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Embedding Tweets with Blackbird Pie

Posted by danblog on February 10, 2011 in How Tos & Tutorials, Twitter |

Many blogs will often reference and embed tweets within their articles. Often they do this by simply taking a screenshot of the tweet. However there are some cool tools for embedding the tweets in good old HTML, which brings with it some good benefits; such as maintaining the links and references, enabling visitors to easily […]

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SSL, put simply.

Posted by danblog on January 30, 2011 in How Tos & Tutorials, Web Hosting |

SSL and secured connections is vital in our busy online lives and is key to ensuring the integrity of your private information. This is an excellent video from Common Craft and explains in simple terms web site security in a clear way anyone can understand, and a really cool video for educating non-tech literate people […]

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wp-cron and MultiSite = Headache

Posted by danblog on November 15, 2010 in General stuff, How Tos & Tutorials |

After making some changes a while ago to how I run the wp-cron on this blog I noticed some odd problems as scheduled posts weren’t being published. This was getting to be a rather frustrating so I decided to debug the problem once and for all and eventually came to the conclusion that under a […]

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How to: Use Pagination on posts and pages in WordPress

Posted by danblog on November 9, 2010 in How Tos & Tutorials |

Pagination is when you have a post split into multiple pages which can be particularly useful when posts (or pages) get quite long and splitting the post into pages can help with page load times and be more user friendly when users read through those posts. This is a little known feature of WordPress but […]

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Top Tips to Protect Yourself on Hot Spots (and from FireSheep)

Posted by danblog on November 7, 2010 in How Tos & Tutorials, Top Ten... |

Firstly just so we are clear, when I refer to “sniffing” I am not referring to when you need a tissue or in fact anything to do with your nose or smell. It’s a computer term for when someone can “sniff” for information on the network/WiFi you are using. As the data you send and […]

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How to: Install FireSheep

Posted by danblog on November 3, 2010 in How Tos & Tutorials |

FireSheep has kicked up one hell of a storm since it was announced, and has made what was once reserved for the hard core geeks easily accessible to everyone, now anyone with 5 minutes can access the social networks and website accounts of the majority of people on the local network or wifi, particularly dangerous […]

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Window Live Writer: Easily Add Watermarks to Images

Posted by danblog on October 24, 2010 in How Tos & Tutorials, Microsoft, Reviews, Windows Stuff |

I recently took up writing the majority of my posts using Windows Live Writer when I installed the Windows Live Essentials 2011 software, and so far its been pretty decent and includes some great features, including the ability to easily add watermark text to images before uploading to the blog, and here’s how.   Once […]

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Easy WordPress Widget Builder

Posted by danblog on October 15, 2010 in How Tos & Tutorials, Reviews, Scripts |

I had a bit of a dilemma today as I needed to create a widget to house the BT.com widget (which you can now see on the sidebar) and for this I decided the easiest way would be to knock up a standalone plugin for this. While looking into this I discovered a very handy little WordPress […]

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How to turn on Read Receipts in Outlook

Posted by danblog on April 7, 2009 in How Tos & Tutorials |

Recently i decided to start using Microsoft Outlook instead of Windows Mail which comes default with Vista, now in Windows Mail i counted a total of 5 simple clicks to turn on read reciepts, so every email i sent requests one – you can see a tutorial for how to turn on read reciepts for Window Mail here – in Outlook it takes a few more, as shown below.

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How to turn on Read Receipts with Windows Mail

Posted by danblog on March 31, 2009 in How Tos & Tutorials |

This is a simply little tutorial on how to use or turn on Read Reciepts in Windows Mail.

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