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Dog plays ball Just LIKE a BOSS If you have to leave your dog at home alone… – StumbleUpon

Dog plays ball Just LIKE a BOSS If you have to leave your dog at home alone… – StumbleUpon. People say animals aren’t intelligent but clearly they are. We are so arrogant sometimes in how we view other species.

544 Conversion Rate Optimization Tips now 616 and counting Unbounce – StumbleUpon

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544 Conversion Rate Optimization Tips now 616 and counting Unbounce – StumbleUpon. This list isn’t joking. I read some great marketing suggestions here. This was obviously put together thoughtfully.

Google Panda Update Shifts Estimated 1 Billion in Revenue to Large Publishers

Google Panda Update Shifts Estimated 1 Billion in Revenue to Large Publishers.CNNMoney has the details on this story. Interesting that it was so dramatic and few major media sites are covering it.

Book Review: Google Apps: The Missing Manual 9780596515799: Nancy Conner: Books

Amazon.com: Google Apps: The Missing Manual 9780596515799: Nancy Conner: Books. This was a huge 500+ page book that was very wordy. She knew her stuff, but it was hard to be motivated to read it all. This would be worth reading for an administrator but I doubt the average person would read this tomb. I’m going to not suggest it simply because it is dated, and while mostly correct becomes less useful as time marches on.

Book Review: Google and the Myth of Universal Knowledge: A View from Europe 9780226395777: Jean-Noel Jeanneney, Teresa Lavender Fagan, Ian Wilson: Books

Amazon.com: Google and the Myth of Universal Knowledge: A View from Europe 9780226395777: Jean-Noel Jeanneney, Teresa Lavender Fagan, Ian Wilson: Books. I really liked this book. It showed me the self-serving agenda that Google had behind its Google Books. I didn’t really consider things from another perspective before. I think the danger of modern society is that we have so many things happening, it is hard to stop and think if what we are being told is true. While the book is short, I appreciated what it had to say. We wouldn’t have the standard of living, understanding or power if the United States did not listen to its varied voices.

 

Really Google? Penalizing Good Sites To Get Some Bad Ones

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Really Google? Penalizing Good Sites To Get Some Bad Ones. I have already covered the fallout here and based on my experience here. For some lucky people they have their sites reinstated.

Seths Blog: Working with Apple Tech Support

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Seths Blog: Working with Apple Tech Support. Nice set of instructions that could give you better service if Applecare is still in force.

hello.connectivity.me.com error on bootup

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Apple – Support – Discussions – hello.connectivity.m …. Nice instructions. drbeez has it figured out.

I finally got a Senior Advisor, Taylor, at Apple to answer this. Three previous technicians claimed they’d never heard of this issue.
APACSD is Apple Wide Area Connectivity Service Daemon. It is a function of MobileMe. It doesn’t pertain to BTMM only, but to a world of connections such as Calendar, Contacts, Synch, iWeb, etc.
Taylor explained that this a a form of handshaking between MobileMe and your Mac. If the connection is disabled by your firewall protection, you will see many malfunctions in anything MobileMe-related.
hello.connectivity.me.com is a platform established in OSX 10.6.6 that will later support other added services.
Funny. The third technician thought I was worried about the government seeking contact with my computer (“just who do you believe is trying to access your computer?”) and treated me like a weirdo until I explained the research time I’d spent on this and told him I knew this was an Apple connection. Only then did he pass me along to his superior. At least he learned something.
And maybe this helps someone else who’s bugged by these repeated requests for access. Allow the connection and it’s over with.

MobileMe has had plenty of issues. Read about them here, here, herehere. I could go on, but I think you get the idea. I don’t know why I waited with MobileMe for 10 years. I guess I am slow to learn some things.