Online Backup Services – Will we finally get, what we need?

Backing up your files is important. It can save you from a lot of headaches. I know what I am talking about. A few weeks ago (when installing Ubuntu 8.04) I forgot to save my “home” folder!!!!

Stupid, I know, but it happend. So what now? I usually save all important files on an other partition of my hard disc, so no mayor problem. But wait – what about the emails? Exactly, they are stored in a folder called “.thunderbird” within my “home” folder. Continue reading “Online Backup Services – Will we finally get, what we need?”

Google Gears working on Ubuntu 8.04 now – almost

Google Gears now works on my Ubuntu 8.04 installation, at least almost. For Google Docs the little green symbol appeared after I had installed Google Gears for Linux. Then I headed to Google Reader, but there the symbol for offline support did not show up.
I do not know, what is going wrong, but my Google Reader just does not support Google Gears, somehow. I will keep on trying, but at least Google Docs work. That is one step ahead.
UPDATE: Seems like currently I am blogging too fast! I just added a new feed to Google Reader, and the little pop-up for activating Google Gears for this website appeared. It seems to work perfect.

Impact of WordPress theme on search engine results

A few days ago I have switched the theme of this blog from freicurv to WP-Polaroid and since then the visits on my blog (not very many visitors anyway) went down to zero yesterday.

I hope this switch to a new theme did not impact my search engine results that much and it is just a temporary issue. Especially for the Icybox 4220 I had quite good positions.

UPDATE I: Of course the theme has an impact on the visits, at least if you have the google analytics code hard coded into your theme… 😉 I guess the problem was, that I did not have the Google Analytics tracking code on the page anymore. We will see what tomorrow brings.

UPDATE II: The installation of the WordPress Plugin for Google Analytics didn’t help either. There is something wrong with that WP-Polaroid theme when it comes to web analytics. None of the tools that I was testing was working anymore, so I switched back to freicurv for now. It’s too late to figure out what is wrong with the theme.