XHTML – web pages are built with PHP and HTML code – HyperText Mark-up Language is the foundation of the web.
CSS – Cascading Style Sheets control the look n feel of a website and format of the text.
RSS – Really Simple Syndication feeds, allowing people to subscribe and get articles directly in their Feed Reader.
Apache – websites are hosted and served (homed and served to visitiors) by software on a computer. Apache is fab server software. If you ever buy hosting, ask for Apache.
Amung.us – shows a little icon at the bottom of my pages that says how many people are currently surfing kilobox.net.
Twitter – the micro-blog / status / micro-social network. I get a lot of traffic from friends on Twitter.
Feedburner – helps people subscribe to RSS feeds and provides me with stats on how many people do so.
Lijit search – provides the enhanced ‘fabulous search’ on the right-side of my site. Not sure about it.
Google Adsense – puts relevant adverts on my site in just two locations.
Claimr – my anti-disclaimer; it’s annoying when people disclaim their company or their words. I claim mine as mine.
Tea – I drink more decaf tea these days than caf coffee :)
Creative Commons – allows me to give away some of my work for others to use, and allows me to find images for my articles.
Copyright laws – we need a clear understanding of when we can copy other people’s stuff.
TwitPic – let’s me quickly share photos on Twitter from my mobile devices.
TwitVid – let’s me share videos on Twitter. YouTube sucks, TwitVid is great for ‘of the moment’ vids.
TweetBoard – provides that little ‘tweets’ tag on the far far left of my website.
Apple Mac – of course I use Windows; I also use Linux. But Macs have just the best software. I’m downloading and trying / adopting new applications all the time.; with Windows, I can never find any decent software that’s fun to use and value for money.
iPhone – I don’t make or take calls, but i work and communicate on the go a lot. The iPhone user interface is here to stay (and improve) unlike the random interfaces and menus menus menus one gets on many other mobile devices.
AudioBoo – enables me to podcast (audio broadcast) quickly from my computer or iPhone.
KissInsights – pops open a little feedback box at the bottom right of my site;
Google Analytics – provides in-depth statistics so I can learn what’s popular on my site and what ain’t;
MouseFlow – tracks visitors pathways through my site so I can learn what people want;
The mobile web – most things I create or use need to work online on the big PC screen and on my mobile devices.
You – I write and publish for you, not me. Yes, I’m a self-indulgent writer at times, but I’m honing my content to be useful and inspiring to you. That’s why your comments and re-tweets are so important to me.