Month: April 2005

Goodbye Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Freehand?

Today’s top news should prove interesting to follow: Adobe said the Macromedia purchase, Adobe’s biggest-ever takeover, brings together two “complementary” products. Adobe is paying 43.8 times operating profit and 7.5 times sales for Macromedia, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Source: Bloomberg What will happen to the Macromedia products where Adobe offers a similar product? …

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RSS Calendar

Create events your subscribers can import into MS Outlook (VCal) or Mac (ICal) If this tool also offered some kind of an export/upload for outlook / mac / palm calendars… i could think of a number of useful ways to use it!

Working on the Nyika

Read Jeff’s and Leslie’s blog from Nyika Plateau in northern Malawi: Working on the Nyika The Nyika – Vwaza Trust (referred to as the Trust) was established in 2004 to promote for the benefit of the public, the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment of primarily the Nyika National Park and …

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copy writing tips

Five B2B Copy Myths by Jonathan Kranz, March 29, 2005 The next time you write, forget about trying to appear “businesslike” and really get down to business. Be direct, forceful and concrete. Write as if you were talking one-to-one with a good friend you respect. When you blow the dust off your prose, you’ll find …

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Otitis Blues

I was grounded this week. No day job. No blogging. What felt like a bad cold was diagnosed as otitis media, a severe infection in the middle ear, which can lead to meningitis or can rapture the eardrum or cause hearing loss. It is – may I add – somewhat painful. But I’m back online. …

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