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September 2010 Blog Posts

How to Suppress Google AdSense (Syndication) for SSL Https Pages

Google AdSense is not supported for https (see here). If you attempt to use it on an SSL page, you will see this warning in IE8. The user would have to click No to allow the request (for a .js file in this case) to complete. Answering Yes will block it (the wording seems backwards from what you’d expect). Some postings I saw said to change the .js url in the script to use https://pagead2.googleadservices.com/pagead/show_ads.js but while this will work for this one .js file, the script then attempts to pull in other .js files using http so you still get...

posted @ Friday, September 3, 2010 12:00 AM | Feedback (2) | Filed Under [ Programming ]

How I Redeemed a PayPal Plus Rewards Voucher

I signed up with a PayPal Plus MasterCard some time ago and started to accumulate some rewards points. When I went to investigate how to redeem my points, I found out there were some pretty unusual restrictions. Instead of buying an item from a catalog and applying the points, the PayPal credit card rewards is based on vouchers that may be redeemed during some site’s PayPal checkout process. There are three vouchers – $7 to be applied to shipping for 1000 points; $25 for an item for 2500 points and $100 for an item for 9500 points. Vouchers must...

posted @ Wednesday, September 1, 2010 12:00 AM | Feedback (2) | Filed Under [ Personal ]

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