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Friday, July 25, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Cool new games

The performance of browsers is getting to a point where playing a game online in a browser is no different to playing it the old-fashioned standalone way.



Heroes of Might and Magic is in beta. See http://heroes-online.com



BabylonJS has some demos on their site http://www.babylonjs.com



Also looking fun is http://www.goat-simulator.com/. Not JavaScript but looks open-ended and cool.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mini-PC NUC - Core i5-4250U - Mini Barebone PC

Miniature-sized PC. Decent characteristics, price.



Mini-PC NUC - Core i5-4250U - Mini Barebone PC | MIFcom - PC Online-Shop


[Guide]APK Downloader Chrome Extension | ApkLeecher.com

APK Leecher has a Chrome Extension that allows one to download apps from Play Store.

As I am unable to download one particular (free) application, for some crazy reason like geographical location or whatever, although I have an account with the company, this extension should help out with that nuissance.



[Guide]APK Downloader Chrome Extension | ApkLeecher.com


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Apk Leecher

Some Android apps have nasty limitations on Google Play store. One such app is Bloomberg+. While it is true that it has issues on different devices, it is also true that it does not work on a tablet after it was flashed with a custom ROM, which is an updated version of the official ROM. The app that worked fine does not worked after the identification of the ROM has changed. This annoying although it errs on the safe side for an average user.

The helpful site in this case is Apk Leecher. It claims that it downloads the files from Play Store. Well, I took the risk, downloaded the Bloomberg+ app and everything seems fine.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Linking Google site to a custom domain

As this process was a bit messed up in the past, here are the steps that currently work when mapping a site on Google Sites to a custom domain:
  1. Create a site on Google Sites
  2. Go to Google Webmaster Tools, Add a Site, type the custom domain name. This will provide instructions on registering the domain. Option of adding a TXT record is quite simple so I'll use that.
  3. Go to your domain provider control panel. Add a TXT record for the custom domain. For the value, use the code generated above.
  4. Back to Google Sites, go to Settings -> Manage Site -> Web Address. Type in the custom (full) address into the input box and click Add button at the top of the page.
That's it. The domain should be recognized immediately.
The instructions from Google are here.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

reporting services - How to get rid of blank pages in PDF exported from SSRS - Stack Overflow

Here is a solution to remove a blank page at the end of SSRS reports.



reporting services - How to get rid of blank pages in PDF exported from SSRS - Stack Overflow: " set the "report property" called ConsumeContainerWhitespace to True (the default is false)"




Monday, July 07, 2014

PayPal migrating to Node.js, talk

A talk on PayPal migrating to Node.js from Java



(1) Node.js: What companies are using Node.js in production? - Quora



In the first answer there is the talk video embedded.

angularjs - Using angular and backbone in the same app

Adding new functionality with Angular JS to a page with existing Backbone.js pieces, would sometimes affect the behaviour of  Backbone router. Simply adding target="_self" to links containing Backbone routes seems to do the trick.

Source: angularjs - Using angular and backbone in the same app - Stack Overflow

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