Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Capricorn symbol

Following is a demonstration of the power of Qtsaver micro content search engine to grab relevant info from multiple sources and present it on one page.

  1. http://www. tattoosymbol. com/zodiac/capricorn. html Capricorn | TattooSymbol. com
    • Capricorn Tattoo Symbol - Capricorn (21 December - 19 January) is the tenth sign of the ZODIAC and it begins the winter solstice. It is a symbolic representation of the goat's body and fish’s tail and reflects the ambivalent nature of those born under the influence of this sign. In the Far East, it is the first sign of the ZODIAC.
  2. http://www. elore. com/Astrology/Study/capricorn. htm Capricorn Astrology - Earthlore Explorations - Lore of Astrology . . .
    • Capricorn, whose constellation is known as Capricornus, is one of the oldest of the astrological interpretations. Ruled by Saturn, its symbol is the goat. This is sometimes depicted as a sea borne hybrid or Dolphin. The image is often an animal with the body of a goat and the tail of a fish.
    • Capricorn sea-goat symbol, within shell, fifteenth century, French manuscript.
    • Capricorn symbol within the zodiac, seventeenth century European manuscript.
  3. http://answers. yahoo. com/question/index?qid=20070304042227AAkL75G capricorn sun and moon rising sign gemini?
    • Block User Capricorn THE GOAT - the sign of Consistency Capricorn's symbol is the sea goat, rather than the mountain goat and this represents a sure footedness but also an ability to be a lot more fluid and flexible than their reputations suggest. Often having a superbly dry sense of humour Capricorns are instinctively knowledgeable about timing and will know when to make the most of opportunities. Tending to be quite career orientated, they will focus on making a name for themselves or finding their life's purpose.
  4. http://www. geocities. com/capricorn_horoscope Capricorn horoscope,compatibility, full description of the personality
    • Ambitious, pragmatic, and goal-oriented, they learn how to get things done. The mountain goat is an appropriate astrological symbol for this sign since a sure-footed, methodical climb to the top is the main goal of Capricorn individuals. They aspire to positions of power and authority, and they admire others who attain such positions. Initiative and willingness to accept responsibilities are keys to their success.
  5. http://www. skyscript. co. uk/capricorn. html Skyscript: Capricorn the Goatfish
    • The fire that animates the Capricorn's spirits is gestating and self-contained, but not to be taken lightly. The Romans celebrated the Sun's ingress into Capricorn as Saturnalia, a festival which welcomed back the return of the Sun's power after the shortest day of the year. The emphasis was on renewal of strength, fertility, and power that originates from the depths of being. As the cardinal earth sign Capricorn portrays the enduring and irrepressible spirit of nature. There is a productive fecundity inherent in the symbolism of the goat-fish that is dismissed too lightly if we fail to explore the deeper meanings of this complex ancient symbol.
    • They can suffer through shyness and are seldom at ease displaying affection. Yet Capricorn is a strongly sexual sign - the goat's horn is a symbol of male virility - and their fixed emotions can cause them to remain locked in grief and disappointment if they fail to win the object of their affection. Within relationships they have a strong sense of duty and commitment. This will be highly satisfactory to some but others may perceive it as unnecessarily restrictive and oppressive.
    • See also:
    • Scorpio symbol
    • Pisces symbol

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Widget

Following is a demonstration of the power of Qtsaver micro content search engine to grab relevant info from multiple sources and present it on one page.

1. http://en. wikipedia. org/wiki/Widget Widget - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

o GUI widget, a component of a graphical user interface with which a user interacts

o Widget toolkit, a software library containing a collection of GUI widgets that collaborate when used in the construction of applications

o Web widget, a physically-inspired applet on the web

o Widget engine, a software system for running applets on the web, desktop or mobile phone

2. http://en. wikipedia. org/wiki/Web_widget Web widget - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

o A web widget is a portable chunk of code that can be installed and executed within any separate HTML-based web page by an end user without requiring additional compilation. They are derived from the idea of code reuse. Other terms used to describe web widgets include: gadget, badge, module, capsule, snippet, mini and flake.

o A widget is anything that can be embedded within a page of HTML, i. e. a web page. A widget adds some content to that page that is not static. Generally widgets are third party originated, though they can be home made. Widgets are also known as modules, snippets, and plug-ins.

o The first widely syndicated web widget, Trivia Blitz, was introduced in 1997. It was a java game applet offered by Uproar.com embedded on 15,200 websites as of December 31, 1998 and 36,100 websites as of December 31, 1999. It spread virally through an "add this game to your website" button.

