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31 October 2013

U.S. Debt Ceiling Explained

THE DEBT CEILING
  • Democrats don't understand THE DEBT CEILING
  • Republicans don't understand THE DEBT CEILING
  • Liberals don't understand THE DEBT CEILING
  • NO ONE understands THE DEBT CEILING
  • SO - Allow me to explain...
Let's say you come home from work and find there has been a sewer backup in your neighborhood. Your home has sewage all the way up to your ceilings.

What do you think you should do? Raise the ceilings or pump out the poop?


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9-11 Here's something the government didn't want you to see




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20 October 2013

How to Change YouTube Adsense Account association

I would like to associate a different AdSense account with my YouTube account

Google/YouTube has hidden the adsense change feature however, I will explain a work around for this feature that works at the time of writing this (20 October 2013).

It is possible to change the AdSense account associated with your YouTube account if you already have an active, approved AdSense account to change to. To change the AdSense account associated with your YouTube account, please follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to your YouTube account and go to your Account Settings page
  2. Click the "Monetisation" link on the left hand side of the page
  3. Select "Review or change Adsense association" If you can not see this link use the one provided here)
  4. Change your AdSense account association by clicking on "Change"
  5. Select the option at the bottom of the page to choose the Google Account you wish to use.
  6. Enter the password for your Google Account.
  7. Accept the association and you will then be redirected back to YouTube
Google does not officially or publicly support this method any longer but it works. Currently Google does support a similar set of steps for this service for YouTube Partners and users who are eligible to monetize all their channel content and have their accounts in good standing order.


If you have never created an AdSense account before:
  1. Access the Monetization page in your Channel Settings.
  2. From the AdSense Association page, you will be directed to AdSense.
  3. Select the option at the bottom of the page to choose the Google Account you wish to use.
  4. Enter the password for your Google Account.
  5. Confirm the association and provide your billing information before submitting.
  6. You will then be redirected back to YouTube. (Note: AdSense may email you an update.)
Here are a few questions that people have posted to me regarding Change of YouTube Adsense Association recently.

How do I change my AdSense account to a brand new account?

How do I change adsense accounts on my youtube channel?

Move a Youtube channel from one AdSense account to another?

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22 May 2013

Google Resentment spreading on internet since Google Plus introduction

Two amusing internet conversations... with some Google Plus hate.

UK Events and Future

BB:  sick
AA:  indeed, i live in this city... hahahahahhaaa
BB:  Soldiers are bad-ass, they get sent to die by corrupt governments.
They get paid to die. If there's gonna be a terror attack, it's better that they attack soldiers rather than a shopping center full of normal people
AA:  i agree
BB:  but.. the soldiers should be allow to carry handguns
AA:  not really. soldiers are fucked in the head, they will end up using it too often
BB:  I'd like to see that guy with those little knives try to act like he did though to a guy with a gun
I bet you $1000000 they attacked him from behind
AA:  most soldiers who come back from tours of Afghanistan or Iraq are involved in violence back here in uk.
earlier today this article was posted
later that day the same guy was beheaded. The idiots at daily mail complain that the guy's identity was revealed. Then they post his picture to make sure everyone can recognize him just in case some people hadn't seen his face... wtf
BB:  Daily Mail have always been scum. They try to be presentable, but they are the worst tabloid
AA:  hhahhaaaa... presentable? since when? it's all about page views
BB:  Anyway... I saw a report that the UK will be majority Muslim by 2050
AA:  fuck my life
BB:  considering about 25% of Muslims in the UK are extremists
AA:  yeah
BB:  and 50% aren't but support them
AA:  it's weird, in iran there are no extremists. how long do I have to run for? I already ran away from Muslims in Iran. I can't be running when i am about to retire... lol
BB:  They're chasing you
AA:  #fml
BB:  It wont be long until you are fleeing the Islamic Revolution in the UK, probably to a free Iran where they'll sell pork big macs
AA:  ha, true. the funny thing is prior to an Islamic state in Iran  nobody cared about religion. it was just there. people with different religions, lots of Jews and Christians and zorostarians but now after the Muslim leadership people hate Islam in all forms
so some times people say, we have one thing to thank the current government for and that's the removal of religion from the country. there are plenty of pictures of daughters/sons and grandchildren of the Islamic leaders in Iran and they are all pretty much whores. it's funny they can not even convince their own children to follow Islam  they watch american movies and idolize whores. the funny thing is in the west whores are not glamorized as such but in Iran western whores are seen like the ultimate idols of how one should be. a little bit like how chavs in UK are. i can't wait for the day when Iran will be free it will only take 24 to 48 hours until you see no one with scarf in the street and because it's a very warm country you can imagine the kind of clothes that girls will wear.
BB:  indeed
AA:  Bank of England and UK government is pissing me off, they keep fucking me over financially
BB:  that's their job
AA:  hahahhahahahaa

