tools/tips

Gmail: search & limit by date, exclude google buzz & more

If you’ve ever tried to search through 300 (or egads – 3000+) GMail emails, then you know how challenging the “never delete” idea is. Sorting is not really part of the GMail world (there is some sorting, but it rather limited). I usually build the search in the search box (similar to oldschool command line searching). (If you prefer to use an easy guided search ...

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How to create a Google+ badge for your website (or blogger)

I used this very nifty little tool at widgetsplus to create a Google+ badge. Get your Google+ ID. (the easiest way is to login to Google+ Your ID number is the long string of numbers For example my public profile is http://plus.google.com/109563226758360576597; the ID number is that bit at the end. For more info about Google IDs, visit my post here.  Copy your ID number. ...

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Customizing/styling a blogger rss feed using Feedburner

To find your blogger feed for a label (category/tag), check out this post. Part 2 – CUSTOMIZING & STYLING A RSS FEED WITH FEEDBURNEROpen feedburner.com Sigh in with feedburner using your google/gmail account login password and ID. Before we can style and customize the display of our feed, we have to link it with Feedburner. You should see “Burn a feed right this instant. Type ...

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Blogger feed by label (tag/category) — getting your URL

This post covers how to get a blog label / tag (category) into feedburner (or even how to determine what it actually is). If you need to know how to style your RSS Feed or repackage it for a HTML only page, you’ll want to check outIf you’re trying to get your blog into a Facebook page, there are a couple of different options, which ...

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Question of the day: How to embed youtube videos & make them fit…

Depending on what browser and resolution you are using, you may find that your content (such as blog posts) which have embedded videos are running over your blog post area. You COULD change your stylesheet, but if everything works except for embedded Youtube videos, an easier answer might be to change the width of the Youtube player. This is super easy to do. First you ...

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What happened to tr.im (& reviews of URL shorteners)

Wandered over to shorten a URL @tr.im and found this: tr.im is no longer accepting URL shortening requests via its website. May we respectfully suggest that you choose one of the many other wonderful alternatives available. Please understand that this does not affect any software that has tr.im available within it. tr.im‘s API is available, and redirections are working normally. Found this article about it:http://thenextweb.com/us/2010/03/22/trim-small-app-problem/ ...

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