Since I seem to have mentioned pets a few times in this issue, I thought I’d close with a pet item. Want a trouble-free pet? Count on the Japanese to build it. Ugobe’s Pleo is undeniably cute, modeled after a baby Camarasaurus, a type of long-necked, plant-eating Jurassic reptile. The Pleo is programmed to respond like a pet. It comes when called, purrs when stroked, and whimpers when hurt. It can be trained to respond to commands. It communicates with other Pleos via infrared technology. The company says it can even catch a cold.
Q: What is the difference between a cat and a comma?
A: A cat has claws at the end of its paws. A comma’s a pause at the end of a clause.
As you probably know, Google is the most widely used search engine on the Internet today. But did you know there is a lot you can do with it beyond basic searches?
You can learn more about how Google has indexed your website (assuming it has) by typing the following commands into the Google search window. Of course, substitute your domain name for the word “domain.” And when researching a particular keyword or phrase, type that word or phrase where it says “keyword.”
link:www.domain.com returns a list of backlinks that Google has indexed. Only
a small selection is listed, however.
related:www.domain.com returns a list of sites that Google sees as related
to the topic on your page. At present, it’s not very accurate.
allinurl:keyword returns a list of pages and sites that contain the ‘keyword’
in their url.
site:www.domain.com returns all pages of the domain that Google has crawled
allinanchor:keyword returns a list of pages and sites that contain the keyword
as anchor text in their backlinks.
cache:www.domain.com will show the current cache that Google has for the page.
info:www.domain.com will return information that Google has for the page.
allintitle:keyword returns webpages that have the specified keywords in the
intitle:keyword returns listings of web pages that have only the specific keyword
as the title.
Here are some of Nexxite’s newest sites:
Ruth D. Raisfeld, P.C.. – Ms Raisfeld is an attorney specializing in alternative dispute resolution through mediation, arbitration, independent investigations and employee training. www.rdradr.com
Chris Kole Collection – This designer of women’s evening wear has entered the bridal dress market. We expanded their website, adding a bridal section. www.chriskole.com/BridalIntro.htm
Cindy Levitz, L.Ac. – Ms Levitz is a Licensed Acupuncturist, Certified Herbologist, and
Diplomate in Oriental Medicine. www.acupunctureandhealth.com
Steven Horowitz, Esq. – Mr. Horowitz practices intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, litigation, trade secrets law and unfair competition. www.patentny.com
Kim D. Sherman – Ms. Sherman is a composer for musical theater, choral music, song cycles, chamber music and opera. www.kdsherman.com
I’m not sure if this is something anyone is interested in, but I thought I’d make it available. We can place a little digital clock that tells the current time anywhere you like on your website.
To see an example: www.nexxite.com/clock.htm
Perhaps you’ve heard of “phishing.” You’ve probably already been a recipient of it. (Hopefully, you’ve resisted.) It is devious and dangerous. And people fall for these scams every day.
Phishers use fake e-mails and fraudulent websites designed to fool recipients into divulging personal financial data such as credit card numbers, account usernames and passwords, social security numbers, etc. By pretending to be well-known banks, online retailers and credit card companies, phishers are able to convince up to 5% of recipients to respond to them.
> Be suspicious of any email with urgent requests for personal financial information.
> Phisher emails are typically NOT personalized, while valid messages from your bank or e-commerce company generally are.
> Don’t use the links in an email to get to any web page. If you suspect the message might not be authentic, call the company or log onto the website directly by typing in the Web address in your browser.
> Avoid filling out forms in email messages that ask for personal financial information.
> Always ensure that you’re using a secure site when submitting credit card or other sensitive information via your Web browser. (To make sure you’re on a secure Web server, check the beginning of the Web address in your browser’s address bar – it should be “https://” rather than just “http://”)
Here are some of Nexxite’s newest sites:
Brent Porter Fabrications & Interiors – Brent creates drapery and fabrics for movies, theater, opera, hotels, casinos, etc. www.brentporter.com
The Cat Depot – A wonderful, committed cat rescue group located in Sarasota, Florida. www.catdepot.org
Leonard Golino Salon – Leonard Golino’s new hair salon located in Chelsea, NY. www.leonardgolinosalon.com
New York Theater Scene – A site with reviews of recent shows in the greater New York/Connecticut area. www.nytheaterscene.com
We can now add video clips to your website. Nothing like the personal touch!
Imagine a short movie of yourself announcing a new product or service. Or your favorite spokesmodel talking about your company… whatever. For a limited time (through the end of this year), if you have a short video you would like to see on your website, we will add it for free.
Videos must be in digital form, suitable for the Web (e.g., .wmv, .avi, or .mpg). So, if you have (or can get) a video clip in one of these formats, we will be happy to add it to your site at no charge.