Sunday, October 23, 2011

Find Your Internet Protocol ( IP ) address

Your computer, or your home computer network have their own unique address that identifies you on the internet. To find your IP address, you can search for { my ip address } in Google search.

At the top of the search results, Google will display your IP address. There are many services listed in the search results that can be useful, but for those who need a simple and quick check, this is useful.

Read more about your IP address at Google.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Bookmarking Older Google Services

Some generic links to older Google Services that have been upgraded with new links;
  • Contacts - Was integrated into gmail, older page has more functions.
  • Photos - Formerly linked to Picasa Web site, now links to Google+
This page will be edited as needed. Bookmark these links for easy access.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Sharing to Google+ From Google Reader

Several methods of sharing from Google Reader to Google+;

Send to.

Go to Google Reader Settings, and open the Send To tab. At the bottom of the page you'll see Create a custom link, click on it. enter the following lines of text in the appropriate window;
  • Name ~ Google+
  • URL ~${title}%20-%20${url}&v=compose&hideloc=1
  • Icon URL ~

When you see an item in Google Reader that you would like to share on Google+, look at the bottom bar of the item for Send To. Click on it, and a drop down window will allow you to select Google+.

This does not seem to share photos.



Drag this Share to G+ button to your nav-bar. This does not seem to share photos either.


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Adding Purge Memory Button to Chrome's Task Manager

Adding a purge button to Google's Chrome Task Manager is easy.
  1. Right click on the Chrome shortcut ( on your desktop )
  2. Look down, to the very bottom of the pop-up window for Properties, and left click on that.
  3. Look for a window named Target, containing text; C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
  4. Add this text to the end of the text in step #3; -purge-memory-button ( make sure you leave a space before the text you insert )
  5. Left click on Apply, and close the pop-up window.
  6. Use the shortcut to open the Chrome Browser.
  7. Right click on the very top of the Browser ( above the omni-box )
  8. Left click on Task Manager.
The image below displays the Purge button on the Task Manager. Click that button, and watch your memory usage drop immediately.

This is especially useful when playing games on-line. Many games leak data to your memory, slowing your machine down.