Tag Archives: review

More New Features from Mon.itor.us

I recently wrote about a web-based service called Mon.itor.us that can monitor your servers, 24/7 – sending you an email notification if any of them stop responding. Well, they noticed my review, and i’m not sure if it was just a coincidence, but the next time i logged into their system – there were even [...]

Monitoring, Monitorus, Montastic – Server Uptime Anyone?

Here’s a couple of neato services that you can use to monitor any web server’s uptime throughout the day. I’ve been looking for a free service like this for a while now. Web-based software that would track the response times of your servers from various points on the internet, giving you a “true” feel for [...]

Round 2: Video-based Social Networking Reviewed

My previous article covered 3 major players in the video-based social networking space. Catch up on what i said about YouTube, Guba, and Jumpcut or just wing it and read on.. This time around i’ll be reviewing 3 relatively new web services. Each of these sites is unique in some way, and offers its own [...]

3 Video-based Social Networks Reviewed

Over the last few days i’ve had the opportunity to try out 3 excellent social networking services. All of them have built their communities around the concept that people want to upload and share video files with their friends and family – they just needed a central place to do it in. Well, today it [...]

Web-based Video Editing with Jumpcut

[ Update: Well, it looks like Jumpcut was aquired by Yahoo! [ page last updated: Sept. 27, 2006. ] I came across Jumpcut a few days ago and although i am not a video artist myself, i keep thinking of great ways that people could use this service. Jumpcut is a site that will let [...]

McAfee SiteAdvisor, whenever you’re in doubt.

McAfee SiteAdvisor is an excellent web-based service provided by the same folks who made desktop antivirus software that didn’t paralyze my 300Mhz PC way back in 1993. I had heard of it a couple of times before, but never actually went to try it out until today and therefore didn’t fully understand it’s potential until [...]

Mixing Feeds: A Brief Comparison

Many sites now offer their visitors a variety of RSS feeds which can be used to track specific aspects of their website. The most common among these would probably be something like categories based feeds. It was only a matter of time before combinations of feeds started to be offered as well. That is, people [...]

Quest for the holy Web Host

[ page last updated: Dec. 10, 2005. ] So i’m on a new mission: find a web hosting provider that meets my current requirements, test a couple out and slowly move over some of my current domains to said provider. i figured that i’d document my research and post it for any who might be [...]

3 week shakedown, 2 RSS readers remain.

This article will look at the remaining 4 RSS readers ( SearchFox, Rojo, Bloglines, Newsgator Online ) that i am reviewing and eliminate another 2 services based on usability and personal preference. Note: any pros / cons stated below are in addition to the ones already mentioned here. The Recap: RSS? Why. ( evolution of [...]

1 week comparison: SearchFox, Feedster, Pluck, Bloglines, Rojo, and NewsGator

[ page last updated: Oct. 21, 2005. ] i can’t believe an entire week has gone by.. i wanted to take a couple of hours each day to test out these 6 feed readers, but i gotta say that i still can’t decide which one i feel most comfortable with. looks like i may have [...]

So you think you can RSS? How.

[ This is a follow up to a previous article entitled: "So you think you can RSS? Why", which looks at the evolution of the internet and why RSS and other feed formats are so popular today. ] Everyday i seem to find at least 2-3 new websites that i think are really cool and [...]