of an online newsletter, please view The eNetSC eZine.

May 25, 2005

Windows Software

Are you a techie who supports Microsoft Windows software? Keep updated on the latest news about Microsoft Windows by reading our recently updated Windows News headlines.

May 02, 2005


Join a webring to increase market exposure for your web site.

If you would like to see an example. please view the Webrings for the web site. You can also join our own webring (The Smallbiz Ring) if you have a similar web site.

April 29, 2005


If you are seeking a free web site monitoring service, consider HostTracker. The monitoring network of nodes will check the availability of a web site at specified intervals and send a notification if the site goes down. Multiple languages are available.

March 11, 2005

Redalto Web Hosting Australia

Redalto Web Hosting Australia is a full service provider offering web design, web hosting, e-mail, and domain name registration.

March 07, 2005

Lingo24 Translation Services

Do you need translation services? Lingo24 is a translation company providing a comprehensive range of foreign language services to clients throughout the world.

March 01, 2005


SiteUptime is a free web site monitoring service that helps eliminate downtime for a web site. Multiple monitoring stations check the availability of a web site at specified intervals and send a notification if the site goes down.

The Multi-Check technology monitors a web site from diverse geographic regions to ensure that it is accessible from multiple Internet points, thereby eliminating false alerts on isolated Internet outages.

February 23, 2005


TurboScout users only need to enter keywords once to get original results from different search engines.

You will find TurboScout an invaluable tool for search engine optimization. Instead of visiting each of the search engine web sites, you will be able to use TurboScout to enter keywords and quickly find the ranking of a web site in the different search engines.

February 22, 2005

FreeFind Site Search

Do you need a site search engine for your web site? FreeFind provides a free version with no fixed page limit. All search engine software is hosted on the FreeFind servers so there is no software to download or install on your own server.

February 18, 2005


A permalink (permanent link) is a type of URL (Uniform Resource Locator) set up for a specific item of information, often a news story or weblog item. The Techie Blog has a permalink for each blog entry for referencing that specific entry instead of the entire blog.

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, has a more detailed explanation on Permalinks.

February 17, 2005


Are you a techie? Still not sure what it means to be a techie? Read all about Techies at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. You will also find information about nerds and geeks!

February 16, 2005

Free Microsoft AntiSpyware

According to CNET, Bill Gates announced in a speech yesterday (February 15, 2005) at the annual RSA Security Conference that Microsoft AntiSpyware will be free. Last month Microsoft released a free test version (Beta) but had not announced until today whether the software would be free in its final release.

February 15, 2005

Ask Jeeves

Users of Bloglines will be interested in the following news story:


MSNBC - Ask Jeeves Buys Bloglines

SAN FRANCISCO - Underdog online search engine Ask Jeeves Inc. has bought Bloglines, a Web log index and Internet news funnel popular with serious readers of online journals, in its latest bid to gain ground on heavyweight rivals Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc.
Bloglines is a comprehensive, integrated service for searching, subscribing, publishing and sharing news feeds, blogs, and web content.

February 09, 2005


FeedBurner is a free service that allows you to republish your RSS or Atom feed into a variety of formats. It is a very helpful tool for providing a compatible RSS version to readers that do not support Atom.

It will also format your raw feed XML into a browser-friendly, subscriber-friendly format that displays like a web page and includes information on subscribing to your feed. For example, the raw feed XML for The eNetSC Journal was republished with FeedBurner into a browser-friendly, subscriber-friendly format.

RSS to JavaScript

Free RSS to JavaScript conversion tools are available to easily integrate an RSS feed into a web site.

If you are interested in converting an RSS feed to JavaScript code for a web site, check out Feed2JS. This tool is easy to use and will allow you to customize the content to match your web site design.


With just a few easy steps you can convert RSS feeds to HTML links for your web site! The free RSS2HTML tool allows you to select a layout and color scheme to generate a URL that can be added to a web site.

February 02, 2005

The HTML Writers Guild

The HTML Writers Guild is a leading organization for web professionals. Members include webmasters, web site developers, graphic designers, programmers, multimedia specialists, system administrators, educators, e-commerce specialists, Intranet/Extranet specialists, and others who participate in the development, monitoring and management of web sites.

February 01, 2005 provides network cables (Cat5, Cat5e, Cat6), crossover cables (Cat5), custom network cables (Ethernet), and many other types of cables.

V-Day Promotion Reminder

Just a reminder about the Valentine's Day promotion at The Techie Shop. The coupon expires February 3, 2005. You will save $5.00 off when you spend $50.00 or more. Enter coupon code VDAY50 during the checkout process.

Definiteweb Australia

Definiteweb Australia provides search engine optimization and web design services.

January 28, 2005

Comment Spam

Read a Google Blog entry on preventing comment spam. It explains a new "nofollow" attribute that will be used to prevent spammers from gaining benefit in search engine rankings by adding their links to public areas like blog comments, trackbacks, and referrer lists.

January 27, 2005

Valentine's Day Promotion

The Techie Shop is featuring a promotion for Valentine's Day. You will save $5.00 off when you spend $50.00 or more. Just enter coupon code VDAY50 during the checkout process. Hurry, this coupon expires February 3, 2005.

January 25, 2005

Google News

If you are seeking a free news resource for web site visitors, Google News is an excellent choice. It provides the latest Top Stories as well as news categories, including World News, Business News, and Sci/Tech News.

Provide a valuable resource for web site visitors by adding a link to each news category that is related to a topic on the web site.

January 24, 2005

Techie Mousepads

A techie mousepad will keep your mouse rolling in style! But, rubber backing will keep the mousepad from sliding. The durable, cloth top mousepad is even machine washable!

To view all the mousepads at The Techie Shop, use the pull down menu (View Products By Type). By clicking on Mousepad (Housewares category), you will be able to view all the available geek designs.

January 19, 2005

Business Blogs

Do you want to create a business blog to communicate company news or provide information on areas of interest to customers? Use our recently updated list of resources available to help you create and manage Weblogs.

January 11, 2005

Google Sci/Tech News

Google Sci/Tech News is a great resource for the latest tech news. You can also perform queries if you are searching for a specific topic, company, event, article, or news source.

January 05, 2005

Symantec Security Alerts

Stay updated on the latest computer virus security alerts, advisories, and tools with Symantec Security Alerts. You can also search the Symantec database.

January 01, 2005

CyberCulture News

Learn what is happening in the world of cyberspace by reading the daily CyberCulture News from around the globe.