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Posted by erich13 on February 9, 2009

Stop neglecting reading multiple email accounts – Use Gmail to send from your other email addresses http://cli.gs/8hqEqR

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Posted by erich13 on January 7, 2009

☁ After our recent broadband outage (http://cli.gs/tS4SdE), installed Gears in Firefox, and installed Gears for docs.google.com – i.e. DRP ☤

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Posted by erich13 on December 12, 2008

This feature of Opera (speaking) is not news to me. I already knew this, but wanted to share with others http://zi.ma/3d1561

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Posted by erich13 on December 12, 2008

OMG! Opera web browser speaks selected text! Only thing better is that Mac OSX speaks any text in any application! http://zi.ma/3d1561

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upload your pictures to a hosting site, then you can link them to your posts

Posted by erich13 on August 28, 2008

Pictures are rarely embedded, rather they are referenced or linked. This implies / necessitates hosting of the pictures. I use Google’s PicasaWeb and Flickr to host pictures.

So, once you’ve uploaded your pictures to a hosting site, you can link them to your posts, in WordPress blogs, using the Insert/Edit image icon/panel…



Insert edit image – WordPress – post editor

Blogged with the Flock Browser

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Security Tip (Phishing): Always hover over the link to see real URL

Posted by erich13 on April 16, 2008

A “common trick is to make the anchor text for a link appear to be valid, when the link actually goes to the phishers’ site” – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phishing

For example, I got this email apparently from PayPay that has a link that looks like it is linked to https://www.paypay.com, but it is in fact linked to http://tatianamccabe.com/index.html.

Blogged with the Flock Browser

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Keyboard shortcut for a non-ascii character that I love…

Posted by erich13 on January 26, 2008

Glyph MacOS Windows
« option – \ Alt + 0171
» option – shift – \ Alt + 0187

Hold down the alt key and use the number pad on the far right of your keyboard to type out the 4-character code

Blogged with Flock

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Blogging – A Starters Guide

Posted by erich13 on January 12, 2008

  • Determine the purpose of your blog. At the very least, it can be used for your personal knowledge base, journal, etc (Why I Blog.)
  • Make some choices:
    • Choose an editor application1. For example, because you can’t always just depend upon a blog’s editor, to have all the features you want/like/need, etc.
    • Choose a blog, from various blog providers2. Try out several, and then choose one that appeals to you (e.g. for ease of managment, appearance, etc.)
    • (optional) Choose a photo hosting provider3, so that you can post pictures there, and then link to them from your blog.
    • (optional) Choose means of earning money4
  • Starting Blogging.
  • Enjoy.

1 Editor applications (e.g. Flock’s Blog tool, Google Docs, VIM, SeaMonkey Composer, Outlook Mail Message)
2 Blog Providers (e.g. 360.yahoo.com, Bloglines, blogsome, Blogger, flickr, jaiku, LiveJournal, MySpace, Opera, Performancing, twitter, Vox, WebRing, Windows.Live.Spaces, WordPress)
3 Photo providers (flickr, GooglePhotos, photobucket, webshots).
4 Earning Money providers. For example: www.livingroom.org.au/photolog has links to many sites.

References:

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TIP: When to use slash -vs backslash

Posted by erich13 on January 1, 2008

  • “A slash or stroke, /, is a punctuation mark. It is also called an oblique, diagonal, whack, separatrix, virgule, scratch comma, slant, or forward slash. It appears similar to a solidus or shilling mark, which is a separate character.” en.wikipedia
  • “The backslash ( \ ) is a typographical mark (glyph) used chiefly in computing. It was first introduced in 1960 by Bob Bemer.[1] Sometimes called a reverse solidus, it is the mirror image of the common slash. It is also known as a slosh.[2] In colloquial speech, it is sometimes called a whack (however that term is considered to be properly a synonym only for the forward slash)”, wikipedia

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WOW: Organize your search plugins with…

Posted by erich13 on December 28, 2007

WOW: Organize your search plugins with “Organize Search Engines” addon.

For example:

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