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The best method: sign up with StumbleUpon.com and install the toolbar. Set your preference to humor related categories. SU is the best, when it comes to find quality content of your taste. But beware, it's very very addictive. There are other blog sites(typical Tumblr blogs) that metablog most current funny photos. Here's a list that I frequent: ...


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If you can access other sites, check Down For Everyone this will tell you whether it's just your connection to the site or a general problem with the site. Alternatively, you can use WhyDown service, it has a similar functionality, but also tries to diagnose the source of a problem, answering the "why?" question.


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Google's Page Speed https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/ AOL's WebPageTest http://www.webpagetest.org/ GTMetrix http://gtmetrix.com/‎


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Gmail uses HTTPS by default. However, there are still two ways that IT can see you: If your PC has a trusted certificate owned by IT, they can setup an SSL proxy which resigns using their certificate and capture all traffic. Your PC might have monitoring software Either method could allow them to see your authentication cookie, which they could use ...


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You can link to any HTML element that has an id attribute set, by appending #id's_value to the end of the page's URL. This, of course, requires two things: 1) the specific point to which you want to link has an element with the id set; and 2) you search it in the page's source. This is how a Wikipedia article's Contents links work, for instance, but I don't ...


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Your domain at GoDaddy points to the IP address at Blogger where your files that make up your site are located Locations Name - GoDaddy Files (HTML)* - Blogger *The DNS record is indeed at GoDaddy The HTML, settings, and much of the post-contents are indeed stored on Blogger/Google's servers. But images are stored in Picasa-web-albums (unless you've ...


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just-ping.com pings a website you specify from 50 locations across the world & displays the status & round trip time. There are also a bunch of other online tools to check availability & performance issues.


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Google Web History can be set up to track things other than just search - see this article. As I understand it you have to install the Google Toolbar which will then submit all the URLs you access to Google Web History.


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Using Google web search Show options you can set a time period for your searches: Specific date range:


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In theory your IT department could see and log everything - I doubt that they would though as it would be a waste of resources. As long as you aren't breaking any rules then I don't see this as an issue. In short, if you are that worried about your personal information, don't use your work network. Use a netbook/laptop and a 3G card for personal internet ...


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I think this depends on what your definition of "internet" is. Strictly speaking Google only indexes the Web, which is a subset of the internet. If you think about all the things that Google doesn't index then that would include: Email P2P Traffic Video and audio streams Stuff sitting on private FTP servers Instant message and VOIP chat All the other ...


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Logging of IP's is something that the site can choose to do or not, however even if you did have the IP, privacy protection laws mean you would need to have law enforcement involved to contact the ISP (who are required by law in most countries to keep a log of exactly who had which IP when, but only for 2 years) to get any further information. Further, ...


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If it's a website of a decent size, and it's down, you're certainly not the only one who sees the problem. See who might be complaining about it on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#search?q=sitename If you're afraid that the site has closed down without alerting you, again if it's a fairly large site it will be noticed. Try a web search for "<sitename> ...


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It's possible, for example, if the site uses HTML anchors. Then, you can use a link like http://nyt.com/2012/02/19/story#heading3. This will automatically scroll the browser to the anchor named heading3. For example, my answer's anchor URL is http://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/24013/how-to-link-to-a-certain-part-of-a-website/24015#24015 If you ...


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You can use the "Down Them All" extension available for Firefox. I use it too - saves a lot of time.


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Probably not exactly what you are looking for, but VERY funny! http://failblog.org/ Also a stock image site will have lots of (funny and not funny) images at a small price per image or a subscription.


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Use Google's Verbatim search to make Google not to interpret your search terms and do a search as it is. Search results based on Verbatim.


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This happens to me all the time, since I have a very common Gmail alias. It's annoying, but I wouldn't worry too much about it. Very doubtful that someone is trying to hack your accounts.


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Google-Chrome and Opera have builtin tools to analyze websites, including loadtime.


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You should also consider using the "lite" or "mobile" version of the web apps. They have limited functionality but all important should be there. For example see Facebook's Mobile Version (They used to have a lite version, too). All images are held in the browser cache, so only the first time it will be downloaded. As an addition you can use Adblock Plus ...


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Patience is a virtue. ;) Most web applications require Javascript and images to give a full user experience or even work properly. If your browser and web apps support it, I would recommend installing Google Gears and enable offline mode even when your internet is connected. All images, html, and other data are stored on your computer for quick access. ...


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OpenDNS, you have to register and I guess you have to have static IP.


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RescueTime watches what you do. It knows, when you do "internet stuff" based on the programs you use.


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Pingdom Tools Full Page Test: http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt


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In addition to YSlow and WebPageTest mentioned in other answers I use the LORI (life of request information) extension for Firefox during development to give a quick indication of page speed. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1743/ It adds a few fields to the status bar to give you a quick overview of some important figures: time to first ...



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