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  Tuesday, March 02, 2010 – Permalink –

Hosting Info

Who dat provider?

Find out which provider a site is using.
Find out which internet providers are most reliable.
Find out which operating system is being used by which provider.
Find out . . .

Netcraft.com




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  Thursday, January 28, 2010 – Permalink –

Fast Interchange

7 day URL


Go to http://cl1p.net and then:

Enter a URL that starts with http://cl1p.net.
example:http://cl1p.net/assuming/

Paste in anything you want.
Some text, links, etc. Click 'Save' when done.

On any other computer open a browser to the same URL.
You will find the information you entered in step 2.


Do more with CL1P.net. Just open any URL that starts with http://cl1p.net and you can...
  • Create a notebook
  • Have a conversation
  • Create a community
Cl1p.net




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  Sunday, October 11, 2009 – Permalink –

Update Excel on the Web

Auto Republish


You can save an Excel file as a Web page and makes it easy to update data in a worksheet that has already been saved to the Web.

Here is how to save an Excel file as a Web page and set it up it for automatic updates:
  1. Click Save As Web page from the File menu. (click the Office logo in 2007)

  2. In the Save As dialog box, click the Publish button. (click Publish, Create Document Workspace in 2007)

  3. Use the drop down arrow beside Choose to select what you want to publish.

  4. In the File name field, enter a file name.

  5. Place a check beside Auto Republish every time this worksheet is saved. This way the data will be updated each time you make changes to the worksheet.

  6. Select Open published page in Web browser to view the data in your Web browser after you click Publish.

  7. Click Publish.
Lockergnome.com:
 Save Excel as Web Page

DevX.com:
 Four Ways to Use Excel on the Web

Penn State:
 Interactive Excel on the Web




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  Sunday, October 04, 2009 – Permalink –

Who dat?

And Where


Let's say you wanted to set up a web site for your friend Bob, who lives in Bosnia-Hercegovina. Would you know that the root zone code was .ba and that the contact person has an office at:

Universtiy Telinformatic Centre (UTIC)
Zmaja od Bosne 8 (objekat 33)
Sarajevo 71000
Bosnia-Hercegovina

See:
International Assigned Numbers Association:
Root-Zone Whois Information

There is also a page that defines such top level domains as .COM and .NET.
Generic Top-Level Domains

BTW.
Sorry feline fanatics,
"The .cat domain is reserved for the Catalan linguistic and cultural community and is sponsored by Fundació puntCat"




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  Saturday, September 05, 2009 – Permalink –

HTML Tutorials

How to HTML



Ezpression Web/FrontPage can quickly create good looking web sites. If you want more versatility and the ability to edit the underlying HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language ), look at these sites:

HTML Code Tutorial (NCSA )

Chris's FrontPage Info Web

Outfront Webmasters

And others:

FrontPage Solutions




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  Wednesday, July 29, 2009 – Permalink –

Test Your Web Site

How does your site score?


Here are a collection of tools that can be used to analyze your web site for validity.

Sorry, it doesn't check for source information reliability.


Readability Test
The readability test analyses a Web page to determine how readable it is.
CSS Analyzer
The CSS analyzer tests for basic accessibility errors such as color contrast and units of measurement.
Luminosity Contrast Ratio Analyzer (Beta)
Tests whether foreground and background colour combinations are sufficient using a new algorithm developed by Trace R&D Center.
Color Contrast Analyzer
The color contrast analyzer tests whether the contrast between the background and the foreground is sufficient.
Image Analyzer
The image analyzer tests Web pages to ensure that images have been specified properly.
Link Analyzer
The link analyzer lists all links on a page with an icon to indicate whether or not the link resolved successfully.

Juicystudio.com:
Quality Assurance




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  Wednesday, July 22, 2009 – Permalink –

Automated Newsletter

ASP and HTML


Pre-RSS, the predominate method of communication for members of a like minded group was through an emailed newsletter.

Word actually works fine with mail merge to email, but if you want to combine the data gathering and the distribution in a neat package, take a look at this tutorial.
Step 1 : Create a simple HTML Form where users can insert their email addresses and an ASP page which will receive the Form email address from the HTML page and insert it into the database.

Step 2 : Create a simple Access database to store user's email addresses.

Step 3 : A simple admin ASP page from where you can send email messages to all the users whose email addresses are present in the database.

Step 4 : An ASP page from where the users can delete their email addresses from the database if they later choose to.

