Garry Conn's RSS Feed Articles and tutorials written by Garry Conn about computers, coding, CSS, HTML, Linux, MySQL, PHP, SEO, web design, web hosting and web servers. http://garryconn.com/index.php Should Google Chrome be Automatically Bundled with Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Reader? http://garryconn.com/13/SW712582 http://garryconn.com/13/SW712582 Sun, 24 Mar 2013 06:50:25 -0500 With all the security issues that have been surfacing up with Adobe Flash, I have had to update this software multiple times within the last few months. Doing so has drawn my attention to how Google Chrome, by default, comes bundled with the Adobe Flash Player installer. It makes me wonder how much Google is paying Adobe to bundle Google Chrome into Adobe's installer? Do you think it's right for Google Chrome to automatically download and install on a users computer? Not only that, but do you think it's right for Google Chrome to also be automatically setup as the system default web browser? How to put a stop to other websites stealing your content http://garryconn.com/kb/SE611683 http://garryconn.com/kb/SE611683 Sat, 16 Mar 2013 21:20:39 -0500 There are many websites that scrape RSS feeds and repost the content. In some cases the reposted content ranks better than your own in Google. Here's how to put a stop to other websites that steal your content. There is no excuse for not getting Netflix to work on Linux http://garryconn.com/kb/LN211013 http://garryconn.com/kb/LN211013 Tue, 12 Mar 2013 07:08:51 -0500 I think it's very possible to watch Netflix on Linux and that no one is up to the challenge of figuring out how to do it. Gnome makes it's way back into Ubuntu http://garryconn.com/kb/LN111438 http://garryconn.com/kb/LN111438 Mon, 11 Mar 2013 18:26:25 -0500 Do you feel like Ubuntu has sucked lately? Perhps that's becuase of Unity. Good news, Gnome is coming back. How to manually add web pages into Google http://garryconn.com/kb/SE111994 http://garryconn.com/kb/SE111994 Mon, 11 Mar 2013 17:12:25 -0500 Here is a quick and easy way to manually add a web page into Google for inclusion into their index. There's a lot of useful information in your Apache web server error.log file http://garryconn.com/kb/WS111964 http://garryconn.com/kb/WS111964 Mon, 11 Mar 2013 17:07:28 -0500 I have known about the error.log file for a long time and time to time check it when I have a problem but if you look in more detail, there is a lot of useful information in the file I need to re-wire the telephone lines in my house. http://garryconn.com/kb/TH710284 http://garryconn.com/kb/TH710284 Sun, 10 Mar 2013 19:47:25 -0500 I have two phones lines in my house and I need to re-wire the phone lines due to issues with line quality. Has Linus Torvalds Always Used Profanity Online? http://garryconn.com/kb/LN109601 http://garryconn.com/kb/LN109601 Mon, 25 Feb 2013 17:46:53 -0600 Does it seem like Linus Torvalds has increased his use of profanity online within that last year? What Are Some Favorite Less Popular Web Hosting Companies http://garryconn.com/KB/WH105772 http://garryconn.com/KB/WH105772 Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:15:21 -0600 It's not hard to find the popular web hosting companies. However, here is a list of some favorite and affordable less popular web hosting companies. What is MacKeeper, Does it Work and is it Safe to Use? http://garryconn.com/KB/AP105686 http://garryconn.com/KB/AP105686 Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:01:07 -0600 If you're a Mac OS X users then you might have come across a page advertising MacKeeper. Read this page to get the truth about MacKeeper and if it really works. Download Antivirus Software WordPress Plugin http://garryconn.com/KB/WD105110 http://garryconn.com/KB/WD105110 Mon, 28 Jan 2013 07:51:49 -0600 Here are some useful tips on keeping your WordPress blog virus free and safe from attacks Reasons Why People Are Leaving Ubuntu For Debian http://garryconn.com/KB/LN704173 http://garryconn.com/KB/LN704173 Sun, 27 Jan 2013 23:42:10 -0600 Here are some common reasons why people are starting switch from Ubuntu to