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POSSIBLY USEFUL 'STRIP TAGS' TOOL
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Like, maybe you saved an email as HTML but want to remove most of the code-gobble-de-gook. Click here: Strip Tags Tool or use the form inserted below (assuming it shows up for you). ... read more

A GUIDE TO UTF-8 ENCODING IN PHP AND MYSQL
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"UTF-8 is a variable-width encoding that can represent every character in the Unicode character set. It was designed for backward compatibility with ASCII and to avoid the complications of endianness and byte order marks in... read more

INTERNET SEARCHING 101
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Editor's note: I believe Bing.com has caught up with Google on all of these features, if you prefer Microsoft over Google... There are two pages every one of you might consider bookmarking:Google Advanced Search: ... read more

TIME TO SWITCH FROM FIREFOX TO ANOTHER BROWSER
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If this is true, it looks like a good time to get rid of that pesky control freak of a browser, Mozilla ... read more

USEFUL MYSQL QUERIES
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Common MySQL Queries. Extending Chapter 9 of Get it Done with MySQL 5&Up Here's an example: Compute date from year, week number and weekday: SET @yr2012, @wk26, @day0;SELECT StrToDate( Conca... read more

FIX THOSE FACEBOOK-MANGLED LINKS TO YOUR SITE
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I was unaware that Facebook recently had started to add a unique click identifier to all outbound links on facebook.com. Coincidentally, one of the security measures of this server is to disallow query strings as part of the URL... read more

DESLIDE THAT WEBSITE
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To remove that annoying slideshow so popular on click-bait sites, try one of the following:cluster fakedesli.de... read more

ALTCENSORED VIDEO STREAMING
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Here's an article about them. AltCensored is at ... read more

CLUTTERED WEB PAGES
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This, below, is what happens when you let greed (or desperation) rule over your sense of aesthetics. All I wanted to do was click the link and read the article. smh Good luck finding the actual article! :)... read more

THIS MONETIZATION SERVICE LOOKS PROMISING
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This looks promising: SubscribeStar.com. Their tagline is "Create. Monetize. Prosper." I created a page for myself there... UPDATE: Denied! Never mind. Yo... read more

MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL
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You will need the password for most of these.Cracking up over Lottery President (Jun 28, 2013). No password required.... read more

BUILDING YOUR OWN WEBSITE
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Question: I need my own domain name and monetization, plus things like ability to pay and schedule and stuff.Answer: Any Wordpress installation should allow plug-ins for polling, scheduling and other types of forms, in addition... read more

CONVERTING COLORS
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Here you see your color converted to 17 different color formats like RGB, CMYK, HSV, HSL, CIELab, Android, Decimal, and YUV. Convert multiple colors at once or get Conversions and Harmonies via the REST API. ... read more

USEFUL WEBSITES
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Just thought I would start a running list of internet-web technologies websites I have found useful, below... image align center... read more

FREE VECTOR GRAPHICS EDITOR
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Could be useful. See (this one's for Windows, but there's a version for Mac and Linux, too) inkscape.org... read more

OPEN DNS
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Just thought we'd mention OpenDNS.com (or .org) which we use here at FriendsNews.com. It's a good parental control as well as an easy way to filter your Internet traffic.... read more

URL EXPANDER
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You might find this as useful as I just did: expandurl.net ... read more

OPTING OUT OF ADS
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Useful site here to opt out of various online ads: yourchoices.com. Some of the biggest name brands always seem to be conveniently unavailable.... read more

IS IT DOWN RIGHT NOW
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Useful site to see if it's your connection (or firewall) or the site itself that's hav... read more

BEING HUMAN
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Makes me laugh when Facebook asks why I think something is funny or amazing. I'm thinking "Bite me. I don't have the time or inclination to teach your artificial 'intelligence' algorithms what it means to be human.&q... read more

COOL WEBSITE
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Here's a cool website I just learned of:atlasobscura.com"In an age where everything seems to have been explored and there is nothing new to be found, we ... read more

KEYWORD, COOKIE, BROWSER ANALYTICS FAILURE
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Some headlines Google News mistakenly thought I'd be interested in ...Is Jeb Bush Right About Barack Obama and Donald Trump? - The mainstream (pro-Bush-Clinton) media keep pretending Jeb is relevant.Kanye We... read more

