Monday, January 31, 2011

Make Your Blogger Blog DoFollow

Before doing these steps, you should allow anonymous comments by going to Settings in Blogger and then Comments. You may enable or disable the moderation. You will soon know the importance of moderation, however. Here are the steps to make comments DoFollow:

Go to Blogger layout (in new Blogger) and click Edit HTML (Check EXPAND WIDGET TEMPLATE checkbox)

Search for rel='nofollow' You will find at least two of them in the code.

Replace rel='nofollow' with an empty string

The second nofollow attribute is for pingback/trackback URLs (blogs that link to your post and ping it). You may or may not retain these URLs. It’s completely optional.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Chitika ads slowing my site

I had to remove the Chitika ads from my site as it was causing loading problems.

I found the cute mini malls original and their idea very interesting: focusing on search engines results only.

But what about your usual visitors? they get you lots of money too, but if I come to think between users and money, I prefer speed up my site to make easy for the users to come and read, money will come, anyway

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Ubuntu 11 says bye bye to GNOME Shell, welcome Unity

Notes on Ubuntu desktop Unity:
Ubuntu desktop Unity
The founder Mark Shuttleworth has announced that version 11.04 (Natty Narwhal), scheduled for April 2011, will be shipped with the desktop Unity.

This new arrangement enables to optimize the display with more height for smaller screens, especially those with laptops.
Furthermore, the left launch bar includes icons designed for tactile screens.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Windows essential fresh install programms


Adobe reader
Avira Antivirus

Developer Tools



Wamp server
Apache, MySQL, PHP on Windows




WinSCP is an open source free SFTP client and FTP client for Windows. Legacy SCP protocol is also supported. Its main function is safe copying of files between a local and a remote computer.

Fine Tunning

Install Newest version of all drivers

Turn off as much of the Windows features that try to protect me (show hidden and system files, show file extensions, and so on)

Uninstall as much of the Windows extras as possible (Windows Messenger, Outlook Express).

Friday, January 21, 2011

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Monday, January 17, 2011

AdSense Facts & Fiction Part V: Unoriginal content - Inside AdSense

People say that you need a big site with lost of articles or books even if they have to copy things from the Gutenberg proyect.

Why did you start to write for? Was there a genuine desire to share your thoughs, to share your knwoledge with the world?

Really, and what about people who copied content, just to fatten up their sites?
Better to write original content, yes! you own creation being honest is the best!

From now on unoriginal content is not allowed.

AdSense Facts & Fiction Part V: Unoriginal content - Inside AdSense

Software Requirements Specification

Did you ever needed a template to help you write your software requirements specification?

Yes, it is worth to document well a proyect.

You can use this template here

Software Requirements Specification

Please visit the author's page at:
you can get real use cases examples to help you

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Disassembling Sony Ericsson C510

I had to dissasemble my Sony Ericsson C510. There was a reception problem and I couldn't get any call, it was like the network was gone.
In fact, there was no network signal at all. Here you can see all the different pieces:

I've sprayed it with contact cleaner and once I've assembled everything, it works perfectly! The problem was that the little cable down to the antenna (the smal piece you can see on the bottom left corner) was unplugged, so all I had to do was to plug it back on!

The reception has boosted and I get a strong signal even when I am in a elevator!

Well contact cleaner went through too much, even here:

Beside the lcd screen, and now there are some marks on the screen, the cell phone works perfectly though!

So if you are going to use the contact cleaner spray, spray only a little bit and be careful and only spray where needed, those parts that cannot be damaged, like circuits, but mostly do not spray the LCD screen!

After all the electronic contact cleaner is a powerfull chimical product.
My C510 keeps on working anyway ;-)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Programmer's notepad new version

A new Programmer's notepad is here, the new 2.2 version:

Programmer's notepad version 2.2
It is specially optimized for encoding conversion, converting between ANSI/Unicode properly converts current file contents too.
I think it is one of the best editors, it is light and fast

Monday, January 3, 2011

Insert youtube video in your post

If you would like to show a youtube video directly inside you post content, so than people can watch right there, first check under the video itself in the youtube page there is a button on the right "embed code", click on it and a box containing a code like this appears:

<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value=";hl=fr_FR"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src=";hl=fr_FR" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

Copy all of this code and in your post form click on the Edit HTML option, then paste it there, then you can click back on your Compose option to keep on writing your post.

There you are!

Resurrect laptop battery

  • First of all I would like to thank people who post interesting and helpfull things on the Internet, thanks to the post from someone in Australia I was able to save and resurrect my laptop battery.

    Here are the principles:

    We take an overcharged capacitor as being the problem and set to finding a solution.
    We need to use power plugs with three inputs - neg, pos and earth.
    There must be a switch to this individual power plug so we can turn it on/off. (If there is no switch in the power plug use one of those plug extension with a switch on it).

    How to do it:
    1. Plug the laptop with the battery (Power ON)
    2. Take out the battery (Power is still ON)
    3. Switch the power of the plug off, the plug is plugged but the power if OFF.

    The idea is that the capacitor can bleed through the earth wire.
    That's all, battery resurrected!