Debian Linux. Testing General Category http://garryconn.com/KB/GN704083 http://garryconn.com/KB/GN704083 Sun, 27 Jan 2013 23:27:19 -0600 Just testing to see if the general category is working. Testing Computers http://garryconn.com/KB/PC704055 http://garryconn.com/KB/PC704055 Sun, 27 Jan 2013 23:22:37 -0600 Just testing to see if the computers category is working. Testing http://garryconn.com/KB/CD704014.php http://garryconn.com.com/CD704014.php Sun, 27 Jan 2013 23:15:44 -0600 Testing to see if this works Testing http://garryconn.com/KB/AP704711.php http://garryconn.com/AP704711.php Sun, 27 Jan 2013 22:25:17 -0600 Testing to see if this works How to Use 404: Page Not Found Errors to Increase High Quality Backlinks http://garryconn.com/01-24-2013-2116.php http://garryconn.com/01-24-2013-2116.php Thu, 24 Jan 2013 21:16:44 -0600 How to increase backlinks to your website by redeeming credit for old backlinks that point to dead pages that no longer exist. how many pennies would fit in a 4 ft deep 20 ft by 40 ft swimming pool? http://garryconn.com/01-17-2013-1109.php http://garryconn.com/01-17-2013-1109.php Thu, 17 Jan 2013 11:09:16 -0600 Can you guess the answer? I would like to know how many pennies would fit into a swimming pool that is 4 feet deep and is 20 feet wide and 40 feet long. How to Run a Website Speed Test http://garryconn.com/01-16-2013-0432.php http://garryconn.com/01-16-2013-0432.php Wed, 16 Jan 2013 04:32:17 -0600 Do you want to know how fast your website loads up? Check out Pingdom Tools website speed test and dns health test. What Are the Best Articles About Linux Written in 2012 http://garryconn.com/12-14-2012-0835.php http://garryconn.com/12-14-2012-0835.php Fri, 14 Dec 2012 08:35:33 -0600 The buzz about Linux continues to increase, here is a great way to learn more if you are curious about Linux. Is Debian Repackaging Versions of the Ubuntu Software Centre http://garryconn.com/12-14-2012-0813.php http://garryconn.com/12-14-2012-0813.php Fri, 14 Dec 2012 08:13:59 -0600 It is suspected that Debian may be taking portions of the Ubuntu Linux operating system and rebranding it for their own use. Lowes Uses Linux Point of Sale Computer Systems http://garryconn.com/12-14-2012-0751.php http://garryconn.com/12-14-2012-0751.php Fri, 14 Dec 2012 07:51:51 -0600 Lowes seems to be doing things right with decision to use Linux to power their store computers and point of sale systems. How to Choose Website Fonts that Work on Windows, Mac and Linux Computers http://garryconn.com/12-08-2012-0820.php http://garryconn.com/12-08-2012-0820.php Sat, 08 Dec 2012 08:20:03 -0600 Choosing fonts for your website that work on all types of computers can be challenging. My goal is to make this process much easier. Here is how. Google is No Longer Accepting New Sign-Ups For the Free Version of Google Apps http://garryconn.com/12-07-2012-2105.php http://garryconn.com/12-07-2012-2105.php Fri, 07 Dec 2012 21:05:24 -0600 What do you think about Google's decision to no longer accept new sign-ups for the free version of Google Apps? How to Add Rounded Corners Without Having To Know CSS http://garryconn.com/12-07-2012-1944.php http://garryconn.com/12-07-2012-1944.php Fri, 07 Dec 2012 19:44:20 -0600 Learn how to add rounded corners to sections of your website or blog without having to know how CSS Dreamhost Cloud Web Hosting Plans http://garryconn.com/10-30-2012-1054.php http://garryconn.com/10-30-2012-1054.php Tue, 30 Oct 2012 10:54:00 -0500 VIDEO: Simon Anderson, CEO of Dreamhost, talks about Linux and Cloud Web Hosting plans How To Take Control Over Your Gmail Using Filters http://garryconn.com/10-25-2012-1013.php http://garryconn.com/10-25-2012-1013.php Thu, 25 Oct 2012 10:13:21 -0500 Do you get a lot of junk emails? You might not know this, but using Gmail filters can help you better manage your email. Here's how to do it! HP G60-519WM Infected With Fake FBI Computer Virus http://garryconn.com/10-23-2012-1021.php http://garryconn.com/10-23-2012-1021.php Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:21:15 -0500 Details and log events on the repair of a HP G60 that was infected