RBT SEO Threadwatch #1

In order to be able the share things I find around the web related to SEO with friends, family and colleagues… I might actually do a second, maybe even a third RBT SEO Threadwatch. Google is rolling out rich snippets in SERPs Soliciting 1-Star Reviews on Yelp Works for this SF Bistro (22 Sept 2014) […]

I needed to set a daily bandwidth limit for our vacation rental, which turned out to be easy once I found the right hardware and software.

Find out how!

… your most viewed helpdesk question is “How do I delete my account.” I realized that I actually have a MySpace account, though I have probably only ever looked at it five times total and not for many years. So I thought maybe I would remove it and went to the help section. What’s the […]

Taking Stock of the Impending Death of IE8 (Hopefully)

The long decline of IE8 has been painfully slow, but signs of impending death are finally here.

For a while we had service from both providers at the same time. I used the occasion to do some ping tests and download tests. Hughesnet won them all

You no longer have to worry about Google ranking your Wordpress archive pages and leaving your main page rotting on the vine, but if you’re happy with that you’re missing a big opportunity. Custom excerpts improve the user experience and help you rank in Google.

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Best Jeremiah Johnson Quotes

This doesn’t have anything to do with anything, except insofar as Jeremiah Johnson quotes have todo with everything, now don’t they. And Rand keeps quoting Jeremiah Johnson at me all the time, which is pretty damn cocky of him for a starvin’ pilgrim. And then besides that, since I finally took the time to take […]

Drupal 8 is going to bring some huge changes. Fortunately, Netbeans is ready with support for Symfony, Twig and composer built in and available addons for SASS, Drupal development and, of course, a full-featured IDE.

Read about Netbeans' Drupal 8 goodness

I was having trouble with Google Drive wreaking havoc on my internet connection and need to see what was going on. No tool I know of is better for that than Netbalancer and I was pleased to find out that, unlike another tool I know, this one works in Windows 8.

Have a look at the screenshots

Short version: even if Google Drive isn’t actually transferring a file, it manages to slow down my internet connection to the point of being unusable. It doesn’t make a huge number of simultaneous connections. It doesn’t actually use that much bandwidth itself. It seems to just sort of be a black hole for bandwidth. VERDICT: Completely Unusable.

Read the full story of why I'm going back to Dropbox

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