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Have you noticed door-opener-spam?

When you install a fresh copy of wordpress, the most popular blogging platform in the world, you´ll automatically get two plugins: Hello Dolly,a small demo plugin, that can be deleted safely. and Akismet, a cloud-based protection against spam comments. Obviously, lots of people want to put links to various weird things on your blog, so …

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Shaping Windows 8.1 and adding Russian custom phonetic layout

I’ve been using Windows 7 for quite some while now. And I’m really happy with it. Even so happy that I continue recommending friends and family to go for Windows 7 when buying a new computer, if they’ve got any chance to avoid Windows 8. But, a couple of weeks ago we needed to get …

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Adjusting Google Analytics analytics.js (Universal analytics) for meaningful blog statistics

For a typical blog google analytics default settings will show very high bounce rates and quite inaccurate view durations. Here I show how you can improve this for the newest script (analytics.js)

Getting through

So, you need to call CITC, the telecom regulator in Saudi Arabia? The good news is that their contact number is nicely indicated on their website. The nice news is that their number is even correctly reflecting the fact that the country added an extra digit to all fixed telephone numbers a few months ago. …

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It’s there now… Follow-up on fibre optic

Hello all, As you may recall, quite a while ago, I was complaining about problems of getting connected with internet through fibre optic cable. It took several months. It turned out that the connection box that was already installed in the house, was incorrectly placed. So it has been replaced by two junction boxes, one …

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I would like to keep Google reader

In its offical blog, Google has announced that they are taking down Google reader from July 1st 2013. The quoted reason is declining usage. I’m afraid that it can be tricky to monetize such a wonderful service without doing evil things. Oh, and a lot of people may be relying on Google reader without really …

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Corporate Spanish MNP experience

I just saw an interesting article with things to keep in mind, if you have corporate numbers in Spain and want to use Mobile Number Portability (MNP) to move your numbers to a different operator. The article is in Spanish, though. It’s from July 2012, but I’m sure it’s still valid all way through. Here …

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List of MWC events

Don’t miss the list of events around Mobile World Congress, which is published on BCN Tech Talk. I’ve already found a couple of things I want to attend. :)

Among most visited LinkedIn profiles :)

Hello, I just got a nice reason to brag. LinkedIn just informed me that my profile is among the 5% most visited profiles on their system. (Of course, with 200 Million members, one just needs to hit the top 10 Million mark, but still…)

MNP launches in Qatar

Another country in the Arabic Gulf region has now launched MNP (Mobile Number Portability) between the two mobile operators in the country, Qtel and Vodafone. Here’s an article on the topic from ICT, the Qatar regulatory body.