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diamonds? emeralds? no it’s rubys! ruby on rails on windows!
February 22, 2007
February is the month of love. With the exchanging of Chocolates and Flowers, Jewelry and Gifts, what a better time than February to release the newest gem of web development: Ruby on Rails on Windows!  Mike Volodarsky (a product manager with the IIS team at Microsoft) has given us a Ruby on Rails on Windows tutorial. (BTW, this guy has the good stuff in his blog go subscribe to his feed) Everyone that knows me, knows I love the "bad ass, cool stuff" and honestly I've been feeling Read more [...]
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IIS7 Beta Hosting Released
February 10, 2007
This week Applied Innovations officially launched IIS7 hosting. We're offering hosting on the Beta of Longhorn / IIS7 as part of the Microsoft Early Adopter Program (Actually, I think we're early Early Adopters as I believe only 2 other companies are offering IIS7 beta hosting today). Unlike the other hosting providers that are offering beta hosting only to their existing customers, Applied Innovations is taking it up a notch and offering beta hosting to anyone that's interested in getting a sneak Read more [...]
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Smartermail, Spamassassin, Virtuozzo VPSs
January 17, 2007
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A follow up to Smartertools answers the cry on the fight against spam with smartermail 4.0. Alot of clients have been asking about how we're handling spamassassin with Smartermail 4.0.  It's no secret that spamassassin on a windows server runs horribly slow. If more than a handful of domains are involved I have no doubt that spamassassin would cripple the server if not fail completely.  However I also believe that greylisting is the more effective component in the smartertools anti-spam Read more [...]
Blog The Cool Stuff Windows Webhosting proudly sponsors a new webmaster forum
January 16, 2007
Applied Innovations is pleased to sponsor and we look forward to long and growing relationship with is an online webmaster and web developer forum that strives to become one of the premiere forums on the Internet. is ideal for the beginning web developer to the advanced web developer looking to share tips, notes and build an online community of adult web professionals. Applied Innovations will be sponsoring Read more [...]
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Smartertools answers the cry for help in the war on spam with SmarterMail 4.0
January 9, 2007
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A few months ago we were invited by the smartertools team to become a beta tester for Smartermail 4.0. The biggest change in Smartermail 4.0 for us is the improved spam fighting techniques.  With the earlier versions of Smartermail, RBL checks and bayesian filtering was released, unfortunately spammers were already aware of bayesian filtering and had already found ways to corrupt the effectiveness of bayesian filtering.  RBLs are just hit or miss and not really effective for the most Read more [...]