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downloading folders from google drive.

I wanted to download some course material on RL shared by the author via Google drive using the command line.  I got a bunch of stuff using wget a folder in google drive was a challenge. I looked it up in SO which gave me a hint but no solution. I installed gdown using pip and then used: gdown --folder --continue if there are more than 50 files you need to use --remaining-ok and only get the first 50. In such a case its best to download using the folder using the UI and decompress locally. Decompressing from the command line created errors related to unicode but using the mac UI I decompressed without a glitch.

Google tag manager pros and cons.

Google is now rolling out its second version of its tag manager product. The old tag manager will be read only from April 2015 and migration of old tag containers is not yet available. Tag manager is a strategic component for solidifying Google's position as a vertically integrated advertising service provider. Most introductions to tag manager tout its capabilities for reducing advertisers' and analysts' dependence on IT and developers for integration and maintenance of ad and traffic tracking codes. The tag manager placed at the start of a document's body will inject all other tracking codes you need on a page . It can be hard-coded, injected using SSI, or any other technique. Google Tag Manager can supports capturing events from flash and can setup for tracking mobile applications. These corner cases require greater sophistication than most default cases. Another advantage is that it may speed thing up since it works asynchronously. The migration to the new ver

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