Bad Behavior was blocking Google Analytics Verify

This morning I was setting up a new blog to use Google Analytics. I’ve done this many times before. However, this morning every time that Google would try and verify the site, the verification would fail.
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Making OCR’ed PDF’s using the HP Digital Sending Software

We recently became aware that our fancy HP workgroup printers which can copy a document and email the result as pdf to a set of email addresses only creates image pdf’s. None of the text in the pdf is searchable. After some investigation, we discovered that we needed to install the HP Digital Sending Software and let it perform OCR post-processing on the image pdf that was created by the printer.

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Using PowerShell to activate a feature across all Sharepoint 2007/WSS 3.0 sites and subsites

Recently, I was deploying a new feature to a WSS 3.0 site and needed to activate the feature on roughly 100 subsites. I did not want to do this manually with the web interface. I knew that I could write a C# program to do this, but I’d read a lot about the capabilities of PowerShell and decided to see how this could be done with PowerShell.
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Creating and registering a sitemap to Google for a WSS 3.0/SharePoint 2007 site.

If you develop or maintain internet facing websites, then you already know what a sitemap is and does. I create and maintain site maps for several sites. I recently added a sitemap to my WSS 3.0 site. With other web technologies this can be a 10 minute process. With SharePoint this turned out to have a few wrinkles.
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Customizing and enhancing the security of a WSS 3.0/SharePoint 2007 site

I wanted to compare the capabilities of WSS 3.0 (Sharepoint 2007) to host forum-like discussions, blogs and wiki’s. After I’d developed my site, there were items that were visible to anonymous and standard users that I felt were inappropriate. I wanted information to be visible or not based upon the users role. Such as the ability to view lists of People and Groups. I’ve worked in several businesses where exposing customer names to all users is a violation of customer agreements. IMHO, this is a serious oversight in Microsoft’s implementation.
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