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The Godfather: Retro Reviews

Originally posted on Critique of Pure Madness:

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I truly can’t do The Godfather justice in a mere thousand words.  And, unfortunately, many have already written volumes analyzing and exploring this divine document.  But as someone extremely fussy and picky about film quality, and someone attempting to better educate themselves about the history of cinema, I feel I’m doing an injustice not to mention when a film not only meets, not only exceeds, but makes love to my expectations, cuddles them warmly in the afterglow, and makes eggs in the morning.

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Manage your domain email from gmail

Gmail has so far been the best emailing service in terms of security, service and advanced plugins and tools. I don’t remember the last time I signed in Yahoo or Hotmail. If you have successfully set up an Email address for your website using Google Apps so you are now ready to  redirect all Emails sent at your domain address to your Gmail account. You can use the same method to connect your website email even if you don’t use Google apps. You can now manage all your family, personal and business emails right from just one Gmail account. You can switch between email addresses and email using any address you want. Today no matter if readers, clients or advertisers contact us from this blog  we receive all emails at one place, thus it saves great deal of time and helps me to respond to them more efficiently. Lets get to work now. 

 

 

Create Free Email address Using Your Website Domain with Google Apps

One of the very first things that any web owner likes to do after purchasing a domain is setting up a branded Email address ending with the domain name. Blogger users whopurchase a domain often find it difficult to set the MX records in their webhosting account, thus they don’t bother using a branded email address. If your website address is www.example.com then your branded email Id would look like yourname@example.com. You will be able to access it using the address mail.example.com. The best thing about todays’ tutorial is that we wont be using inefficient webmail services like roundcube, squirrelmail or horde that you often find in your hostgator webmail clients. We will be using Gmail, which means you will manage all emails received at your website’s email address straight in your very own custom Gmail account. You can also create up to 10 email addressesusing your domain without paying a penny with Google Apps. You will stay safe, protected and most importantly served well.  Lets now create a Gmail account for your company’s website or blog and connect it to your web host in easy steps.

 

 

 

Steps To Create a Gmail Account For a Website

 
 
You will get a free 10GB storage to save all your emails no matter how loaded they may be with rich media.
Follow these easy steps:

  1. Go To Google Apps for Domains
  2. Submit your website address without typing http://
  3. Then fill up the vacant blanks with required information. Keep your username simple because this will be attached to your domain name to create your custom Gmail account username.
  4. Keep Alternate email address the same as your personal Gmail ID or any ID  that you use frequently.
  5. Click the submit button to create your account
  6. You have now successfully created an account with Google apps. Now you need to verify that you actually own the domain. You will be given two options Express andCustom. Choose express.
  7. Click the next buttons till you get to Domain verification page. Here you get 5 options to verify your domain which are:

    1. Upload HTML File      (Recommended Method)
    2. HTML Tag            (under alternate Methods tab)
    3. Google Analytics       (under alternate Methods tab)
    4. Domain Name provider       (under alternate Methods tab)

    Choose the second option of HTML Tag because it is the easiest of all. Copy the simple Meta tag and paste it inside your template just below <head> section.
    Tip for Genesis Users:
    Once done, hit the verify button and you are half done. 

  8. Click the continue link and you will be taken to Google Apps Setup wizard. You may keep all options default and keep clicking next till you reach setup Gmail.
  9. Choose other from the drop down box which says “Choose your Host” Click Next
    Setting up MX Records
    Here you will be given four MX entries that you need to submit to your webhost. 
  10. You will need to log into your web host account and navigate to DNS Manager or DNS settings. DNS zone is also called DNS ManagementMail Server Configuration, orName Server Management, depends on your webhost. I will be sharing here the settings for hostgator here which will give you a clear observation on what to do.
    Setting For HostGator:

    1. Log in your Control Panel
    2. Click the MX entry icon just under Mail
    3. Choose your domain
    4. Set Email routing to Automatically Detect Configuration
    5. Now enter 5 MX entries one by one inside the Records box.  These MX entries are given to you by Google apps. While entering the destination remove the dot in the end. For example ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. should be entered asASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
     
    Note: If an MX entry exists by default, you may delete it and keep only the above 5 MX entries. It will take 24 hours for your Email to connect to Google servers so be patient
    Go back to Google apps and keep on clicking next till you complete the wizard. Though completing the setup wizard is not necessary but to avoid the irritating prompting messages better complete it.
    Congratulations! You have now successfully created a custom Gmail address for your website. . 

Google’s Penguin Update: Good or Bad!

