Thomas Steiner (@tomayac)

Hamburg, Germany

The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @tomayac ever

July 2009

Wow. Found this by accident: zoom your whole screen via [CTRL] + MouseWheelUp. Even works w/ multi-span screen.

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@TheSmile82 Well, honestly, it’s more a matter of having it rather than using it. And, hey, who else has +1 98LEBOWSKI?

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@kojote Had same trouble, finally went for (expensive) SkypeIn solution. Can try mine (maybe wont work as assigned to my GV) +1 98LEBOWSKI

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.@kojote in US only? Officially yes, workaround here: http://tr.im/uHY4

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Sick of seeing only *** when keying-in your lengthy password? Let hash & colors help! http://tr.im/uHT2 (@dalmaermaxian)

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<3 how every once in a while it’s a good thing to be European. The 4:30AM release time of the deal was 1:30PM my time.

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@quarkz1010 You know that you’ve made it when you can afford to finish your thesis in a lounge ;-) All the best for the release!

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Loving the URL ChoiceValueInnovation.com & this comment http://tr.im/uzFs “Two wrongs don’t make a righsahoo

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Bummer. Yahoo! + Microsoft Search Deal officially confirmed http://www.choicevaluein…

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Yay! Successfully migrated my project from 1.5.3 to 1.7.0 (warning-free!). Why YOU should migrate, too: http://tr.im/uzxJ

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Obfuscatin generated JavaScript code is the default. If u wanna see what GWT made out of ur Java, try http://tr.im/uyoB

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@Jon_G To streamline the overall GTUG appearance in DE. There’s Munich, Hamburg, Berlin, Düsseldorf, all airport cities

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Introducin new hashtag instead of . Let’s use IATA codes http://tr.im/up6H in DE if possible. OK?

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I’m tomayac(AT)wavesandbox[DOT]com on . Feel free to add me, I’m not very active yet, tho.

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RT @filiber:Send Google Spam Reports here: http://bit.ly/LlO82

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The feed URL of my blog (http://blog.tomayac.de) has changed: http://bit.ly/15syrT

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Should u add <meta http-equiv=”content-language” content=”?”> to ur sites? Not for says M. Cutts http://tr.im/umsK

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True 4 too RT @codinghorror:I’d like 2 suplex what PM at MSFT decided it wasn’t worth making the Win7 taskbar span multiple screens.

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http://namedfork.net at it again: knew’em for the Mac Plus emulator for . Now for the Boot Image Exchanger http://tr.im/udyB

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Self-note: always mysql_real_escape_string any Strings, stupid (http://tr.im/ucuH)! Inch is abbreviated w/ ‘”’, Strings’re surrounded by ‘”’

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Performance boost for iFrame-rich pages, eg containers, by @ChristopherBlum: only add’em when they’re visible http://tr.im/ubuw

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@bebroll The fame is all @kojote’s &a@stephliuhliu’s (for swag). I was just the quiz master :-) Wear your shirt w/ pride. It’s well-deserved.

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Declaring this to . Thanks @twitterapi &a@spamspam for suspending spammers: http://bit.ly/3veRwj

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Happy 2 help w/ RT @dc7590:Enjoyed y’day. Thx 2 @kojote 4 orga & look 4ward 2 stargfra@TheSmile82le82@marsbearmarsbear

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Effects me: -30 followers. Less @spam! RT @twitterapi: We’re working toward more accurate following / follower numbers: http://bit.ly/3veRwj

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I saw some G1s, a few G2s & even the new Samsung. If Gmuc visitor ownroid phone or not, start coding=>A. Developer Challenge

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At techy events like we usually have a high density. At y’day’s event I saw more Androids than iPhones :-)

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JSON-P-ified Spreadsheet + CSV String macro: RT @xneo2001:@tomayac Link to the Spreadsheet JSONP Macro http://bit.ly/ZmAUR

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Wow! Imagine before the ringtone ads, combined w/ & a ldora and out cotpat (beta) http://tr.im/tLHP

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Thumbs up! RT @wolframkriesing: Unfortunately I have to leave - appointment clashes. My talk about spreadsheet hacking went ok.

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Some apps DO detect blocks via /etc/hosts mods. Don’t be evil! Help devs monetize their apps.

