What Happens to .ly Domains When Libya Shuts Down the Internet – “All this should serve as a cautionary tale for anyone obtaining a domain – in Libya or, frankly, elsewhere, as TLDs fall under government scrutiny and seizure, no matter the country.” I’m starting to think domains are broken, but handing everything over to search seems like a much worse option. Who is working on a replacement system?
Dear Google, I Have More Than 10,000 Contacts – the scary part of this to me is that Brad trusts his contacts to Google sync. I lost so much data from my contact records (fields silently dropped, etc.) when I tried this that I immediately rolled back to a backup.
Solving The Hacker News Problem – Al3x is right, the problem is the opportunity (popularity and growth) these sites experience. Serving a niche and turning down a wider audience is a tough business decision to make. And it has to be a business decision for as he says, running a site like this is a full time investment.