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Re: Updated Script to Download Google History -
"I believe there are tools for exporting Gmail. You could also log into your Gmail using IMAP and download your history that way. All of your chat history should reside within one of the folders." - GeekLad
Re: Updated Script to Download Google History -
"I'm not sure why it's not working. If you have Flash installed and enabled, when you click cancel, you should see the screen with some summary stats and the Download to CSV button down below. I've gotten it to work in Firefox and Google Chrome without a problem." - GeekLad
Re: Google Will Share Your Browsing History On March 1st [News] -
"If you want it before you delete it, be sure to check out my Google History Download script." - GeekLad
Re: Updated Script to Download Google History -
"I'm not sure, it could have something to do with the way the flash block is implemented. Try disabling all your flash block extensions, enable flash, clear your cache, and try again. It could be that with the flash block enabled, something was cached that is messing things up." - GeekLad
Re: Download Google Web History -
"Yeah, initially I had the same problem as well. The start parameter doesn't seem to obtain all the data and only brings back about 4k records. You need to use the date parameters (yr, month, day) to extract everything. Check out my update for more info on these parameters." - GeekLad
Re: Updated Script to Download Google History -
"Very odd... Do you have Flash installed on your computer? You need Flash, because there is a small Flash file that helps make it possible to convert the downloaded data into a CSV file." - GeekLad
Re: Updated Script to Download Google History -
"I haven't tried takeout for exporting data.  Perhaps their thought is no one would be interested in exporting "spam".  However, in the case of phone numbers, it would be useful if you ever want to create a list of callers to avoid. Extracting the data probably could be automated by scraping the Voice website itself, but it would take a lot of work and it could break if ever they change the look/feel of the site.  There's a lot of chatter here: That the real reason to consolidate the privacy policies is to allow uniform access to data across all their services.  I wouldn't be surprised if that was the case, because collectively they have a lot of very valuable user data." - GeekLad
Re: Updated Script to Download Google History -
"Exporting to CSV was the easiest option, because it didn't take much to combine all of the records into a flat file, using the Downloadify JavaScript library. If there is a JavaScript library for creating Excel files, it could be utilized in my script to output to Excel. I have converted data into Excel before, but only using PHP on the server-side. I have my doubts as to whether or not there is a library create Excel files within the browser. Unfortunately, unwieldy as it is, I think that creating a CSV in the browser window may be the best option as far as keeping it all within the browser. Thanks for sharing your thoughts." - GeekLad
Re: Updated Script to Download Google History -
"No, I'm doing nothing with it. You will need a Flash-enabled browser for it to work. If you're using iOS (iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch) it will not work. If you have Flash disabled on your browser, you'll need to enable it for it to work. A small Flash file is what makes it possible to convert the data to CSV within your browser, without having to transmit it to a third-party server." - GeekLad
Re: Download Google Web History -
"I promise I will steal nothing. :)" - GeekLad
How to Delete History on Google Chrome -
Re: Stay N Alive: My Official (and Obligatory) "Traditional Blogging is Dead" Post -
"I agree that earning a living with a regularly engaged subscriber base is becoming exceedingly difficult, unless you have huge numbers following your blog.  However, as you stated, it can be done with how-to and tidbits of interesting information others are seeking.  Search is the gift that keeps on giving, but the gift of audiences following blogs is indeed dwindling. It also depends on the topic of your blog.  Technology is one of the most competitive blogging topics, making it a very tough nut to crack.  Social networking, although a bit more niche within technology, is still extremely competitive.  It is easier to compete in niche markets with fewer competitors, although markets with few competitors are becoming fewer." - GeekLad
Modifying the JavaScript String Prototype -
Updated Script to Download Google History -
Re: Download Google Web History -
"I've blogged about the update here: One thing of note that you'll be interested to learn is that I may have uncovered a bug in the RSS feed.  If you're not careful, you can end up in an infinite loop with consecutive days with a lot of history. For example, you load the feed starting at July 1 and the last record is June 30.  You load the next page starting at June 30, but instead it loads starting at July 1, and you end up in an infinite loop.  This is something to watch out for if you develop your own script to pull the history the way I'm doing it." - GeekLad
Re: Download Google Web History -
"Ok, I've made the updates and it appears to be working quite well.  My entire history came out to 28.5MB as a CSV!  I also improved the cancellation process by adding a cancel button that would allow for a partial download and resumption.  It also handles time-outs and re-login requests gracefully. Thanks again for the tip on the date parameters.  I hadn't seen those posted anywhere.  I'll work up a blog post describing the updates to the script.  If you have a blog you'd like me to link to (and/or another handle you'd like me to reference), let me know so I can give you props in the new blog post." - GeekLad
Re: Download Google Web History -
"The solution just hit me like a ton of bricks.  It will require parsing the dates and a good bit of extra code, but here's what we do: First, load the first 1000 results as I'm doing now.  Then parse out the month, day, and year for the very last result.  Load the next 1000 records starting there, parse out the month, day, and year for that result and then continue with the iteration.  I'll work on it and then post an update.  Thanks again for your help!" - GeekLad
Re: Laptop as a Wireless Router -
"The password and security settings would need to be set on the main wireless router. Then you set the security settings on the wireless laptop to match those on the main wireless router." - GeekLad
Re: Download Google Web History -
"You're right. It does not bring in everything, only the most recent ~4k records or so. So you load in every other day, with the assumption that you have fewer than 1000 searches every two days, a good assumption to make. I wish we could devise a way to do it without downloading so much superfluous data. This would especially be good for a browser-based solution, because a browser user doesn't have the convenience (nor patience) of just kicking off a script and let it run while they go off and do other things. If you do find a better way, please let me know and I'll update the code accordingly. Thanks very much for sharing your experience with this. Perhaps others will chime in and we'll find a working solution." - GeekLad
Re: Download Flash Video from Any Website -
"The .swf file is not the movie, it is the player. The movie file will be a much larger file than the .swf." - GeekLad
Re: Find Free WordPress Themes with Google Image Search -
"Awesome, I hope the tip helps you find a nice new template. There are some very good ones out there that are very customizable without even using HTML. Some have tons of options to easily change the look and feel of your site." - GeekLad
Copy Lyrics in Pandora to Clipboard -
Find Free WordPress Themes with Google Image Search -
Updated CyanogenMod 9 Ice Cream Sandwich for EVO 3D (CM9 ICS) -
Re: How To Download & Back Up Your Gmail & Other Google Data -
"I finally finished tool to Download Google History and wrote up a nice blog post on it.  Be sure to check it out! :-D" - GeekLad
Remove Stop Words in JavaScript -
Re: Free WordPress Store for Amazon Associates -
"Aaron, I think I've finally resolved the issue." - GeekLad
Re: Free WordPress Store for Amazon Associates -
"I believe I've resolved the issues with the order submission errors.  I also modified the order submission page to retry submitting after 3 seconds, if and when an error does occur." - GeekLad
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