with the fake FBI computer virus SUPERAntiSpyware For People Who Deny The Security of Having Linux http://garryconn.com/10-23-2012-0213.php http://garryconn.com/10-23-2012-0213.php Tue, 23 Oct 2012 02:13:28 -0500 The best way to keep your computer safe is to get rid of Microsoft. But if you just can't push yourself to leave Windows, getting SUPERAntiSpyware will help keep your computer safe Hey Did You Screw Up Your Search Engine Rankings With Crappy Back Links? http://garryconn.com/10-23-2012-0151.php http://garryconn.com/10-23-2012-0151.php Tue, 23 Oct 2012 01:51:01 -0500 Google Now Offers a Way To Redeem Your Website If You Participated in Low Quality Back Link Schemes Who Needs a Sidebar? http://garryconn.com/10-22-2012-2316.php http://garryconn.com/10-22-2012-2316.php Mon, 22 Oct 2012 23:16:48 -0500 Are sidebars in web pages really needed? I guess that all depends on the website. Update: 10/22/2012 10:49PM -- Permalink Final http://garryconn.com/10-22-2012-2249.php http://garryconn.com/10-22-2012-2249.php Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:49:43 -0500 Final test on the permalink structure Update: 10/22/2012 10:47PM -- Testing More Changes http://garryconn.com/10-22-2012-2246-.php http://garryconn.com/10-22-2012-2246-.php Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:46:14 -0500 Testing another change to the site permalink structure Update: 10/22/2012 10:44PM -- Testing a few Changes http://garryconn.com/10-22-2012-2243-update-10-22-2012-10-44pm.php http://garryconn.com/10-22-2012-2243-update-10-22-2012-10-44pm.php Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:43:32 -0500 Just testing out a few changes, nothing really to see here. How To Run a LAMP Web Sever Using a Raspberry Pi http://garryconn.com/10-15-2012-1503-how-to-run-a-lamp-web-sev.php http://garryconn.com/10-15-2012-1503-how-to-run-a-lamp-web-sev.php Mon, 15 Oct 2012 15:03:37 -0500 Is it possible to run a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl, PHP) Web Server Using a Raspberry Pi? Changing Directories Often in Linux? Try Autojump Instead http://garryconn.com/10-08-2012-1926-changing-directories-ofte.php http://garryconn.com/10-08-2012-1926-changing-directories-ofte.php Mon, 08 Oct 2012 19:26:19 -0500 The CD command is one of the most used commands plus most time consuming. What if you could just autojump to directories instead? Now you can, here's how. Debian vs Slackware - Which Operating System is Better and Why? http://garryconn.com/10-07-2012-1144-debian-vs-slackware-which.php http://garryconn.com/10-07-2012-1144-debian-vs-slackware-which.php Sun, 07 Oct 2012 11:44:04 -0500 I have been using Debian full time for about two years. It's an amazing operating system. If I were to start using another Linux distro it would have to be Slackware. Which is better? How To Encode and Decode Files In Terminal http://garryconn.com/10-05-2012-2112-how-to-encode-and-decode-.php http://garryconn.com/10-05-2012-2112-how-to-encode-and-decode-.php Fri, 05 Oct 2012 21:12:04 -0500 This is a really handy tool to have available if you would like to encode and decode files. This includes just about any file you want including graphics. What is The Oldest Running Web Server Online? http://garryconn.com/10-04-2012-2154-what-is-the-oldest-runnin.php http://garryconn.com/10-04-2012-2154-what-is-the-oldest-runnin.php Thu, 04 Oct 2012 20:39:17 -0500 I run this website along with many others on a very old web server, a Compaq Proliant ML-350. So, I wondered what was the oldest active and running web server online today. Here's what I found out. ATTN: Linux Users - New Linux Certificate Program Could Land You A Job! http://garryconn.com/10-04-2012-2128-attn-linux-users-new-linu.php http://garryconn.com/10-04-2012-2128-attn-linux-users-new-linu.php Thu, 04 Oct 2012 20:22:15 -0500 Linux Professional Institute (LPI) will soon have a Linux certificate program available that is geared to help you land a great paying job. Does The Latest Google Panda Update Have You Singing The Blues? http://garryconn.com/10-04-2012-1430-does-the-latest-google-pa.php