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Sneaky Ads in Email Inbox

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There was a time, not so long ago, when a sizeable portion of online advertising was a slimy business. Websites had popups, pop-unders, hidden click layers, gateway pages, and many more tricks we have forgotten about. That’s a good thing that we can’t remember so many of those deceptive practices. It means the industry has — Continue reading Β»

Google Fail - Critical security alert - Someone knows your password

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A few days ago I received an ominous email from Google. It came with the subject line: Critical security alert, and the heading: Someone knows your password. The email body explained, Google has become aware that someone else knows your password, and we've taken steps to protect your account. Please sign back into your account — Continue reading Β»

Update: Stay On No-Cost Legacy G Suite

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Not sure what prompted me to do this, but today I decided to login to my free Legacy G Suite account to check if it was still alive. My Legacy G Suite account is indeed still alive so next I looked around for any alerts regarding the forced upgrade to Google Workspace. There was a — Continue reading Β»

The End of G Suite Legacy Free Edition. Alternatives?

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The writing has been on the wall for some time and the official news finally came out last month. G Suite Legacy Free Edition is ending on May 1, 2022 and Google wants all the users to migrate to the paid Google Workspace service. Apparently the news has rubbed some personal/home users the wrong way — Continue reading Β»

From Sendmail To G Suite Gmail

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In a previous post I covered updating my self-hosted Sendmail program to the newest version with some additions such as TLS 1.2 and DKIM. The version 8.15.2 at the time of my update was nearly five years old. Interestingly, less than two months after my update Sendmail released a new version 8.16.1 . Now it — Continue reading Β»

Hey, It's Me on Google Maps

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I am a pretty regular user of Google Maps as well as the satellite and street view features of it. One wonders if the people walking around with their faces blurred in street view know that they are being featured on the Google service. Well, I don't have to wonder about that myself. A few — Continue reading Β»

Google Finance Unusable Design

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Sometimes one wonders if giant companies like Google ever think about their end users when they redesign their properties. One such case is Google's recent redesign of their financial site, Google Finance. There are plenty of sites around for people to track their stock portfolios, real or imaginary. But if you are a Google user — Continue reading Β»

A Simple Post-HTTP-to-HTTPS SEO Checklist

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With Chrome version 62 arriving next month Google will begin making good on the promise of warning users when they land on non-secure (non-SSL, non-TLS) sites. This will be subtle at first with a light gray warning on pages that contain any input forms. This warning message will get progressively prevalent and prominent with every — Continue reading Β»

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