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Articles and Reviews from Voodish

Welcome to our Articles section, we try and update this section at least twice weekly, so check back regularly for the most up to date info. Our sections include Future of Computing, Internet Tools, Tea Break and Web Development.

Mar 25 2019

Anatomy of a spam e-mail

A daily chore of modern life for many is the morning trawl through a full in box deleting spam email. But just where does it all come from and why do spammers use bizarre text, names and images in their emails? To the expert eye a typical spam is laden with clues to its origin.

Mar 25 2019

Exposing the Deep Web to Search Engines

Exposing the Invisible Web to Search Engines

The Invisible Web (aka Deep Web) is that humongous slice of the Internet’s web pages that traditional search engines either have not indexed or cannot index. Often, if they cannot index a page, it’s because the page is database-driven and requires a human trigger before it is rendered in your web browser.

For example, you may have to ask a question, such as “show me all the job listings for project manager,”

Mar 24 2019

RoboBraille produces touchy-feely output

By Paul Crichton

RoboBraille produces automated touchy-feely output

We’re probably all familiar with Babel Fish, the entertaining if not altogether reliable automated tool that translates from one language to another. Well, now there is a new conversion system for Braille that looks to be far more accurate and just about as quick.

Mar 24 2019

Web Developer Addon for Firefox

Web Development Addon for Firefox

Couldn’t do without this tool, an absolutely necessity for modern Web Development. Seems to be updated quite regularly too, as it always works with new versions of FF (FireFox).

This extension adds a menu and a toolbar to the browser with various web developer tools.

Mar 23 2019

Mars Pathfinder by Dan Maas (NIN)

Mars Pathfinder

This 3d animation is the work of Dan Maas, a 19-year-old undergraduate at Cornell University enrolled in the university’s College Scholar program for independent, interdisciplinary study. Daniel Maas NASA Mars Pathfinder Animation perfectly set to “Sunspots” by Nine Inch Nails (NIN).

Mar 23 2019

The Keyword Mess

While optimizing your website with good keywords is an important part of your search engine strategy, I do think however, that too many webmasters spend way too much time tweaking it to death. I don’t think that this is a good idea nor do I think that it is beneficial to their website. All that time spent on one thing while neglecting the rest of their marketing strategies in the long run is hurting their online business. So much time is wasted getting those keywords just right actually hurts the quality of the content on their web pages.

Mar 22 2019

Accessible Search Engine

Paul Crichton

Paul Crichton is a director of net-progress, a web analytic’s consultancy based in London.

He developed www.net-guide.co.uk, an accessible search engine that only lists accessible websites. net-guide was awarded ‘See it Right’ accreditation by the Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB). Google has since adopted a similar idea for an accessible search engine.