3. http://widget. dilbert. com The official Dilbert daily comic strip widget: The OFFICIAL Dilbert . . .

o Grab your very own Dilbert widget for your Facebook, MySpace, iGoogle page or any other place you may be feeling a void and let the icon of office workers make each day a little more brilliant and carefree.

o Even The Boss will appreciate the daily joy it will bring. Just choose the size widget you need and in the time it would take you to grab that 10th cup of coffee you can be sharing Dilbert with all your fellow cubies!

4. http://widgets. yahoo. com Yahoo! Widgets: useful, fun, beautiful little apps for Mac and Windows

o This is a highly addictive puzzle. To learn more about the puzzle, install the Widget, right-click on it and select "Help. . . ".

o This Widget will countdown the number of days, hours, minutes, seconds until the start of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

o This Widget gives you information on indices, stocks and funds. Its resizable window can also show charts and news for the items you're tracking.

5. http://code. google. com/webtoolkit/documentation/com. google. gwt. doc. DeveloperGuide. UserInterface. html Building User Interfaces - Google Web Toolkit - Google Code

o While it is possible to manipulate the browser's DOM directly using the DOM interface, it is far easier to use classes from the Widget hierarchy. You should rarely, if ever, need to access the DOM directly. Using widgets makes it much easier to quickly build interfaces that will work correctly on all browsers.

6. http://widgets. opera. com Opera Widgets

o Widget to search and display webcams all over the world.

o Advanced painting widget with many tools: pencils, charcoal, paint brushes, calligraphy pen and much more - draw, paint, paste photos, have fun!

o This little widget allows you to keep an eye on things that need to be done.

o A customizable calendar widget with events and reminders.

o Opera has released more tools and documentation for Widget developers.

7. http://automattic. com/code/widgets WordPress Widgets « Automattic

o Widgets have come to WordPress! By installing the Widgets plugin by Automattic and using a widget-ready theme, you can bring the popular customization feature from WordPress.com to your very own, hosted WordPress installation.

8. http://en. wikipedia. org/wiki/Dashboard_(software) Dashboard (software) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

o When Dashboard is activated, the user's desktop is dimmed and widgets appear in the foreground. Like application windows, they can be moved around, rearranged, deleted, and recreated (so that more than one of the same Widget is open at the same time, possibly with different settings). New widgets can be opened, via an icon bar on the bottom of the layer, by dragging a widget icon out into the layer. After loading, the widget is ready for use.

o When a Dashboard widget is built, it usually consists of six files:

o The widget's HTML file, which is the actual file that will be displayed in the Dashboard layer

o The widget's CSS file, which is used for styling the widget (but is called on from the HTML file)

o The widget's JavaScript file, although it may be implemented directly within the HTML file if the developer desires

o The widget's Property List (called “Info. plist”), which is what Dashboard uses to load the widget’s properties (i. e. : name, version, HTML file, etc. )

o The background image of the widget, in PNG format

o Once all of these files are in the root of a directory, it is given a name and the extension ". wdgt", and then it can be opened up in Dashboard as a widget. More complex widgets may also include a Cocoa widget plugin (for platform-specific functionality), one or more JavaScript files (for text scrolling, preferences, etc. ) or multiple images (for personalized select menus or buttons).

o Dashboard widgets, like web pages, are capable of many different things, often to perform tasks that would be tedious or complicated for the user to access manually. One example is the Google Search widget, which simply opens up the user's browser and performs a Google search. Other widgets, like Wikipedia, grab the contents of webpages and display them within Dashboard. Some widgets can also serve as games, using Adobe Flash (or another multimedia authoring program) to create games just as if they were in a browser.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Fighting Broken Links

Online surfing suffers from broken links. They pollute the web. The best way to prevent these annoying “thorns” is to reduce making them. We have to cope with the recklessness behind manufacturing them. Taking the problem personally and seriously means finding ways to bypass the need for links, which work perfectly until they break for some reason. For instance: Instead of linking to Wikipedia in order to mention a source of a quote it might be enough to refer to the heading of the entry, which is usually a unique keyword.

In order to fix broken links I have to click on every single link on my large web site. When the link doesn't work or works too slowly I ask myself if I can delete it. Most of the times the answer is positive, and I ask myself why did I make the links from the start.

