BlogFile: Getting serious with RC cars

For the RC car enthusiasts among us, champion RC car driver Igor Presnukhin has recently started a blog where he shares his vast knowledge of RC Cars Tips and Tricks with the world.

His is the kind of site that can truly help grow the hobby for all ability levels. On one hand, Presnukhin provides tons of helpful tips that will be appreciated by seasoned drivers. But his blog is also enjoyable for newcomers, who are likely to be sucked in by his enthusiasm and practical explanations of a wide range of concepts (The 15-page “Introduction to RC Cars” is a definite must-read).

The tutorials on the blog are easily laid out (with photos!) so that anyone can learn from Presnukhin’s vast RC car knowledge. Best of all, he updates his site feverishly, averaging about five new posts per day. There is plenty of information on this site to keep readers interested not only in Presnukhin’s RC Cars Tips and Tricks blog but also in the sport of RC car racing in general.

BlogFile: The Worst in Web Design

In the midst of awards season, this is an honour you don’t want to win: Small Business Web Coach Craig Dewe has published a list of the “5 Worst Web Designers in the World.”

Dewe’s list includes “professional” sites with nested tables, frames, scrolling marquees, flashing backgrounds, and lots of other outdated graphical tricks that novice designers played with in the 90s – the difference being, of course, that these companies want to take your money for their web design “skills.” Continue reading

BlogFile: Multitasking goes mainstream

Marketing and PR consultant Francine Hardaway makes our latest edition of NewsWatch for a blog entry that is just too true: a short-and-sweet commentary on our multi-tasking culture. Shouldn’t all great articles start with the line, “Bill Clinton talked on the phone while receiving his famous blowjob from Monica Lewinsky…”?

Of course, Hardaway is 100% right. Today’s NOW culture is about instantaneous information, and more recent communications technologies have been designed for just that purpose. Continue reading

BlogFile: Oldest domain names on the Internet

The Life and Times of Forrester blog has done some digging and come up with the 100 oldest registered domains on the Internet, dating back to March 1985. The list is a good mix of obscure personal sites and forward-thinking corporate giants.

Who are you expecting to be in the Top 10? Microsoft? Maybe Steve Jobs and his early Apple brand? The answers may surprise you. Continue reading