Stardeveloper.com:
An ASP Tutorial to create your own News Letter



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  Sunday, June 28, 2009 – Permalink –

30 Days Hath

One Day at a Time


Here's how to add a calendar to your web page.


Publishing Outlook Calendars on the Internet or an Intranet
(From THE definitive Outlook/Exchange site - Slipstick.com.)

Other methods:

Htmlgoodies.com
It's actually just a simple table with a couple of additions. (free)

HTMLCal
HTMLCAL is a Web calendar maker and editor that lets you maintain a group calendar for your Web site or intranet.
This software will let you maintain live calendars on your site that anyone can view or update from any Web browser. ($25)

Htmlcalendar.com
HTML Calendar Maker Pro was designed with ease of use in mind. Now you can type your events quickly and easily and they will be transformed into a customized and professional monthly calendar within seconds. Simply follow the on-screen tutorial to create your calendar and then place the finished web page on your site. It's perfect for planning for the weeks ahead or noting past historic events. ($26.50 +)

All about Calendars by:

Claus Tøndering




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  Wednesday, April 22, 2009 – Permalink –

Survey On Line

Test the wind electronically


Surveys can be used to appraise the sentiments of your audience, or just to gather data.

Here is a tutorial about how to use the FrontPage tools.


"Designing surveys is an art unto itself, requiring careful analysis, skill, and an absolute attention to detail. On the other hand, coding or developing a Web page that contains an electronic form that collects the data from a willing participant is often just as arduous.

FrontPage makes developing and publishing a Web form or survey a breeze. Moreover, it doesn't require that you know any programming or scripting languages that interactively collect and dynamically display results from a database as you will see in this tutorial."



Creating Online Surveys Using Microsoft FrontPage

by William C. Jeansonne


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Survey Forms




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  Sunday, March 29, 2009 – Permalink –

Web Magazine

The difference between a blog and a magazine is thin


Here's on online mag that collects information, direction, and designs for web sites


"A List Apart Magazine (ISSN: 1534-0295) explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on techniques and benefits of designing with web standards.

Steal our code? Copy our content?

ALA's content is protected by copyright shared jointly by the magazine and its writers, but our source code is freely available to all."

A list Apart




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  Sunday, March 15, 2009 – Permalink –

History of the Internet

Time passes quickly


You can defend the Internet beginning in the early or late 60's. This link follows the history back to the invention of the "computer" in the 1700's to today.

Netcraft survey reports there are more than 74 million web sites online, while in 1993 only 130 web sites existed online.

A Computer History of the Internet Timeline

Also:
Here's a nice site:
The Living Internet

The Internet SOCiety:
History of the Internet

Also:
Internet History




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  Sunday, March 08, 2009 – Permalink –

Seniors Surf Too

No Internet age limit


You don't have to show a drivers license (expired or not) to wander through cyber space,but. . .

" . . I'm pissed as hell at how difficult software developers (hello Microsoft!) make their software. I'm pissed as hell at the amount of marketing junk which is loaded onto computers at the store. At every turn, my grandfather gets pop-up messages from AOL, Netscape, Real Media, Internet Explorer and more. I'm pissed that the desktop comes littered with promotionals for CompuServe and AT&T and Compaq which can be difficult to delete. It makes everything that much harder for a senior whose fingers are shaky, whose eyesight is poor and who has never operated anything more complex than a typewriter.

Helping Seniors Get Online
(by Amanda Erickson)



EMarketer.com

As the oldest Baby Boomers prepare to turn 60 in 2006, marketers and the media are waking up to the power of older consumers. Unlike today's seniors, Boomers are dedicated Internet users and broadband fans. As they approach the next phase of their lives, they will challenge companies to keep up with their ever-demanding ways, both online and off.

Also see:
King County Seniors on line




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  Tuesday, March 03, 2009 – Permalink –

A Hot Spot in Your Pocket

Or at least nearby


It'll cost about $1,000, but think about the bragging rights!

"I love the fact that more and more devices are sporting built-in Wi-Fi. The lone hitch: Wi-Fi is useless without a hotspot.

What if you could marry the short-range power of Wi-Fi with the huge coverage areas of high-speed cellular services such as EV-DO to create a portable hotspot?
Since EV-DO works at freeway speeds, you could even give Internet access to an entire road-trip caravan.

Now I can surf for as long as three hours without being tethered to anything but a cell signal. The project isn't cheap, but prices for the components and service are sure to come down in the next year or so. In the meantime, you can find me in the hills around Southern California. I'll be the one surrounded by PSP-packing hikers."





