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I Hate Hackers

By TLS | May 29, 2009

I really hate hackers. What did I ever do to them?

Many of my sites were hacked recently and I had to spend a lot of time figuring out where the problems were. I ended up trying to close possible security holes and reposting dozens of compromised web pages and files. I believe the breach has been remedied, but the event has not been without consequence.

My sites generally enjoyed good page rank and search engine index placement; however, virtually all of my sites were being redirected to less than reputable locations for a couple of weeks while infected by the hacks. In that time, it appears that the search engines penalized my sites. Some of the ones that had the best page ranks are now at zero page rank. Frustrating.

There isn’t much I can do other than try to rebuild their value naturally and with respectable methods. It’s just a bummer that all the legitimate work I put into these sites over the years could be wiped out that quickly by the shenanigans of some unscrupulous punks.

Topics: PageRank, SEO | 126 Comments »

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By TLS | October 11, 2008

Since starting law school I have not had the time to post to this blog a great deal - especially because every time I login I see hundreds of spam comments that I have to delete. So, unfortunately, I have had to turn off the ability for people to post comments, unless you have an account and are logged in.

If you want to be able to post a comment then you will have to figure out how to contact me to ask for an account. Sorry.

Topics: Uncategorized | 97 Comments »

Where am I?

By TLS | September 9, 2008

I haven’t posted anything in quite a while, because I have not had the time! I am trying to balance family, work, and law school all at once and haven’t really found the sweet spot, yet. I’m sure once I settle into a routine it will get easier to find time to post.

Most of the sites I have worked on lately are doing well, including this vegas back doctor site. The doctor provided a lot of really good content that helped in making a very informational and visitor-friendly site for people with back problems (or neck problems).

I’d mention the others, but I don’t have the time - gotta get back to work, and then off to school.

I’ll post more later about how some of my other sites are doing.

Topics: Law School, Interactive Marketing, SEO | 149 Comments »

Blackboard World Interview

By TLS | July 31, 2008

I was interviewed for LMS Podcast while exhibiting at Blackboard World 2008. I’m not sure Agilix wanted me to give an interview, but hey - I was the only representative from the company there, so why not!? I gave a brief description of the Agilix Backpack software and how it can help students, where to get it, etc. Here’s a link where the interview can be found at Thomas Skinner Interview for

Direct link to the mp3 audio here:

Topics: Education, Business | 3 Comments »

Short Film Ready for Competition

By TLS | July 9, 2008

My short film is ready for the One Less Worry competition. I’ll submit it to Access Group in the next couple of days and will post instructions on how to vote for me afterwards. Special thanks to Kevin Sprenz for his help and for the oscar-worthy performance as the law school professor! Check out the video below!

Topics: Law School, Entertainment, Education | 71 Comments »

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