Azure Spring Cleaning

I’m doing some Project Euler problems to brush up my coding skills – see if I still have got it. Just like riding a bicycle years later, I think years of training in the past had not left me yet. Just like cleaning up and oiling the old bicycle, I found myself trying to setup the coding environment again.

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Give WordPress.com a Try

I am giving WordPress.com a try. Why, you ask?

Warning, this is the start of my 2 seconds rant:

I’v been hosting my personal blog with @bluehost for >5 years now so you would understand how disappointed I felt when my blog (and website) started to go up and down all the time! I enquired and was taken on a wild ride with their Service Desk and Technical Support people. I was told to get a developer to look at my site or upgrade to one of the Bluehost’s new 100% super fast plans. I am not running a business so that was out of the question. I picked them years ago because their plans were suitable for personal hosting. I tried to reach out on Twitter too. Until today, the issue is unresolved and like other frustrated customers, I gave up chasing them. I work in the IT industry so I can call BS when I see one. It’s not a nice feeling to be “handled”! 😱 

That was my 2 seconds rant to the rest of the internet because the target audience does not care to listen.

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Google Sites Administration

Do you know how to start your own Google Sites? There are many resources online about it so here, I will show you how to kick start the your every own Google Sites website project and give you some resource to move on to the next step.

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iMessage Not Showing on Multiple Mac

Problem:

SMS texts messages are received on iPhone fine but is only forwarded to one of the Macs, regardless of the model of Mac.

I have a slick Mac Air that I take with me everywhere and a sexy iMac at home. To keep all my offline data synced, I find it easier sometimes just to restore my Mac Air to the iMac or vice versa. The restoring process is not difficult, just use the Migration Assistant with the connection to a Apple Time Machine. Continue reading “iMessage Not Showing on Multiple Mac”

eBooks: iBooks Author or Pages

I am a big fan of eBooks. I have many eBooks in formats other than .epub so I wanted to convert them into the proper eBook format – ePub. How difficult can it be? It turns out that its easy to make your own eBooks as long as you know the basic rules and tools.

Tools to use:

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How to Enable Trackpad Dragging on OS X

Problem:

I have recently updated the OS X to Yosemite on my Mac Air. All was good except that the “double tab on the trackpad to drag an item around the screen” function stopped working. I had a look around in the System Preference but couldn’t find anything. Mainly because I didn’t know that the “double tabbing on the trackpad to drag stuff on the screen” action was actually called “Trackpad Dragging“! Else, it would be so much easier to search the Mac or the Internet for a fix. I tried to live without of it but soon the annoyance was creeping up on me. After a bit of persistent research, I found where Apple hid the option to enable “Trackpad Dragging“. The following explains How to Enable Trackpad Dragging on OS X: Continue reading “How to Enable Trackpad Dragging on OS X”

RSPCA Pet Quiz Website

I’m giving myself a 🌟 for finishing a little volunteer project for RSPCA ACT. 🙂

The idea is to create a website that contains a Pet Quiz where people answer a few questions to find out what kind of pet is the best suitable for them. The logic for the website is pretty simple so I kept the design simple and clean too. The website is going to be used on iPads in RSPCA ACT’s booth at this year’s Florida (URL: http://rspcapetquiz.com).
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Publish Razor to GoDaddy via Visual Studio

It’s not difficult to find a few discussion forums on How to Publish Razor to GoDaddy via Visual Studio 2013 on Google. In this post, I will attempt to write down my own experiences and summarise some issues that I’ve encountered:

Tools to use:

  1. GoDaddy Windows (Plesk) shared hosting account that supports .Net 4.0
  2. Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Enterprise

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