Popular Science:
Be Your Own Hotspot
By Mike Outmesguine




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  Tuesday, February 17, 2009 – Permalink –

RSS with Expression Web/FrontPage

Roll your own

If you like the idea of building your own RSS feed, read on.

"Learn about RSS and how to programmatically create an RSS file for your FrontPage 2003 Web site. The download that accompanies this article contains a VBA project and an XSLT file that you can use to generate and display RSS feeds.

If you spend any time on the Internet, you have probably heard of RSS, and you may decide that you need an RSS feed for your Web site. An RSS feed is an Extensible Markup Language (XML) file that people can use to keep up to date with the content on a Web site. RSS feeds are frequently associated with weblogs (blogs), but you can use them for any Web site.

If you have a Web site that contains content that you frequently update, such as articles or stories, you may want an RSS feed to help your customers keep up with your updates. This article explains the XML behind RSS and provides a Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003 Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) project that you can use to programmatically generate an RSS feed for your FrontPage Web site. The download for this article includes an Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformation (XSLT) file that you can use to display the RSS XML file in a browser."

Microsoft Developers Network:
Creating an RSS Feed for Your FrontPage Web Site




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  Tuesday, February 03, 2009 – Permalink –

Internet 099

Basics and Beyond


A San Francisco company called Learn the Net has produced a basic on-line tutorial about the Internet.

If you need a fundamental primer, this might be a place to look.

It is not a series of scaled down "baby talk" lessons. You can drill down though the meaning of 403/404 error codes and links to WW3 Generic URI Syntax (RFC 2396) standards.

That is if you know how to drill down.

"Throughout Learn the Net--in fact on most web pages--you will see words that are in color and often underlined. By clicking on these words, known as hypertext, you jump to other places on the page, to other pages on the site, or to other resources on the Internet."


www.LearntheNet.com



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  Wednesday, December 24, 2008 – Permalink –

Privacy and the Net

What happens on your computer, stays . . .

Here are some protection suggestions:
"Links to numerous pages on the Web where home users can find software and information relevant to Windows PC privacy and security.

It also contains a rudimentary "checklist" of basic steps that home PC users can take to enhance their privacy and security while using the Internet.
Finally, you'll find a set of resources developed by the author of this site to help you protect your privacy and security on the Internet, including information about Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) and the Gnu Privacy Guard (GPG)."

Protecting Your Privacy & Security
by Eric Howes
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Also:
Microsoft:
Security at home

Also see:
Security and the Net




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  Friday, December 19, 2008 – Permalink –

Googols of Deskbars

The competition grows


Remember back not too many years ago when deskbars for search engines appeared? These add-ins could search the Internet or your local machine faster than before. Google was one of the first. Now there are competitors.

Here are some reviews and comparisons:

GoebelGroup.com:
Desktop Search Tools Matrix

Pandia.com:
Desktop search tools

Google.com
Google Desktop

SearchEngineWatch.com:
Google Enhances Desktop Search

OReillyNet.com:
Google Your Desktop

Copernic.com:
Copernic Desktop Search

MSN.com
MSN Search Toolbar

Yahoo.com:
Yahoo! Desktop Search

Ask.com:
Ask Jeeves Desktop Search

Blinkx.com
blinkx v3.0 BETA

Googol:
"A googol is the large number 10100, that is, the digit 1 followed by one hundred zeroes. The term was coined in 1938 by nine-year-old Milton Sirotta, nephew of American mathematician Edward Kasner."

Wikipedia




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  Saturday, December 06, 2008 – Permalink –

Look at Yourself

Information on line


Here is a site that will test your connection speed, tell you your latitude and longitude, IP address and more.

They provide a one stop location to validate email addresses, locate the host server for a domain, plus trace, ping etc.

You can also find out what information your browser is broadcasting to the world.


Internetfrog.com



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  Monday, November 03, 2008 – Permalink –

Lookup - Lookout

Information on everything



While the Google search engine can find almost anything, Google Search Tips, there are some other sites that have accumulated data lists on a number of subjects.

Including:
Melissa Data

ZIP-City-Phone

Lookup ZIP Codes, city names, the location of phone numbers or the cities covered by an area code.


Phone Numbers

Enter a phone number or area code and get city, state, county, time zone and more.

Street Name

Enter any street name in the U.S. and get a listing of which states and cities have the street name. Even displays local street address detail.

U.S. Place Names

Get location information on over 1,000,000 geographic places including lakes, streams, populated areas, schools, churches & more.

