After a gap of almost three years, I recently decided to relaunch my six year old self-hosted wordpress blog TechnoDuet. It was high time to take advantage of the modern static site generator tools along with the availability of some really awesome free static-site hosting services.
Improved performance, ease of maintenance, scalibility, no security concerns due to database and plugins, simplicity of writing blog posts in markdown, version control for content, option of free reliable hosting with custom domain, and the convenience of continuous automatic deployment are some of the advantages that compelled me to migrate and convert my wordpress blog to a static site.
Presentations play a central role in almost all areas of group communications. With a generous blend of images, presentations are generally more show than tell. Many a times we need to give presentations at places with incompatible infra structures ( sockets, cables, voltage standards, soft interfaces, etc.). At these times, equipped with just a browser and Internet, online presentations become our saviors. Online presentation software, besides overcoming compatibility issues, has a number of advantages such as sharing, collaborating, 24⁄7 availability, global presence, device agnosticism, etc.
Intelligently automating various online tasks can result in increased productivity. One such case is that of automatically sending the received attachments in Gmail to cloud storage. A number of solutions exist for automating this task; below is a step-by-step guide of using the popular service IFTTT to automatically send Gmail attachments to Dropbox, Box, Google Drive or SkyDrive.
Create a free account on IFTTT.com or login to an existing one.
Google has recently updated Google+ with 41 new features. This major update includes a revamp of the web UI that is now responsive and displays the posts in multi-column format.
The good news is that Google has also provided the option of switching back to single-column view for those G+ users who prefer viewing their stream in single-column format.
In Google+, select the Home stream button. In the top menubar, look for ‘More’ drop-down menu; select it and click the single column layout icon.
With more than 340 million active users and a 27% growth rate between Q2 and Q4 in 2012, Google+ has now became the second largest social network in the world.
Here are some useful tips for users new to Google+.
1. Formatting Text in Google+ Posts/Comments You can easily format the text of your posts/comments by enclosing it in special characters:
To make the text bold, enclose word(s) in *.
Update May 20, 2013: After the recent Google+ update, this method is no longer working satisfactorily.
Do you want to automate the posting of your public posts from Google+ to Twitter? Here’s a simple and an elegant solution that does not require setting up of RSS feeds for your Google+ posts and is available for both Google+ pages and personal profiles. This will not only save you time but will also help in connecting your Twitter followers to your Google+ profile.
The mere thought of solving a CAPTCHA, the dreaded difficult-to-read combination of digits and letters to prove that you are a human, is extremely agonizing and frustrating for most of the internet users! No matter how much we abhor these awful CAPTCHAs, they have nevertheless become part of our routine net experiences.
The term CAPTCHA was defined in the year 2000 and is an acronym for ‘Completely Automated PublicTuring test to tell Computers and Humans Apart’.