http://garryconn.com/10-04-2012-1430-does-the-latest-google-pa.php Thu, 04 Oct 2012 14:13:21 -0500 The Latest Google Panda Update: #20 is said to impact 2.4% of English search queries. Are you one of those 2.4% affected? I believe it affected me! Ubuntu - Leaps Into Internet Marketing: And They Have The Best Affiliate Marketing Tool on The Planet! http://garryconn.com/10-04-2012-1023-ubuntu-leaps-into-interne.php http://garryconn.com/10-04-2012-1023-ubuntu-leaps-into-interne.php Thu, 04 Oct 2012 10:19:19 -0500 Ubuntu Embedding Amazon Affiliate Links Into Their Operating System In Order To Profit From Lesser Experienced Users Who Don't Know About Affiliate Marketing Reason #002 - Why I Like Linux: It Can Become Any Video Game Console You Want http://garryconn.com/10-04-2012-08-06-reason-002-why-i-like-lin.php http://garryconn.com/10-04-2012-08-06-reason-002-why-i-like-lin.php Thu, 04 Oct 2012 7:56:12 -0500 Do you wish you could go back in time and play old video games or use an old computer such as the Commodore 64? With Linux all this is possible. Reason #001 - Why I Like Linux: It Can Bring Itself Back To Life http://garryconn.com/10-03-12-reason-001-why-i-like-lin.php http://garryconn.com/10-03-12-reason-001-why-i-like-lin.php Wed, 03 Oct 2012 22:15:47 -0500 I think I am going to start a new series of posts titled, Reasons Why I Like Linux. Secondly I am Going To Give Each Post a Reason Number, Such as This One... Reason #001 I Finally Finished Creating My Own Custom Blog Publishing System http://garryconn.com/10-03-12-i-finally-finished-creati.php http://garryconn.com/10-03-12-i-finally-finished-creati.php Wed, 03 Oct 2012 20:35:12 -0500 It has taken me a long time to do it, but I finally finished the development of my own custom blog publishing system. How To Find Dirt Cheap VPS Web Hosting http://garryconn.com/lowendbox.php http://garryconn.com/lowendbox.php Wed, 03 Oct 2012 13:24:37 -0500 Compared to shared web hosting, VPS hosting services are expensive! However, with VPS you get so much more. And now it doesn't have to come with a high price! Take a look and see how you too can enjoy VPS web hosting for the same price as shared web hosting. How To Display Google AdSense To Search Traffic Only http://garryconn.com/google-adsense-search-traffic.php http://garryconn.com/google-adsense-search-traffic.php Tue, 2 Oct 2012 12:21:34 -0500 Here is an easy, practical and simple way to display Google AdSense only to visitors referred from search engines and display nothing for everyone else (ie regular visitors). How To Recover Data From a Hard Drive http://garryconn.com/how-to-recover-data-from-a-hard-drive.php http://garryconn.com/how-to-recover-data-from-a-hard-drive.php Sun, 30 Sep 2012 11:17:11 -0500 Learn how to recover your personal data off the hard drive of a broken or damaged computer that either no longer powers up or boots the operating system. bash: rsync: command not found http://garryconn.com/rsync-command-not-found.php http://garryconn.com/rsync-command-not-found.php Mon, 13 Aug 2012 18:20:04 -0500 In the process of setting up an automatic web server backup I discovered that there was an issue with rsync. I noticed after getting everything setup, backups were not being made to my remote server. Through troubleshooting I discovered this issue: bash: rsync: command not found rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes received so far) [Receiver] rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(601) [Receiver=3.0.7] I searched around quite a bit on Ubuntu, Debian and a few other message board sites and what seems to be fairly common is the obvious getting overlooked. I really hate that for people because it can be so frustrating. At any rate, if you are getting the same or similar error as shown above, it might be due to the fact that the server you are trying to pull the data from does not have rsync installed. That was the case for me. Immediately after installing: apt-get install rsync on the other server everything worked perfectly. Top Best Blogs About Web Design http://garryconn.com/web-design-blogs.php http://garryconn.com/web-design-blogs.php Mon, 13 Aug 2012 