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Dec 16, 2014   Web and Internet   Comments (1)
Yahoo added a News Feed button recently to the Yahoo Mail inbox, which has jumping notification numbers that pop up when there's something new in the feed. Here's an easy way to get rid of the number notifications, or the whole News Feed button if you want.
Dec 12, 2014   Web and Internet   Comments (2)
Curious what the average feedback rating for a seller on eBay is? Maybe you want to see how your selling account stacks up. eBay doesn't post this information publicly, so I wrote a script that samples a large selection of random eBay sellers to find the average feedback rating and some other stats.
Dec 10, 2014   Web and Internet
You can have negative feedback on eBay but still show a 100% feedback rating. You just need to have enough positives per negative to cause the rating to round up to 100%. Here's more detail on how it works:
How YouTube Streams Video & Audio
Nov 20, 2014   Web and Internet   Comments (12)
This is a technical post on how the YouTube player works, including the kinds of http requests it makes and how it streams video and audio. This information was researched with the modern HTML5 player. It will likely differ from the discontinued legacy Flash player that YouTube used to use.
Nov 16, 2014   Web and Internet
Lately, Chrome has been saving my session logins even though I have Keep local data only until you quit your browser checked in the settings. I've noticed this on Google sites, where I'm still logged in even after exiting, and on Facebook, where it remembers my email address.
Nov 14, 2014   Web and Internet
With Chrome version 38, there is a regression bug that causes a strange behavior with the caret position in HTML input fields. The caret sits at the top of the input until text is typed in:
Nov 10, 2014   Web and Internet   Comments (1)
As of Firefox 33, if you type a single-word host name that you're defined in your hosts file, Firefox will search for it instead of treating it as an address. It will then have a little menu pop down with the message "Did you mean to go to XYZ?", which is very similar to what Chrome does.
Nov 6, 2014   Web and Internet   Comments (2)
I created a simple Chrome extension that replaces any Google Doodle on Google's US homepage (www.google.com) with the regular default Google logo:
Nov 2, 2014   Web and Internet   Comments (3)
Chrome's New Tab page contains a lot of content that can take a few moments to load. If you're like me you prefer to have a simple blank page show up with each new window or tab.
Oct 30, 2014   Web and Internet   Comments (7)
At the time of writing, Chrome does not have an option to automatically delete the history on close, like it does with cookies. You can use Incognito mode, but then you don't have any history during that session, which can make browsing inconvenient.
Oct 20, 2014   Web and Internet   Comments (16)
If you upload a video that has a resolution of 3840 pixels wide by 2160 pixels high, YouTube will display the 2160p quality option in the settings (cog) for your video.
Oct 15, 2014   Web and Internet   Comments (10)
YouTube will accept and properly handle most resolutions and formats, but if you want the best quality, sharpest picture, and no cropping, be sure to create your video in one of these resolutions:
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