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LONG TERM DOCUMENT STORAGE

From the earliest days of computers there has been a lot of concern about the long term problems of digital storage. IBM mainframes use a different character encoding that was devised before the ASCII standard was established. A simple lookup table can translate back and forth. Unfortunately machines have been designed with so many disparate …

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WEB SEARCH TURNAROUND TIME

Lots of smaller web sites have been moved around a lot on the internet. The Internet Archive project has its hands full with broken links and missing content delivery servers etc. It’s not a bad idea to save all images to a backup DVD disk so that if the CDN images disappear (it has happened …

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WEBSITE MONETIZATION

Website monetization is one of the more difficult topics facing the internet today. During the tech bubble ad rates and web sites were considered extremely valuable. Since then the bubble has collapsed and additional factors have been introduced that complicate the matter even more. The obvious solution to website monetization is the use of advertising. We are no …

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GOOGLE ADSENSE

We used to use Google Adsense however problems running a gaming site have make them a big target for adblockers. Today Google has seen declining revenue from Adsense. Adsense serves automatic text, image, video, or interactive media advertisements, that are targeted to site content and audience. These advertisements are administered, sorted, and maintained by Google. …

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OPEN SOURCE DEFINITION

One of the founders of the open source movement, Bruce Perens, who had previously drafted the Debian Free Software Guidelines (which would be adapted to become the OSD), puts the date at February, 9, 1998, when he published an announcement of the OSD. Debian is one of the early distributions of Linux. Free and open source software meant anyone …

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GNU PROJECT

The GNU project was established in 1983 by Richard Stallman when he posted a message in Usenet. Its aim is to give computer users freedom and control in their use of their computers and computing devices, by collaboratively developing and providing software that is based on the following freedom rights: users are free to run the …

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