Google Ends Support For FITB

Adobe Flash Player soon gone in Google ChromeFITB (Fill In The Blank) – Google is ending support for NPAPI – this includes JAVA and Adobe Flash?

OK, I recently wrote an article detailing the end of support for JAVA in Google Chrome.
http://www.rouzell.net/2015/05/04/do-you-need-java/

Now, I see Google Chrome is reporting that soon support will end for Flash. As often as I see Google reporting Flash has crashed, I’m almost happy with this development. Adobe Flash Player crashes in Google Chrome

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Palm Desert SEO

We’ve taken on the domain name that matches this post’s title, Palm Desert SEO.

The goal is to rank near the top of search results for this term.

So, if you want to know how SEO works, click this link.

If you are looking for SEO in Palm Desert, click here.

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Want to know more about optimizing your content to improve Search Engine Results.

Credit Card Fraud – Target

How many blog posts start with the words, “By now you’ve heard…”?

It looks like at least one of my accounts has become a target for fraudulent charges. The sinking feeling I have is not for the potential loss of less than twenty dollars for the two charges, but for the loss of time involved in phone calls and other activities I’ll have to suffer through with my bank or banks to clear up this malady. In my business, every hour spent chasing down demons feels like another hundred dollars into the fire. I don’t even get to enjoy the heat.

While I cannot pin this down to the recent hacker activity at Target, I did a search for “CEWCS fraud” to find the entity trying to bill me for $9.84, twice in one account, on Christmas Eve, no less! I found another blogger had posted exactly that same name and transaction amount billed to a card he was sure he had used at the store. That is one long way of saying there are probably many people who will find similar charges on their accounts.

This writer has never been in the “misery loves company” camp. No tidings of comfort or joy are in this holiday season regarding this unpleasant event.

Bah, humbug, indeed!

Check your accounts. Only vigilance will save your money. Your time, however, will be spent.

Tweeting to Google


Retractable Screen Doors Available from Screenmobile

I’m going to strengthen my SEO chops with a challenge:

Soon, a link to the page on the Screenmobile Corporation website for retractable screen doors will appear on the first page of Google search results. Let’ see how long it takes to make this true! I first posted this challenge on Facebook on November 17th. Perhaps we’ll see our result before the end of this year, 2013.

First, we need a few sentences with our target phrase in the mix. Since we want Google to see where we mention retractable screen doors, that phrase is linked to Screenmobile’s web page for that family of products; we’ll have to provide a few morsels of spider chow with that association in place. Yes, we’ve already done it a few times on this page, but if you go to their site, you’ll find that Screenmobile offers no less than nine different manufacturers of retractable screen doors for our linking pleasure.

So, let’s talk about those nine choices right here!

Screenmobile has 9 different choices for Retractable Screen Doors

  1. Phantom Retractable Screen Doors
  2. Mirage Retractable Screen Doors
  3. Clearview Retractable Screen Doors
  4. Stowaway Retractable Screen Doors
  5. Aira Retractable Screen Doors
  6. Vanishing Retractable Screen Doors
  7. Reel Retractable Screen Doors
  8. Genius Retractable Screen Doors
  9. Roll-Away Retractable Screen Doors

 

New Challenges, New Skills part 3

OK, here is the end of the story.

So, we’ve downloaded our Fb history to a zip file on our computer. We’ve extracted the text from that file and have done all the find and replace functions to get each record on one line in Excel, with each record having an individual time and date stamp. That took some work, since there were three components to the original download text and we had to do a couple of passes, employing delimiter creation for the purpose of separating text to columns. All of this took just a bit of trial and error, but we got it done in part 2 of this story.

Finally, today, the original goal of reversing the chronological order was achieved by simply numbering the lines (or rows, in Excel), then using that series of numbers to do the sorting. Since Facebook lists your most recent activity and status reports at the top of the timeline, if someone wants to see that same story starting from the beginning of time, this work had to be done.

This is the end of this tale. Thanks to Mardi Boettcher for posing the problem. It was definitely a worthwhile challenge and I learned a few things along the way.


Retractable Screen Doors Available from Screenmobile

I’m going to strengthen my SEO chops with a challenge:

Soon, a link to the page on the Screenmobile Corporation website for retractable screen doors will appear on the first page of Google search results. Let’ see how long it takes to make this true! I first posted this challenge on Facebook on November 17th. Perhaps we’ll see our result before the end of this year, 2013.

First, we need a few sentences with our target phrase in the mix. Since we want Google to see where we mention retractable screen doors, that phrase is linked to Screenmobile’s web page for that family of products; we’ll have to provide a few morsels of spider chow with that association in place. Yes, we’ve already done it a few times on this page, but if you go to their site, you’ll find that Screenmobile offers no less than nine different manufacturers of retractable screen doors for our linking pleasure.

So, let’s talk about those nine choices right here!

