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How to Use Google+ as an Author Platform. Do you use Google Plus? Publishing has gone through dramatic changes during the last few years. Never before has it been easier for writers to reach a wide audience and directly connect with their readers. I’m the author of eight books — two self-published and six commercially published — over a twenty year span. I self-published my last book and was able to keep it on Amazon’s top ten list for its category for two years. How? Since that time, I’ve turned my social media success into an online training business and seen many tools come and go. In this post, I’ll be outlining the top tactics for writers to use Google+ to brand themselves, reach their target audience, and create an author platform. Start by Creating a Google+ Account Everyone begins on Google+ by creating an account that has a personal profile.

Link your new Google+ personal profile to your website or blog and any other social media accounts you have, like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or YouTube. Already have a blog? The Internet Defense League - Protecting the Free Internet since 2012. Background jobs with php and resque: part 1, introduction | Background jobs are jobs that are executed outside the main flow of your program, and usually handled by a queue system. This first tutorial of the serie will introduce what’s a background job and its importance. What’s a background job Let’s start with a real-world example : a social network website, where a user lambda will update his profile with a new country.

The classic workflow As PHP is not multi-threaded, all tasks will be executed one after each other, resulting in a pretty long waiting time for the user. After 3.7 seconds, user will finally get the response to his update location action. Note that the only important step in this workflow is the first one : Update Database. If this fail, all the other tasks will not be executed. The other steps (refresh cache, send mails, etc …) are not needed to print the final page. The ideal workflow This will make the user happy, as he just waited 0.3 second, the time taken to do what he asked. A little analogy User Lambda has asked Mr.

Mr. Watch the Online Video Course Object-Oriented Programming with PHP. Learn PHP Programming. PHP: The Right Way. Probably the Best Free Security List in the World. Security List Index Select a Security Category: All Items Keys Discontinued or not updated recently (for at least three years). Item links to a Gizmo's Freeware 'Best Free' page. Item or this icon links to a Gizmo's Freeware page. Web application. Browsers: FF = Firefox; Ch = Chrome; IE = Internet Explorer; OB = Other browsers; AB = All browsers. About This list (earlier "Probably the Best Free Security List in the World") contains thousands of links to free security-related Windows desktop applications and web applications, with the goal of listing everything available that's not malicious or of low usefulness.

Use the Windows desktop applications or web applications on this list at your discretion. We periodically check all links on this list with Web of Trust. Use the comments section below, or this (or this) forum thread, to let us know about issues, or suggestions for items that could be added to the list. Related Links Editor This list is maintained by volunteer editor ako (Antti Koponen) What Hard Drive Should I Buy? My last two blog posts were about expected drive lifetimes and drive reliability. These posts were an outgrowth of the careful work that we’ve done at Backblaze to find the most cost-effective disk drives. Running a truly unlimited online backup service for only $5 per month means our cloud storage needs to be very efficient and we need to quickly figure out which drives work.

Because Backblaze has a history of openness, many readers expected more details in my previous posts. They asked what drive models work best and which last the longest. Given our experience with over 25,000 drives, they asked which ones are good enough that we would buy them again. In this post, I’ll answer those questions. Drive Population At the end of 2013, we had 27,134 consumer-grade drives spinning in Backblaze Storage Pods. As you can see, they are mostly Seagate and Hitachi drives, with a good number of Western Digital thrown in. Why do we have the drives we have? Excluded Drives Failure Rates Hitachi Drives. Friends+Me. 2014 Google Seo Ranking Factor- Hummingbird Update. Progression.js. Documentation ..:: Getting Started Include the relevant files Firstly include jQuery and the progression.css and progress.js files.

Place these before </head> section Create a form You must give your form a unique ID. The helper text for the tooltip can be set by adding data-helper to the element. <form id="myform"><p><label for="">Name</label><input data-progression="" type="text" data-helper="Help users through forms by prividing helpful hinters" name="name" value="" placeholder="" /></p></form> Initiate the plugin Once you have created your form you will need to initiate the plugin.

At its most basic level you can initiate the plugin like: $(document).ready(function ($) { $("#myform").progression(); }); If you want to initiate the plugin with options then you can do so like: ..:: Options. FlowType.JS — Responsive web typography at its finest: font-size and line-height based on element width.

