Saturday, August 22, 2015

I thought I lost it... but this trick saved the webpage I needed

Wow! I am so happy right now.

A couple of months ago, I started to really dig into what I wanted to add to my Blogger blog to make it cool, functional, better... so I started searching and came across a great list of Dapinder's Top 25 Blogger widgets. I had already opened and closed several pages and this one just looked right from the start. I started at the top of the post and started to work my way through each of the suggestions. On my first night, I installed at least four; a couple of nights later, three more.

I took a break for no more than a week, and this is what I find when I go back to "the list" to continue my Blogger education.

 [insert snap here of NOT FOUND]

 Bummer, what? Check and recheck URL. Make sure you ARE looking at the Bookmark you know you made. Scratch your head. Aha! E-mail/"contact us" the web author. Surely, he(?) will let you know WHAT IS UP? So.... i do.

That was a couple of months ago. TONIGHT, I thought to myself, "What if The Wayback Machine captured the page? What if..." It was too much to believe, so I tried it and VOILA!!!!

Here it is in all it's Wayback Glory... DAPINDER'S "25 Best Blogger Widgets" as captured by The Wayback Machine (, where over 400 BILLION web pages have been saved over time.

How did I know about The Wayback Machine? The first time I ever lost touch with my first webpage was back in 1999 when Geocities bit the dust. Yahoo bought them out and I remember we all had access for a minute, but then it folded and I thought, awwwww, I will never see my web page again. This was before there was a desktop in EVERY home.

My very first webpage at Geocities was captured in this way. You can see it here.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

How to Add Google Calendar Tab to your Facebook page

For those of you, like me, who were using the very simple Events Calendar app in facebook, as of today, the developer has stated that it no longer works because of facebook changing its API and he is unsure as to how long it will be until the app is repaired. 

Computer Genie, with a million others, used this app within facebook for a basic events calendar; this app being capable of scanning your existing Events and adding them to a calendar that occupied its own tab. Not being able to wait on the developer, I had to find a new solution today. For the last couple of weeks, I have been toying with iframe tabs 

There are two iframe apps I am testing: Static iFrame tab for a MailChimp e-mail signup page, and Static HTML: iFrame tabs for the Google calendar embedding. Static HTML: iFrame tabs seems a little more sophisticated and allows 12 page tabs per page you admin on facebook.

Embed your Google calendar into your facebook page, using Static HTML: iFrame tabs

1. Make a Google calendar. Simple instructions here
2. Find the html code to copy/embed into your facebook app: 

  • Expand the My Calendars column (on the left of Calendar page). 
  • Hover over the calendar and click on the drop-down arrow, showing a full options menu for customizing your calendar. 
  • Choose Calendar Settings. Spend some time here making adjustments to your calendar and when you are ready...

  • Copy the html code that appears in the text box under the heading "Embed This Calendar" OR
  • Click on the link "Customize the color, size and other options" to customize many other aspects of the calendar. This area will also show the code to copy. Be sure to click the "Update HTML" button above the code, so you are sure to have the latest changes. 

  • Keep this page open. If you are like me and need to change the colors 8x, you will return to copy the code over and over again until it is just right.

2. Install Static HTML: iFrame tabs app to your facebook account. 

  • Click the button "Add Static HTML to a Page". 
  • Choose your page from the drop-down menu and choose "Add Page Tab"
  • Go to your page and click on the Welcome tab and Edit Page Tab button.
There are a lot of things you can add here and play with, but we want to simply add the html code we copied above.

  • Notice that you are looking at the "Content" tab. Paste the html code into index.html. There is a paragraph already there giving simple instruction. Delete all the text and PASTE (keyboard shortcut: Ctrl + V). 
  • Next, click on the "Tab name & image" tab. Simply change the name of the tab here OR wait to do this back at facebook.
  • Preview and/or Save & Publish.
It is that simple. Now I am excited!!! 
There is so much you can do with Static HTML: iFrame tabs; I have only just begun! Feel free to share what you have created/made in the Comments below.

