A handy page of fixes for things such as XP menu items showing a .lnk ‘extension’ and not working

Last Updated on January 27, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

I was in the process of fixing an old XP box that had so many viruses it was buggier than a 10 dollar a night hotel room.

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More on Poor Man’s Exchange

Last Updated on January 27, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

We posted in http://www.chrismendlascorner.com/2008/03/poor-mans-email-option-for-verizon.html about how to access your email on your web enabled phone.

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Blogger and duplicate descriptions in G’s Webmaster tools

Last Updated on January 27, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

Google’s Webmaster tools has some neat new sections. One of them is a diagnostic called Content Analysis . It will show problems that can kill your rankings such as duplication in titles or descriptions.

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Windows Mobile – Can’t send Email

Last Updated on January 27, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

I ran into a problem with my Samsung Saga running Windows Mobile 6.1. I was in a location where I was using wireless and the wireless provider had blocked the email ports. I thought “No problem, I’ll just send this when I get outside”. I was still getting the error that “The message(s) cannot be sent…”

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Paypal and Quickbooks

Last Updated on January 27, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

We are using Quickbooks 2007. We recently started to sell more items on ebay with the goal of possibly doing some consignment sales.

The problem is that there isn’t an easy way to get your data from paypal into quickbooks. We seem to have a couple of choices.

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Sitemeter appears to be crashing IE7

Last Updated on January 27, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

I tried to visit a bunch of sites yesterday that I read daily. I kept getting an IE dialog box of “Windows cannot open the Internet site http://www.____.com operation aborted”

I found one site which was working that just happened to mention the problem. It seemed that sites runnning Sitemeter were crashing when accessed via IE7. I rememebered that I had Sitemeter on my Cafepress store. I checked my store and that too was crashing with the same error.

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Internet ‘Spam King’ arrested

Last Updated on January 27, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

Well, Google is finally cracking down on MFAs (made for Adsense sites0 and the federales are busting spammers.. Life is starting to look rosier

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Craigslist is now charging fees for Services ads as of March 15 2018

Last Updated on January 19, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

I went to repost an ad for Website development and found that Craigslist is now charging $5 for that ad. I was getting decent responses to the couple of ads that I had running. Here are what I think are some of the implications of that change and how my plans will adapt.

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If you are running certain extensions with Firefox, you could be vulnerable to hacking.

Last Updated on December 4, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

Uh-oh – If you are running certain extensions with Firefox, you could be vulnerable to hacking. According to the story below, the vulnerablity comes into play in a wireless environment or if your wired router still has the default passwords.

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Need to send a lot of large files?

Last Updated on December 4, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

You can run into a problem when sending large files via email. The problem is that many accounts are still limited to about 20MB for their inboxes. Suppose you have 3 files you want to send to one person who has a 20MB cap on their inbox. Each file is 8MB. You can email the first 2 ok, however the third will probably bounce because it would exceed the mailbox limit.

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