Google Bashing

BB:  have you stopped hating Google yet?
AA:  no why? they are getting rid of Google reader, they are changing their chat application to a closed protocol which works with Google plus. fuck that shit
they are integrating YouTube with Google plus
they are investing too much into Google plus
and they do not fully understand the implications. I have thousands of followers on Google plus and if i post something nobody sees it, I have less than 100 followers on twitter but if i post something people see it and i get some interaction, the thing is about 2 years ago I saw a report by Google that stated how good Google reader was doing and they are surprised how fast it's growing then all of a sudden they pull the plug on it?
wtf
they are idiots, they think that just because they pull the plug on Google reader, people will start using Google plus... fucking idiots
they have lost touch with their customers, they could monetize Google reader with ads or ask for membership fees but you can't just pull the plug on a popular product... really retarded
they did the same shit with friend connect, they created API to integrate with website then they pulled the plug. now they are trying to force Google plus comments onto bloggers and what will happen when they pull the plug on Google plus in a few years time? the bloggers will get fucked over. the same shit is happening too often
BB:  I heard they also plan to rape people's mums.
AA:  hahahahahhaaa
BB:  Nah, I agree with you.
AA:  well they already know where everyone's' moms live
BB:  Google doesn't care about me… they just want infinity money. that said, I use all their stuff and I like it. I like G+ a lot, but that's mostly because of the people. I like having all my Google stuff on my computers, all sync'd
DropBox is better than GDrive
AA:  the problem is the closed garden approach will backfire
eventually. it might do extremely well in short term but over an extended period it will back fire
it has backfired twice for apple before. The thing is most people don't want to move their whole life to Google plus for example somebody wants to use YouTube but not gmail. they want to use twitter but with any email address. with Google they force you to use everything from their products. also since the launch of Google plus they have been pissing people off. for example celebrities could have fake names but not normal people
wtf
I can not tolerate injustice
BB:  indeed…. Google used to be open
AA:  I will rather blow myself up than take crap
BB:  you could do what you want when you want how you want
now you can only do what they tell you
AA:  exactly
BB:  They are becoming like Apple
AA:  exactly
BB:  The make MS look like the good guys
AA:  I know... who would have thought it?!!!
BB:  I hate Apple so much but I use a bunch of their stuff
AA:  lol
BB:  I'm writing this on a Mac Mini
AA:  lol... the thing that apple did good was to switch to BSD. it made a lot of geeks like them
BB:  indeed, the Unix under this OSX is excellent. that plus Adobe software is the only reason I use it. If Adobe made native products for linux, Apple would suffer greatly
AA:  indeed
 BB:  If only that faggot Mark Shuttleworth would pay Adobe to make it
AA:  the thing is with people who choose Linux  they are people who are less likely to pay for software whereas apple users are rich idiots, so apple has the perfect market sector demographic
BB:  indeed

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13 April 2013

Improvements to Blogger Template HTML editor

Previously I wrote a post about how to integrate Facebook comments with blogger and I received a lot of question about how to modify the positioning of the comment box. Particularly as some people have used highly customized blogs or used the new dynamic blog templates.

Anyway, Blogger summer interns have posted about two new features that should make finding and re-positioning code slightly easier. One is a formatting feature that makes the code indentation nicer and uniform across the whole template and the second feature is a menu which takes you to the code of a widget with a single click.

You can read the full post on the two links below(they are identical posts)


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Autopost YouTube Videos (Uploads) to Blogger using Google FeedBurner

There are many easy ways to post your YouTube videos to Blogger using third party tools/websites such as ifttt.com, however the method I explain here relies solely on Google products (YouTube, FeedBurner and Blogger).