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Computer Genie can help you with this for a one time fee of $97.00
The Genie will:
  • help set up your Calendar (and/or Gmail account if you do not already have one.)
  • add events to your Calendar to get you started
  • add/embed the Static HTML: iFrame tabs app to your facebook page and embed the calendar.
  • Remote into your computer to show YOU how to add events to your calendar, which automatically shows up on your facebook page.
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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Blogger Migration Issue: When you no longer have Admin rights...

HELP! I cannot find my Blogger Dashboard! I have no access to stats, or layout or settings. What do I do? I posed the following question to the Blogger forum and found my answer within 20 minutes (Praise the Lord!)

Q: (submitted to Google Forums>>> topic: Accessing my blog)

these are 2 of 5 blogs i let go dormant in 2011. Sometime back then, I followed the instructions to add my new gmail, etc. Apparently, all I did was make myself an AUTHOR instead of an ADMIN and of course, now I have NO ACCESS to any settings, etc. because I must have removed original email. 
I have followed the advice to try to locate my old email address that I used. I went to Blogger recovery and every address I used back then is not coming up as an email in the system. What can I do?
Desperately, want to continue my blog and keep the names I created. Please help. Thanks.

A: Sign in at Gmail using your OLD email address; in my case, this was an old hotmail account that I still keep around for SPAM. It worked!!!
What happened? Back in 2011, Google took over Blogger and asked everyone to sign in with their Gmail accounts instead of their legacy emails. IN the process, we were supposed to add our new selves and delete our old. Which a lot of us did, apparently, but ended up making ourselves only AUTHORS instead of Admins.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Quickbooks 2003 errors - and Runtime C++ *** SOLVED ***

I use Quickbooks 2003. Ever since Windows XP and I am now using 8.1. 
It is installed on two computers, Windows 7 and 8.1
I finally updated my Windows 7 QB2003 install only after years of it asking... And wow! QB 2003 successfully updated itself on "computer 1".

Updating on "computer 2" -Win 8.1- proved to be a real pain. I aborted mid-update download for some reason and the software would never even open back up for me. I uninstalled, re-installed... etc. I search out the error messages, each one that I recd:

- The error (you might get this one during installation)
Copy all files to a folder on your desktop and run the setup/install software from there. I also recommend setting Properties to Run as if WinXP SP2 and to RUN as Administrator.

- Visual C++ error
Download the 2005 or 2008 Visual C++ Distributable Package from here for 2005 ( and here for 2008 (
HERE IS THE TRICK TO MAKE IT WORK: Right-click the program shortcut: Go to Properties. Choose Compatability tab. Check __ Windows XP Service Pack 2.

Voila! Progam opening now. Hallelujah! 

I also recommend taking a look at Quickbooks solution:

Thursday, March 26, 2015

How to Preserve Newspaper Clippings

Clearing out the eternal paper pile, here is a gem of an e-mail I found from 2000. I have to credit someone named Mary Grey, of whom I have no recollection. So Mary Grey of AOL, thank you for your tip to Preserve Newspaper Clippings.

RECIPE #1 > one tablet or two TBS of milk of magnesia in a quart of club soda

In an art class during college, a recipe given was even simpler:
2 TBS baking soda in 1 quart water. Stir well. Dip page to be preserved, hang to dry.

Works beautifully. I still have newspaper clippings from 1975 that have not yellowed.


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

"'When Tomorrow Starts Without Me'" by David Romano

This morning while finishing the book, "Proof of Heaven" By Eben Alexander, M.D., I read the following poem for the first time. As I lay in the tub, I thought of a friend who needed to hear this today. The day goes on and I forget. Coincidentally, this Facebook friend, who recently lost her father, posted a shortened version hours later. Wanting to find the long version to share (cut and paste) with her, off to Google, of course. Every result, the punctuation and line spacing had been slaughtered and reset to read like a sing-song sonnet. Some words had even been replaced or wrong altogether!

Here I submit "When Tomorrow Starts Without Me" by David Romano in its original perfect form. Enjoy.

Dedicated to my friend Elizabeth.

