At work we are always seeking how to make our websites use fewer resources and perform better. One of the performance increase was found by having Lowercase URLs. From the testing done, it resulted that Lowercase URLs make an average performance improvement of 10%. A big improvement with minimal effort.
How do you make sure that all the URLs are in lowercase? In MVC ASP.Net, you just need to add 1 line of code.
In our new project, using Angular, I needed to fill drop down lists in a form from a set of enums. One particular case was to set the below Status Enum as a drop down list.
public enum Status
Deactive = 1,
Active = 2,
Expired = 3,
Deleted = 4,
To do that, the best solution I found was to convert the enums to a list KeyValuePair items. How do you do that? Continue reading
Microsoft has a promotion with Bing Rewards and OneDrive that gives away 100GB of free OneDrive storage but was only limited to USA citizens. That has now changed.. and this promotion is now open to anyone in the world. So what are you waiting for? Visit this link and follow the steps to get your 100GB in your OneDrive account. Let me know in the comments if you managed to do it 🙂
A quick post, which you will find useful if you have the same issue with Office 365 and Outlook, though it can also be applied to Exchange as well.
It’s been weeks that I’ve tried to empty my Deleted Items folder in Outlook and every time it shows the following error: Continue reading
During the World Cup, I like watching the matches. But sometimes when I’m on the PC, I watch the matches in a browser. The problem is that when I open a new window, it will load on top of the browser, hiding the game. After a while, it becomes tedious. So I found the solution in this little nifty app.
Thanks for asking Cortana 🙂 and thanks for making my Windows Phone better. Yesterday Microsoft released Windows Phone 8.1 to all Windows Phone developers. To download you have to have a Windows Phone Store account and the app Preview for Developers installed on your phone. One of the most awaited features of the 8.1 update was Cortana, Microsoft’s new personal assistant for Windows Phone. It takes her name from Cortana, the AI in Halo, and it can help you with all your daily needs, set reminders, check the weather and much more. Continue reading
If you’re using CrashPlan for your online backup, and got the following message “Connecting to backup destination” (I have received this message for the last week), the solution to start backing up again is the following:
- Open Local Services
- Find “Crashplan Backup Service”
- Right Click > Stop
- Wait till the Status is blank (not Running)
- Right Click > Start
And voilà, CrashPlan will start backing up again.
Just found this post on Gizmodo listing some tricks you should know for the new year 2013. My favourite one? The above.. How to organise a box of tangled cords. You can find some tricks that you will certainly use here! Happy new Year!
Did you know that you can set multiple border styles for the sides of divs and images. By using the following css script, you can define any multiple borders you want:
By using this with another css trick, the border radius, you can set some nice effects when hovering images. The radius css is below (all three must be include to work in all browsers):
Do you have some more simple tricks? Let me know in the comments 😉 Happy CSSing!
So we where on a plane directed to Egypt with all the gadgets we could get to make a pleasant trip and view movies! The list included:
- a Tablet,
- one USB drives full of movies
- another USB drive full of TV Shows
- a micro SD Card with music tracks
- my Nokia Lumia with movies and TV shows for backup (just in case the tablet dies out)
- two headphones
- a jack splitter to use for both of us.
But there was one thing we didn’t get: a tablet Stand!! Continue reading