Fixing the Lastpass Errors

Like many people I've been suffering from not being able to access my account since the potential hack of the Lastpass site.

I finally managed to get it working by following these instructions step by step.

1) Turn off Modem and Router
2) Turn off PC
3) Reboot PC but leave the Modem and Router off
4) Load up your browser
5) Clear both Cookies and Cache on the Browser (very important)
6) Remove the Lastpass Extension from your browser
7) Close your browser
8) Start your Modem and Router
9) Once connected load your Browser
10) Re-install the Lastpass Extension
11) Log back on using your original password before the hack
12) If that does not work and you changed your password after the hack then try the new password.

If you are still not working now try to log in via

Failing that email their support

How Facebook Comments Killed the Techcrunch Community @Disqus

Several months ago I was thrilled that Techcrunch moved over to the Disqus commenting platform for all it's comments. I'm a huge fan of Disqus and I only comment on sites that use it as it keeps all my comments in one place.

However, for reasons that Techcrunch are claiming are to do with Spam/Trolls they moved over to the new and IMHO awful Facebook comments. The Spam and Moderation controls on Facebook comments are vastly inferior to the well established Disqus system.

Since then I've not commented on Techcrunch and I've no desire to read what few comments are now left there.

Today as an example I looked at the Top 20 Posts at Techcruch to see how many comments their were. Here are the results

0 Comments - 5 Posts
1-5 Comments - 6 Posts
6-10 Comments - 3 Posts
11-15 Comments - 5 Posts
>15 Comments - 1 Post

In the past nearly every post when they used Disqus would have over 30 Comments each and it was a really great place to read peoples comments.

It's obvious to me that Facebook Comments has effectively killed the community at Techcrunch and I'm sure this is hurting their stats.

I wonder how long it will take them to realise this and go back to Disqus or are they too afraid of losing face by backtracking?

Some New Features coming to Blogger

Which ones are you most excited about?

I have to admit I love the new look of the Editor and Dashboard, and I hope the Rich Text Editor works well.

Get Instant Email Notifications of the Sites you follow

Most people these days follow blogs via a Feedreader or if they have one a Twitter Account.

I still like to get an email notification whenever some of my favorite sites get updated.

To do this we're going to use a free 3rd Party Service called

Follow these simple instructions and you'll be up and running in a couple of minutes. FYI: I use this service myself.

Adding Facebook Social Plugins to your Blogger Blog

Facebook is all the rage these days and adding it to your blog is a good way to drive extra traffic and make your site more "social".

However, it's not very simple for new blogger to add the various Facebook social plugins to your site.

This guide will hopefully change all that!

Details after the cut

Easy Fix to make your Blog more Smartphone Friendly

Here is a quick tip that you can do to make your website more Mobile Friendly for phones such as the iPhone, iPad and the great Android Phones.

1) Goto Design, Edit HTML

2) Under the < head > line simply add this code.

<meta content='IE=EmulateIE7' http-equiv='X-UA-Compatible'/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.isMobile'>
<meta content='width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, user-scalable=0' name='viewport'/>
<meta content='width=1100' name='viewport'/>

3) Click Save and Voila.

My 1 Month Cloud Computing Challenge - Day 4

Day 3 has been posted below.

This is something I've been thinking about doing for a while..... I hope you can follow along with me and offer any advice help along the way.

What is the Cloud Computing Challenge
Simply put, to see if I can do all my day to day stuff entirely in the Cloud, that is without using any software or file on my hard disk (with the exception of the my Browser (Chrome) and Windows 7).

This means that everything I do on my computer I have to do entirely within my browser and I'm not allowed to store or use any files onto my PC.

How long will the Challenge Last
I'm going to see if I can last 1 full month using nothing but my Browser.

When does it start?
Now! From this post onwards I will use nothing but my Browser.

I will update this post regularly as I face new hurdles and need advice software.

If you have any questions, please let me know.