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July traffic

Just a quick update to let everyone know that the measured traffic on to my blog has continued to drop. July's views were 292, down slightly from June which came in at 374. My traffic peaked back in February and March when traffic averaged 572 over both months. I might post a google sheet with each month's traffic that I will keep updated. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks.
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Webmaster update for June 2020

Just a quick update with the results for my June 2020 traffic.  I had 357 visitors last month.  That is a slight increase from the prior month.  Here is a link to the more comprehensive results so far. I am continuing to explore how I can incorporate OneNote into my research process.  I am currently working on getting various PDF files into OneNote.  Thanks for stopping in, stay safe out there.

An open love letter to Microsoft OneNote

  This is an open love letter to Microsoft   OneNote .  I finally get you.  I have struggled with you for years, never quite seeing the power of your platform.  I am not sure that I have the best organization for the data that I collect with various sections, pages and notebooks.  I have created various entries and collected some somewhat useful data, but honestly until recently   OneNote   has been my second or third choice for saving research.  What recently changed for   m e has been connecting the   OneNote   clipper extension.  The   OneNote   clipper extension has enabled me to capture an entire article as searchable data.  In the past, I generally found that I needed to copy and paste to have all the text saved to   OneNote .  I did try the print to   OneNote   printer driver, while it did capture all the data of the article it seems to be   an image   file.  I was not able to copy and paste text from a printed article and the title is simply printout on my   OneNote   book.  Cl

As a webmaster, I am a far.

The traffic to this blog has began to fall.  Here are my monthly numbers according to Jan, 2020 214 Feb, 2020 567 Mar, 2020 577 Apr, 2020 278 May, 2020 312   I only purchased the blog in January after someone else failed to renew the name.  I was looking for a low cost name which the are at only .99 per year.  I looked this number up as it is one of the few phone numbers that I actually remember now that all my contacts live in my phone.  The person that had the name before me simply setup a wordpress website and did not make any posts or attempts to post anything.  I assume they were simply hoping to sell the name at a higher price.  When that did not work, they dropped it and I picked it up.  As you can see from the number of posts, I have not done much either.  I have always assumed much of the traffic here at the start was from things the previous owner of did with the name.  I am attempting to track visitors through settings and cloud

Google sheets with importHTML for

Hello everyone, I have been working on a Google sheet that helps me stay on top of some stocks.  I really like the googlefinance function as it updates various fields with almost no effort at all.  One attribute that I want in my spreadsheet is yield.  I have found that Google only provides this information for mutual funds.  In order to capture this information, you can use the importHTML function if you can find an appropriate website.  In seems yahoo finance has provided a good source in the past, but does not want to provide this data going forward.  They keep changing the data structure which wrecks the formulas in your spreadsheet.  It seems a very popular alternative is  If you visit their website, you can see a table structure with the various fields that are available.  In my linked spreadsheet, you will find two tabs.  The finvis tab contains two sets of data.  At the top is a simple copy paste of the website for aapl of all table data.  The second dat

Setting up email records for my domain

One of the tasks that I have undertaken is managing the domain records for my blog.  I though I would share a few tips for the less technical people.  I start by implementing Cloudflare to manage the DNS records for my domain.  This allows me a tool so I don't have to use the tool that the domain seller provides.  Cloudflare also provides other tools, but managing the DNS records in one place makes the Cloudflare tool very valuable.  I ended up choosing to host my email because its a free service, but it has been very dependable since giving it a try.  At times the help is a bit lacking as the language reverts to Russian, but once you get things setup you probably won't face many issues.  I have run through the tool to see if I have configured the basics.  I recently came across a blog post for DMARC and wondered if I had addressed the issue.  A quick Google search told me I had not addressed the issue.  So I used the simple but user f

My blogging journey

If you are new to blogging and want answers to all of your questions, this is not the blog for you.  I am pretty sure that I don't have answers to all of your questions.  However, I am new to this domain and will be happy to share my experience with you.  I bought this domain name because it was inexpensive and I wanted to learn a bit about the process of setting everything up.  I have managed to get the site configured and it seems pretty responsive for visitors.  I have been able to setup email that is associated with my domain that appears to work very well.  I have joined a few services that will provide insight into you my visitors.  Since purchasing the domain, it has not been available all the time as I have been trying different configuration which has not always worked perfectly.  Here is what the host has served up for visitors. I have had the domain up and running over a month now and there do appear to be visitors other than myself.  One of the services measuring