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What to do now that Facebook pages’ RSS feeds are gone?

As you may have noticed Facebook page’s RSS/XML feed stopped working (see official announcement)  on January 28. If you are like me you had lots of RSS feeds organized into folders in a feedreader. Going through my list every morning was an effective way of learning what’s new on the Facebook pages of the organizations I am interested in. Using this...

Copying file names from a folder on a Windows PC

Have you ever wished you could copy just the names of the files in a certain folder to a file? I did, but never bothered to check how this can be done. It is this simple: Select the files in the folder whose names you want to copy. Tip #1: you can use CTRL-A to select all of them Tip...

Tip of the week #2: How to create Drupal nodes in batch from an XLS, CSV file or from an RSS feed?

I searched high and wide at the Drupal Modules on a solution that would allow me to create new nodes either from an RSS feed (so I could automatically create new pages based on my Google Alerts that I set for my topic of interest) or from a spreadsheet (where I kept track of a list of items of interests in...

Got my Google Analytics Individual Qualification

This morning I passed my Google Analytics Individual Qualification, also known as Google Analytics IQ test or GAIQ. My listing on the official site proves it, so does the GoogleIQ Certifiate. I’ve been using Google Analytics on my personal site since late 2007, but only started to explore its more advanced options since last June, when I got a job as...

What tool to use for checking browser compability?

As a webdesigner, SEO developer, UI expert you need to be aware how and whether your product gets displayed on various browsers. How do you optimize it? Well, you have to know your standards and what works and what not on different platforms and browsers, there is no avoiding that. But beyond that you need to check your product. Sometimes...

Diverging YouTube and Twitter

Monday I’ve learned what I suspected for a while. YouTube is going forward and enforcing its Cosmic Panda update. I found a note/link on my logged in YouTube page saying “All channels will be updated to the new design on March 7th 2012.” Clicking on it I got to the page describing the new YouTube channel options. From a developer/designer’s...

WordPress Setup and Optimization Checklist

Sanctuary Media Group has an excellent WordPress Setup and Optimization Checklist. However, some of the recommendations and links in it are slightly outdated. Below are my recommended updates, even though I am aware that within a few months these will be out of date too. I only mention those sections of the guide, where I have something to say. The rest I...

End of a Barnes and Noble account

Last week I posted a note how my Amazon.com account ended. There I mentioned my attempt to set up a  Barnes and Noble account as a substitute. Well, that didn’t live long. I received this email from them today: Dear Publisher, Thank you for your continued support of the Barnes & Noble Affiliate Program. Barnes & Noble has made the...