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Conference Ad Fail

I saw this ad in Reader:

From Screenshots and random things

I read a lot of tech blogs, so it’s not that it isn’t targeted. But the thought of 200,000 lines of payment processing code, when PayPal is taking care of all the credit card stuff already, makes me queasy.

For anyone reading my blog who isn’t a programmer, imagine an ad like this:

“Hungry for a hotdog? Get access to over 200,000 pounds of hotdog buns. And learn how to use it.”

If I was in the market for payment processing, an ad that offered a few really useful, secure APIs would be a lot more enticing.

Weekly listserv journal – Advertising on low-volume sites

This week people talked about a couple of options for accepting and serving ads for a low-volume site.  It was interesting to see a few open source projects on this.  I’ll definitely take a look at these later, because I’ve worked on sites in the past that tried running banner ads and the solutions we came up with were always less than optimal.

As part of a class project I’ve been reading the Online-News mailing list and responding to some of the issues and discussion brought up there.

Weekly listserv journal – PDF publishing on the web

A poster from Brazil mentioned that his paper was shifting from html to all-pdf web editions.  A lot of people brought up possible problems with this.  Bandwidth was mentioned, as was the fact that on an html web page, every story can contain links to classifieds and other revenue-generation ads.  Then again some companies are interested because it’s shovelware–instead of having a staff for the online edition, you can simply dump the pdfs made form the print edition online.

As part of a class project I’ve been reading the Online-News mailing list and responding to some of the issues and discussion brought up there.