Search Engine Optimisation [SEO] and being found online – an overview

Many owners of a new website can be quite amazed that it won’t show in the first, or any search engine results pages. If it does appear quite quickly then it’s either luck or good planning and hard work with attention to detail. Here are a few thoughts assuredly not covering every aspect – none

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Volunteer work on a new conservation initiative in Mt Aspiring National Park

Sometimes I take some time-out to help the NZ Dept of Conservation do braided river multi day bird surveys, or to help even the odds for endangered species like the Buff Weka, and once even did a bat survey in the dark. In a joint venture with the newly formed Matukituki Charitable Trust, last week

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Endorsements, appreciations, testimonials and recommendations

[color-box color=”gray” rounded=”false”]My Knight in Computer Armour! For those of us not so computer savy – my mentor – my problem solver – my new equipment supplier – since introduced to computers in 1996, the patience of a saint and all at a moments notice! Karin ¬†Cameron ¬†Strawmark – ‘Living as nature intended’ with ‘beauty

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Replacement hard disks for Mac laptops

Up until recently a good replacement drive for a MacBook Pro was typically of a 750 Gb capacity with a 7200RPM spin rate making for a noticeable speed bump. In other words a better choice than Apple’s offerings even on a new machine. And sometimes discerning owners would request the upgrade at purchase time. The

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A rule of thirds that works for any software project…

An article in this morning’s ODT got me thinking again about the huge NZ education payroll system debacle Novopay, especially as a friend just last night asked me what I thought [ans. was “probably the quickest thing would be to rebuild it”].     I don’t claim to be a programmer, but I’ve built a

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Digital Cameras the Easy Way by Brian Miller

There is quite an ‚Äö√Ñ√∫art‚Äö√Ñ√π needed to master today‚Äö√Ñ√¥s highly computerised digital cameras and their manuals! Dunedin writer and publisher Brian Miller has addressed this by writing an outstanding little book, fact filled with solid practical advice [with even a quote from iCommunicate’s Donald], all about Digital Cameras the Easy Way. I‚Äö√Ñ√¥m blown away by

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