For some weird reason I keep forgetting how to change individual module’s container types. Let me mention this is not to change every module’s container on a page, only one at a time.
Step 1) Go to the individual module’s settings.
Step 2) Make sure the “Page Settings” tab is selected.
Step 3) Select the module’s container type you want in the “Module Container:” section.
Step 4) Hit the save button and enjoy!
As it seems the preview button next to the “Module Container:” section doesn’t actually work for specific modules, it just changes the containers for the entire page. Weird feature/bug, maybe they will fix this in the next version.
Today I was looking into doing some Node.js programming for a simple game idea I had. Finally sitting down at my desk around 10:00pm, I realized I wasn’t purely confident while writing my code. Figuring out the source cause, of my use of Visual Studio and being able to rely on it’s excellent Intellisense for C# and other languages I found myself wedged into a pickle.
Without further due, I leave you with the instructions on how to install SublimeCodeIntel.
Step 1) You will need to install Package Control for sublime first and foremost. You can do this by visiting wbond.net’s installation page and going through the Simple installation procedure. Make sure you select the tab for the correct version of sublime you are running.
Step 2) Restart Sublime
Step 3) Open up Package Manager either via Command+Shift+P on OS X, Control+Shift+P on Linux/Windows. Type in “Package Control: Install Package” and then give it a moment to populate the list of modules/plug-ins.
Step 4) Select “SublimeCodeIntel” from the list and give it time. On completion of the tool, it will popup a text document from within Sublime and give you further instructions on it’s use.
Step 5) Restart Sublime once again and start editing your .js files with intel. ;)
Hope this helps!
Just a simple tip: On Linux based machines the “Windows Key” can sometimes be called the “Super Key”. The more you know…
Goal: Make a mobile DotNetNuke website into a native application for iPhone and Android using PhoneGap 2.9+.
Ways of Implementation:
2) Iframe on the local page. This is like having a mini web-browser that is full screen on the main HTML page. The pro’s of this solution is no need to update the local app when updating the site, because all changes persist. The con’s consist of dependence upon the way the browser renders iframes. It is pretty much hope based with as many versions of Android that are out there.
Considering the one day time limit and other contributing constraints I decided to go with route 2. This gave me the most flexibility along with not having to install a custom theme onto the DotNetNuke installation. If I want, I can at a later point in time; change the theme, along with adding some kind of mobile theme switcher module and not have to worry in the long run if I will need to push a local app update to the phones.
You are probably wondering how I was able to get away with just slapping PhoneGap onto the mobile website. Simple, the original theme we are using for our Multi-tennate website is responsive, therefore already appearing great on mobile phones. Combine that with the demographics of the application’s users; having a mobile app that mimic’s the website is very useful and reduces the learning curve for those classified as elderly using the application on their phones.
Just another look into a quick decision that I had to make in my life. Hope you enjoyed it.
Here is the script I used today, to fix the site URL from my WordPress installation when I accidently messed it up today.
SET option_value = 'http://tech-fyi.net'
WHERE option_name = 'siteurl';
Did you accidently delete your email tile from your start screen? I did… and here is how I got it back.
Simply go to Settings>email+accounts and locate the account you are missing from your home screen. Select it and uncheck the “Email” checkbox, then click the checkmark in the bottom application bar. Then go back into that same account again, and re-enable the checkbox for the email to that account. Click the done checkmark at the bottom again, and TA-DA! On your home screen there should be the tile to that email account once again (Check towards the bottom.)
The Fitbit line of products is fairly well known among the general public of today. Fitbit is a company that specializes in health sensors for personal use among individuals.
Hearing about these quite a bit over the past couple years, I decided to go out and get a Fitbit One. Now I know most people are thinking “Why would you get the one?”. Well apparently I am an “old fashion” person by still having a watch, and I counter with
“What would the purpose of a flex be on my arm, when it doesn’t even tell me the time?”
So I haven’t been using it very long, only the past 16 hours or so. Most of which has been me sitting in a car… Yet it feels nice, and is very compact. Looks very similar to my pocket knife when clipped onto my pants.
I am excited to really dive in deep with it, and now that there is an official Windows Phone app for it, you know I will be working hard to do better on tracking my food and weight.
I’ll give more of an update in the next couple days on how I feel about it personally. Especially when I have a few days of the sleep features under my belt! Pretty excited to try it out.
That’s a bit about me and what I am thankful for today, what are you thankful for?`
Let me set the context. I am late to work because my alarm didn’t go off. This was caused by myself not plugging in my phone at night before bed. So therefore I was already upset at myself, and now at work I see that my some of my family and friends had replied to emails, I frankly never sent.
So obviously I had a problem… I first went into search mode, went through all my security settings on my outlook account, heck even make sure two-step authentication was still enabled. I revoked permissions to every application, phone, and Xbox I had ever signed in on. And yet something still didn’t feel right.
It then dawned on me that a long time ago, when I was still a Gmail user, I had encountered this experience before. So trying to remember my old gmail login credentials and failing miserably, I ended up going through their password reset process.
Once I was in, there was nothing to stop me, I revoked all my app passwords, and then there it was… Account Permissions. Something that I did not recognize at all. An app called “Machine.infinitemonkeys.mobi” had access to my account. I then tried visiting their site (don’t suggest it, screenshot to the left) and realized it was just a spam site. This must be what has been causing me problem every 6 months or so for the past couple years…
One last thing, the link it was sending out is below. I made it un-clickable for obvious reasons. Hopefully someone else out there finds this post helpful.
I found a problem. The problem is sitting in front of a computer screen for hours on end. It bogs me down and makes my mind mush. So what is a nerd suppose to do?
BUILD SOMETHING! I decided to throw together a quick app that will remind you every now and then to get up and stretch. I call it Breaker. Simple name for a simple application. Hopefully it helps others by preventing long period’s of uninterrupted times on a PC.
Over the past couple weeks I have switched from my Asus T-100 to a Microsoft Surface Pro 1st Gen. One might ask why someone would make such a switch, stating that the battery life is less, the usability is worst, the form factor is heavier; and yes all these obstacles have come into my own consideration with using this device. However, the use of the Wacom pen and the power of the 4GB of ram come in handy so much more often.
Here is a short but sweet list of my main uses of my Surface Pro in no particular order:
- Onenote and Pen – I use the pen with MS Onenote in order to design databases and keep my niece entertained with beautiful input. If I was an artistic type myself, I am positive I would use it more often.
- Trello – Everyday is a Trello oriented day. It keeps my tasks at work organized, along with other more personal items such as groceries, and blog post ideas.
- Research – Everyday I am out and about, from going to work, to helping out with events at my church I tend to not have a ton of time at my desktop anymore. Having the surface at my finger tips helps me make use of my spare time so that I can browse the web(tethered to my Nokia 920) and keep my well of knowledge growing.
I would love to hear what you use your tablets for, so feel free to leave a comment below enlightening me.