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Multiple Google Drives and Shared Storage

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Having personal and company Google Drives have been a nightmare to manage and trying to decide where a file should be, also caused a headache on its own. Also the Google Drive client software only supports 1 account so only one account was being made available offline on my machine.

While doing some research for our company to increase our Google Drive Storage ( https://www.google.com/settings/storage/ ), I figured out that shared storage do not count against your personal storage.

What this means is when somebody shares a folder with you, all the files in that area does not count against your storage allocation. You can access those files and even add to that area without it counting against your personal allocation.

What I then did was created new folders in the two company accounts ( johan@m and johan@t ), shared those with my personal account and moved everything into the respective folders.

While in the web interface, select the shared folder and click the "Add to My Drive&…

PicasaWEB Portfolio in Blogger

Let me start by thanking Louis van Rensburg and Tim Haak for helping me on this one.

The original start information came from Blogger Xpertise - http://www.blogxpertise.com/2012/09/custom-slideshow-widget-using-picasa.html.

You want to start by ensuring you have the JQuery Java code in your Blogger instance.

Now, editing the HTML part of a Blogger template can make everything break, so be sure to keep copies of the code somewhere save. It is also not totally dangerous as you can restore the template version anytime.

Edit the Blogger template: www.blogger.com -> Template -> Edit HTML -> Read the warning -> Proceed -> and tick the "Expand Widget Templates"

Part 1:

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Part 2:

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reCAPTCHA for House Numbers

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Noticed yesterday, but really looked today. I was posting a comment on a friends Blog ( http://bellogee.blogspot.com/ ) when I noticed that the "Please prove you're not a robot" is presenting house numbers.
The reCAPTCHA ( http://www.google.com/recaptcha ) service from Google has been used in the past to help with the OCR process of the scanned books which I mentioned it in episode 87 of Let's Talk Geek at http://wiki.letstalknetwork.tv/index.php/Quick_ipad_3_review,etags_live_and_the_Mass_Effect_3_ending_:LTG_Episode_87
But now I notice they are using it for house numbers? How brilliant is that?!
I can hear the conspiracy theorists running away with this one! But for me, if this helps finding the damn address I'm looking for, then good fro Google! Have you seen how city councils count when assigning house numbers?

5 Top Reasons to have a Social Media Presence

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Listed below are my 5 top reasons to have a Social Media Presence for any business. Saying "Everybody has a social media presence and therefor you must also have one" sounds extreme however if you can further promote your business with the potential to engage hundreds of thousands new customers would it not be unwise, not to do so.

1. Cool factor!  ~ Just kidding.  With the evolution of Social Media, not having a business page on a social platform, specifically Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter for example, means that you are missing out on engaging existing and potential customers.  These platforms have "come alive" with a personality of their own and are second to Google-ing or Bing-ing. The platforms are used to search for your business and to get to know more about it. With the present growth rate, not having a social presence is detrimental to your business
2.  Generate extra Traffic: As mentioned in a previous post a social presence is about driving peo…

NVSD Show Time 2012

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Who Els brings Social Media to you

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Why Social Media through Who-Els? Social Media is the umbrella term used to describe websites where people and businesses can interact on a more relaxed informal social platform and exchange thoughts, ideas and other interesting bit of information.

Social Media’s most well known culprits are Google+, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest

Your website is your main showcase of products on the internet. The whole reasoning behind Social media is to drive traffic to your website. So by using the platforms mentioned above in specific ways, it results in making your business more visible and increasing awareness of your brand and products. More awareness about your brand and products, when utilized correctly, will lead to more sales of your products.



By creating a Social Presence you are creating a communication platform for clients to exchange ideas and provide feedback on your products. Furthermore you are providing an opportunity for customers reviews to promote your prod…

Rage 2011 Videos

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Rage 2011 Photos

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Here are some of the photos we took at rAge Expo 2011.

Most where taken on mobile phones, but you should get the idea of the size of this expo.