Category: Technical Discussions

June 4, 2014 / Technical Discussions

I have all my main email addresses listed as alternates on my account page. It makes sense to me and I’m happy for Google to have that information about me.

google-calendarIt’s been a source of irritation, though, that Google haven’t recognised those other emails when used within their apps such as Analytics and Calendar.

January 17, 2014 / Search Engine Optimisation

Content Spinners have been around for a long time now, some are very sophisticated and some are like blunt force instruments. Put one in the hands of someone who is ESL and it all falls to pieces.

spun-contentIn my example the “writer” is Indian – and the level of English literacy coming out of that nation is usually very good. Not in the case of ashokdhan, sadly.

Ashok appears to have consulted a thesaurus and discovered that where the original document might say:

I confess to spending lots of my time with purchasers fixing technical problems

December 18, 2013 / Technical Discussions

My husband’s beloved Shuttle running Windows XP died last week and in it’s place came Windows 8 with all the changes that neither of us were expecting. Gone was the old Outlook, gone was Word and Excel. After our initial setup woes it stopped feeling so different and it does appear to be quite a nice operating system.

We’ve managed to install Office 2007 and even PageMaker 5 and I’ve added the apps for Gimp and a few other graphics programs.

September 27, 2013 / Technical Discussions
March 18, 2013 / Search Engine Optimisation
November 9, 2012 / Search Engine Optimisation
September 12, 2012 / Search Engine Optimisation

I’ve been a user of Akismet right from when it was in Beta and running under a completely different name – it is so good I can’t imagine turning it off. I’m surprised, though, that spammers don’t take the threat of being blacklisted more seriously. I know I’d be seriously pissed off if I hired someone to promote my site and they got me banned!