How to design an unsubscribe link?!?

We send out mail to 70,000+ members of our organisation. In theory they know they're getting it cos they're advised when they join the organisation that we'll send the email… yes, I know that implicit opt-ins aren't best practice… I want to polish up our email unsubscribe flow since the amount of mail we send out is steadily climbing as we move from paper to email for more things.

Get with the program(ming)!

Twice recently I've hit the same problem with two different mobile phone vendor's websites. Vodafone (displayed here) and 3. When I type a phone number I split it into three sections using white-space. "nnnn nnn nnnn" that's how I remember numbers. That's not uncommon I don't think…

posted on: 10 Jun 2011

SSH without password

I've resolved to learn more about linux and have been slowly boggling at how easy I find some tasks are in comparison to the MS world…

Recently I've been working on what was intended to be a small and straight-forward website that has rapidly grown to be a large behemoth that will take credit card payments.

Refactor ==fun

I've been using JetBrains Resharper for a while after a recommendation along the lines of "I can't stand to write code without it now" and…

I can't stand to write code without it now!

Odd, odd, odd login behaviour

I've got a mini 5101. A little HP netbook that I lurve. It runs Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04 with aplomb.

There's more in them thar hills...

…than the Factory pattern.

So anyway I learn about design patterns and begin to use the factory pattern. And much like many other people I settle into a world where there are no other patterns. All is comfortable and fluffy and instantiated from calling code much as it was in days gone by.

Quack Quack Says The Duck now with added threading

In a previous post I advertised an application I'd made for WinMo to entertain my toddler.

Having watched her play with it and having been reminded to K.I.S.S. I've fixed a bug that highlighted the difference in expectations between myself and a toddler.

c# Background Worker

I've been meaning to get around to writing a good tutorial on c# background workers. Mainly because I use them to separate the GUI from all the heavy lifting and I always forget how to update things.

In case I never get around to it. This is about the clearest introduction I've ever found. Well worth a read…

Bing is not a search engine

Over the last two days I've been researching using Windows Deployment Services with BDD. I've got 4 workstations to build so I may as well investigate it right?

Quack Quack says the Duck

I've released a piece of software that I made for my 18 month old daughter on Codeplex http://qqstd.codeplex.com/.

It's a small dotNet app for Windows Mobile that creates sound-image pairs by scanning a resource folder and then randomly displays one of the images. When the image is touched the sound associated with the image is played. I developed it to occupy my daughter and teach her animal noises but the app doesn't care what if finds so you could use pictures of family and friends and their names said out-loud; Vehicles and their engine noises or anything that enters your transom.

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