Google have done a fantastic job at hiding the option for us to submit new podcast feeds on Google Play. It’s easy to login and listen to music and podcasts, and seemingly impossible to login to the section in which to submit either.
I usually get there somehow by looking at my history, but I can imagine that’ll be lost at one point – so I did a bit of URL testing and tweaking and found out. Here’s how to find that mysteriously hidden URL.
For several times I’ve experienced an issue with the YouTube Creator Studio Classic, in which I can’t seem to schedule new videos. The error manifests after hitting upload, with all appearance options available except for Scheduled (so Public, Unlisted and Private are all available, but Scheduled is greyed out).
So what’s going on here? I already know that once a video is made Public, it cannot be scheduled anymore for obvious reasons. But both Private and Unscheduled videos, if they’ve never been Public should still be schedulable, right? If that is a word…
Turns out there’s an easy fix to this glitch. I’ve discovered it by accident so I thought I’d share how to rectify this:
choose Private from the menu
hit Save Changes
examine the previous menu
the Scheduled option is now available 🙂
That was easy!
Here’s hoping the issue will have been eliminated by the time YouTube Studio Beta goes live in 2019. Until then, we can use the above workaround.
As much as I like Amazon, UI design isn’t their strong point. They have so many links to so many things hiding in their interface that it’s difficult to find what you’re looking for at times. Your Public Profile is one of those hidden gems.
It’s a collection of all your community activity you’ve engaged in on Amazon, such as post reviews or videos, your wish lists, Spark posts, Reviewer Ranking and so forth. Here’s a screenshot of what mine currently looks like:
My wife recently got hold of an Acer Chromebook. She just got a promotion in her job, and part of said promotion was a laptop so that she can work 18 hours a day more efficiently.
The biggest question we both had less than 10 monies after switching it on was: how to we take a screenshot with this thing?
To take a full screenshot, press CTRL + F5.
To take a partial screenshot, press SHIFT + CTRL + F5. Now left-drag the area you’d like to take a screenshot of.
If your Chromebook doesn’t have F keys, look for a rectangle with two lines next to it. It’s known as the Switch Window key. It’ll most likely be the fifth key from the left in the top row, not including the ESC key. It looks like this:
Resulting files will be stored in the Downloads folder.
Let Google dazzle you with a whole host of keyboard shortcuts available for Chromebooks:
When you want to share a product on Amazon with someone else, the easiest thing to do is to copy whatever is in the browser bar at the time and paste that elsewhere. While this works, it’s not an efficient way to link to a product.
The URL is often extremely long and contains additional parameters that tell Amazon’s systems either how the product was found or referred, or what else to display on the current product page. Most of that additional information makes the URL longer than it needs to be.
In this article I’ll show you how to build a short and efficient link without additional parameters, such as tracking information.
All we really need is the regional Amazon domain and the ASIN of the product and add these two together, separated by the letters “dp”.
When the other party receives the link, all they have to do is click on a SUBSCRIBE or CANCEL button.
If a user is already subscribed to the channel, no message appears. If a user is not logged into YouTube, they will be prompted to do so after the above dialogue (and then they’ll subscribe to the channel).
I’ve seen a lot of web interfaces in my time. YouTube’s has got to be one of the worst ever. Fact! I am frequently shocked how unintuitive the simplest of things are, and how cumbersome and ugly the whole design is.
If you’ve ever tried to upload an ebook in .MOBI or .EPUB format with the WordPress Media Uploader, you will have noticed an error message appear. Something along the lines of “Sorry, this file type is not permitted for security reasons”.
The only way then appears to be to ZIP the file and share it. That’s not a great experience for mobile users, who would simply like to click on a file and open it in an application such as iBooks or Kindle.
The solution to this puzzle lies in adding the required mime types to WordPress, so that these file types are allowed.
My Samsung NC10 Netbook has been in constant operation since 2013, for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It’s doing a great job as our internal office server, purring along quietly running CentOS 6.
When I put it in operation 5 years ago, I made sure no mechanical parts we being used anymore to avoid wear and tear: I’ve added an SSD, and once a day valuable data is backed up on a permanently mounted SD card.
The only mechanical thing still in use is the internal fan. I knew the day would come on which the poor thing would either give up and need replacing, or at least require some maintenance to make it go a few extra miles. Well, that day has come at the beginning on this month, when I noticed a bit of rattling noise that started happening behind my big monitor. That’s where I keep the little guy.
Turns out that the fan can be easily whipped back into shape with a drop of bicycle oil. It’s really easy to disassemble too – let me show you how I did it.