A quantity of sites and articles is constantly on the spit forth from disappointed SEO professionals over Google’s newest formula changes, and most of the rage is instructed at the so-called “over-optimization” charge with which the Penguin upgrade has taken down many formerly powerful positions.

Spotting the Over-Optimized

It’s often difficult to parse the purposely unexplained terminology that the 800-pound look for gorilla in the room uses to discuss its formula, and the term “over-optimized” is perhaps the perfect example of vagueness. Google recognizes over-optimized sites as those interesting in “much more than white-hat SEO” upon further examination, even if they do not appear spam on the top area. Which techniques the company is now flagging as “more than bright hat” is still up for controversy.

It may be that too much attempt in certain bright hat techniques may now be increasing to the level of trash for Google’s flavor. This could be a changing of trash completely, or at least improving the procedure of identifying webpages as spam with new red banner ads. And in an attempt to determine those red banner ads, Google is probably assessing all that user-behavior information it’s been gathering over the past season through Firefox and its plug-ins.

Identifying Spam through Utilization Statistics

Since Google started gathering usage information from Firefox customers and those signed in for Google Search Plus — and because they may have learned a lot of information from individual reviews on email trash — it’s not irrational to believe that those research are being used to banner sites where individual involvement is low or on which customers clearly are not finding what they were searching for. If a lot of customers are simply clicking the Returning option after hitting a number-2-ranked weblink on SERPs for choose conditions, maybe it does not are supposed to be there.

The individual of individual time frame in this way makes a issue for which Google may be getting a lot of flak. More well-established sites may see their positions experience because usage information on them is more solid. And since Google obviously has more information on some sites than others, we can anticipate listings to be pretty unpredictable; at least until its already awesome chest of usage statistics becomes more extensive. So, if Google usage information reveals considerably higher jump rates on your sites, you can definitely anticipate your positions to experience.

This concentrate on individual actions is obviously connected to the site structure formula released by Google a few months ago, which is focusing on sites that have little or not material available above the times of the site. So, huge ad banner ads and weblink trash along the sidebars (which drives your material further down the page) have definitely been determined as a marking of sites that are aggressive to customers.

It Really Is the Content, Honest!

And that brings us returning to material, Google’s ultimate goal of look for. Search term filling has always been a bad idea for material, and it’s probably the low-hanging fruit for Google’s webspam group. What we’re seeing with the new terminology for Penguin is a changing of why filling is bad, and quality natural SEO services are going to have to change considerably when it comes to material development in order to evolve.

Keyword filling is a indication of “over-optimization” by professional SEO strategists and is really a natural result when trying to make material around hyperlinks rather than those hyperlinks happening normally within a piece of material. Shoehorning hyperlinks and search phrases into material instead of allowing them to occur normally really is a welcome form of anti-webspam from Google for anyone creating awesome material but get overshadowed by spammers.

I think this is a pitfall that SEOs all too often drop into by healing material as just another thing that can be produced, an easy attitude to drop into for anyone freelancing article writing. Give your copy writer some URLs and maybe a name and you are done, right? Except, that is not how the real innovative procedure works; building material from intensely enhanced anchor-text external is a formula for poorly information, and you cannot always depend on innovative authors to take a magic out of their hat and make appropriate material from those factors.

This over-optimized material issue is increased as the material topic becomes more clever. An British major has no prayer of generating any appropriate material about hosting server structure that is not merely a re-hashing of market vocabulary they pick up online (usually from other content published by in the same way spam writers). If they do generate something, the material level might not be adequate to make a “keyword community,” where the hyperlinks you want will normally live.

Writing such material is what makes the bad communities that you particularly should be trying to avoid connecting from. A site that allows such material might be able to restore some bad material by quality of its own power, but it will not stay trustworthy for long posting such material.

It’s time to confess that this kind of material really does not hold as hefty a place in seo technique as it should, and Google is lastly getting around to using individual actions in a way that causes that to become the concentrate. Even if the formula is not perfect at fulfilling that kind of material development yet, you can bet the webspam group is assured that their growing hill of individual time frame (from all of Google’s qualities, which now have a single comfort and information selection policy) is going to provide better processing going forward.

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How to post at your WordPress blog via Microsoft Word 2010

Blogging with different application is a lot easier these days. You can post on blog via different application. One of them is Microsoft word. I think they started this support from 2007 edition. However I am going to explain here, how you are going to setup your Microsoft word 2010 to past on your wordpress blog. Here are the couple steps you need to follow:

  • First open your Word 2010.
  • Click File from upper left corner.
  • Click New.

