Archive For January 2009

Optimisation Prime

Recently I decided to take this blog a little more seriously, and part of that has been to see where my visitors were coming from and to try and increase my visitor numbers. Google Analytics reports that 57% of the visitors to david hughes.org arrived from a search engine: That’s a HUGE proportion from Google, Continue Reading

Is Social Media the New Marketplace?

Earlier today I mentioned on Twitter that I was going to sell my Samsung NC10 as I’ve bought a MacBook Air. I wasn’t really expecting a response, but within minutes I had an email from somebody interested in it; a few emails later the funds are in my PayPal account and my Samsung is ready Continue Reading

Google Quick Search – The New Quicksilver

I’m playing with a cool new app on my Mac that shows great promise: Google Quick Search Box. Developed by Nicholas Jitkoff, the developer behind the once great, but now sadly orphaned Quicksliver, Google Quick Search aims to combine Google Search with Spotlight search in one package. But, as with Quicksilver Google Quick Search is Continue Reading

Sir Ken Robinson – Do Schools Kill Creativity?

Earlier on Twitter Mark Boulton asked “what are you top 10 TED talks?” Now I can’t list ten, but I’d love to share with you absolute favourite TED talk delivered by Sir Ken Robinson: This is a brilliant talk. Sir Ken’s delivery is wonderful; no notes, no slides and absolutely no Powerpoint. His charisma, style Continue Reading