It might seem too tedious to fix all these broken links one by one without using any software, but I can tell you that after a while I found patterns that gradually helped me find shortcuts.

I don't believe in solutions from “above” (that Google would encourage us, up loaders, to use less links and rank higher). I even don't mind if nobody else but me genuinely thinks that it's worth the time to fix broken links. I'm just convinced that's what I have to do without delay, and I share it with those who read this.

Tip 1: remember that a link is only a highlighted text. If you have a lot of broken links on one of your pages you may consider canceling the highlights (copy the document to MS Word with the Special Paste command unformatted text). Without highlights a link becomes regular text and no one can break it.

Tip 2: consider writing textual (not highlighted) links. Readers who will be really interested in following these links will have to make the (copy and paste) effort.

Tip 3: avoid links to PDF files, which download too slowly.

Tip 4: avoid dynamic links.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

QTSaver Demonstration, Tribal Tattoos

See a demonstration of multiple QTSaver Queries about Tribal Tattoos resulting as an article I sent to tattooblogger.

I started with the Keyword Tribal Tattoos and proceeded to other Keywords that I stumbled upon such as:

African tattoos, Bengal tattoos, Berber tattoos, China tattoos and so on.

I arranged the results in Microsoft Word Levels and eventually the headings by alphabetic order.

It took me about 4 hours.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Hotlinking

Demonstration of the power of Qtsaver micro content search engine to grab relevant info from multiple sources and present it on one page.

  1. http://altlab. com/hotlinking. html What is Hotlinking? Bandwidth Theft? Stop Hotlinking and test your . . .
    • Did you receive a notice that you are hotlinking an image on someone else's server and warned to stop doing it immediately?Would you like to test image hotlink protection on your own web site? Would you like to prevent hotlinking of your image files with an htaccess file?
    • Bandwidth theft or "hotlinking" is direct linking to a web site's files (images, video, etc. ). An example would be using an img tag to display a JPEG image you found on someone else's web page so it will appear on your own site, eBay auction listing, weblog, forum message post, etc.
    • Hotlinking can have a lot of undesirable consequences. One is the so-called "switcheroo". If you've linked to an image on someone's server, what's to prevent them from changing the image you linked to?
  2. http://en. wikipedia. org/wiki/Inline_linking Inline linking - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    • Inline linking (also known as hotlinking, leeching, piggy-backing, direct linking, offsite image grabs and bandwidth theft) is the use of a linked object, often an image, from one site into a web page belonging to a second site. The second site is said to have an inline link to the site where the object is located.
    • For Microsoft's Internet Information Services web server software, third party tools may be installed to combat inline linking and hotlinking.
  3. http://altlab. com/htaccess_tutorial. html Stop Hotlinking with htaccess. Test your Image Hotlink Protection with . . .
    • So You Want to Stop Hotlinking and Bandwidth Theft
    • Want to test image hotlink protection for your web site? Here is information on using an htaccess file to stop hotlinking and bandwidth theft.
    • You can stop others from hotlinking your site's files by placing a file called . htaccess in your Apache site root (main) directory. The period before the name means the file is hidden, so you may want to edit your file as htaccess. txt, upload it to your server, then rename the txt file to . htaccess in your directory. Contact your web host on how to access your directories and configure your . htaccess file.
  4. http://www. imagehotlinking. com Your Guide to Preventing Image Hotlinking
    • It is quite possible that people new to webpages may be engaging in the practice of image hotlinking without realizing it.
    • If the image is coming from a site that isn't yours, it's considered hotlinking or inline linking. To solve this, save a copy of the image yourself (assuming you have permission to do so), upload it to your web server, and link to it from there. Alternatively, you can upload it to the numerous free image hosting sites available around the net.
    • Legal Action - Hotlinking to images and other multimedia can be considered intellectual property theft, and can open the perpetrator to legal action. This method of prevent hotlinking however, it is expensive and time consuming, and won't necessarily prevent others from trying the same thing.
  5. http://www. free-webhosts. com/definition/hotlinking. php Definition: Hotlinking (hot linking)
    • This not only causes the other person to pay for the bandwidth of the hotlinked file, but often is intellectual property theft. The term is also used loosely (a misnomer) by free image hosts which allow you to store images on their server and allow you to direct link the hosted image files on forums or other websites (sometimes altering the image to have a watermark).
    • One of the most common occurrences of "hot linking" is when people are forum posting and they hotlink pictures from another website to use as avatars or signature images on the messageboards (forums). Some disadvantages of hot linking worth considering are that the webpage generally loads slower when you link to images stored on a different web hosting server than the webpage is hosted on, and the owner of the image has full control to disable hotlinking, or delete, rename, or worse yet, do a "switcheroo" (i. e. , switching the file name to be another image which is sure to cause the hotlinker embarrassment) of the hot-linked image. Common methods of preventing hotlinking are by using an . htaccess file, using the "Hotlink Protection" offered in control panels such as Cpanel, or simply renaming image files periodically.
  6. http://www. static8. com/hotlink. html Static8 Hotlinking is Bad
    • Hotlinking can quickly put a big dent in allowed bandwidth. Quite often, images are hotlinked from forums and discussion boards. . . if it's a large image, and the forum is popular, the site being hotlinked could be shut down or charged for the extra bandwidth in just a few hours.
    • More importantly, hotlinking is a copyright crime. A hotlinker is displaying someone else's art on a site not affiliated with the artist.
  7. http://www. xentrik. net/htaccess/hotlinking. php Xentrik | Htaccess | Hotlinking
    • You hear people with websites complaining about hotlinking all the time. It has a number of names besides hotlinking, such as leeching, direct linking and bandwidth stealing. The problem is, the majority of offenders don't realise what they're doing, or that it's stealing at all.
    • So how can you tell if you're hotlinking? Take a look at your HTML code. If the code for your image looks like this: img src="http://www.xentrik. net/image.gif" Then you are hotlinking to an image on http://www.xentrik.net, and using up that siteowner's data transfer, which is wrong.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Google Pages

