Tag: Fix

04
Oct
2020
Posted in computer

Computer heats up fast and slows down; is there a fix? – MacBook Pro 15″ Unibody Mid 2010

Dear IFIXIT,

I maintain my macbook pro(2010, 6,2, OS X10.95) with Disk Warrior and Drive Genius, clear the cookie cache regularly, using task manager in Chrome to lean out CPU load, use Memory Clean during heavy browser loads, and Apple’s Disk Utility to repair permissions. I have done all the “troubleshooting” tricks in the internet for speeding up performance to no avail. As the machine has gotten older it heats up faster and slows down more quickly.

Recently it started failing to boot, just shutting down. I let it sit for a couple of months while looking at options. Then on a whim I booted up on Disk Warrior, again, ran the director repair, and presto; was able to start up completely and run. No more problems like that since(1 month), but the heating up even under moderate work load is significant.

Is there a fix or a maintenance process to fix these issues? It’s a great machine and I feel like it still has a lot of service left in it..

Having watched a number of Louis Rossmann’s mac repair videos I kinda think that it might be a problem with some component on the logic board….

Thank you for your time and expertise.

RP

P.s. While the heating and performance issues have been building in recent years, one year ago, I did partition the drive(leaving headroom on each partition) so I could run software that required a later OS(10.13). After several months it seemed to create some difficulty returning to the OS x10.9 partition; slow starting. My solution was to move the 10.13 drive to an external bootable drive and to wipe that partition clean. It still exists; it’s just empty. This shouldn’t effect the main partition, but I thought it might be worth mentioning.

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30
Sep
2020
Posted in technology

Just Fix These Three Things Before The Election

A group of experts set up to oversee Facebook’s policies released three recommendations today aimed at protecting the democratic process in America.

Unfortunately, this team was not the Oversight Board launched by Facebook earlier this year as a Supreme Court of sorts to rule on many of its decisions but which has yet to begin work. 

Instead, this call for action came from the Real Facebook Oversight Board, an alternative body formed last week by many of the social network’s staunchest critics. 

In a press conference streamed via Zoom Wednesday (now available on YouTube), organizers slammed Facebook for a weak and inconsistent approach to threats or implications of violence—for instance, a video from President Trump’s son Donald J. Trump, Jr., calling on Republicans to “enlist” in an “army” to stop an alleged plot by Democrats to commit election fraud. 

They also said Facebook has not done enough to counter premature claims of a Republican victory this November, citing Trump’s refusal at the end of Tuesday’s chaotic debate with Democratic candidate Joe Biden to accept the results of the election.

“Our group has come together for one purpose: We demand comprehensive action to ensure that Facebook cannot be weaponized to undermine the vote and with it American democracy,” said Shoshana Zuboff, professor emerita at Harvard Business School and author of the book The Age of Surveillance Capitalism. 

“We’ve seen many iterations of voter suppression,” said NAACP president and CEO Derrick Johnson.

29
Sep
2020
Posted in seo

How to Catch & Fix 4 Common SEO Issues Before It’s Too Late

As an SEO professional, it’s your goal – and responsibility – to ensure that you can do what’s necessary to keep things running smoothly and stay up-to-date with your website’s content.

On September 23, I moderated a sponsored Search Engine Journal webinar presented by Steven van Vessum, VP of Community at ContentKing.

He shared how to finally take a proactive stance in your SEO processes as you catch (and resolve!) problems before they impact your rankings.

Here’s a recap of the presentation.

How to Catch & Fix SEO Issues Before It’s Too Late

Search engines never sleep. They are continuously crawling your site to update their indexes.

SEO mistakes can happen anytime. You need to fix them before they impact your rankings and bottom line.

About 80% of SEO issues go unnoticed for at least four weeks.

An average SEO issue can cost up to $75,000 in lost revenue.

But with the right tooling and processes, you can mitigate these issues.

But, What About Existing Tools?

Google Search Console and Google Analytics are every SEO professional’s go-to tools of the trade.

But they’re not enough if you want to take a proactive stance in your SEO processes.

While Google Search Console does send notifications, they are delayed and limited.

And when the alerts you’ve set up in Google Analytics are sent, your organic traffic has already taken a hit.

4 Common SEO Issues & How to Prevent Them

Let’s cover the most common SEO issues we come across, and discuss how to prevent them from happening.

1. Client or Colleague Gone Rogue

You don’t really see this one coming.

Quite a few SEO professionals might have experienced any of the following scenarios from a client or colleague:

  • “The CMS was telling us to update it, so we did – including the theme and all of its plugins.” (And they did it