Still not yet speechless, just swamped

Sebastian swampedLong time no blogging … sorry folks. I’m swamped in a huge project that has nothing to do with SEO, and not much with webmastering at all. I’m dealing with complex backend systems and all my script outputs go to a closed user group, so I can’t even blog a new SEO finding or insight every now and then. Ok, except experiences like “Google Maps Premier: ‘organizations need more‘ … well … contact to a salesman within days, not months or years … and of course prices on the Web site”. ;)

However, it’s an awesome experience to optimize business processes that are considered extremely painful in most companies out there. Time recording, payroll accounting, reimbursing of traveling expenses, project controlling and invoicing of time and material in complex service projects is a nightmare that requires handling of shitloads of paper, importing timesheets from spreadsheets, emails and whatnot, … usually. No longer. Compiling data from cellphones, PDAs, blackberries, iPhones, HTML forms, somewhat intelligent time clocks and so on in near real time is a smarter way to build the data pool necessary for accounting and invoicing, and allows fully automated creation of travel expense reports, payslips, project reports and invoices with a few mouse clicks in your browser. If you’re interested, drop me a line and I’ll link you to the startup company I’m working for.

Oh well, I’ve got a long list of topics I wanted to blog, but there’s no time left because I consider my cute monsters more important than blogging and such stuff. For example, I was going to write a pamphlet about Technorati’s spam algos (do not ping too many of your worst enemy’s URLs too often because that’ll ban her/his blog), Google’s misunderstanding of the Robots Exclusion Protocol (REP) (crawler directives like “disallow” in robots.txt do not forbid search engine indexing - the opposite is true), or smart ways to deal with unindexable URIs that contain .exe files when you’re using tools like Progress WebSpeed on Windows boxes with their default settings (hint: Apache’s script alias ends your pain). Unfortunately, none of these posts will be written (soon). Anywayz, I’ll try to update you more often, but I can’t promise anything like that in the near future. Please don’t unsubscribe, I’ll come back to SEO topics. As for the comments, I’m still deleting all “thanks” and “great post” stuff linked to unusual URIs I’m not familiar with. As usual.

All the best!
Sebastian



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6 Comments to "Still not yet speechless, just swamped"

  1. Richard on 30 June, 2008  #link

    Wondered where you had disappeared to, but a little let down that it wasn’t off on some major SEO project…

    You seem to have left the group also?

  2. Sebastian on 1 July, 2008  #link

    Richard, not working in my favorite field is the price of too many skills (business process as well as software engineering, accounting, … and all things Web*) ;) As for the group, I’m just pausing.

  3. […] was a Sebastian siting. I wish he’d finish taking over the world or whatever he’s doing, I miss his […]

  4. SexySEO on 8 July, 2008  #link

    Ooh! At least you are alive! :)

  5. Hernando on 26 August, 2008  #link

    Wondered where you had disappeared to, but a little let down that it wasn’t off on some major SEO project…

  6. Sebastian on 29 September, 2008  #link

    That’s not too bad. UI design and redesign for a closed user group can sharp SEO skills as well … esp. because you get more feedback.

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