QTSaver Daily Search results for Google Pages

Another demonstration of the power of this micro content search engine to grab relevant info from multiple sources and present it on one page

1. http://pages. google. com/-/about. html About Google Page Creator

o We're testing a new product that makes creating your own web pages as easy as creating a document in a word processor. Google Page Creator is a free tool that lets you create web pages right in your browser and publish them to the web with one click. There's no software to download and no web designer to hire. The pages you create are hosted on Google servers and are available at http://yoursitename. googlepages. com for the world to see.

o Will Google give preferential treatment to web pages created with Google Page Creator in Google search results?

o If you're interested in testing out the product, please visit http://pages. google. com and sign in using your Gmail account to begin making pages.

o preferential treatment of any kind in Google search results.

2. http://google. about. com/od/googleproducts/g/pagesdef. htm Page Creator

o Definition: Google Page Creator is a Google Labs project to generate and host simple HTML web pages with images.

3. http://en. wikipedia. org/wiki/Google_Page_Creator Google Page Creator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

o Google launched a product called Google Sites in February 2008. It is unclear whether these two products lines will each remain, or whether Google Pages will get phased out.

4. http://www. techcrunch. com/2006/02/22/google-pages-released Google Pages Released

o Although there has been no official announcement yet Google have released the long awaited and long-rumored Google Pages (which has nothing to do with cloning Larry Page). Pages allows users to create a web page using an AJAX interface that removes a lot of the ‘pain’ associated with creating pages with HTML and other desktop design applications.

o Once you are in the application you are presented with a WYSIWYG interface displaying your page and some editing controls. The interface in terms of what they have done with client-side Javascript is impressive, and what Google has done in terms of putting up simple pages is cool but overall it is an underwhelming gimmick that may have some potential if they focus. Google Pages allows you to upload files, create many pages that you can link up, and select from a smorgasbord of templates. The website which you can then push out to publish can then be found at username. googlepages. com.

o The way it usually works with real website design is that the design wraps the content creator up completely simply so they don’t mess things up – only because we aren’t all creative types. Google Pages does let you upload any file though, and gives you 100MB of space, which some may find more useful for sharing files or distributing SNL video’s.

o For instance, this is not going to be a threat to the younger crowd who are all creating pages on MySpace, nor to the audience of millions of bloggers who already have their online presence, nor to the players in the CMS space who offer a whole lot more in functionality and power. I am not sure who this is targeted at as the small business owners and non technical folk sure aren’t looking at Google for a website solution and considering there is no domain mapping at the moment being a business and handing out a googlepages.com domain is just, well, embarrassing.

