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ArtLung posts tagged with “google” ·


  • Make XML Sitemaps Easily with PHP!
    I am a huge fan of simple solutions for the web. So many solutions require tons of tooling or a giant content management system and those things are brittle over the long haul of time. XML Sitemaps help search engines, notably Google but other search engines too. In October 2009 I created this code to…

  • Farewell Google+: “Save your Google+ content before March 31, 2019”
    Today in Google shutdown notices: You’ve received this email because you have content in Google+ for your personal (consumer) account or a Google+ page you manage. This is a reminder that on April 2, 2019 we’re shutting down consumer Google+ and will begin deleting content from consumer Google+ accounts. Photos and videos from Google+ in…

  • Goodbye, Google Plus
    Your shutdown email of the day: You’ve received this email because you have a consumer (personal) Google+ account or you manage a Google+ page. In December 2018, we announced our decision to shut down Google+ for consumers in April 2019 due to low usage and challenges involved in maintaining a successful product that meets consumers’…
  • Google ~ Welcome to Google on your new Apple iPad ~ Based on your Google Account activity, we recommend using these apps to stay organized, collaborate, and keep your account secure.
    “your new Apple iPad doesn’t have the latest Google apps”
    Boo, Google. This is pretty obnoxious. If I wanted those apps I’d install them.

  • Adieu Google Reader
    On July 1, Google Reader does indeed close. Reader has been a valuable tool for me for a long time. In 2006, I said: Holy cow but the new Google Reader is pretty darn good. Fully worth using to read your RSS and Atom feeds. And that same year, I wrote an extended piece that…
  • Blogger FTP Migration Tool: Does not account for your images
    Blogger has done work to create a migration tool for Blogger FTP users and is doing great communication. You can move to a blogspot blog, (which you could do before) or change from self-hosting to being hosted by Blogger/Google by changing the DNS to point at Google’s servers. This is similar to how tumblr handles…
  • Google reviewing business operations in China
    Official Google Blog: A new approach to China: These attacks and the surveillance they have uncovered–combined with the attempts over the past year to further limit free speech on the web–have led us to conclude that we should review the feasibility of our business operations in China. We have decided we are no longer willing…
  • Google: PHDs with Tanks
    The other day I was listening to the Stack Overflow Podcast, which features two interesting bloggers who I’ve read for some time: Joel Spolsky of JoelOnSoftware, and Jeff Atwood of Coding Horror. They tend to ramble a bit, and they’re not as funny as they think they are, but I enjoy it. On Episode 28…
  • Where There’s a Misc There’s a Way
    The language in this is not safe for work, but the sentiments are important: How to Irritate and Annoy People in the Name of Blogging A lot of people I know or know of are blogging about the fires in San Diego: Sassy, JeSais, MAS, MissEwon, Chuck, and Geoff. Also, people I haven’t met: Raph…
  • Feedback on Google From Sassy
    Matthew Lee says about my post about the City of San Diego and Google: I think Don Norman said something like: “Even the term ‘navigation’ is pretentious–it assumes that people aren’t going to be able to find what they want without looking for it” Google rules, as far as I’m concerned google is the bar,…