March 2015 Browser Market Share

Here is the browser market share for March 2015, based on traffic to my top site (number in parentheses shows change from February 2015):

Google Chrome: 57.41% (+0.48%)
Firefox: 20.28% (+0.02%)
IE: 16.65% (-0.32%)
Safari: 2.76% (-0.05%)
Opera: 0.70% (+0.01%)

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Convert From HTTP to HTTPS Using CloudFlare SSL

I recently converted a website from HTTP to HTTPS using CloudFlare’s Universal SSL, which is free and does not require installation on the server, two factors that had prevented me from doing this previously. Here are the steps I took to convert my website to HTTPS:

1. Update all internal links to point to the HTTPS version of the asset. This includes the following:

  • Canonical URL
  • Internal links
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • Images
  • External CSS resources such as Google fonts

Depending on how complex your website is, this effort could range from a few minutes (if you have a very small website) to a big project that takes several months (if you are a large enterprise). However, if you belong to the latter category or if you are doing ecommerce, it is a good idea to go with one of the commercial SSL certificates rather than getting SSL through CloudFlare.

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February 2015 Browser Market Share

Here is the browser market share for February 2015, based on traffic to my top site (number in parentheses shows change from January 2015):

Google Chrome: 56.93% (+1.17%)
Firefox: 20.26% (+0.25%)
IE: 16.97% (-0.77%)
Safari: 2.81% (+0.15%)
Opera: 0.69% (-0.02%)

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January 2015 Browser Market Share

Here is the browser market share for January 2015, based on traffic to my top site (number in parentheses shows change from December 2014):

Google Chrome: 55.76% (-0.03%)
Firefox: 20.01% (+0.24%)
IE: 17.74% (+0.12%)
Safari: 2.66% (+0.02%)
Opera: 0.71% (-0.14%)

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How To Convert Tape To Digital Format

I have a collection of over 200 music cassette tapes, and I have been going through the process of copying the contents of these tapes into digital format and storing them on my computer. This process is fairly straightforward, but it does take time. At the high level, what you need to do is to use a software program to record the music on your computer by playing the cassette tape in a tape player and connecting the tape player to your computer. Then, you can store the music on your computer in your favorite format.

Materials Needed

1. A cassette tape player.

2. A 3.5 mm male-to-male audio connector such as this one from Amazon.

3. An audio editing program called Audacity. You can download this program from the website.

Detailed Steps

1. Plug one end of the audio connector into the tape player, and the other end into your computer.

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December 2014 Browser Market Share

Here is the browser market share for December 2014, based on traffic to my top site (number in parentheses shows change from November 2014):

Google Chrome: 55.79% (+0.10%)
Firefox: 19.77% (-0.30%)
IE: 17.62% (-0.27%)
Safari: 2.64% (-0.12%)
Opera: 0.85% (no change)

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November 2014 Browser Market Share

Here is the browser market share for November 2014, based on traffic to my top site (number in parentheses shows change from October 2014):

Google Chrome: 55.69% (+1.49%)
Firefox: 20.07% (-0.26%)
IE: 17.89% (-1.78%)
Safari: 2.76% (+0.03%)
Opera: 0.85% (+0.02%)

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October 2014 Browser Market Share

Here is the browser market share for October 2014, based on traffic to my top site (number in parentheses shows change from September 2014):

Google Chrome: 54.20% (+0.50%)
Firefox: 20.33% (+0.29%)
IE: 19.67% (-0.80%)
Safari: 2.73% (+0.01%)
Opera: 0.83% (+0.11%)

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