Archive for December, 2007

Unable to open attachments in Gmail without blanking your screen out?

Posted 31 Dec 2007 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

Geek GirlThis is a common problem for users of the Tab Mix Plus addon for Mozilla Firefox.

There’s a quick fix around this:

First, open the Tab Mix Plus Options then navigate to “Links” then “Prevent blank tabs when downloading files” and press “Edit”.

Scroll through the list and select and remove from the list the line /disp=attd&view=att/

Close the options window, restart Firefox and you should have no problems opening attachments in Firefox! 💡


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Add photos to each of your posts

Posted 30 Dec 2007 — by Ellie
Category Better Blogger

Step #33 in the 101 Steps to Becoming a Better Blogger.

Add photos to each of your posts.

Zeiss IkonI almost always have photos on each of my posts, in part because it is fun to find a picture that illustrates my point and because it can help my visitors understand my directions or better visualize a concept.

My friend Linky over at Linky Love always adds photos to her posts, some of which make me laugh, but are always relevant.

If you don’t know how to add photos to your posts, there are several ways do do it in WordPress.

1GB USB Drive for sale – with great software included! $7.40

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Posted 27 Dec 2007 — by Ellie
Category Announcements

SanDisk USB DriveHey, everyone!

Check out my auction on ebay for a 1GB USB Drive!

It’s only $10 $7.40 which is a steal for a flash drive that has software pre-installed, such as Mozilla Firefox, Skype and Soduku!

This SanDisk Cruzer Micro is gently used, and I’ve taken care to remove all of my old programs and files and do a fresh install for its new owner!

Happy bidding! 😀

Writing Posts in Advance with WordPress

Posted 26 Dec 2007 — by Ellie
Category WordPress

WordPress WednesdaysIt can be devastating to your blog’s rankings and readership if you do not post to your blog on a regular schedule.

However, life happens. Illness, vacations, writer’s blog or even internet or electricity outages can mean that you can not post on a regular schedule.

There’s one great and easy way to continue your blog’s posting schedule, keeping your readers happy – writing posts in advance with WordPress, especially if you know that you’ll be away from your computer for a few days – Edit timestamp!

  1. Look on the lower right-hand side of the ‘Write post’ page and find the “Post Timestamp” box.

Geek Girl Quickies

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Posted 24 Dec 2007 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

Geek GirlHere’s a roundup of 5 great online services you should check out.

  1. YouMail.com provides the ability to completely customize the greetings and options that you offer the various people who call you. It’s free, and you can also get your voice mails online.
  2. Emurse is an online resume maker with lots of useful features. These include quick resume generator, activity tracking, resume templates, multi-format download, and more. Read more at Emurse.com.
  3. DailyLit allows you to conveniently read books by email or RSS. Includes classics and new releases.

Quickies – Online Software Features and New Launches

Posted 21 Dec 2007 — by Ellie
Category Technology

imo.im has now launched a feature called “surfing”… It allows you to use imo.im without having to click away from the window or tab that it is open in. You can surf left or right. Works best on widescreen displays. Previous coverage: imo.im – A Meebo killer?

Time59 has introduced a slew of new features – all which add additional personalization to invoices created with Time59’s online software. These features, including automatic invoice numbering and message insertion (i.e. “Due in 30 days”) have made Time59 an even more competitive product in the online invoicing market. Previous coverage: Review: Time59

Create a custom blog design

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Posted 18 Dec 2007 — by Ellie
Category Better Blogger

Step #32 in the 101 Steps to Becoming a Better Blogger.

Create a custom blog design. Your blog is a symbol of your brand. Make it uniquely you.

thepinkc Current themeI’ve tweaked the current theme alot, but there’s definitely a lot more that can be done. I’m not a coder by trade, but I do like poking around and finding new ways to make my site easier to use and better looking!

One thing that did help in customizing this current theme was enlisting the services of a graphic designer to create a custom banner and logos for the site.

Gmail’s new features are delightful!

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Posted 18 Dec 2007 — by Ellie
Category Technology

Gmail As what I’ve deemed a gesture of goodwill in the holiday season, Gmail has rolled out quite a few new features in the past few weeks. If anything, these small gifts of functionality and integration serve to remind us that Gmail is popular for a reason – they actually listen to the users and add functions we love, want and need!

Gmail chat now offers the option to sign in to your AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) account to chat with your AIM buddies from Gmail! Chatting with your AIM buddies is easy – just click on a name in your chat list, and start typing. Read more at About AIM in Gmail.

Amazon Filler Item Finder

Posted 18 Dec 2007 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl, Soulville

Geek GirlAmazon.com is great for one-stop shopping online, especially with free shipping on purchases over $25! Sometimes, we fall short of the $25 purchase, and this is where Amazon Filler Item Finder comes in!

Select the categories you’d like to search within and how much you need to spend to qualify for free Super Saver Shipping – and press search.

Happy Shopping!