Thursday, 18 May 2017
Having returned to blogging recently, there was a lot to try and catch-up on. Several Blogger changes came to light, too. One, in particular, was the change to HTTPS, which is basically a secure communication Protocol, for Blogspot.com blogs. Custom domain published blogs do not support HTTPS access - even from the Blogger dashboard. 1
So, I went looking for an answer. The first place I always check, is Chuck's place - The Real Blogger Status blog, to generally find my answer. Sure enough, he'd covered this very subject, and more, about 15 months ago, in a post called "Stats And "Don't track", And Custom Domains".
Here it is in picture form...
I selected 'Manage the tracking of your own pageviews', and got a surprise - "This site can't be reached".
So, as directed by Chuck, I had to change the HTTPS, to HTTP, in the URL, so I could get the "Would you like to have your pageviews counted when you visit this blog?" wizard.
Then I only had to select "Don't Track My Views For This Blog", with a tick, and I was set.
Note: If you are using two, or more Browsers, you'll have to do all this for each one.
Reference: The Real Blogger Status blog 1
Monday, 15 May 2017
Writing my blog posts in the HTML Editor often requires a little, of what I call, code. It's not the secretive kind of code, because it's readily available to all bloggers, at any time, through the HTML Goodies website. They're called HTML commands. Here are some examples, and what they can do for your post page, using the Ampersand - '&' symbol...
Say, for instance, I want to make a 'Copyright' symbol, but there isn't one on the keyboard ... I would need to issue this command to the HTML Editor:
Ampersand (&), type the word 'copy', then a semi-colon; (&copy;) - which gives the desired ... ©
The Yen symbol, would be: &yen; ... ¥ - and another, the British Pound symbol is &pound; ... £
There are as many commands using the 'Ampersand', as you could want. All you have to do is apply the code.
Here are some more:
Fractions are a pest, but with the right command - &frac12; you get ½ ... &frac14; ...¼ ... &frac34; ...¾ and so on.
If I wanted to make some brackets < and > , it's just as easy. I would use &lt; and &gt; which was &lt; for left and &gt; for right...< and >.
It's fun. Try it.
Friday, 12 May 2017
Do you know what gets under my skin, to make me itch with anger? It's something like this ...
Have you ever wondered why Google does not recognise your 'stay at home computer', and why it often asks; "Is that really you?" Well I'm getting tired of it on my home Laptop - which NEVER leaves my desk, and NEVER even goes shopping with me, and, most of all, NEVER gets used by anyone else - EVER.
So, Mr. Google, instead of having a miriad of employees, who are brighter than the sun, and 'smarter than the average bear' (I know this because they work at Google - and must do nothing except come up with new designs, or something, to change/mend/fix something which wasn't broken), how about getting them to make things work?
I appreciate the fact that Security is one thing that Google thinks about, and that I have to sign-in to my account.
Simply, at the selection of one of two accounts, Google and I have gone on to first name terms ...
I enter my Password, for the account, but that's not good enough for Google. They already know that I'm 'Bob'...
Now, Google is getting nasty. They want to know if it REALLY IS me. Really truly me. They give me a choice of verification means. Wow!
I choose one, do this business with the code, which is a good thing for security (They call it the 2-step verification)
This step is what REALLY ticks me off - You see the little part highlighted by the red arrow? It says; 'Don't ask again on this computer', - again, and again.
It doesn't work! Google! The only way to avoid this situation, is not to logoff and power down!