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Last talk at from Jens Trapp: w/ Java. Still full house. H2O drippin from ceiling. It is hot. Tech-wise & Celsius-wise.

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JSON-P-ified CSV: 1st column’s the name an the opening ‘(’ of callback func. There’s a macro to convert table in String. Link?

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Wolfram Kriesing from uxebu presenting JSON-P-ified Spreadsheets at . The Spreadsheet is the DB. The cloud is the server.

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Markus Junginger takes over presenting an development primer. His start-up company is http://www.greenrobot.de

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Full house at Google Munich for 2nd meetup (~70 developers). Damon Kohler presents Scripting Environment

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It’s day! On the way to meetup. Wearin a Y! Developer Network t-shirt I got from @kentbrew back in 2006.

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Start-up companies seem to use CAPTCHA phrase algorithms to come up w/ innovative Web-2.0-ish names. Or vice versa?

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Excellent (elderly) blog post from Jeff Atwood (from StackOverflow.com): You’re Probably Storing Passwords Incorrectly http://tr.im/tuAh

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RT @aemkei:The XING Application Directory will launch today with about 16 apps: https://www.xing.com/ope… (via @XING_com)

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We’re checkin if tomorrow’s event http://tr.im/ttWe on can be streamed from canteen to lobby=>no attendee limit then

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Wore my shirt all over L:Berlin and felt so home. is totally freedom of speech. Our government is blind & deaf-mute, tho

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Wow! meeting is overbooked. What a pity that canteen is limited to 60 people. Suppose magnet is !

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Had a great afternoon out w/ @sixtus42 regardin personal future (thanks, dude!). Productive day in L:Berlin. <3 L:Kastanienallee.

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@BinaryJunkie Hi Louis! Yes, I’ve been there several times. It’s 1 of the googliest offices actually. <3 the slide & the ski lift cabins :-)

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GWTed 1/3 of the day, JSON-P-Xed the other 2/3. Still high from the air-co diesel-powered beast at the office. Now ClickClickDecker on iPod!

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Server room air-co down till Monday. Facilities now broke a hole in the wall of a room next door where another air-co is.

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@jerem You’ve a US # in DE? > No, it’s kinda lame: I purchased SkypeIn w/ a US #. This w/ US VPN allowed me to activate .

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Yay, got an invite for . My number: 98-LEBOWSKI => http://tr.im/sAaU. Saturday, Donny, is Shabbos, I don’t pick up the phone!

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Aircondition of server room in office is broken. They got a rented one in. <3 this male scent of petrol and sweat it blows out of its tubes.

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Lookin forward to next week’s meetup in Munich http://bit.ly/gtugmuc on et altera. Goin there mostly as visitor not presenter

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@thomasfuchs I did some screencasts in the past. Check my post http://tr.im/stKO iShowU + Mouseposé 2 makes a perfect team. Not free, tho…

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RT @nelson:Been awhile since I checked http://ismikearringtonad… I wonder if there’s any breaking news?

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@eternalstorms Software replaces “Unknown Artist - Track 1” by “Beatles - Yesterday” based on filename/folder struct, or audio fingerprint.

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“In Our Inbox” @TechCrunch ethics discussion: highly recommending @nelson’s take on why TC is not journalism http://tr.im/spOm

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Still lookin for an tagging solution for . GimmeSomeTune from prev. tweet’s great for lyrics & album covers.

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Huge collection? On ? Too many tracks w/o/ album &arics? Working & free solution here http://tr.im/spIr

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If you’ve a 3rd party Web shop solution, make sure that e.g. INTERSHOP.enfinity or demandware.store don’t clutter your URLs

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Gears finally. Hi Firefox 3.5 RT @googleos:2 weeks after its release, Gears finally supports Firefox 3.5: http://tr.im/sfcV

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IEEE contest winner http://posr.ws => find & combine Web services, create Web services from generic forms & build GUIs.

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People forming groups like around the products of your company. One of these @mattcutts pride moments: http://bit.ly/PXApm

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Via @gtugmunich : 18 attendees now. We have space for 50+, feel free to come https://www.xing.com/eve…

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Just responded with “RTFM” to a really stupid question. Feels good. The ‘F’ stands for “friendly”. Obviously. Idiot!