City, State & County Demographics

The latest data available from the 2000 census on 46,455 counties, states, cities and places in the U.S.

Nearest Mailing House

Find the nearest recommended mailing house in your area.

Business List Counts

Use free list counts to discover new markets. Find more customers like your best customers.

U.S. Addresses

Lookup any U.S. address and get the ZIP+4 code, area code, time zone, county, address type, street detail and more.

Canadian Addresses

Lookup any Canadian address and get the Postal Code, time zone and area code.

Home Sales by ZIP Code

Number of home sales and average sell price by ZIP Code.

SIC Code

Get business counts by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Code and descriptions of SIC codes.

Campaign Contributors

Individuals who have contributed $200 or more to federal campaigns by ZIP Code.

Climate Averages

Monthly low, average and high temperatures by ZIP Code.

People Finder

Locate anyone nationwide. Search billions of public records.

Occupants by ZIP

Generate a count of occupant delivery addresses by ZIP Code. Order your Occupant list online.

ZIP Codes by County

Obtain a list of the ZIP Codes in any county in the United States.

ZIP Distance

Displays the distance between any two 5-digit ZIP Codes in the United States.

ZIPs in a Radius

Displays a listing of the ZIP Codes that fall within a radius.

Area Codes in a Radius

Displays a listing of the Area Code + Prefixes that fall within a radius.

ZIP Code Demographics

Demographics by ZIP Code. Including population, family, housing, race, age and more.

Nearest Post Office

Locate the 10 closest post offices to a ZIP Code that accept bulk mail.

Income Tax Statistics

Income tax information by ZIP Code. Includes average AGI, number of returns, average refund, filing status, age and more.

Worldwide Place Names

Location information on over 5,000,000 geographic names worldwide.

Nonprofit Organizations

Information on a nonprofit organizations by ZIP Code. Includes address, revenue, assets, type of foundation and more.


Also:
Other information sites



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  Friday, October 24, 2008 – Permalink –

Security and the Net

Is any place safe?



This from PracticallyNetworked.com:
"One of the biggest misconceptions is that hackers will target only large companies. The truth is computers get attacked for a variety of reasons. Some of these include the following:


  • Snooping: Reading private mail and other personal files.
  • Destroying or corrupting computer data: Making files unusable, or making a whole computer unusable.
  • Stealing computer data: Taking credit card numbers, e-mail addresses, company information and so on.
  • Stopping computers from functioning properly: Blocking incoming traffic so that intended users cannot get access, etc.
  • Misusing computer resources: Sending spam without you knowing it, etc.
  • Pranks: practical jokes, breaking in just because it's a challenge.

The bottom line, don't think your network is safe just because you're not that important or well-known. Assuming that you aren't personally targeted, moderately secure networks usually cause hackers to attack elsewhere. Yet attacks can come from many different sources and your computer should be equipped to deal with each of these types of attacks."


CAN YOU EVER BE TRULY SAFE AND SECURE ONLINE

Check out your computers vulnerability at GRC.com.
(Gibson Research Corporation)


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StaySafeOnline.info



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  Friday, August 08, 2008 – Permalink –

Favicons

Art in 16x16 pixels


When you link to certain sites, you might notice that a graphic is sometimes displayed instead of the IE logo. There are numerous sites that help to create and place these logos.

To add a Favicon, upload the file, favicon.ico to the root web directory of your hosted website Make sure the file is named "favicon.ico." When someone bookmarks your site with a browser that supports favicons, your mini-pic will appear.
You could also link it using this code:

<link href="favicon.ico" rel="SHORTCUT ICON">

MSDN.Microsoft.com:
How to Add a Shortcut Icon to a Web Page

Clickfire.com:
Place a Favicon on your Website

Michael P. Pierce:
MpP Favicon Gallery

Chami.com:
FavIcon from Pics

"FavIcon from Pics is an online tool that can generate a favicon from a picture, logo or other graphic of any size/resolution. It was also the first online tool that simplified the creation of favicons using a regular image without requiring manual edits."


Makiko Itoh:
favicon
" Here's a roundup of some of the favicons that caught my eye. Please click through to the sites themselves, to see how the favicon works (or not) with the site. Maybe it will get you thinking about your own site's favicon."


Daniel Burka:
Favourite Favicons



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  Wednesday, August 06, 2008 – Permalink –

KartOO (n) Search

Alternate search display



KartOO.com is a metasearch engine with visual display interfaces. When you click on OK, KartOO launches the query to a set of search engines, gathers the results, compiles them and represents them in a series of interactive maps through a proprietary algorithm.

