Upgrading my account at last

After four years of sloth I’ve finally got around to upgrading my hosting account — which dates back to the time of Pipex. Remember them?

So very shortly I will be running this blog on a proper server rather than via WordPress hosting.

We shall see some changes then, methinks.

Web 3.0 beckons!

Pearl & Dean sold for a quid

The cinema advertising company Pearl & Dean has been sold by its owner STV for the princely sum of £1 today. Read the whole story here.

If I’d known I would have forked out for it myself – if only to get the rights to the theme music, Asteroid. See below if you need reminding…

Digg sees sense at last

Digg has finally seen the light of reason and plans to ditch its obnoxious iFrame toolbar. Here’s the new chief executive Kevin Rose on the move:

Framing content with an iFrame is bad for the Internet. It causes confusion when bookmarking, breaks w/iFrame busters, and has no ability to communicate with the lower frame

More here

Good news for Den of Geek

Den of Geek portrait logoJust heard some great news for Den of Geek – the website I helped to launch three years ago that has a special place in my heart.

Fresh from a successful partnership with Pixar to promote Up* and after posting it’s best ever monthly traffic and commercial figures, Dennis Interactive has assigned the site its own commercial manager.

I’ve known Jenny Sinnott for nearly five years and she was one of Den of Geek’s biggest supporters during the dark days. I’m sure she’ll do a sterling job bringing new advertisers and commercial partners onto the site and help it to become Dennis’ most successful lifestyle website. The opportunity is certainly there to take.

Watch out Empire Online, we’re in your rear-view mirror and closing fast…

*The site takeover was complimented by no less than Lee Unkrich – the director of Pixar’s next film Toy Story 3 .