Screenmobile has 9 different choices for Retractable Screen Doors

  1. Phantom Retractable Screens
  2. Mirage Retractable Screens
  3. Clearview Retractable Screens
  4. Stowaway Retractable Screens
  5. Aira Retractable Screens
  6. Vanishing Retractable Screens
  7. Reel Retractable Screens
  8. Genius Retractable Screens
  9. Roll-Away Retractable Screen Door

 

New Challenges, New Skills part 2

If you are following this thread, you will recall I had been challenged to manage some data downloaded from Fb. You can download your timeline, with everything in it and then do what you will with same.

One of my associates wanted to put the text into an Excel spreadsheet with one line per record. But, Fb doesn’t bring it down quite so nicely. Your time stamp is on line one, the status description is on line two, and if you’ve uploaded photos, and probably in a few other status updates, where there are multiple lines of text, that stuff is on yet another line. What’s a poor user to do?

It’s a neat trick, but nothing new. You have to use Word, or some other editor, to do a find and replace. In this case, all time stamps ended in PDT (or was it PST?) – so, I replaced PDT, paragraph mark, with PDT, semicolon. For the records where there were no multiple lines and no photo uploads, I got a nice clean separation of date field and status. Then I did a second pass, where I replaced Uploads, paragraph mark, with Uploads, semicolon. This parsed about 98% of the records.

Now I had several hundred lines, with one record per line, with the fields separated by semicolons. Excel does a nice job with that delimiter, so all that was left to do what the old, “Text to columns” function in Excel and almost all of the records were in neat columns in an Excel spreadsheet.

I’m sure you can figure out how to do this with your word processor and spreadsheet applications. Oh, I almost left out a step. Peculiar to Office 2013 and not evident with Office 2010, I had to paste the original text data into Notepad, to get the paragraph markers, then copy paste it from there to Word. Figure that out and get back to me.

Enjoy!


Retractable Screen Doors Available from Screenmobile

I’m going to strengthen my SEO chops with a challenge:

Soon, a link to the page on the Screenmobile Corporation website for retractable screen doors will appear on the first page of Google search results. Let’ see how long it takes to make this true! I first posted this challenge on Facebook on November 17th. Perhaps we’ll see our result before the end of this year, 2013.

First, we need a few sentences with our target phrase in the mix. Since we want Google to see where we mention retractable screen doors, that phrase is linked to Screenmobile’s web page for that family of products; we’ll have to provide a few morsels of spider chow with that association in place. Yes, we’ve already done it a few times on this page, but if you go to their site, you’ll find that Screenmobile offers no less than nine different manufacturers of retractable screen doors for our linking pleasure.

So, let’s talk about those nine choices right here!

Screenmobile has 9 different choices for Retractable Screen Doors

  1. Phantom Retractable Screens
  2. Mirage Retractable Screens
  3. Clearview Retractable Screens
  4. Stowaway Retractable Screens
  5. Aira Retractable Screens
  6. Vanishing Retractable Screens
  7. Reel Retractable Screens
  8. Genius Retractable Screens
  9. Roll-Away Retractable Screen Door

 

New Challenges, New Skills

After recently learning how to download all of my Facebook history in one large zip file, I’m now challenged to work with the text of the timeline to set it up in Excel with two columns; one for the date and time, and one for the text, with photos that comprise each post.

Seems it might make a nice start to a brief part of the history in someone’s autobiography. It’s not for me, of course, I’m already writing mine as it happens on multiple blogs. What makes me happy is the writing, so collecting it and reprocessing it for a larger purpose may be a project for later in life. Right now, I’m just doing my best to live in, “The Spectacular Now.”

That’s a title to a current movie, in case you were wondering. Check my personal blog at brianrouley.com for details.

That’s all for tonight. I’ll post the answer to that challenge as soon as I work through it. Which means, probably tomorrow you’ll have an answer.


Retractable Screen Doors Available from Screenmobile

I’m going to strengthen my SEO chops with a challenge:

Soon, a link to the page on the Screenmobile Corporation website for retractable screen doors will appear on the first page of Google search results. Let’ see how long it takes to make this true! I first posted this challenge on Facebook on November 17th. Perhaps we’ll see our result before the end of this year, 2013.

First, we need a few sentences with our target phrase in the mix. Since we want Google to see where we mention retractable screen doors, that phrase is linked to Screenmobile’s web page for that family of products; we’ll have to provide a few morsels of spider chow with that association in place. Yes, we’ve already done it a few times on this page, but if you go to their site, you’ll find that Screenmobile offers no less than nine different manufacturers of retractable screen doors for our linking pleasure.

So, let’s talk about those nine choices right here!

Screenmobile has 9 different choices for Retractable Screen Doors

  1. Phantom Retractable Screens
  2. Mirage Retractable Screens
  3. Clearview Retractable Screens
  4. Stowaway Retractable Screens
  5. Aira Retractable Screens
  6. Vanishing Retractable Screens
  7. Reel Retractable Screens
  8. Genius Retractable Screens
  9. Roll-Away Retractable Screen Door