SMINT | The simple jQuery plugin for lovers of one page websites. Have you used SMINT in a project? Id love to see what you've done. Id like to put together a gallery of the best SMINT website, with links back to the designers/developers, so if you have a great example of a SMINT powered website, send me a message on twitter @rabmyself SMINT V3 is finally here! No, really it is! Finally got, a some downtime to have a look and update a few of the bugs and rework how it functions slightly. One of the main changes is that you no longer have to give you links an Id, you can just use a # as the href, such as href="#section1". The annoying bug of the menu bar sticking down the page when refreshed has been removed, though I havent been able to thoroughly test this yet, but it seems to work as intended. Added the ability to make internal links scroll the sections too by adding the class 'intLink'. If you have links in your main menubar that you want to link to an external site, just add the class 'extLink'.

Its not 100% perfect, but its improving! VideoJS setup guide to scale for responsive design on all browsers & mobile. To scale a VideoJS video to fit any browser, tablet or mobile device for responsive design you need to change some of the video code and a snippet of CSS. Initial Set Up To kick start VideoJS you need to include as a minimum the Javascript and CSS files required, you can host your own or use VideoJS CDN hosted copies, add these in the <head></head> of your document. Or download the files from VideoJS from the above link and host the entire video-js directory and reference in your document both video-js.css and video.js The next thing is to get your video code, which you can get generated at VFE, at the most you need an mp4 as source file and non mp4 browsers will fallback to Flash, if you have the time and inclination then also providing a WebM file will playback the video in HTML in Firefox and Opera, example of code is: Below is the full code suggested by VideoJS with the other file formats declared Setting It Up For Responsive Design So the html markup is The Magic Touch.

Are online comments full of paid lies? Opinion October 26, 2013 07:01 AM ET In New York alone, recently, the New York attorney general shut down 19 companies engaged in the astroturfing of online sites like Yelp, Google Local and CitySearch. Commenters were recruited on sites like Craigslist, Freelancer and oDesk and paid between $1 and $10 per "review. " A new book by NPR's David Folkenflik, called Murdoch's World, claims that Fox News engaged in "institutionalized astroturfing of the Internet" by using Fox employees using untraceable wireless connections to post pro-Fox posts online. One even used a dial-up AOL account. Another used 100 fake personas, according to the book. What's so bad about astroturfing? A Nielsen study from last year determined that 70% of people surveyed trust online user reviews and that 83% are influenced in their buying decisions by these reviews.

This is problematic because buyers can be misled, and in unpredictable ways. This belief is a problem for two reasons. What to do about astroturfing. Compare Responsive Frameworks. With mobile becoming a central factor in most brands' digital strategies, responsive frameworks are proving more instrumental than ever for designers. Bootstrap, for example, is currently among the most popular solutions for those looking to create responsive sites.

The platform’s newest version is even touted as “mobile first” from the ground up, which means that developers can think about the small screen before adding complexity to the traditional desktop experience. After all, it is easier to expand things on big screens than to condense them on small screens. Yet Bootstrap is far from the only responsive option. Compare some of the features from some of the Web’s other popular responsive frameworks below: Foundation Client Example: National GeographicZurb’s Foundation offers a powerful grid system for developers to build on, which are flexible and adapt to any screen size – from smartphones to televisions. Gumby Blueprint CSS Responsive.GS view more. RedHat 6 Networking - ConVirt Enterprise. From ConVirt Enterprise RHEL/CentOS 6 does not configure network interfaces on default installation.

Also, it is configured to use NetworkManager. To enable networking interface and disable NetworkManager please follow instructions below. The /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 content looks as follows on default installation. DEVICE="eth0" HWADDR=specifc mac address NM_CONTROLLED="yes" ONBOOT="no" For DHCP, configure the interface as follows. DEVICE="eth0" HWADDR=specifc mac address NM_CONTROLLED="no" ONBOOT="yes" BOOTPROTO="dhcp" Restart the network after configuration.

For Static ip, configure it as follows DEVICE="eth0" HWADDR=specifc mac address NM_CONTROLLED="no" ONBOOT="yes" BOOTPROTO="static" IPADDR=ip address here. Change the /etc/sysconfig/network to have the GATEWAY. For example configuration, see Method #3. BrowserSwarm. NSA monitored global financial transactions. News By Jeremy Kirk September 16, 2013 02:42 PM ET IDG News Service - A branch of the NSA has been collecting global financial data, including credit card transactions and data from SWIFT, which runs an international bank messaging system, according to a report Sunday from Der Spiegel. The German publication provided details about a U.S. National Security Agency branch called "Follow the Money" that inputs financial data into a system called "Tracfin" that it said came from documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Tracfin contained 180 million records in 2011, of which some 84 percent of the data was comprised of credit card transactions, Der Spiegel reported.

"This information is collected through regulatory, law enforcement, diplomatic, and intelligence channels, as well as through undertakings with cooperating foreign allies and partners," the statement said. Application Monitoring. FlowType.JS — Responsive web typography at its finest: font-size and line-height based on element width.