When Tomorrow Starts Without Me

By David Romano 
(copyrighted 1993) 

When tomorrow starts without me, 
And I'm not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes 
All filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn't cry 
The way you did today,
While thinking of the many things, 
We didn't get to say.
I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too;
But when tomorrow starts without me, 
Please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name, 
And took me by the hand,
And said my place was ready, 
In heaven far above
And that I'd have to leave behind
All those I dearly love.
But as I turned to walk away,
A tear fell from my eye
For all my life, I'd always thought, 
I didn't want to die.
I had so much to live for,
So much yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible,
That I was leaving you.

I thought of all the yesterdays,
The good ones and the bad,
I thought of all the love we shared,
And all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday 
Just even for awhile,
I'd say goodbye and kiss you 
And maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized 
That this could never be,
For emptiness and memories, 
Would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things 
I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did
My heart was filled with sorrow.
But when I walked through heaven's gates 
I felt so much at home
When God looked down and smiled at me, 
From His great golden throne,
He said, "This is eternity, 
And all I've promised you.
Today your life on earth is past
But here it all starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last;
And since each day's the same way,
There's no longing for the past.
You have been so faithful,
So trusting and so true.
Though there were times
You did some things
You knew you shouldn't do.
But you have been forgiven 
And now at last you're free.
So won't you come and take my hand
And share my life with me?"
So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I'm right here, in your heart.

Monday, February 2, 2015 launches in slow mode, for the people

Development of a new website in the open

Mission Statement: is an online market for local Charleston artists, craftsmen and merchants to sell their creative and traditional products and services to fans of Charleston. Whether a Christmas ornament, hand-turned jewelry or a booking on a charter fishing vessel, at, you will find genuine Lowcountry people with a heritage to share the flavor of the South with our visitors.

-- does it meet what a mission statement is supposed to be. review.

who i need to make it

me: time:design:think handler
ac: the superbrain: code/program
lr: the beautiful eye:style
ld: photog

Item limit:  Any?
Product Levels: 1. 3. 5. 10. 20
Input existing dbase? Y

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A Note from Genie:
I have chosen to use this format to write down my vision finally after 15 years of talking about it. Could it really be the first step in realizing your dreams -- to write them down?
Write down the vision and watch it happen.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Solved: Knology Wow! POP3 SMTP Settings for E-mail

Questionable Issue: 
E-mail not receiving "all of a sudden" for a Knology/Wow! client in Charleston, SC.

Who would have thought it might take up to an hour to find POP3/SMTP settings for Knology/WOW! in the Charleston, SC area??? Calling the company left us flabbergasted as to why the tech help couldn't help us out with seemingly standard E-Mail Configuration information. took me a "minute" to figure out these settings, so I promised my client that very day that I would publish them online so that maybe, just maybe, the next person looking would find the answer sooner. 

Knology Wow! POP3 SMTP Settings for E-mail Configuration
in: 25 / no ssl
out: 110 / no ssl


Sunday, January 25, 2015

Turning Your Office Clutter into a Blog post :)

Random Product Keys for Misc. Software

The following serial keys for listed software is for personal reference only. These are legitimate keys that were in use at one time. Recording it here allows me to toss the paper and my office and life will be all the better for it. 

Man, I should have thought of this MUCH MUCH sooner. What a great way to document and store your schtuff. Especially ALL of that PAPER you think you need to teach, to reference, to share, etc. One day you will use it. Riiiiiiiiiiight! Well, maybe that day is here. Convert it into an online blog, deconstruct yourself publicly and rid yourself of mounds of information and gain a few fans in the process. Bah haha.

Microsoft Interactive Training
ProductID: 15303-OEM-0000007-00000

Adobe Acrobat Distiller 7.0
Serial: 1016-1493-2529-3910-0847-2385

Adobe Acrobat 7.0
Serial: 1016-1493-2529-3910-0847-2385

Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007
Product ID: 89446-905-0416102-65409
CD Key: KG79C-XJ6F2-B4647-YQF7T-HDCM3

Microsoft Windows Professional Service Pack 2
Product ID: 55274-OEM-0011903-00102
(this previous key was determined by using Magical Jelly bean Keyfinder, however,
this next key was located on the side of the computer on the official MS sticker)

Office 2007 discs

Office Home & Student 2010

Windows 7 Professional Upgrade