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When I migrated from Google Reader to Feedly I noticed that a handful of my feeds stopped working. Since I have about 300 feeds, I didn’t want to click through each one to see which ones aren’t working any more. I built a script to do it instead. In the process, I found a lot […]

In a previous post, I talked about how to transfer a Google Analytics account from one User Account to another. It’s not possible to transfer Properties in an account without transferring ALL of the Properties in the account. In this post I’ll talk about what you should do if you have Properties in the account […]

It is possible to transfer Google Analytics accounts from one user account to another. This is important, because when somebody takes ownership of a website they won’t want to lose that valuable analytics data. First, let’s go over some terminology. Since there’s a deep hierarchy, it’s important to know what’s what. Throughout this article, I’ll […]

There’s a lot of stuff to do when transferring a website, so I compiled a list of things to not forget. This list takes the point of view of transferring a website that was purchased from somebody else, although a lot of the items still apply. Initiate the domain transfer. Each registrar has a slightly […]

Ever since I first got into PDAs back in 2000, it’s been really important to me to be able to keep track of my contacts’ birthdays. When I got my Pocket PC (basically Windows for PDAs), I loved that it automatically placed birthdays on my calendar. But since then, I haven’t had a solution that […]

A few months ago, I did a build of the STFW Pidgin plugin for Windows. Recently I started using Ubuntu but found that STFW didn’t work on my system. So I did a 64-bit build of the plugin for Pidgin 2.6.x. Here it is! To install, just copy that file over to /usr/lib64/purple-2/ . If […]

There’s some exciting news in the adblocking/Chrome world! Over the past year, I’ve been using Adsweep for my ad blocking needs. Adsweep actually worked really well, but the only problem was that its ad definitions weren’t very comprehensive (false positives every now and then). I was disappointed when I went to the site and found […]

All too often people ask me questions that are just as easily looked up on Google. Things like “How do I burn a CD?” or “What does HTML stand for?” Sometimes I use (short for letmegooglethatforyou) to show them how easy it could have been to just Goggle it. But it takes too much […]

I finally got around to configuring Google Reader for all the tech/programming/personal blogs that I read. It was a little scary, but I’m glad I finally made the move. It’s already saving me a lot of time. I fired up Facebook to grab a lot of my friends’ blog addresses. It very tedious but I […]

It was my birthday this week and I got a coupon in my email from Red Robin for a free burger. Since I never lose emails but tend to misplace papers, I kept the coupon in my email until the day that we were supposed to go use it. Half an hour before we were […]

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I'm Jon Chin. I love technology, food, and learning. I served a mission in the Philippines and loved it. You probably can't type on my keyboard because I don't have qwerty installed--I use Colemak. I'm obsessed with learning about North Korea and abandoned anything.