Add Meta Tags and Descriptions to Google Blogger

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If you are a Google Blogger and want to add meta tags and a meta description to your blog, then you can do this by editing the HTML of your template and entering the information that you want.

To do this, login to your Google Blogger control panel and click on the Template option on the left hand side:

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You can then select to Edit HTML on your current template:

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This will take you into the HTML code of your template. If you are not a technical person then this might seem a bit daunting but do not worry as all you need to do is to add a few simple lines of code to this section.

Meta tag and description information should be inserted into the <head> part of the HTML code, so you should search by clicking into the HTML code and pressing CTRL+H on your keyboard, this should bring up a search box in the top right corner of the HTML code box:

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In this search box, you should search for <head> and press the Enter key on your keyboard. This will take you to the part of the code where you want to add your meta information:

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As you can see from the above screenshot from our own website, we have already added our tags and description. All you have to do to add yours is to add the following code in between the <head> and </head> section of your HTML code:

Description

<meta content=’DESCRIPTION OF YOUR WEBSITE GOES HERE’ name=’description’/>

Tags and Keywords

<meta content=’your, keywords, separated, by, commas’ name=’keywords’/>

Once you have made the changes that you want to make, click on the Save Template button and that is it!

Search engines will now pickup your tags, keywords and description.

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Remote UAC Access Denied Errors – Local Account Token Filter Policy – Remote UAC Fix

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Introduction

If you are trying to use any remote tools like sysinternals against Windows Vista, 7 or 8.1 machines then you need to have remote UAC elevation privileges to enable you to carry out changes on the machine you are trying to amend.

However, you may find that you are still having problems with connecting to remote machines so if you are, there is a registry edit that you can make on the remote machine to enable Local Account Token Filter Policy.

Instructions

Registry Edit

To do this, on your target machine, do the following:

  • Run regedit
  • Go to the following registry subkey:
KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System 

If LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy DWORD entry does not exist, then do the following:

  • Create a new DWORD value
  • Call the DWORD value LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy
  • Enter in the value 1

You should then have an entry that looks like this:

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MSI Installer

If you would prefer to just run an installer to fix this error then we have created a MSI file which will do this fix for you. You can also use this MSI to push out to multiple machines.

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There should not be any requirement to reboot your machine after this.

Try it now!

Now try your remote access tools and you should find that it will now work.

This is detailed by Microsoft at KB951016.

PAD File

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ImgWater v1.1 Released

We are pleased to announce the updated release of ImgWater to version 1.1.

This version has had some enhancements added to it after feedback through our website. It also has some minor bug fixes and basic layout changes.

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CHANGES

  • Added a middle align option for watermark text position
  • Added 64-bit support
  • Basic layout change
  • Bug fixes
  • Code tidy

INSTRUCTIONS

The instructions for this version are the same as the previous release with the addition of the “middle” option for the alignment of your watermark text. The previous instructions can be found here:

ImgWater Full Instructions

SCREENSHOT

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PAD FILE

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Misty Iconverter version 1.8 Released

We are pleased to announce the updated release of Misty Iconverter to version 1.8.

There are some minor updates to this program that are included in this version, these include the following:

  • Bug fixes
  • Code tidy
  • Additional image format import options including GIF & TIFF formats

Download

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Instructions

The process of using this program has not changed and full instructions of use can be found using the link below:

Misty Iconverter Instructions

Screenshot

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TechyGeeksHome Official Desktop Wallpaper

We are pleased to announce the release of our official desktop wallpaper.

We have been asked about providing a desktop wallpaper for some time but never really thought that it would be something of use to anyone. However, we have now decided to create one and release it, so if you want it – it is now free to download and use.

DOWNLOAD

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PREVIEW

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INSTRUCTIONS

Download the zip file from the link above and then extract the JPG file from within it. Save the JPG to your desired location on your computer and then open it in Windows Photo Editor. You can then right click on the image and select “Set as desktop background” and this will then become your new desktop wallpaper.

DETAILS

The image is in 1920×1080 resolution and as so should work well on all resolutions of modern day monitors. We have gone for a simple blue theme as this works very well with operating systems such as Windows 8.1, 7 and Vista.

DISTRIBUTION

You are free to distribute this desktop wallpaper so long as no amendments are made to it in anyway.

TechyGeeksHome Official RSS Feed

If you like to use RSS feeds to keep up to date with the latest news from websites, we have just the thing for you.

We have now finally got our RSS feed up and running fully and it can be accessed from the right hand side of our website under the Social Media section by clicking the RSS feed icon:

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You can also use the direct link which is powered by FeedBurner:

https://feeds.feedburner.com/TechyGeeksBlog

This will now provide you with a quick and easy solution for keeping fully up to date with TechyGeeksHome.

Windows 8 Start Menu Button – Just like Windows 7!

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We hear a lot of people complaining about Windows 8 since Microsoft launched their new flagship operating system. Stupid touchpad operation, stupid charms, stupid start screen and stupid apps are all common complaints of Windows 8.

The problem is, if you buy a new computer, the chances are that the OEM operating system on it is going to be Windows 8 – so what do you do?