  • Click Blog post.
  • Here it will ask you to register a account with any blog service provider.

  • Choose wordpress from drop down menu.

  • Put your blog url on the box like:

    http://xxxxxxxx.wordpress.com/xmlrpc.php

  • Here xxxxxxxx.wordpress.com is your blog url.


  • Enter your wordpress username and password.
  • Tick lower left corner to remember your password.

    Voila!You are done. You can now post and edit from Microsoft Word, Which I personally prefer.

    You can always setup multiple accounts from “Manage Account”.

3 Visually-Pleasing Linux Distributions That Use Enlightenment


Ongoing the latest pattern of featuring lesser-known techniques, this weeks time we bring you three that should at least look excellent. In contrast to the regular GNOME or KDE screen professionals found on most Linux program withdrawals, these have all picked in give preference to of Enlightenment.

This results in a significantly different pc overall look, with lashings of visibility and fall dark areas everywhere. If a efficient Linux program os below a part of eye-candy appears to be like your thing, then one of these might be worth a go. With Live CDs and USB Live, it’s easier than ever to try Linux program without setting up anything and there is complete guidelines on how to do so at the end of the article.

 

Elive 2.0 “Topaz”

 

Based on Debian Linux program, Elive is the only one on the list that will price you. It’s free to try, and by try I mean run a fully-functional Live CD but if you want a complete set up it’ll price you a gift of $15 or more. Do not be put off, all you need is a extra USB keep or a empty CD for a quick trial.

 

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Elive 2.0 comes with enough application to keep style-conscious Linux program types satisfied, and when you have run out then you can set up more using the involved Synaptic Program Administrator. There are customized Enlightenment styles pre-installed, and the whole pc experience is designed to be creatively attractive.

This Linux program circulation contains the mature E16 launch of Enlightenment for rate of balance, and the more latest E17 edition such as some fairly crazy results. If you are operating an mature PC, the designers have made very clear that this circulation is not as starving as you might think so you can have a fairly OS without concerning about program specifications.

 

OpenGEU 8.10 “Luna Serena”

At enough duration of composing, the next edition of this OS is expected to be out but curiously the obtain is not available presently. Never mind, because Luna Serena still looks very amazing.

list of linux distributionsCurrently based on Ie8 (but changing allegiance to Debian in the long run for stability), OpenGEU continues to be a popular Linux program circulation, despite a deficiency of up-dates for a while.

Check out the following video for a flavor of what edition 8.10 can do:

 

If you like the look of this one concentrate on the web page, as edition 9.10 “Quarto di Luna” looks even more amazing than the last.

 

moonOS 3 “Makara”

The main concentrate of moonOS is rate, low program specifications and a wonderful interface. The Ubuntu-based OS uses Enlightenment instead of GNOME, and there are further programs for another edition of moonOS using the Lightweight X11 Desktop Atmosphere (LXDE) for mature devices.

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The only problem I can see is that they are losing Enlightenment in give preference to of GNOME later on moonOS 4, so if you would like to see a fancy screen manager in activity you would better act fast.

Making A Live CD/USB Stick

Being Linux program withdrawals, the Live CD/USB combination is the transaction of the day. You can obtain the picture computer file in .ISO structure either using your web browser or via a bittorrent weblink at each formal web page.

If you are losing a CD then ImgBurn is your best bet, Linux program customers can get it working using Bottles and Mac customers will be able to get rid of the picture using the OS X Hard drive Application. Windows and Linux program customers can use UNetbootin to create a Live USB keep containing a bootable edition of the application, and Mac customers are able to do the same by operating UNetbootin using Bottles for OS X.

I always choose the USB choice, though if your PC’s old it may not be able to start via the USB generate. Once you have used your CD or thumb generate reboot your PC and get into BIOS installation. You will need to set your PC to start from either USB or CD (depending on what you are using).

Most PCs get into BIOS when you hit F2 or Del after powering-on, but this will differ. Once you have proved helpful it out prioritise your CD generate or USB amount to start first, either within the Boot Gadgets selection or a individual Hard Drive start concern selection. F10 will save and quit and reboot your PC.

If you did it all properly then you will see the UNetbootin start loading machine, simply your choice and do as instructed. You will be gawping at fairly results immediately.

Do you use Enlightenment? Would you consider changing with regards to the durability of a GUI? Did you ever think Linux program could be so pretty? Leaving comments is excellent for you, you can add your ideas below!