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Project Code Rush: documentary on Netscape’s struggle to open source as : http://tr.im/s6GP

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Hamburg vids from 1st meeting: Gadgets http://tr.im/s613 & Mapplets http://tr.im/s612 Waiting @trajencjenc’s vid.

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Why do apps way too often feel like’em old Motif/GTK+ X11 apps? Technically impressive, but no common UI. Bad.

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Kuala Lumpur 1st meetup vid (spliced in chunks) http://tr.im/rK2h (via @vinoaj). Announcing @gtugmunich meetup on JUL23

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Learnt that @GeoHot is an intern w/ . Yes, /the/ guy. Read it in a WSJ article ‘bout @AriX: http://tr.im/rJge

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Yes, @wolframkriesing, we’d <3 to see this at a : JSON-P-ified Google Spreadsheets http://bit.ly/JSONP-gspr…

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The awesome @jeresig’s at it again w/ a genious Retweet Button script http://tr.im/rIj0 See it live on my blog http://tr.im/rIiZ

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iPhone 3G: Firmware Download Links, Search Engine Tweaks, Bookmarking Hacks, “slide to unlock” Customization http://bit.ly/EXwML

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Nice XPath-based screen-scraping technique over at Yahoo’s: now offers -P-X. And it’s dead-simple! http://tr.im/rHWK

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You have a shop & affiliates who use ur content 1:1=>Duplicate content. noindex & nofollow’em? More a biz an #SEO question.

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unlock pattern http://tr.im/rwI6 hint: finger dirt marks unveil easy patterns like Z=> Draw some lines twice!

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RT @vinoaj:Nine Must-Have Features We Want to See in a Google OS [Google Chrome OS] http://tr.im/rwor

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Just filed 2 bugs for a pre-release firmware update (OTA) on my ( ). Dogfooding is sooo thrilling :-)

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announced today. released a paper on on Feb 19: http://tr.im/rnxp >”Turn browser into OS”

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I can’t even remember when I started usin , must’ve been since 0.x, with a damn-small x. Now 1.0.0 is out http://tr.im/rn9k

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RT @sixtus42: is not the answer to , but to palm’s

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@stroughtonsmith shares the link for getting on . Thanks! RT @stroughtonsmith:@tomayac It’s all in http://bit.ly/HRDhG

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RT @pamelafox:cheapest way to build an OS — just claim a browser *is* an operating system. win! http://bit.ly/16Gxzz

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RT @jimpick:Google now has two competing open source in-house Linux-based operating systems with Webkit browsers. This won’t end well.

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Most overlooked detail of the Beta label removal today: you can get it back w/ Gmail Labs. I <3 this company :-)

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@GeoHot @iphone_dev @MuscleNerd @planetbeing @iszh1911 @copumpkin Make <3, not tweet wars. Thanks /all/ of u!

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@hashstats Dude, your bot goes crazy. It retweets the same stuff over and over again. Just stop it. Thanks.

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@thomasfuchs You know that you’ve made it when you no longer have to wait for Eiskaffee ;-) Havin your IKEA furniture built for you’s 1 step

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IM’ing w/ @jos_tweets sitting right behind me. My last IM goes: “are we dicks? we could take our headphones down” [and talk].

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Internally we use 301. Check http://tr.im/rcVj as a sample: http://tr.im/rcVi (2 results) vs http://tr.im/rcVh (0 results)

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You’ve abc.com/shortPath redirecting to abc.com/longPath. Use 301 if Google shouldn’t remember shortPath, 302 if it should!

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Is multivariate testing cloaking? => Not if you follow the rules: http://tr.im/rcMK (make slight changes, do end tests).

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My fav feat: Title Tweaks: “Inbox (1) - you@gmail.com - Google Mail” instead of rev order=> New mail visible on tab

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Been around since ’08 but mostly in the backgr: auth of sender ident in Gmail: http://tr.im/rcB1. Gmail Labs: Auth icon for verified senders

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My no. 1 Isle-of-Man-ian website is probably http://tr.im/r58x while my top Libyan website is http://bit.ly/1eQOBi

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@tcurdt I totally agree. Personally I switched back to iMovie HD 6.0.3, the last really usable one with an understandable timeline.