Great graphics and it's free!

Click on this icon:

Kartoo.com

Kartoo.com search for TCC

[Edited entry from 4/17/2005]




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  Monday, July 21, 2008 – Permalink –

Google Tutor

User advice


Mark Fleming has started a new omnibus site/blog dealing with the vagarities and varieties that make up Google.

"In my discussions with other Google users, I am always amazed at how few of Google's tools they have heard of. For the most part, people are only familiar with the main search areas such as the web, news and images. And even in these areas, their knowledge of all the options that would allow them to better harness the power of Google is limited.

When I've told others of the vast features and formidable power of Google tools, they are quite frankly astonished. Compounding the problem of this unfamiliarity is the fact the Google does not make much of an effort to even tell us what's new and what's in public beta. You've usually got to hear about it somewhere else or just stumble upon it."


GoogleTutor.com
Google Tutor and Advisor

The March 26th entry, for instance, points to the Google Cheat Sheet


Also see:
Google Guide



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  Saturday, May 31, 2008 – Permalink –

gMail Print Selection

Obscure clicks


"I would like to know how to only print part of email, as all the parts of an email conversations are not necessary to print. I have tried by highlighting the part I want and then choose "select" on print menu - but the font is so small then (no matter which printer I use). I can select in the print menu which pages to print, but that is not always clear where the page breaks happens. I could copy and paste into a word document, but then the details are missing."


Here's how I do it:

Click on "New window"



Make your selection in the gMail document.
(Hold down the left mouse button and "paint")





Right click the selection and choose "Print Preview"




Find the layout and size buttons




Change to "As selected on screen" and about "150%".





You can also turn off the Header and Footer.

Now you can print the selection.





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Thank you for taking the time!

Ulla

 
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  Monday, March 31, 2008 – Permalink –

How Google Works

Fact and not



The magic that makes Google tick

  • Over four billion Web pages, each an average of 10KB, all fully indexed
  • Up to 2,000 PCs in a cluster
  • Over 30 clusters
  • 104 interface languages including Klingon and Tagalog
  • One petabyte of data in a cluster - so much that hard disk error rates of 10-15 begin to be a real issue
  • Sustained transfer rates of 2Gbps in a cluster
  • An expectation that two machines will fail every day in each of the larger clusters
  • No complete system failure since February 2000


Stanford University:
The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine
Sergey Brin and Lawrence Page

Google.com:
How Google Works



How Stuff/Google Works

The Economist:
Case History


Or



It's all done with pigeons



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  Tuesday, March 25, 2008 – Permalink –

Repair Internet/Network connection

Before the service call


Loss of connectivity is usually solved by the big three:

  • Restarting the computer
  • Unplugging the router
  • Unplugging the modem


Vista has a built in feature that you'll usually find on the Task bar.
It indicates current connections, but if you right click you can find Diagnose and repair.




Repair your connection

Network Diagnostics Framework



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  Tuesday, March 11, 2008 – Permalink –

DNS FAQ

Domain Name System


Here's a concise collection of answers about the inner workings of the internet.

For instance:

What is DNS (Domain Name System)?


Websites have both a "friendly" address, called a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) and an IP address. People use URLs to find websites, but computers use IP addresses to find websites. DNS translates URLs into IP addresses (and vice versa). For example, if you type http://www.microsoft.com into the address bar in your web browser, your computer sends a request to a DNS server. The DNS server translates the URL into an IP address so that your computer can find the Microsoft web server.


DNS FAQ



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  Saturday, March 08, 2008 – Permalink –

Site Maps

Point the way



"As a Web designer and HTML builder, one of the first places I visit on a Web site is the site map. The site map shows an entire overview of the structure of the site, and more importantly, indicates how much effort was put into usability testing during the site's construction.




Learn how to chart a better site map
By Jim Kukral -Builder.com


According to Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox Usability Study on Site Maps

"27 percent of users turn to site maps when asked to learn about a site's structure. If your site map is poorly designed, you may lose 27 percent of your Web visitors. That could translate into millions of dollars of missed sales for an e-commerce site, or a massive amount of missed leads for a service company."


(A Site Map is a guide to a web site used by visitors. A Sitemap is a file used by search engines to index entries on a site. )



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  Wednesday, February 20, 2008 – Permalink –

Where dat Site?

