Tag Archives: Google

Google API nightmare: How I fixed the “Could not load file or assembly ‘System.Net.Http.Primitives, Version=1.5.0.0 …” exception

PS: This solution may or may not apply to your situation; my environment consisted of VS 2012, .NET 4.0, C#, Non-MVC web application, EPi Server CMS. Well aren’t the Google API a joy uh? Spent way too much time figuring … Read more

Posted in C#, Google, Visual Studio | 8 Comments

Startpage supposedly the most private search engine.. uses Google AdWords?

Just feels a bit contradictive to me as we know advertisements basically live off tracking. In the picture below we can clearly see tracking parameters on the adwords links. Not to mention Google is mainly an advertisement company, we can … Read more

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I’m not bothered about cookies and privacy intrusion, Firefox privacy feature deletes all cookies on close

You know those cookie opt-in/opt-out information bars that you regularly spot when you surf around (mostly big) websites? Here’s one from thesun.co.uk. The fuzz is that cookies can be used to identify users on subsequent visits, therefore a possible privacy … Read more

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Alt-Gr not working, how I fixed it

It’s really, really annoying writing PHP with a Norwegian keyboard when the Alt-Gr button doesn’t work (darn elusive dollar sign $). It’s a fairly vague issue so even Google can have a hard time giving you the answer, anyway here’s … Read more

Posted in Keyboard, Windows 7 | 28 Comments

My site now respects the Do Not Track (DNT) header [UPDATED]

Update: The tracking is no longer completely removed when DNT is enabled but all IP addresses are anonymized. I remind you about the Google Analytics Opt-Out plugin if you want to avoid tracking all together. Google Analytics will from now … Read more

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What Mozilla does right with Mozilla Home and Google did wrong with iGoogle

When Google announced they were shutting down iGoogle I reacted on how they were screwing up the experience for the remaining users despite having a long closing time (1st of November 2013). Long story short they’ve accumulated massive opposition from … Read more

Posted in Firefox Home, Google, iGoogle, Mozilla | 1 Comment

Replay search on GosuGamers doesn’t work properly? No problem

Sometimes programming skills become really handy. For example like just now when I tried searching for Warcraft 3 replays including a specific player on GosuGamers. The problem is that it revealed no matches, which is kinda weird because I already … Read more

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Google phasing out iGoogle and screwing up

So iGoogle is being phased out (service stops at the 1st of November 2013) and of course with my luck I’m being quite “dependant” on it. It’s not an essential service but it’s mighty handy to keep me updated on … Read more

Posted in Google, iGoogle | 4 Comments

My quest in finding the best Online Backup/Sync software

Finding the best – or even a practical one – turned out to be a harder task than I could imagine. What I wanted was an online backup tool which I also could use to sync data (mainly my webprojects) … Read more

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