5. http://www. desktoplinux. com/news/NS2909568909. html Google Pages launches

o Google released the first public beta of its Google Pages service Wednesday, allowing users who signed up for the service in January and February to begin creating personal websites using an easy-to-use, browser-based tool. The service gives each user 100 MB of free storage space on Google's servers.

o To use the Google "Page Creator" tool, users must have an existing Google account. However, only those who signed up early (in January and February) to use Google Pages have access to the current beta. No new signups are being accepted at this time, Google said. The company is expected to open Page Creator to more widespread use over the next few weeks.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Flickr How To

QTSaver Daily Search results for Flickr how to
Another demonstration of the power of this micro content search engine to grab relevant info from multiple sources and present it on one page

1. http://www.quickonlinetips.com/archives/2005/03/great-flickr-tools-collection

*.Did you know the most popular camera on Flickr was the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT.

* Steganography with Flickr - See how steganographied images can be shared with Flickr friends to pass on documents or other files.

· Check out my How to: Flikr Intro http://www.benbishop.me.uk/software/how-to-flickr-into/

* Someone told me there is a program that lets you see who has linked to one of your Flickr shots. I didn’t see it in your cool and extensive list but I may not understand all the terms or how such a program would be described.

2. http://www.paulstamatiou.com/2005/11/19/how-to-quickie-embedded-flickr-slideshows

· Posted by Kent Sandvik on 29 Aug 2006

· Photos Below is my collection of Flickr photos for August. I used a technique described here how to embed the actual slideshow in a blog entry. The other trick was to tag all the August entries with 2006 as a tag.

* Kuddos to this guy for his easy instructions on how to put a Flickr slide show based on tags into your Blog. [...]

* For a while now I have longingly watched Darcy Norman include Flickr sets in his blog posts. My urge to finally scratch this itch was further prompted by the fact that I recently bucked-up and became a proud Flickr Pro account holder. So last night I was thinking, “Hey, maybe I could find a quick tool for WordPress to make this happen and be as cool as them Canadians.” What I discovered in the meantime might just make me twice as cool. Paul Stamitiou had time for a quickie tutorial on how to include a slideshow of images from Flickr in a blog post or page. This code allows you to includes image by tag, sets, date, etc. - it is very vesatile, and above all I think it works with just about any blogging system or html encoded page. I would also like to say the Paul Stamitou is my new found guru of online tutorials, his K2 series is to die for. His cool, calm and collected tone makes me wanna rethink my mad ravings all together.

3. http://bytescout.com/post2blog_how_to_upload_to_flickr.html

* Flickr is a photo sharing website. Post2Blog is capable of automated and semi-automated uploading of images to Flickr. This tutorial will demonstrate you how to use Post2Blog to upload images and photos for your blog into Flickr.

4. http://bytescout.com/post2blog_how_to_insert_tags.html

* How to insert Technorati, Flickr and other tags into post in Post2Blog editor

5. http://lifehacker.com/software/flickr/how-to-embed-flickr-slideshows-210683.php

* Blogger Paul Stamatiou details how to embed the default Flickr slideshows on your own web page or blog.

6. http://beth.typepad.com/beths_blog/2006/01/flickr_howtos.html

* Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Flickr How-Tos:

7. http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/2567/flickr_how_to_download_pictures_printing

Flickr: How to Delete Set

Flickr: Hacks, Easter Eggs, and Hidden Places

Upload Pictures from Picasa/Picasa2 to Flickr with Tags, Descriptions, and Title Flickr: Add Multiple Photos to Group at Once Flickr:

Enable Stats Flickr:

Mass Remove Tags from Photos Flickr:

Search for Tag Within Most Recent and Most Interesting URL Hack:

View and save original photos on Flickr.

Flickr Hack: How to Allow Users to Search Your Flickr Account from Any Web Page

8. http://www.mahalo.com/How_to_Use_Flickr:_Basics_and_Beyond

* Guide Note: This page tells you how to set up an account with Flickr, and how to get the most out of your account once it's up and running. Soon you'll know how to use Flickr: basics and beyond.

9. http://www.ehow.com/how_2107004_embed-flickr-slideshows.html

* How to Create a Flickr Account By: expertvillage

* How to Pay For Your Flickr Prints By: eHow Internet Editor

* How to Add A Contact To Your Friends List On Flickr By: eHow Internet Editor

* How to Get the Most from Flickr By: Virginia DeBolt

* How to Sign Up For Flickr By: eHow Internet Editor

* How to Sign Up for a Flickr account By: teeterrl