Server locations


YouGetSignal.com provides some tools that let you find out more about a web site. Who else uses that server, for instance, and where to server is located.

Sites on Web server

A reverse IP domain check takes a domain name or IP address pointing to a web server and searches for other sites known to be hosted on that same web server.


Network location

The network location tool is a utility that approximates and displays the geophysical location of your network address on a Google Map.




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  Wednesday, February 13, 2008 – Permalink –

Indexed Sites

How many mentions


Find out how well connected your, or your favorite web site, is indexed by the major search engines:















Search Engine Saturation Check





How many pages from your domain are indexed by the search engines?


example: www.host.com or host.com

URL: 1

URL: 2 *

URL: 3 *



Send report to an e-mail address (optional).

Email

Send in HTML format.




Please enter the access code as displayed above.

Access code





* The second and third URL is optional.




Online Search Engine Saturation Check
provide by SEOCentro.










Search Engine saturation



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  Thursday, January 03, 2008 – Permalink –

Privacy is Gone

Hide that search


We're not alone in the great world-wide internet.

"In 2006, AOL unwittingly divulged the personal lives of 650,000 customers by publishing their search histories as research data. Despite AOL's attempts to anonymize the info, the New York Times quickly outed a 62-year-old lady in Georgia whose searches revealed her dog was wetting the upholstery."

Slate.com



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  Saturday, December 22, 2007 – Permalink –

Fuzzy Pad

HTML Preview



There you are, out in the wilderness of PCdom without a copy of FrontPage around. How do you find out what HTML tags looks like?
(fire up notepad, save the file, open with a browser)

Try FuzzyPad

There are no text files to save and reload. Just write a few lines of text, a few tags, even paste some text in the box from some other application if you want. When you press the button, it will show you how what's in the box will look when run through the web browser your using now.



HTML Preview
Preview HTML in a new window by entering it into the form. This script allows you to pass anything to a new window.
Instructions help you create a preview on your own web page.

Such as:
HTML TEST BED



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  Wednesday, December 05, 2007 – Permalink –

Internet Connectivity

Free tool from MS


"The Internet Connectivity Evaluation Tool checks your Internet router to see if it supports certain technologies. You can use this tool on a PC running either the Windows Vista or Windows XP operating system.

If you're planning to run Windows Vista, this tool can verify whether your existing Internet router supports advanced features, such as improved download speeds and face-to-face collaboration using Windows Meeting Space.

The tool is intended to be run from a home network behind a home Internet (NAT) router. Running this tool from behind a corporate firewall or on operating systems other than those specified above won't produce accurate results. This tool requires administrator privileges to run.



  • Basic Internet Connectivity Test
  • Network Address Translator Type
  • Traffic Congestion Test
  • TCP High Performance Test
  • UPnP Support Test
  • Multiple Simultaneous Connection States Test


Internet Connectivity Evaluation Tool



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  Wednesday, November 28, 2007 – Permalink –

Gmail Features

The top 10


Bill Kee, Associate Product Marketing Manager for Gmail, has a blog and has listed 10 major features of the free web based email system.
Including:

"When you get an email that references an address, look to the right and you'll probably see a link from Gmail pointing you to a map of the address on Google Maps.

Gmail also recognizes email text that refers to an event (e.g., 'dinner tomorrow at 8pm'), and will give you a link to add it to your calendar.

It'll even pick up on package tracking numbers from UPS and link you directly to the tracking page, so you don't have to copy and paste the number. I really like this last one when I order stuff online and want the instant gratification of knowing a package is on its way.


Gmail features Part 1

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I would like to know how to only print part of email, as all the parts of an email conversations are not necassary to print. I have tried by highlighting the part I want and then choose "select" on print menu - but the font is so small then (no matter which printer I use). I can select in the print menue which pages to print, but that is not always clear where the page breaks happens. I could copy and past into a word document, but then the details are missing.
On the whole GMail works well, BUT it requires much more work to accomplish tasks than both Outlook and Eudora.

 
See:
gMail Print Selection

 
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  Saturday, November 24, 2007 – Permalink –

MHTML

One file web pages



When a web page is created using HTML, the coding is normally contained in one file and the graphics in separate folders.

The Mime HTML or MHT/MHTML format changed that.

Starting with Office 2000 as an add-in and carried through XP as a "Web Archive" option, the format emerged in Office 2003 as a "Single file web page" selection in the File Save As dialog box.


