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TL;DR: Don't track me Google is a user script I made that allows you to copy normal URLs, while hiding the referrer to the sites you're visiting. Installation "Don't track me Google" at the Chrome Web Store. "Don't track me Google" at Userscripts.org Explanation I have written a method which replaces the link-modifying rwt function with a bogus ...


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See if the userscript found here for Google search works for you. I have been using it for a while now, and it's been working more often than not for me. Edit: Here is an addon for Firefox: Google search link fix


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Appears the rwt function is invoked upon onmousedown, and thereby rewriting the href. If we could override this behaviour, then we should be set. In firefox I inserted the following JavaScript into a bookmarklet which can then be executed anytime I wish to prevent the (slighly annoying) link-rewriting on a given Google SERP: javascript:function ...


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Email image bugs like this are nothing new. People have been trying to use them for years. That's why Gmail by default doesn't display images in email until you explicitly tell it to (usually by marking the sender as trusted). I don't allow images to display in any message except from a very few select senders. Sure, it requires an extra click if I decide I ...


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For short URLs, you can just copy the green text under the title as that's the same URL just without protocol lead. For long URLs (those that have ellipsis in the green text), you either need a script or use a semi-complex workaround. A script is necessary because Google modifies links with its own script on mouse click. If you hover over a results link, ...


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No, this is impossible. There is no reliable way to know what happens to an email once it leaves your client. One technique for confirming an email is read is to include an html image tag (usually hidden) that references an image on a server in your control. If the image is opened, this means the email is opened. However, most email clients block the ...


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If you own the website then Google Analytics is the way to go. If you don't own the website then it'll be a lot trickier. You can use something like Alexa ranks to track traffic generically, but that won't tell you anything about specific traffic. Or if you'd rather track the traffic you are sending to that page from your link I'd suggest linking to the ...


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Using Safari, it is easy to make your own extension to handle this. I used Develop > Show Extension Builder and added "www.google.com" as an Allowed Domain and then the following script as an End Script in the Injected Extension Content section: if (window.top === window) { var els = document.getElementsByClassName("l"); for (var i in els) { ...


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We use Unfuddle (www.unfuddle.com) and its great. It's rock solid, supports multiple projects, issues a ticket number for every new ticket, allows discussion (via comments and 'notebooks') and has a simple and a clean design. In addition to all this, its only $9 for the smallest paid plan which allows 4 active projects and 10 developers. Their free plan, ...


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It depends on what you want to do. If you just want to keep dead-simple text notes in the cloud, which can be used for anything from Todo lists to writing your manifesto, SimpleNote works for me. If you want to have very specific files synced between computers (and the cloud) of any type, I use and love DropBox. If you're looking specifically for a Todo ...


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If you want to keep Google's redirection and only selectively copy & paste some URLs here are other possibilities. Solution with keyboard (note, this only works in Windows): You can navigate to the desired search result link: in Firefox: use Tab and Shift+Tab to navigate between links; in Chrome: press Tab to move the focus into the page, then Up and ...


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This might be a little too philosophical, but there's no way to ensure someone has actually read your email. Even the received/read notifications do not ensure this. Why? Because it is a simple question of not being able to read someone's mind. The notification ensures only that someone has seen that the message was received. My way of dealing with this is ...


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Extensions for Chrome and Firefox: Chrome extension: Undirect https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/undirect/dohbiijnjeiejifbgfdhfknogknkglio http://code.google.com/p/undirect/ BEFORE: AFTER: Firefox extension: Google/Yandex search link fix https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/google-search-link-fix BEFORE: AFTER:


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You can tell your browser to skip images from that host, without altering the hosts file. If you use Chrome: Open the Settings Choose "Content settings..." Click on "Manage Exceptions" under Images Enter a Regular Expression pattern that matches the host. In this case, the RegEx equivalent of ".yesware.com" would be "[.]yesware.com". Choose "Block" in ...


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I am also often annoyed by this. So my simple solution is to use the mobile version of Google's site: http://www.google.com/pda or http://www.google.com/m (This link does not work in IE.) These sites will give you the URLs that go directly to the target sites, no more redirection. Please note that the search results from these sites will be a ...


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Concerning the keywords I'd classify your use case as basically a work log, which for obvious reasons usually runs under the name of time tracking, plus some kind of reporting and/or billing respectively invoicing, and maybe a hint of project management, though the latter is usually aimed at more complex scenarios (a respective app might still cover your ...


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This would be a direct privacy violation, therefore such feature mustn't be available, and isn't. However, we can see others' favorites (unless it is disabled) and under some circumstances (such as sharing your activities on Twitter, Facebook, etc.) Liked videos.


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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 you just want a calendar that anyone in your company can see and add their own vacation time, then I suggest Google Calendar. You can easily create a calendar and share among many people. You might take it one step further and go with Google Apps. That way you could just open the calendar to the entire company instead of having to invite/remove people ...


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HTTP cookies are the most common. They are usually written and read by the site you are visiting (the "first party"), but also (depending on your browser and browser settings) written and read by third-party elements on the page you are visiting. Also common are small image elements, served from various tracking servers (these are common in commercial ...


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I'm not sure about the exact working of YesApp but it can be mislead using editing your hosts file for sure... find your hosts file at %SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts (Windows of course)... Add this line to it : 127.0.0.1 http://*.yesware.com and 127.0.0.1 http://www.yesware.com to it.Now Restart...scripts will now report to localhost instead of ...


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My company zferral can handle all of these items. Our web-based software enables companies to create custom affiliate and referral programs. It is free to start and then pay-as-you-grow. You can get up and running pretty quickly... Impressions, clicks, events, affiliates, commissions, campaigns & analytics are all tracked for both your company and ...


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You can use the google analytic and URL builder, so you build your url, give them on your affiliate persons, and then use google analytic to track all the informations you need. More help on how to build your URL: http://www.google.com/support/analytics/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=55578


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Ben, here are a few options: http://lifehacker.com/346671/track-goal-progress-and-to+dos-on-google-calendar http://42goals.com http://lifehacker.com/5439026/five-best-goal+tracking-tools


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Internet Explorer reports the version of .NET installed in its user agent string. If Google Analytics shows you the user agent strings for the browsers used to connect to your server, you should be able to verify the version of .NET. Some browsers allow users to change the user agent string used when connecting to web sites; you could think a user has ...


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Check out Aero Timer extension for Chrome You can either do a count down or set a time for the alarm to go off. The extension icon shakes when the time is up and it also sends you a desktop notification. The only down side is that does play a sound as well, which at the moment, you cannot turn off.


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I have the same problem. There's an online tool that I find useful here: Online Tool - Convert google link to direct link for easier copying and pasting Just bookmark that page and then paste 'horrific URLs' into the form to convert them into a normal links.


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SpyPig. Problem solved—free. SpyPig is a simple email tracking system that sends you a notification by email when the recipient opens your message. It works with virtually all modern email programs: Outlook, Eudora, Yahoo Email, Gmail, Hotmail, AOL Email and many others.


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Do Not Track Me and Disconnect are similar browser extension tools to Ghostery. They will show you trackers on each web page in the browser, and let you block them. Other useful tools are ad blockers (not that the ads per se are a problem, but the tracking that comes with them is), and JavaScript blockers like NoScript (or JavaScript Blocker in Safari). ...


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Unless twitter makes all the data available to the 3rd party, they will never know about changes that take place between the samples. For example: if the 3rd party gets the list of users on the first of the month, and compares it to the list on the first of the previous month they can determine the following: new followers followers that dropped. ...



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