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PC Magazine once again put together a list at the end of last year that wraps up 100 of their favorite blogs, and I'm pleased to say that CyberNet made it this time around! I don't think they are in any particular order, but we're on the third page. There are a lot of great blogs that made the list, so Ashley and I are very humbled to have been included.
Wow, time sure does fly, doesn't it? It flew by so fast that we almost missed our Birthday! Almost... This past Tuesday, December 3rd, was our official 3rd Birthday. We've taken some time this week to put together another Birthday Bash full of giveaways, just like last year. Unlike last year, we're giving you a heads up on when to expect the giveaways so that more of you will be able to enter.
Our Daily Downloads articles have been one of my favorite things to do because I'm the type of person who keeps a close eye on software. Unfortunately they are also rather time consuming because of all the information we try to aggregate into one central location.
A new website launched the other day called Quarkbase, and its goal is to provide details about all kinds of different websites. It gives you details like who owns the site, ways to contact them, how many articles are on Digg, and so on. It's a pretty cool service and all, but I'll admit that I didn't have any intention of writing about it.
A few days ago MoFuse decided that it was time for them to unleash their professional accounts for free. Previously grabbing one of these costed $3 per month, and what's great about them is that you can use your own domain. We thought about it for a little while, and then decided this would be a great chance for us to launch our own mobile site. So that's exactly what we did:
Over two years ago Ashley and I started to think about what we could do on CyberNet News that would help distinguish us from the millions of other blogs that are out there. That's when we came up with the idea to start a CyberNotes series which we would write each and every day of the week. They have since evolved into an extensive set of reviews for products, applications, and websites.
Those of you who were checking up on the Daily Downloads today might have noticed something new. For each download that we listed there's a section stating which platforms they are compatible with: Windows, Mac, and/or Linux. We were going to do just a text-based system for listing the platforms, but we wanted to make it easier for those wanting to glance through real quick.
This is just a quick note to all of our readers to let you know that this week will be a bit different in terms of a writing schedule because we are moving! As many of you know from reading us (or if you've read our About section), Ryan and I are both from the Chicagoland area, but we've been living in Iowa for the last 4 1/2 years to go to school at Iowa State University.
We thought that today would be a good time to express our thanks to the machine that delivers CyberNet to readers around the world. Our Xeon-powered server runs Fedora Core 5, and it's had an incredible uptime of over 6 months. I'm sure it would be even higher than that right now, but I used to restart it once a week to help ensure that things would flow smoothly.
One of the questions we get asked most frequently in emails from our readers is, "what is your schedule usually like working on the site full-time?" Apparently some of you are curious what we spend our time doing, so today we thought that just for fun, we'd share what a typical day for us is like.
I finished a new feature for the site last weekend that I've been wanting to do for months. Several sites that I read will, on occasion, write about posts that they had put together a year or two ago (Lifehacker for example). That's a great idea because new readers will likely never see some of the older articles if it weren't for posts like that.
CyberNet News is what it is because of people like you who work to make it better. Sure, we write the articles and dig up the information, but it's the readers and comments that add the most value to our site. We've never taken the opportunity to formally thank all of the people that make CyberNet what it is, so a big "Thanks" is long overdue. Today, we're saying thank you...
I'm not sure how many of our eagle-eyed visitors noticed the 15-minutes of downtime last night, but I know some of you did because Max started a discussion in the forum about it.
What was going on this week at CyberNet News and Learn Firefox? Here's your chance to catch-up if you missed something!