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Happy and Prosperous 2014

 2:12 pm on Dec 31, 2013 (gmt 0)

A very happy and prosperous New Year to all.

Let's hope 2014 brings you health and happiness, and a page one ranking!




 7:49 pm on Dec 31, 2013 (gmt 0)

Have a wonderful 2014 start, Neil! And you all, fellow webmasters.

May the new year bring new hope, goals and happiness into your lives. :)


 8:36 pm on Dec 31, 2013 (gmt 0)

Ahhh, the memories. Happy, Prosperous and Safe New Year all.



 9:11 pm on Dec 31, 2013 (gmt 0)

Anyone want to make any predictions, on anything, for the New Year? In 2014...

I predict, personally, that I will:
-end up regretting my new business model and, once and for all, retire,
-to do what, I don't know. Which is why I haven't retired.
-I predict I will not take up golf.
-Maybe I'll do hiking the mountains. Lots where I live now. Look! Trees! And more trees! (Maybe not.)
-I predict I will stop traveling to NYC.
-I predict I will not buy a new car or truck this year, maybe 2015.
-I predict I will start working out again, because, sheee, I'm disgusting myself.

In the online world, I predict TV will move closer to being online everywhere in the world, but because of the lack of serious bandwidth in much of the US (i.e., where I live), it's not going to explode as it should here in the states. Still, I wouldn't buy a local TV station in any market.

Overall, 2014 is going to be boring, web-wise, mostly because of mobile--there is not a heck of a lot you can do on that tiny screen except provide basic info and superficial entertainment. And social is sucking up people's time online.

More local and regional enterprises will try ecommerce...and fail.

Local governments will continue to "reach out" to citizens with new online efforts.

People will get fed up with Gmail.

And, absurdly slowly, more and more people will realize they are not anonymous online... and most will decide they do not care, keeping on doing what they are doing. The NSA will stop some of their harvesting of information online, but mostly because it is worse than worthless.

Now, if you want some laughs:
WebmasterWorld Predictions for 2011

WebmasterWorld Predictions for 2003

WebmasterWorld Predictions for 2002


 9:14 pm on Dec 31, 2013 (gmt 0)

I resolve to work less and make more.

Hi Woz!


 9:54 pm on Dec 31, 2013 (gmt 0)

I start a new career [webmasterworld.com...] both excited and a little nervous, but moving forward.
I predict this to be a very exciting year both in meeting new people and opportunities opening.

Happy New Year to all be safe and smart.


 10:16 pm on Dec 31, 2013 (gmt 0)

You too Neil... and to everyone here as well... Happy New Year all!


 11:54 pm on Dec 31, 2013 (gmt 0)

The prediction is it's going to happen:
1024 + 512 + 256 + 128 + 64 + 16 + 8 + 4 + 2 = 2014

But there's still that pivotal 32/33 degree knotty mystery. What's the reason for the non-standard leap from 16 to 64 to make this year happen? Any ideas guys?


 12:29 am on Jan 1, 2014 (gmt 0)

It means that whatever you're planning for next year won't happen until 2047 (2^11 - 1). That's adding 1 to the end of the list; I really think it belongs.


 12:37 am on Jan 1, 2014 (gmt 0)

Hmmmmmm I don't have enough fingers to count all that so I'll have to take my socks off to call my toes into service.

By the way, I noticed some of you appeared to be having a breakdown across threads when I posted my last knotty mysteries, sorry! Ya'll will be fine in no time :)


 12:49 am on Jan 1, 2014 (gmt 0)

Happy New Year!


 12:57 am on Jan 1, 2014 (gmt 0)

Oh, yes, predictions:

Hetzner and OVH will add new ranges.

Firefox will pass v. 30.

Chrome will pass v. 35.

iOS 8 will be released. Reactions will be divided between "Whew!" and "This is even worse than 7".

One of my cats and three of my rats will die of old age.

My son will get a speeding ticket.

Three U.S. states will elect certifiable lunatics as governor.

I forget the rest.

Robert Charlton

 1:26 am on Jan 1, 2014 (gmt 0)

Thank you, Neil. Happy New Year everyone.


 3:02 am on Jan 1, 2014 (gmt 0)

My best wishes for all. I've been lucky and yes I'm thankful, several WebmasterWorld members gave me great advice to solve problems, to overcome technical difficulties and overall: to make money. I'm thankful but NOT for the money, I'm thankful because it takes great and noble people to care, give advice and to help others with no interest, that's something I also like to do but it's difficult to find. So to great human values and noble attitudes: thanks!.


 5:03 am on Jan 1, 2014 (gmt 0)

Happy 2014 to all! Let it be a great one!


 7:41 am on Jan 1, 2014 (gmt 0)

Happy 2014 to all on this forum.

I predict that any predictions I make will look extremely silly in five years time.

I predict the fundamentals will not change, they will only reappear during 2014 in a different set of clothes.


 7:48 am on Jan 1, 2014 (gmt 0)

Happy New Year!


 11:24 am on Jan 1, 2014 (gmt 0)

Happy New year, and a Merry Christmas (it is still Christmas, strictly speaking).

@lucy, only 3 states? The US is an unusually sane country then!

What about webmaster related New Year resolutions? Mine are to put more effort into:

1) semantic markup (but with an eye on what benefits me or the client, rather than Google), and,
2) sales and self promotion.

Also, finally get my big new project, that has been "a few weeks more to go" for months, actually done.


 2:28 pm on Jan 1, 2014 (gmt 0)

Hetzner and OVH will add new ranges.

@lucy LOL
speaking of which, 2 days ago I got a warning from a hosting company on SQL data usage limits, 2 OVH ips, over 1700 crispy 403 requests logged.

Happy 2014 Everyone, May Your lives be a bit less digital this year, and I dont mean >> :: shuffling papers ::



 6:56 pm on Jan 1, 2014 (gmt 0)

I'm not one to celebrate a "new year" I see every day as a new pivotal point that interacts with each of your pivotal points. But, not to be a killjoy, Happy New Year to each who look forward to this day as a point of change.

As for an answer to my own knotty mystery question above, I'll toss my 2 cents worth (I'm out of silver coins) into the ring with Lucy. My passive guess would be that the 32 slot in the hierarchy is an opportunity to graft a new DNA branch into the tree this year. In which case, for incrediBILL, I would say two bees please.

Only a few more weeks before I shut down my online presence almost completely, certainly from a commercial developer perspective anyway.

I want to devote as much time as possible to my continued spiritual studies, to find my way home. I suspect I would drive many of you up the wall if I keep coming back here and posting my discoveries! So I won't. Enough has been dumped here to develop a new framework of understanding if one chooses. If not, there's ALWAYS the next time.

Hugs to all.


 9:04 pm on Jan 1, 2014 (gmt 0)

Happy New Year!

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