Google Reader Dying

Alan Green, a Software Engineer at Google, has posted an announcement that Google Reader is to cease operation July 1, 2013. (Reference) OUCH!!!

Bye, bye Google Reader

Bye, bye Google Reader

Google Reader is a primary tool I use to track events and happenings in Second Life, technology, and world politics. It reduces my reading time and provides a means of quickly finding important news. I love several fashion blogs and bounce through pictures of the latest fashion just for fun.  Continue reading

Google Sign In & Security

Working with some new client computers I ran into some VERY annoying problems with the Google Chrome Internet Browser. There is an initial Sign In which seems hard to turn off.

Browser Market Share

Browser Market Share

In my search to find out how to turn off the annoying Sign In I learned several things about Chrome and Chromium. If you don’t know, The Chromium Projects according to Chromium’s home page are:

The Chromium Projects include Chromium and Chromium OS, the open-source projects behind the Google Chrome browser and Google Chrome OS, respectively. This site houses the documentation and code related to the Chromium projects and is intended for developers interested in learning about and contributing to the open-source projects.

While I knew about Chromium being the open source side of Google’s Chrome browser, it had not dawned on me that this was the place to get information about Chrome. Duh! Well… we all have our stupid moments… and I didn’t even have to go blond. It is not the end-all-be-all source and Chrome often does not work as Chrome does, has files in different places, and different or missing registry entries at least they have some information that can help. It is very much like Linden Lab viewers and Third Party viewers… the same but different.  Continue reading

Google Chrome: Your Profile could not be opened correctly

If you are seeing this problem, it is annoying. The fix that Google Chrome Support recommends is a disaster. One loses all their browser data, bookmarks, passwords, etc. For someone that researches online that would be a disaster.

Google Chrome Error: Your Profile Could not be opened correctly

Fortunately, there is a fix that may get you going and save your data.

The Google Support fix is here: Create a new browser user profile. I don’t recommend it except as a last resort.

Google Support has a troubleshooting guide: Whoa! Google Chrome has crashed. These are good steps to try, but don’t wipe out files or your profile.

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Google Chrome Failing

I use Google’s Chrome. Recently I’ve been gettin lots of “Oops Chrome Crashed” and “Unresponsive Page” errors. Also my browser seems to go into slow motion. It seems event my New Tab pages crash. So, whatsup?

Chrome Dying

A bit of Googling and I find others are having the same problem. there is a thread titled: I can’t kill a chrome process that has become unresponsive. Then I realize this problem started in 2009.

For most this is a problem that occurred when using Windows 64-bit. I’m using Vista 32-bit. Both Vista and Win7 users seem to encounter the problem. The problem runs from 2009 to late 2011. I’m having it now, so I suppose I could say it runs to now.

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