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Our blog posts are the result of issues and opportunities we see in our daily work. They are designed to increase understanding and provide a source of vision for your web presence.

Why Requirements Are Important

We've run across several projects lately that hit a bump. Somebody calls us and says something like "Hey, I've committed to xyz, got the contract right here. Can you make it work?". In one case it was somebody who'd bought PC-based software that supposedly has a 'web interface'. The issues there were that the 'web interface' was untried and their network wasn't set up for web hosting.

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The Black Art of Black Lists

Today some email from one of our servers was blocked at a user's site. The logfile said that our IP address was on their blacklist. Odd, I thought, since we don't send out much email and certainly don't send out spam. I consulted a list of blacklists and found we were given the 'all clear' by over 100 such lists, but were blacklisted by two: a no-name I've never heard of, and Barracuda networks. You've heard their ads on the radio for their spam-blocking appliances. Odder still, that they blacklist our machine and 100+ other lists don't.
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