Online retailers seeking the elusive Pirate demographic can use a free English-to-Pirate site translation service.

You heard it here first!

Merlin Mann at Google on managing email overload.

“But one thing that struck me is that I just found out today that the way AdSense works is we don’t actually know how much of a cut we’re getting. We just take their ads and run them on our site and they send us a check at the end of the month, and we trust them to give us a fair amount of whatever they were paid, though there’s no actual way to determine what a fair amount might be.” – FJY

A broad alliance of leading technology and power generation companies today joined forces to announce the development of “Zappy”, the first truly open and comprehensive platform for power generation devices.

Be unique in your merchandising and value proposition, not on where you put your site search box. Testing and usability labs show that conversion suffers when users can’t find site elements where they expect them to be.

Shhhh… RKG engineers crack Google’s PR server.

As seen in real life.

Here is a “funny” blog.

“Here’s Comes Another Bubble” video and copyright fracas.

Incredible paper folding video from MIT.

Off-topic post on Tom Swifties.

Four parodies heading into the weekend.

For fun, we wanted to see if we could get a page dugg for Father’s Day.

Can you evaluate the effectiveness of your website in a mere seven minutes? This exercise can’t approach the value of a comprehensive third-party review, but it can help you brush up on usability and conversion basics.

How the computer really moves the cursor.

Next time you have a free hour in DC, consider visiting the National Postal Museum across from Union Station.

Random Friday fun.

A great news day across the web, truly amazing stuff!!!

The best opportunity to see a total lunar eclipse in recent years will happen tomorrow night, between sunset and 8p EST.

Delighted to see our blog named to Todd And’s list of 150 Top Marketing Blogs. We’re honored.

18 assorted interesting links, no particular theme.

I’ll be speaking at the AMA’s “Hot Topic” series on paid search in San Francisco, New York, and Chicago in April, May, and June.

What is intriguing about the search engine is its sheer breadth — you can do anything at Zombocom.

Incredible and strange online art from Masayuki Kido.