NAME GENERATOR
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Name Generator - Cool Name ideas at the click of a button!I thought this, above, was kinda cool for generating a pseudonym. You can also generate a Medieval name, a Twitter name,... read more

THINGS THAT MAKE YOU SAY, YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING
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Just the other day I had bought a second wi-fi router from a seller on Craigslist to daisy-chain the two together (somehow) to improve the wireless signal throughout my house. No, it's not a big house. Anyway, last night our powe... read more

HOW SIMPLY UPPER-CASING YOUR PASSWORD CAN FRUSTRATE A HACKER
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Simply upper-casing your password can frustrate a hacker's attempts: ... read more

PLLEEAASSEE REEAADD IT WAS ON GOODMORNING AMERICA
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It's a very old hoax. Anything with a headline like "Plleeaassee reeaadd! It was on Good Morning America!" and mentioning Microsoft, AOL and Good Morning America in the same email almost HAS to be a hoax these days, and this one is. ... read more

POSSIBLY USEFUL SITE
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For those old gadgets you'd just as soon get rid of:gazelle.com My old ... read more

COOL FEATURE JUST DISCOVERED ON GOOGLE TRANSLATE
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I got an error in a program that was in some foreign language I didn't even recognize, let alone understand. I went to translate.Google.com and typed in one of the words and chose "Detect language" in the "Translate from..." box. I... read more

MCDONALDS WI-FI
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In Nashville, anyway, it seems you can get around their proxy system (those outlets that use it), simply by using Google Chrome and maybe Firefox. It might be as simple as using any browser other than Internet Explorer. Us... read more

WATCHING THE WATCHERS
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WE MAKE PRIVACY EASY. Browse the web safer, faster & with less annoying ads. Keep an eye on who's keeping an eye on you at ghostery.com... read more

HACKERS LEAK 6.5 MLN LINKEDIN PASSWORDS
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Hackers leak 6.5 mln LinkedIn passwords Time to change your LinkedIn password. eHarmony, too, apparently.... read more

FAKE ANTIVIRUS MAKES UP 15 PERCENT OF ALL MALWARE
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Google: Fake antivirus makes up 15 percent of all malware Tech News on ZDNet... read more

FIX FOR "YTIMG" BROWSER HANG
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Got a tip, thought I'd share it here. Add the following to your HOSTS file ("C:WindowsSystem32driversetchosts"): #fix for ytimg.exe browser hang problem74.125.162.39 static.cache.l.google... read more

VIDEO DOWNLOAD SITES
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None of these links work anymore. A couple of useful sites here for downloading videos for later viewing. I know I often want to watch a video later, not right then and there. Anyway, here are a couple of links: ... read more

GMAIL'S UNSUBSCRIBE FEATURE
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I hate to promote Google since they already rule the online world, but they do some things very well, e.g., their "unsubscribe" feature in Gmail. In a message, click on Show Details and you should see the option to "... read more

HACK ATTACK?
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Question There was a couple parked on the curb on Wed from 8am to 12pm on Wed. The girl was like a look-out, it seemed. When I was going to work she gave me a suspicious look, so I drove around in a circle and drove by them... read more

DO NOT VISIT THESE SITES (UNPROTECTED, ANYWAY)
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Just visited these sites, and my antivirus popped-up saying it had blocked a Trojan Horse coming from there (or one of their links): --thefrist.org --fixi... read more

KASPERSKY FREE VIRUS SCAN
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FAST & FREE security scan for your PC : Kaspersky Security Scan.... read more

WEBSITE VISIBILITY TOOL
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Thanks to GoDaddy phone support, I discovered this very useful site: megaproxy. One of my domain names was not resolving correctly from home. I went to the website above a... read more

SET EMAIL TO FORWARD TO SOMEONE ELSE
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QUESTION: How do I set email (Outlook 2003) to forward to someone else while I'm out?ANSWER: In Outlook, click on Tools, Out of Office AssistantClick "I am currently out of the office…" and type your outgoing message, ... read more

DOWN FOR EVERYONE, OR JUST ME?
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Down for everyone, or just me?. I LOVE this service!... read more

A HEADS-UP ON RANSOMWARE
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Still a huge problem Beware of this scam. Don't bother trying to get them to help you unlock your pc: hackers-gang-russian-bust. The fix... read more

ONLINE BACKUP
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I'm trying out this online backup system called Nordic Backup. So far, so good. Click ... read more


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