13:21:06 -0500 Here is a list of the most recent posts from some of the top best blogs about web design. On this page you can read the most recent posts from these blogs and get some of the best tips and tricks about website design quickly and easily all from one page. How To Design Search Engine Friendly Drop Down Menus http://garryconn.com/how-to-design-search-engine-friendly-drop-down-menus.php http://garryconn.com/how-to-design-search-engine-friendly-drop-down-menus.php Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:30:47 -0500 To me, creating a perfect drop down menu is one of the most important parts of web design. Unfortunately, and I have no problem admitting this, my drop down menu design skills are not the best they could be. Partly this is due to limiting myself to designing drop down menus with HTML and CSS. However, here is finally an excellent tutorial on creating a search engine friendly drop down menu with HTML and CSS that looks just as good as others designed with Java or Flash. How To Make a Symbolic Link in Linux http://garryconn.com/how-to-make-a-symbolic-link-with-linux.php http://garryconn.com/how-to-make-a-symbolic-link-with-linux.php Thu, 09 Aug 2012 12:44:35 -0500 Learn how to quickly and easily make a symbolic link in linux. How To Repair Bad Sectors on a Hard Drive Using Linux http://garryconn.com/how-to-repair-bad-sectors.php http://garryconn.com/how-to-repair-bad-sectors.php Wed, 08 Aug 2012 05:26:44 -0500 You could easily spend hundreds of dollars purchasing commercial software that is claimed to repair bad sectors on hard drives. Here is a way to do it for free using a basic Linux command. How To Automatically Backup Your Web Server To a Remote Server http://garryconn.com/how-to-auto-backup-webserver.php http://garryconn.com/how-to-auto-backup-webserver.php Tue, 31 Jul 2012 20:03:46 -0500 If you run your own private web server you NEED to have an automatic backup system in place. I will show you how to quickly and easily setup an automatically backup system for your private web server and show you how to automatically transfer your backups to a remote server. How To Manually Create a Sitemap.xml File and Add it To Google http://garryconn.com/how-to-create-sitemap-xml.php http://garryconn.com/how-to-create-sitemap-xml.php Tue, 31 Jul 2012 20:01:33 -0500 I want to show you how to quickly and easily create a sitemap.xml file from scratch and how to submit it into Google, as well as other search engines that use them. How To Format and Automatically Mount a Second Hard Drive in Linux http://garryconn.com/format-and-auto-mount-hard-drive-linux.php http://garryconn.com/format-and-auto-mount-hard-drive-linux.php Tue, 31 Jul 2012 19:59:45 -0500 Adding, formatting and then configuring your Linux system to automatically mount a second hard drive isn't too difficult of a task. I will show you how to do this in a few quick and easy steps. How To Build a Webcam Server http://garryconn.com/how_to_build_a_webcam_server.php http://garryconn.com/how_to_build_a_webcam_server.php Sat, 23 Jun 2012 20:27:00 -0500 I wrote a post about wanting to setup some webcam server. Since then I have been hard at work learning about how to do this. After burning a little bit of midnight oil I figured out how to do this and have built four so far. In this post, I'll show you how to do the same thing. You will need a cheap webcam, junky computer, internet connection and a Debian net installation disc. How To Make Your Website iPhone Friendly in Five Minutes or Less http://garryconn.com/how_to_make_your_website_iphone_friendly_in_five_minutes_or_less.php http://garryconn.com/how_to_make_your_website_iphone_friendly_in_five_minutes_or_less.php Sat, 23 Jun 2012 18:13:00 -0500 I searched around for awhile trying to find mobile friendly web design solutions for my websites. My search returned empty as all the solutions I found were either too complicated, too bloated, or ineffective. That said, I decided to create my own solution. It's simple, easy, and doesn't involve having to create a second or duplicate website. Just one, simple, easy to paste code does it all.