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W/ the prev post http://tr.im/r2sH do u now see ur “sudden” drop in w/ other eyes? Dont panic, check traffic 1st!

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in Google Toolbar (and all unofficial ½ serious APIs) gets ONLY updated every 3-4 months(!) => http://tr.im/r2p2

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Had my parents over for babysittin. Put them a &andon Grand Vintage 2000 on the table for fun. They drank it. Baby’s good, though.

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RT @justinvincent Teaching code optimization to 11-year-old son. http://bit.ly/cojPG

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@natzhorn Same problem here: T-Mobile deactivated my main SIM instead of activating a new . Call 2202 to check w/ them.

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Now w/ new SIM setup finally usin , & and old Nokia w/ jus1 #T-Mobile contract w/ a data flatraiSIM rox!

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Yay, got 3 brand-new -Mobile SIMs, 1 main & 2 multi SIMs after the chaotic SIM mess. Duh, sales guy was like: “ah, you jailbroke!?”» Kinda

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Things I hate: ReTweet bots! Just stop it! There’s hashtag search on http://search.twitter.com & in every decent app.

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See http://tr.im/qDpu for the definitive answer to the coun/lang/coun-lang/subdirectory/subdomain doubt. Just be consistent!

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@iRouven See Matt Cutts’ take on subdomains vs. subfolders: http://tr.im/qD7d.

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W/ 2 ur brand abc.com is more vis in snippet. W/ 1 ur content struct is more vis. Often coun-lang or just coun is perfect.

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.com + language&country: 1 coun.lang.abc.com is just as good as 2 abc.com/coun/lang. For 1or2 put all comb/s in Webm.Tools!

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RT @jos_tweets:You can’t eat an elephant in just one bite! Great post by @TheGrok on Optimizing your Site bit-by-bit: http://bit.ly/LsGTT

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An preso EVERYONE should know http://tr.im/qAAq [PDF]. Answers many questions, eg Does Googlebot execute JavaScript? Kinda!

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On FW2.2.1 bc u <3 not yet 3.0enabled apps? <3 tethering? Try new ver 3.0 $9.99 http://tr.im/qAoT

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FYI in case where you’re wonderin: compilin the most common questions I get every day in a series of tweets. No secrets ;-)

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Surprise fact: we DON’T use most of the “classic” SEO metatags (eg keywords), but DO use desc & title: http://tr.im/qzQp

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Been a long day. Now BBQ @ a rooftop terrace in Frankfurt’s financial district next door to the redlight district: http://twitpic.com/8yg65

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RT @justinvincent: When I’m dead, how will my loved ones break my password? http://bit.ly/E3PcK

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clarification: display:none on div w/ EASY option to show the content is NOT hidden text. Neither are tabs realized w/ div.

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Google queries: e.g. “webmaster google $your_doubt site:google.com/support/webmasters -$unrelated_topic”. Check the author!

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@arjansnaterse Serving the same physical content via HTTP and -S is duplicate. It’s still two different URLs. The ‘O’ in 301-s :-)

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doubts? Google’em: “webmaster google http https duplicate content”=> http://tr.im/qrQT. Maybe use “site:” or “-” operator!

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hint: HTTP & HTTPS of the same page is duplicate content! Use HTTPS only where necessary. 301 unnecessary HTTPS to HTTP!

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W/ Five-Column SpringBoard installed on , adding/removing Bookmarks (Web Clips?) on home screens will mess up icon order.

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Train ticket to Frankfurt: 105,20€. Coffee in paper cup: 2,80€. A seat neighbor who just shuts up and a decent 3G network: priceless.

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I was a beta tester of halfdead P2P vid service . IMHO it didn’t die bc of the late switch from native to Flash, but bc of non-content

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@papasmurfrock: Good thing to keep it charged as much as possible?=>Yes! has smart charge state ctrl. Runs from AC only on 100% full

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We all knew that it was comin, but that it’d come that fast: 3.1 SDK Beta http://bit.ly/nEYQF. Seems 2B a bigger release (via @TUAW)

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tips: recharge early, recharge often (to 100%). Don’t run down battery to <= 20%. Kill all apps except Phone. Keep plugged!

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