Gmail enabled!

FINALLY my Gmail accounts are back up and running .

Details here :-).


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Moving those 3000 Email back to Gmail…..

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.

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Gmail Woes Continue

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!

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

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 !

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.

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!

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”.

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Viral Marketing – useful product?

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!

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!

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