Welcome Message

Hi There, I'm Don, from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

I'm a "jack of all trades" type of guy, IT project manager, developer for Wordpress, Drupal, Domino Notes, and fighting bots that attack your web site. I'm also interested in motorcycles, sewing machines and how to fix stuff. I hate being wasteful and love repair and reuse. Only buy what you need, buy high quality products that last a long time and can be repaired.



A Friendly Welcome to all people with the name DonTai

Submitted by dontai on Sun, 09/06/2009 - 11:20
Donny Tai from the Uk. Hi Donny!    Here is a Shoutout to all the people in the world with the name "Don Tai". This little guy contacted me through his nana's email and naturally I had to make friends with him.

CoComment Slows down and then kills Firefox

Submitted by dontai on Sat, 03/28/2009 - 14:46

After much testing I've found that CoComment is the culprit. For quite a while now after I've used my Firefox web browser for 3-4 hours, my browser slows down to the point of not working. I then kill it. Even though I have set a maximum cache, Firefox then goes on to exceed this cache by about 50%, slowing down my system until it finally annoys me enough to kill it.

Did Social Computing Magazine go Bankrupt?

Submitted by dontai on Fri, 03/27/2009 - 00:52

My news aggregator has been trying for the last 8 days to connect with Social Computing Magazine. While they are no International Herald Tribune or Time, they did publish many interesting articles on the social computing scene. Searches about them yield nothing amiss, but their site is dead.

They have vanished from Google, vanished forever?

Website Update: reCAPTCHA and OpenID installed

Submitted by dontai on Wed, 03/18/2009 - 00:17

With not a little experimentation I finally got CAPTCHA and reCAPTCHA to work on DonTai.com. CAPTCHA presents a test that humans can pass but spambots cannot. reCAPTCHA builds on CAPTCHA and rpesents the commenter with 2 words, which must be typed in. They are great to prevent spam. OpenID is another way to login. You set an account up, then add an OpenID to your account. Login to your OpenID authenticator, then login to dontai.com, type in your authenticator, and then you're approved. No more duplicate ID and password.

Ryanair Insults Customer on his Blog

Submitted by dontai on Tue, 03/03/2009 - 23:35

One of the benfits of social media is to open communications channels with your customers. When they have issues with your company, you can reply back. It is true that customers may discuss sensitive issues, and this requires a company to cease with the command and control attitude and go with a more cooperative one. Honesty is always appreciated.

The basic rules of marketing still apply, even in social computing, a lesson that seems to be lost on employees and the owner of Ryanair. Read this.