11.27.10

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Techrights Celebrates 12,000 Posts

Posted in Boycott Novell, Site News at 8:25 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: Techrights climbs closer to the 15,000-post milestone with nearly 50,000 indexed pages

This is the 12,000th blog post in Techrights. We have come a long way in just over 4 years and the initiative known as “Boycott Novell” is now complete as Novell got sold (as expected, it’s not the end of it but only the beginning of a somewhat Microsoft-owned Novell).

Google currently says that it has 49,200 pages indexed for techrights.org*. The domain comprises single-page blog posts but also additional pages in the Wiki and other parts of the site, even years of IRC logs. We take pride in a good discussion which happens in real time rather in blog comments, which were reduced by about 90% since we required registration. Disruption to this Web site (DDOS attacks, trolling, etc.) has been reduced dramatically and we receive a lot of respect from newspaper journalists, television channels, and yesterday I had an online engagement with Sir Tim Berners-Lee (regarding software patents).

“The domain comprises single-page blog posts but also additional pages in the Wiki and other parts of the site, even years of IRC logs.”We recently started an audiocast dubbed TechBytes, which will resume shortly, hopefully to be published at the pace of a show once in a couple of days. The number of requests for the show has increased dramatically over the first 3 weeks of the show, so we will definitely carry on with it. Delivering ‘content’ (stories and discussion) more quickly is one of the merits of this medium.

Thanks for the continued support and to our many readers from the United States — please enjoy the rest of thanksgiving weekend.
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* It’s no secret that I’ve always put quantity before quality because without quantity it’s simply hard to keep track of everything. A typo here and there is rarely a crucial problem and it has worked well for me as an overachiever at school and university. If you spot an error, please point it out so that it can be corrected and never repeated.

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  1. The Mad Hatter said,

    November 28, 2010 at 12:22 pm

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    Roy,

    Congratulations! You’ve put a lot of hard work into the site, and it really shows.

    It’s also a great resource for people like me, I often come here looking for information when I’m working on an article.

    Many thanks!

    Wayne aka The Mad Hatter
    http://madhatter.ca

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