Unexplained/Unwanted Google ads on your website?

by OwnerRPayer on Feb.25, 2014, under Viruses, Scams and Spam Oh MY!

If ads all of a sudden start showing up on your website that you did not put there, you’re not alone!
I visited my website the other day and to my surprise, Google ads were being displayed on my home page.
Being a Web Developer, I get somewhat freaked out when I visit the website that I have created and find Google ads being displayed that I myself did not put there.
After download the page and checking the source code (html), I found the JavaScript code that was responsible for the unwanted ads, deleted it and uploaded the page back to the server.
The ads disappeared and I’m in the process of contacting my web hosting provider to find out how my account on their remote server was hacked into in order for someone to insert the unwanted JavaScript into the file in the first place.
If you run into the same issue start by locating and deleting the code that may resemble the following.

Code to delete

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Currently looking for emplyment!

by OwnerRPayer on Jul.08, 2013, under General Computer Task, Web Development

I am actively seeking and immediately available to fill a position as a Web Developer/Programmer. My eight years of web consulting, freelance experience and technical training have equipped me with a multitude of skills and I look forward to getting the opportunity to continue my growth with the right company.

I am capable of managing multiple tasks effectively and working with or without supervision. I am located in Tiverton RI and am willing to commute 60 miles.

My current rate is negotiable and is between $27 and $35 per hour. References are available upon request.

If my abilities and skill set meet the needs of your firm/organization, I would greatly appreciate the opportunity of speaking with you personally to discuss possible employment opportunities.
Thank you,

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EMAIL Scam - COCA-COLA position AVAILABLE !!!!!

by OwnerRPayer on Mar.15, 2013, under Viruses, Scams and Spam Oh MY!

If you receive an email simular to the one below, it’s a Scam.
We are currently seeking to employ individual’s world wide. How would you like to make money by simply driving your car advertising for COCA-COLA. $500-$700 Bucks Weekly.

I think their main premise is to send you a fake cheque for e.g $750 and you forward the remaining $350 via WU (after ‘keeping’ your original $400).
The cheque is flagged as fraudulent in 2 weeks or more, but you have sent them $350. You are then $350 out of pocket.

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REALY! PNG format for Images used on the web?

by OwnerRPayer on Mar.03, 2013, under Uncategorized

Ok, what is it with people using PNG images for the web?
Here is my take on this issue.
Don’t do it!
The PNG format for images is ment to be used in programs such as Adobe FreeHand or PhotShop.
The file size for this type of image is MUCH larger than an image file should be for use on the internet.
My example shows an image that is 615px wide by 439px high. Both the PNG and JPG images are of the same quality. The PNG however, wieghs in at about 245 kilobytes, while the JPG is only about 35kb. So, the image in the PNG format is 7 times larger then the same image saved as a jpg.

As a rule of thumb, web pages should be about 90k or less (images and all) so that your pages download fast – this keeps your site visitors from going into a coma while they wait for each page to download and because of the increase in mobile devices being used to browse the internet, this becomes even more af an issue.
If we use the 90k per page limit rule and have the PNG image used in my example, we are 155k over the limit before we even add any actual content to the page. I’ll say it one last time. There is almost no reason to EVER use PNGs on a webpage.
This may be why browsers can open a jpg file but not a PNG file.
Because of this, I had to create a webpage displaying the two images, rather then linking directly to the images.

PNG vrs JPG

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New Feature — Great TV Programs from PBS

by OwnerRPayer on Mar.03, 2013, under Uncategorized

Check out the new feature I recently added. Click on the PBS image on the right to watch some of my favorite episodes from TV programs on BPS.

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ALERT! — Microsoft Security – Phone Scam

by OwnerRPayer on Feb.20, 2013, under Viruses, Scams and Spam Oh MY!

Be on the alert for anyone calling you claiming to be from Microsoft’s Security partner company claiming that your operating system license has expired and your computer was sending error messages over the internet to Microsoft’s security system servers.

Microsoft does not contact customers unless the customer initiates it and has provided their contact information for a follow up. Nor do they monitor or detect malware remotely and make unsolicited telephone calls. Anyone claiming to be a Microsoft representative is not connected with Microsoft. To report an incident or get information about similar scams, visit www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/avoid-phone-scams.asp

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Microsoft Word “Overtype” feature suddenly possessed?

by OwnerRPayer on Jan.28, 2013, under General Computer Task

If you ever find yourself typing up a draft of your suicide letter because you just spent the better part of your life and a day trying to find out why Microsoft Word sometimes seems to have been created for the sole purpose of torturing you, then join the crowd. Occasionally we all experience “The wrath of MS Word”.

One of the issues that can get you crazy is when the overtype mode feature becomes seemingly possessed. So one day you try placing your cursor in the middle of a word or sentence to change or add text and instead of simply adding the new text, the text following your insertion point keeps getting replaced with the new text. This means that your overtype mode feature is on.
To turn it off, follow these simple steps
>> Go to Tools at the top and select options.
>> Click on the Edit tab.
>> Uncheck Overtype Mode
>> Check “Use the INS key for past”

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My Daughters Blog!

by OwnerRPayer on Sep.16, 2012, under Uncategorized

I swear I’m going to start posting again more often. With my daughter going off to college, my son starting school and working weekends (taxi service), me plugging away at my new job and my wife and I just trying to keep up with it all while at the same time trying to prevent the yard from turning into a rain forest, there’s not enough hours in the day. Anyway, as the title to this post says, my daughter (the published Author) as we like to call her, has her own blog now so I had to put a link to it so you can check it out. Sonia’s Blog
Thanks!

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Missing in action!

by OwnerRPayer on Aug.22, 2012, under Uncategorized

Due to a busy schedule, I have been unable to post to my blog for some time now!
I will however, try to get back to updating my blog starting this week.
I hope those of you who have visited my blog will start coming back to join in the discussion.
Thanks for your support and patience.
Rick P.

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New Feature Coming Soon! The Java Hut

by OwnerRPayer on Feb.21, 2012, under Web Development

This new page, (The Java Hut), will have information and links to some of the JavaScripts that I have collected over the years.

I will also write a brief article about What JavaScript is and some of the cool ways you can use it on your website.

There will also be a list of links so you will be able to see the examples in action and get the code to use on your own site.

I will try to include a wide range of examples, from photo galleries to games like Pong, Battleship, Chess and others.

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