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Virtual version of Östhammars Poetry street on Google maps

Recently, the main activities of the Festival of Words in the small Swedish city Östhammar occured. A part of the festival was the “Poetry Street”, where quite a few short poems on the festivals theme (for the year 2014, the topic is freedom) were on display in the windows of various shops in the centre …

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Create your first WP plugin to start using Google analytics, while excluding yourself from tracking

Screenshot excerpt: Real time view of events in Google analytics

You know the situation: You make your wordpress site a little bit better every day. But: How many visitors do you have? Where do they come from? What pages are they reading? And how do they react to various articles and changes on your site? Right, you need statistics. One of the most convenient ways …

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Fraudulent sales methods in Spain

Phone scrren with call log, showing +1004 and +1565

A few days ago, we were targeted by a team of sales people, who use fraudulent and very aggressive sales methods when trying to convince people in Spain to move to another internet provider.

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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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