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Google Adsense for Feeds/Feedburner Migration Goes Wrong

UPDATES AT BOTTOM OF THIS POST Today Google started to merge Feedburner.com into the Google family. Part of this integration includes Adsense for Feeds, which include Google ads into your RSS feeds. I requested to be migrated today and after enabling the Adsense for Feeds in my control panel, all my Feedburner hosted feeds started reporting a 404 Not Found error. As of this post, those feeds have been offline for about 8 hours. I am in contact with support at Google and have seen others report the same issue in this support discussion on the Feedburner Support Google Group. If you were thinking on migrating, I would suggest you hold off until this issue is worked out. I would hate for others to suffer the same outage I have. I will report more information when I have it. August 16, 2008 - 1105pm PDT : In talking with Adsense Support, they asked if I was somehow blocking the new Google-based address for the program that accesses the source feeds for Feedburner. This doesn't b

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Audio: LIVE from the Library - Intro to iPhone - August 14, 2008

This week I spend the entire time talking about my new iPhone and introducing everyone to its features. Listen to the audio from my twice-monthly Internet Seminar. Listen: Live from the Library - July 24, 2008 Send your questions and comments to techiq@welchwrite.com or call the Listener Line at 818-804-5049. Join me on these networks: Douglas on FriendFeed | Douglas on Twitter | Douglas on MySpace | Douglas on Facebook | Douglas on LinkedIn

DIY iPHone Dock and Moleskine Stand

DIY iPHone Dock and Moleskine Stand Originally uploaded by dewelch I came across this idea at Lifehacker.com and had to make one of my own. Make is probably a strong word, as I just put the pieces together as shown on their blog post. It works very well and helps to clear some of the clutter from my desktop.

Make quick iPhone Photo blog with Fuzzy Shot

Since I picked up my iPhone last Sunday, I have been spending a lot of time playing with it, as well as making great use of it for business. Today, I noticed a Twitter message from Jeff Turner ( respres ) directing me to Fuzzy Shot , a blogging service dedicated to iPhone photos. I like the service because it doesn't require me to email photos anywhere. Rather it has a companion application that loads on the iPhone and then allows me to caption and title the photo, and then click one button to upload it to the site. I like that it uss the GPS in the iPhone 3G to automatically Geotag the photos and show the location on a map. I wish there was a way to embed the photo in a blog post like this one, though. I sort of fooled it into doing it for this post. I will play around a bit more with this, but I can foresee it becoming an interesting part of my daily work flow.

My Treo 90 Retires

As of this afternoon I am the owner of an Apple iPhone 3G, which I ordered before we left on our Arizona trip. This means I can finally retire my venerable Treo 90 that has served me well for a number of years. It synced contacts and calendar really well, but as I moved over to Gmail and Google Calendar I lost a number of features and was using it less and less. The screen had started to lose entire blobs of pixels, which made the screen hard to read at times, too. Farewell, buddy. It isn't often that you can retire such a well-used piece of computer hardware before it dies on its own.