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Copywriting for geeks

Oct/05/2011 2 min read by Marco Monteiro

For the past weeks I've been reading some material about a lot of subjects on the web like SEO, Responsive Webdesign, SocialMedia and whatever piece of information I can get my hands on that can give a bit more know how about every aspects of the web. And last month I had a two weeks vacation (check the link to see everything I've accomplished from my todo list) I had some more time for the reading department. During that time I've come across with this book by Marc-André Cournoyer.

Now if you're familiar with Marc-André work you'll know before hand that this will be a nice reading. Even before you actually do some reading. Yes, he's that awesome.

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The new Gowalla approach

Sep/25/2011 5 min read by Marco Monteiro

This week Gowalla released a new mobile app both for Android and IOS. When I heard this I was so excited. I'm not using gowalla for that long, I used foursquare when I started checkin into places. But lately I noticed that I had much more real friends on Gowalla than foursquare. So I changed to Gowalla and I love it.

I loved Gowala, it's was fun, fast and most of all it worked. Well not anymore, not after that last version. For what I've been reading they changed the business strategy, trying to difference their product from foursquare. I can relate to that, since there's no space in the market for both. But I never thought they would go down this path.

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Why Disqus?

Sep/13/2011 8 min read by Marco Monteiro

You may noticed that a few weeks ago I removed the normal comment system from my blog and added Disqus to it. Mainly I did this because of this tweet. I was getting too much spam on my comments.

So, I was getting a lot of spam. And when I say a lot I'm not talking about a few tens of comments. No! I'm talking about more than 1000 comments a week. Those damn Russian dudes work hard on their titles ...Giving a free ipad“ or even ...Enlarge your penis right now!“.

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Vacation check-list

Sep/09/2011 2 min read by Marco Monteiro

Looks like I’m on a two week vacation. Nothing better than do a simple check-list for the next two weeks so I don’t end up playing xbox all the time and nothing productive will come out of it.

Since I’m not going away on actual vacation time this year, this is what I’ll try to do.

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Codeigniter? Damn right Codeigniter!

Sep/05/2011 6 min read by Marco Monteiro

I’m a CodeIgniter lover, user and abuser. This is how I normally describe myself when I have to tell someone something about one of the greatest tools I’ve worked so far in webdevelopment and what I do with it. By now, if you worked with me at some point you know that I use CodeIgniter almost every day and I never get bored with it. And I hope to make you at the very least try it, if not, at least try to insight you in why I’m using it.

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