Humor

A Great Infographic on The Effect of Multi-Tasking


Thought this was a great follow up to the “importance of Focus” blog post. Here a university professor shows the actual negative effect on the brain that multi-tasking has when compared to a singular focus. So remember, whether it’s buying a new domain name, setting up your web-hosting, building your website, or getting traffic via search engine optimization… focus!

(Thanks to Rasmussen University for the infographic!)

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Name.com Community Evangelist Loses Bet, feels awkward


Because Tim Tebow couldn’t hit the broadside of the sun during a supernova, and the Denver Bronco defense gave Tom Brady enough time to make footballs out of a live pig, I am wearing this jersey. Long, painful story short, I lost a bet with Name.com customer Mike Maddaloni, the owner of pro-Patroits website, GoPats.com.

 

For those of you not into into American football (kind of the direction I’m heading these days), Name.com is located in the town of the Denver Broncos. The Patriots beat the Broncos by a lot of points (I had to turn it off in the fourth quarter.) I’m wearing the jersey of Brady, the quarterback of the New England Patriots. It feels very, very wrong.

 

 

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Name.com Experiences A Tim Tebow Miracle


Or maybe Beeracle?

The Denver Broncos quarterback is surrounded by miracle and mystery. We’re glad he could share…but hoping we didn’t tap him of his mojo right before the New England Patriots game.

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Ask a Name.com DEVELOPER…


It’s a new year and I’ve decided to create a new type of blog post segment titled “Ask a Name.com EMPLOYEE…”, where EMPLOYEE will change based on who our fine customers want to ask questions of next! See the bottom of this post for the rules. Each of these kinds of posts will have a prize for the best question asked, as judged by our staff of highly skilled best question picker outers. The prize this time around? Read on and you will find out soon enough.

Today we will be featuring Pat Ramsey, aka pFro, aka pFro Fo Sho, aka Pat “The Man With A Plan” Ramsey:

Pat Ramsey - Name.com Developer

From the mean streets of Maine, pFro grew up with a love of snow that seems to know no bounds. He enjoys shredding the stuff pretty much every single weekend, sometimes twice...

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A Hint at What's to Come…


That’s right, it’s a picture of two of our developers, Pmo and Pfro, in a recording studio…

Any guesses on what they’re working on?

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A Quick Message to our Landlord: It's Cold.


The one thing that I’ve found to make the office warmer is standing outside in a t-shirt. When you come back in it’s not bad. After a while though you’re typing fingers are numb nubs that don’t have enough life to Tweet. For now, we wear our parkas and scarves. The office looks like the JC Penney winter catalog.

We’ve seen some technicians come by and test the temperature. For a while they swore everything was working, but now even they admit that it’s cold. It might have been the deep, long, cuddly hugs we gave them. It’s all we can do to stay warm.

And then there’s the grinding. Right above me right now there’s a heater grinding as if at any moment it might dispense some sausage. But it doesn’t generate anything but a steady gnawing at my psyche.
So please help Mr. Landlord...

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Name.com is running out of room


But that’s a good thing. We really don’t mind getting a little closer, especially since it means business is good. Why is it good? You. So thank YOU. We’ll keep doing what we do…domains, websites, hosting, SEO and awesome customer service.

Quick note: She’s OK, and really has been so much more productive from the trunk of that car.

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Tebowing for Tim Tebow: The Fad that's Spanking Planking


Or is it? Does Tebowing have the staying power of Planking, or Horsemanning for that matter? We thought we’d ask in an all-important poll.

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Some background: While I’ve only heard about some of these trends, I do know that Planking is lying rigid, with arms at your side, like a plank. Photo evidence of your plankability would then be provided to the Internet. People who do this are not called Plankton.

Tebowing or this?“Mushkining” is this insane move pulled off by Name.com founder/CEO Bill Mushkin. Not sure if it’s going to take off. (Thanks Elliot!)

Tebowing is the new craze in which you pay tribute to the Denver Bronco’s quarterback (American Football, NFL) by dropping whenever and wherever you want to do a little prayer. It doesn’t matter what anyone else is doing–you drop and pray...

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Ode to Joy: free food in the office kitchen


So Katie, who’s renowned for her healthfulness, keeps the rest of us from getting rickets with her Kind office contributions. This is probably like your office, where free food vanishes…

Thank you Katie. Do you have any more?

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Quick Apple iPhone 4S Siri Demo


When I first heard of Siri I thought people were abuzz about Tom Cruise and Katie Holme’s daughter. I read one Tweet that said “Siri is wicked” and I thought, “Sweet jeeso she’s only like five.” And her name is “Suri.” Luckily the social media outburst was all about the speech-recognizing “personal assistant” that comes with the Apple iPhone 4S. As it turns out, she (in America all I’ve heard is a female voice) is pretty wicked. Check out this demo we did at Name.com.

Bad girl Siri! Pretty cool though. With both a speech input and output, you can speak into it and Siri responds. It’s more than you get from most humans (unless it’s Name.com’s legendary customer support.)

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