We at TechyGeeksHome actually like Windows 8, the functionality and speed of Windows 8 is excellent and in some ways is a great improvement on Windows 7. To be fair – a lot of time has had to be spent learning the new operating system, but if you do take the time, you will be rewarded.

However, we know that there are millions of people out there that are furious with Microsoft and want their Start Menu back! So, if you are one of those people, what do you do?

There are many solutions out there for bringing back the start menu – a lot of the technical world thought that Windows 8.1 would be the saviour and this would include the start menu, however we were wrong and a little Windows button that was added to Windows 8.1 is simply a shortcut to the Metro screen.

So software developers have stepped in and created a large range of Windows 7-like Start Menus, some are open source, some are advert driven and some are purchasable, but which one should you install on your Windows 8 machine?

We have tested a range of these Windows 8 Start Menus and have come up with what we believe to be the best option also taking into consideration that it is open source (unlike Start8  which is also great (and probably the best all round – but you have to pay for…). We have chosen Classic Shell which allows you to have your Start Button (albeit a custom shell-like icon) back and also the Windows 7 Start Menu. But on top of that, there are also many options that become available to you by right-clicking on the Start Button – like disabling the charms…

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Instructions

To use this software, you should download from the developer using the Download button above, then run the installer. When you run through the installer wizard, you will be given a list of options to install…

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You can select whichever options you want, but we would recommend that you install all of them even if you do not use them – at least they are available to you if you do want them in the future.

Once installed, you will notice a shell-like Start Button in the bottom right hand corner. You can right click on this button and select the Settings option. You can then firstly choose what start menu theme you want, Windows XP, Classic or Windows 7/Vista.

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Once you have selected your start menu theme, you can browse the other tabs to select what options you want to set – one of the options is “Windows 8 Settings” where you can disable the active corners (charms).  

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Click ok on the settings when you are happy and that’s it – classic Windows operating system start menus for your Windows 8 machine.   But please – do only use this solution whilst getting to learn Windows 8 – it is worth the time and effort in the end!

SCCM – Low Disk Space SQL Query

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This is a SQL query for your SCCM database or you can use it to create a report using SSRS.

For this work, you must ensure that you have the Logical Disk class enabled in the hardware inventory settings.

This will give you the following information:

  • Computer Name
  • Disk Description
  • Drive Letter
  • Volume Name
  • File System
  • Total Size
  • Free Space

This is based on disk space that is less than 10% of the total size of the disk or if less than 1GB within the All Devices collection.

SELECT distinct
SYS.Name,
LDSK.Description0 AS [Description],
LDSK.DeviceID0 AS [Drive],
LDSK.VolumeName0 AS [Volume Name],
LDSK.FileSystem0 AS [Filesystem],
LDSK.Size0 AS [Total Size],
LDSK.FreeSpace0 AS [Free Space]
FROM
v_FullCollectionMembership_Valid SYS
JOIN v_GS_LOGICAL_DISK LDSK
on SYS.ResourceID = LDSK.ResourceID
WHERE LDSK.DriveType0 = 3
AND ((LDSK.FreeSpace0 &lt;= ((LDSK.Size0 * 10)/100))
or (LDSK.FreeSpace0 &lt;= 1024))
and sys.CollectionID = ‘SMS00001’

More Queries

Our full range of SQL and WQL Collection queries are available here.

Feedback

If you have any questions or feedback about this post, or if you would like us to create any queries for you, please go ahead and leave us a message below in the comments section and we will get back to you as quick as we can.

ImgWater v1.0 Released

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UPDATE: ImgWater v1.1 is now available – click the Downloads button above to obtain

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We are pleased to announce the released of ImgWater v1.0.

This is a new product release and is designed to allow you to import an image, type your text watermark and then save the image with your watermark embedded in it.

As always, this is a freeware utility and you can download it using the button below. Instructions are also provided on this page.

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INSTRUCTIONS

To use this utility, you first need to import the image that you want to watermark. So, once you have downloaded and opened the utility, click on the Import Image button to open a file browser and import your image.

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Once you have opened your image, dependant upon the size, you may get the scroll bars on the bottom and right of the preview panels to move around your image.

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Now you can see your imported image in the preview pane, you should use the tool strip to select your options for your watermark. You should select the following:

  • Enter your watermark text in the text area
  • Select whether you want your watermark at the top or bottom of your image
  • Select the opacity from the drop down menu – 25% or 50% is usually a good watermark setting
  • Click the Font button on the menu bar to change your font, size and colour of text
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When you have entered your setting requirements, you should then click the Preview button on the menu bar:
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This will now display the watermark on your image in the preview pane – you can keep amending the settings until you are happy with it – just remember that once you change a setting, you must click the Preview button again to refresh the preview pane.
Once you are completely happy with your settings, you can click the Save As button to save your image to your desired location on your computer:
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That’s it! your image should now be saved complete with its own watermarking – useful for things like eBay sales and blog posts!

BUG REPORTING

If you have any issues with this utility, please leave a comment in the comments box and we will get back to you as soon as we can.