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Mea Maxima Culpa, and All That Rubbish…

February 13, 2008

You’d think that after 20+ years of computer use, I might be reasonably clear on the concept of “copy and paste.” To review: first you copy, then you paste.

A few handy keyboard equivalents and I'm good to go.Turns out that for AdSense to work, I had to copy and paste all of the code. Every last scrap of it. Deleting nothing. Adding nothing. Changing nothing. Who knew?

I knew, of course, but I can’t for the life of me figure out the origin of the code I found pasted into my page.

Now AdSense seems to be working, sometimes at least. I love the way it picks up the word “maxima” in this headline and pumps out car ads. I’ve driven a Nissan Maxima since 1999. It’s getting old and is as much of a gas hog as ever, but I’m attached to it.

Getting attached to a car is as dumb as screwing up copy and paste, but what can be done?

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