Features in Internet Explorer 5 +


Here are the Save As choices available in an application such as Word:



  • Web Page, Complete means that the contents of the page (including any pictures) will be saved into a folder as separate files, similar to those on the server hosting the site.

  • Web Page, HTML only means that only the HTML information will be saved. This option and Web Page, Complete will enable you to open the file for viewing in Internet Explorer (or any other browser) at a later time, even when you are offline.

  • Web Archive means that the page will be saved, along with any images it contains, as a single file. You can view a Web Archive later without being connected to the Internet.

  • Text File means that only the text on the page will be saved, not the HTML (or any other) formatting, including graphics.


MIME Encapsulation of Aggregate HTML Documents (MHTML)

Short Summary of the MHTML Standard



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  Tuesday, November 20, 2007 – Permalink –

World of IP

Address map


This site promises to be working on an interactive map of 4,294,967,296 IP addresses




TheWholeInternet.wordtothewise.com



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  Friday, October 19, 2007 – Permalink –

Type, what it looks like

Screen fonts preview


This is a tool that lets you see how different typefaces will look on the screen. It also allows you to compare three fonts at once.


"The Typetester is an online application for comparison of the fonts for the screen. Its' primary role is to make web designer's life easier. As the new fonts are bundled into operating systems, the list of the common fonts will be updated."


TypeTester



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  Thursday, October 11, 2007 – Permalink –

Guide to CSS

Map through the forest


Dustin Diaz:
"Ok. Let's set the record straight. There is no official guide for each and every CSS shorthand property value. So let's work together and put one together shall we?

Ok. Straight to the business. Anytime I've ran into a specification (besides the confusing mess at the W3C), it turns into showing off a couple of examples and you're supposed to be set on your way.

Well well. Over the years, I've found quite some interesting unknown quirky facts about these shorthands. . . hence this Guide was born."



CSS Guide



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  Tuesday, September 04, 2007 – Permalink –

VVe have more Phakes

VVorrisome URLs


If there weren't enough things to look out for, Paul Ferguson warns us of the use of a double "V" in web addresses:

VVINDOWS.COM NS NS1.MYDOMAIN.COM
VVINDOWS.COM NS NS2.MYDOMAIN.COM
VVINDOWS.COM NS NS3.MYDOMAIN.COM
VVINDOWSVISTA.COM NS DNS1.MALKM.COM
VVINDOWSVISTA.COM NS DNS2.MALKM.COM

Are a few of the domains that have been registered.

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  Wednesday, August 29, 2007 – Permalink –

Define URL Pieces

More than dot com


Google engineer and blogger Matt Cutts has defined the pieces that make up a Uniform Resource Locator.

At least as Google refers to them when they're sitting around in their backrooms
Domain

Dynamic URL


Fragment or a Named anchor


The Googlers I've talked to are split right down the middle on which way to refer it. Disputes on what to call it can be settled with arm wrestling, dance-offs, or drinking contests. Typically the fragment is used to refer to an internal section within a web document. In this case, the named anchor means "skip to 2 minutes and 30 seconds into the video."


Host


Parameters


Path


Port


Protocol


Second-level domain


Static url


Subdomain


Top-level domain


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  Monday, August 13, 2007 – Permalink –

Surrogate Image Server

Temporary


"When posting on message boards or blogs, often you want to show or link to an image on another website. Directly showing or linking to that image is called hot-linking. It's generally bad because it leeches bandwidth from the host site, and as a result many webmasters have their servers set up to prohibit hot-linking.


ImgRed.com lets you simply enter the original URL in your post as you normally would, but with http://imgred.com/ written before the URL. When this is viewed, the image will be copied once* to imgred.com, and from then on the image will always be served from imgred.com instead of the host site.



*ImgRed is not an archive service, and occasionally its cache is cleared out (once a month or so), so images are not literally cached forever.



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  Friday, July 13, 2007 – Permalink –

Viddler Video Streamer

Player and free video storage





"You can upload many videos at once, and in various formats, too.(mov .avi .wmv .mpeg).

You also won't have to worry about file size - just keep any video you upload under 500 Mb.

Timed Tags
Moments on the timeline of your video are taggable, so you can classify and share instances in time. Timed tags are searchable, too - a great way to explore the content on viddler.com

Timed Comments
Your position in the timeline of a video determines where your comment will be posted to, which brings the discussion to a whole new level!

Use Your Webcam
Got a web camera? You can use Viddler to record footage directly from the camera to the website. There's no third-party software


"Viddler is very different from other video-delivery based websites, because we stream our videos instead of having the user download it.

