George R.R. Martin Writes Everything on a DOS Machine Because Spell Check Is a Huge Pain in the Ass

George R.R. Martin Writes Everything on a DOS Machine Because Spell Check Is a Huge Pain in the Ass

By Josh Wolford May 14, 2014

While many of us can’t imagine composing a single sentence without the help of modern spell check technology, A Song of Ice And Fire author George R.R. Martin actively avoids it. In fact, he recently revealed to Conan O’Brien that …

ASP.NET: Easily Block DoS Attacks

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The Law, Microsoft, And ISPs

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Google Talk Themes

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Romancing The Phone: Txt Luv Dos & Donts

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Spam, But Not Spam; 10 Email Mktg. Must Dos

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The Rigmarole of Norton Internet Security

Notwithstanding the Dell Hell saga of last year, I love my Dell Dimension XPS Gen 5 which I bought in August.

Dos And Donts Of Content Optimization CORRECTION

In an article posted on 8/10/05 regarding information gleaned from a Search Engine Strategies session hosted by Jill Whalen of HighRankings.com and Heather Lloyd-Martin of WebSourced, Inc., some critical errors were made among the relay from notes to print. In this posting, we will address the errors and Jill’s thoughtful correction of those errors. Jill emphasized that there were no absolutes in SEO.

Cisco VoIP Phones Have DoS Problem

A software flaw in Cisco’s Internet phones could create problems for users by crashing their phones.

Advertising DOs and DONTs

From early on in my online career I realised that the fastest way to internet riches was to find a marketing concept that brought me profits and plough as much as I could into that resource, thus building my business and capital as I went.

The Dos and Donts of Web Site Design

Let’s discuss an important point about online content/text versus print. People read text off a computer screen at about 1/4th the speed that they do paper. This important fact tells us that we should keep what we want to say on the web short and sweet. If some of my articles have been too long, I apologize for my flapping mouth and keyboard!

The Dos and Don’ts Of Business Web Design

It would appear that many business owners just aren’t getting it when it comes to Web design. It has been proven over and over again that Web surfers prefer certain things when visiting sites. The list below is short, sweet and to-the-point. It will help to guide you as you design, or redesign, your site for maximum effectiveness.

Dos and Don’ts of a Professional Website

A professional website is, above all else, professional. What constitutes professional though? This question has been asked by many, and the answers are as varied as those asking the question. There are at least a hundred or more possible aspects to consider, some consisting of parts of others, such as demographics and content. Each factor has its own affect on how customers perceive a website.

Dos and don’ts when writing classified ads

DO WRITE OUT ALL DETAILS in your ad offer. Read it, edit it, and re-write it for shorter, money saving effective ad.

“Think small”.

Submitting Your Site To The Open Web Directory: Some Dos And Donts

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Network Denial of Service Attacks. Can you hack it?

These days there are significant increases in network-based attacks and among them is the dreaded Denial-of-Service attack, which can leave your systems either unusable or unreachable. Although these attacks don’t make the news as often as they did when Yahoo.com was taken down by a massive Distributed Denial of Service attack, they are still prevalent.

The Dos and Donts of Entertaining Clients over Meals

Business meals, whether breakfast, lunch or dinner, are essentially business meetings. The added element of entertaining your client over food means that you not only have to be knowledgeable about your products and services, but you also need to exhibit good conversational skills, show confidence in a social setting and demonstrate that you can eat with civility.