Gmail enabled!

November 5th, 2006

FINALLY my Gmail accounts are back up and running .

Details here :-).


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Moving those 3000 Email back to Gmail…..

October 31st, 2006

As promised, I have run through how I have done this. It’s on my other blog site at WordPress.com.

Happy to say it was successful. Just wish I knew what lead Gmail to disable my account initially.

Gmail Woes Continue

October 28th, 2006

Oh well, the saga continues.

Do you know what happens when you lose your gmail account – I mean – when it is disabled? You can’t access any other Google “products” you have registered with that account …… :-(

Any-way – I am TRYING to get access to SOMEONE at Google/Gmail to find out what happened – It has been a resounding disaster so far.

I eventually found a link that I could send a message to gmail technical support with.

This generated a form email response which was useless in the extreme and directed me to the usual ‘help’ page .

I therefor decided to try to google the problem (ok I am slow…) There is a google Gmail problem group!

It seems I am not the only one who has developed this problem out of the blue!

A very helpful post outlines multiple possible approaches. In particular – using this page to lodge the error.

I have duelly done all this…. Now waiting.

It also seems there are a few individuals in the group with some form of recognised integrity that Gmail/Google listen to. MAYBE they will be able to help too.

NOW it seems to be a waiting game. I HAVE other Gmail accounts I have since opened BUT it is a pain changing all my registration email links to point to theses AND I have lost my Vanity Gmail address!

Next task – upload all my saved Email to a NEW Gmail archive – stay tuned!


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Where oh Where has my Gmail gone!

October 27th, 2006

Agggh..

Logged into one of my Gmail accounts yesterday – well actually I didn’t! “Account disabled“!! WTF!

Followed the link to some “help” page which was useless. non-specific – “have you lost your password” type ‘help’.
No Idea why it was disabled. No reason to think I violated the TOS. Almost all my mail is incoming, I don’t use it outgoing particularly.

Now I find ALL my Gmail accounts are disabled :-(

As I mentioned HERE I use Gmail as my archiving system for mail and have done so since that post was published. Now it seems some 2500 archived posts are inaccessible.

NOT HAPPY


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Upgraded to WordPress 2.01

February 2nd, 2006

Just a quick note to say that I have now upgraded to WordPress 2.01. The instructions are very straight forward and the process seems uneventful.

Lots’a fixes I gather. Good to see the team is on the ball!


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WordPress 2.0 Kubrick Theme Problems -Solved !

January 29th, 2006

If any of you are using the default Kubrik theme in WordPress 2.0, you may have noted a problem. The Footer seems to be shifted – ever so slightly – to the right! It doesn’t happen in IE 6 though. I have several (test) sites all using that theme at the moment, and they all have the fault. (Not planning on sticking with it long term I might add :D )

Naturally, I went looking for a solution, and that Included posting on the forums at WordPress.org.

I quickly found one other person with the same issue (so I was relieved to see it wasn’t just me!) and then a solution appeared.

Hats off to Spencerp for providing the solution.

As usual, the difference in interpretation of CSS by different browsers is a pain. Hopefully IE 7 will be more compliant.

I must admit – an advantage of open-source software is that there is usually someone who has the solution for you :)


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A strange thing happened on the way to the upgrade.

January 16th, 2006

Well, as I said, I’ve upgraded to wordpress 2.0 . One of the first things I wanted to trial was the WYSIWYG editor with uploaded images.

I uploaded an image file (easy) and tried to insert it into a post – it failed! I was left with no image tag at all as soon as I pressed ‘save‘ or ‘save and continue editing‘. (I looked at the html generated). I was UNHAPPY!

I immediately blamed 2.0 of course! I also blamed the upgrade process just in case :) . I resigned myself to NOT using the wysiwyg editor :( . Later, I tried Podz trial site and confirmed that the editor didn’t work there either. So it must have been 2.0 at fault! Right? WRONG!

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WordPress 2.0 Installed and working!

January 14th, 2006

Well, if you can see this (and I can!), then I have successfully installed/upgraded to wordpress 2.0 as promised.

I have detailed the process and the quirks on my wordpress development blog at Wetscalpel. If you haven’t tried it, give it a go. I think it was worth the “effort”.

Viral Marketing – useful product?

January 14th, 2006

It always amuses me when I see the hype BEFORE the actual product. This is a great example at Allpeers.

Whilst not wanting to take anything away from the product (see below), it is a trend that has caught us out, on and off over the years. Vapour-ware is still alive and well.
Viral marketing is also part of this process, and I note that several, potentially influential, sites have now been attracted to comment on it. This includes TechCrunch and Lorelle on wordpress (yep – you influential girrrlll!)

I gather it has already been slashdotted (twice!) and repeatedly Dugg as well. Not bad for a concept that – as far as I know – hasn’t even reached beta testing :-)

Of course, I probably wouldn’t have heard of it – or be blogging about it – without the “viral information network”.

As for the product itself? BRING IT ON! Sounds great – one of the reasons that the “information virus” is spreading I guess. In short – a firefox extension that is a full featured (?) Bittorent client.

So – all the hype pre-release – good or bad? I’m undecided. You?


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WordPress 2.0 – Come and get it!

December 21st, 2005

As I hope we all know by now, the WordPress 2.0 Release candidate is now available, and I will be trialling it here shortly! I will be reviewing it in the near future so stay tuned!