That means you get to watch videos without having to wait for the entire video to load.

This is especially useful when you want to view the last few minutes of a very long video.

It's a secure system and prevents other people from watching the video (in ways they're not supposed to) or ripping the video off the site.

Video that you host with Viddler cannot be stolen, or used in any fashion, unless you set your sharing options to allow it."


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  Friday, July 06, 2007 – Permalink –

MS RSS Feeds

Eavesdrop on the experts


RSS feeds can give you a flow of new information.

Microsoft knows the value of these web casts and provides a list of links from Access to SharePoint Server:

RSS Feeds on Microsoft Office




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  Thursday, June 07, 2007 – Permalink –

Wayback Machine

Archived sites



Ever want to see what a web site looked like in the past?

Take a look at the the Wayback Machine .

"Browse through 30 billion web pages archived from 1996 to a few months ago. To start surfing the Wayback, type in the web address of a site or page where you would like to start, and press enter. Then select from the archived dates available."


The Internet Archive
"is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public."


Ghostsites

"This feature of Ghost Sites was launched in early 2000; it is an image gallery of some 1,250 screens captured from some 900 Web projects that for various reasons "went dark" during the years 1998 to 2004. Some had a chance to post a self-penned epitaph in the form of a "farewell screen"; others simply expired and drifted lifelessly, with no visible indications for their demise."





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  Wednesday, May 30, 2007 – Permalink –

DNS Cache

Down the drain


Internet connection problems can, sometimes, be traced to a corrupted DNS cache.

Flushing this cache is an easy fix to many of these problems.

Here is how to fix that corrupted DNS cache in vista.


  1. Click the Microsoft Vista Start logo in the bottom left corner of the screen

  2. Click All Programs

  3. Click Accessories

  4. Right-click on Command Prompt

  5. Select Run As Administrator

  6. To view the DNS cache, type ipconfig /displaydns at a command prompt.

  7. In the command window type the following and then hit enter: ipconfig /flushdns

  8. You will see the following confirmation:
    Windows IP Configuration
    Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache
    .




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  Saturday, May 05, 2007 – Permalink –

Headline Animator

Up to date



Introducing the Headline Animator

Unofficial Microsoft Office Stuff

FeedBurner.com
"We're happy to introduce our latest publisher service: the Headline Animator. When you burn your RSS or Atom feed with FeedBurner, you can take advantage of this cool, different way of looking at your feed.

Just by pasting some HTML code into, say, your email signature file or bulletin board profile, you'll get a nice little badge that always shows your latest five blog postings. No Javascript or Flash required -- we generate an animated GIF on-the-fly from your feed."




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  Thursday, April 12, 2007 – Permalink –

Nameless Surfing

Masked strangers


Anonymous surfing is exactly what the terms suggests. You go online without revealing any of the personal or technical information on your computer. It's done by having a special computer -- called a proxy server -- screening you from the websites you are contacting. Your computer contacts only the proxy server, which contacts the website for you. The website, in turn, sees only your proxy server and not you. In addition to hiding your IP.

From Ask Bob Rankin:
Anonymous Web Surfing



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  Tuesday, March 27, 2007 – Permalink –

Google Searches

Some hints


Google still rules the search engine world. Here are a few tips on how to refine your info-hunt.

Tip #1: Use the Correct Methodology

Tip #2: Conduct an "Either/Or" Search

Tip #3: Include or Exclude Words in Your Search

Tip #4: Search for Similar Words

Tip #5: Search for an Exact Phrase

Tip #6: List Similar Pages

Tip #7: Fine-Tune Your Search with Other Operators

Tip #8: Search for Specific Facts

Tip #9: Search the Google Directory

Tip #10: Use Googles Other Specialized Searches

Ten Tips for Smarter Google Searches



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  Friday, February 23, 2007 – Permalink –

Internet History

Two tin cans



From the FCC:

The Internet: A Short History of Getting Connected.
When the Defense Department issued a $19,800 contract on December 6, 1967, for the purpose of studying the "design and specification of a computer network," the world didn't take notice. But it should have. For, from that small, four-month study grew the ARPANET. And, from ARPANET emerged the Internet.

NSF Presentation

Also:
Living Internet
"An elegantly organized tour of the history of the Internet -- both fun and informative -- a rare combination!"
Steve Crocker, invented the Request For Comments.


All About the Internet

Hobbes' Internet Timeline v7.0

A Brief History of the Internet



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