1. Enable posting to Blogger via Email

1.1) Login to Blogger.com

1.2) Browse to the section shown in the screen shot below:
1.3) Enter a secret word for your auto blogging via email.

1.4) Click "Save settings" to make the changes permanent.

From now on you will be able to create blog posts via sending emails to this secret email address.

2. Find the URL of the RSS feed for your YouTube uploads

This is an example my YouTube account so make sure you replace my username(jenson) with that of your own.

This is the URL of my YouTube uploads which retrieves them as an RSS XML file. Replace my name(jenson) with the name of your YouTube channel.
http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/base/users/jenson/uploads?alt=rss&v=2&orderby=published&client=ytapi-youtube-profile

here is a simpler alternative URL for the same purpose:
http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/base/videos?orderby=published&author=jenson

3.  Add your YouTube RSS URL to Feedburner


3.1) Go to feedburner.google.com


3.2) Enter the URL from step 1 into the only text box on the webpage, as shown in the screen shot below:

3.3) Click Next and you will see the screen below:


3.4) On the above screen you can safely ignore the given options(As these can be changed later if you wish to do so). So click next once more and you will be presented with the below screen:


3.5) Click Next once more and you will see the screen below:


3.6) In the above screen you can ignore all options and click next. (I have checked all the available options to be able to see some more stats about the feed but this is irrelevant to what we are doing here). So click Next one last time!

4. Enable Email Subscription for your newly created RSS feed on Feedburner

4.1) Click on the "Publicize" tab and you will see the screen below:

4.2) Click on "Email Subscription" link on the left hand side and you will see the screen below:
4.3) On the above click the activate button to enable this feature. You will see a success message as shown below:


4.4) Click the RSS icon in the top left corner to view your newly created Feed(e.g. http://feeds.feedburner.com/JensonTaylor) on feedburner. You will be presented with the page displayed below(containing a list of your YouTube uploads. I have cut the screenshot short):

4.5) Click on the link that reads "Get Videos delivered by email". A popup will appear, so make sure it is not blocked by a pop-up blocker.

5. Subscribe to your FeedBurner RSS Feed using your secret Blogger email

5.1) Enter your secret blogger email address in the popup window and click "Complete Subscription Request" button:

4.6) You will then see a confirmation message which you can dismiss it by clicking on the "close window" link:

6. Confirm the subscription

Once you have subscribed to the feed on feedburner, an automatic blog post will be made to your blog that looks like the following:

6.1) Click on the confirmation link in the above Blogger post (which was automatically created on your blog)

6.2) Go to your blogger interface and delete this blog post because it will no longer server a purpose and it makes your blog look bad. 

7. Enjoy

From now on any YouTube video that you upload to your channel will be posted to your blog.

Potential Problems:
  • Updates can take up 48 hours to happen but not longer(This is the worst case scenario) because:
    • Feedburner emails are only sent once every 24 hours(The time of day that emails are sent can be chosen by you)
    • YouTube API extracts your uploads through its search mechanism which lags behind the uploads of users, hence the extra delay in this part as well
  • The unsubscribe link is displayed at the bottom of the blog post so anyone of your blog readers can stop this from happening on the next occasion. 
  • The emails that are sent to Blogger create ugly blog posts which look a bit spammy, although you can modify the email content to some extent through Feedburner(see below).

Tips

1. In step 1 of this guide you can choose the "Save emails as draft post" option in the settings which means your posts will not be automatically posted to your blog but saved as a draft blog instead which means you can review it and modify it before you actually post it. One important editing task here would be to remove the details at the bottom of the email/post which allows public readers of your blog to unsubscribe your blog from receiving these auto posts.

2. I recommed changing the Feedburner email title to something more suitable as shown on the screenshot below:
I have marked where you need to click and what you can enter to change the email title and logo. I believe it's easy to follow and also I am feeling lazy so I haven't explained it in more details but if you need clarification please let me know. 

As always any questions, suggestions or comments are most welcome.

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09 April 2013

Best Free Images in the Internet

Some resources for free images and textures on the internet which are useful for illustration, animation, 3d and anything within Digital Design.

Most of the websites will give you freedom to use the textures and images for commercial purposes, however always read how can you use the images you want to download.

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