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How to Display “accesskey” shortcuts in Google Chrome (and much more)

Have you ever heard about access keys? Well, I did. And I loved them. Your productivity can be so improved when surfing a web page by avoiding to use the mouse and by using shortcuts, instead. The bad thing about access keys is that they’re often hidden, by default, in the web pages. This doesn’t … Continue reading

Numbered lists in Emacs

Imagine that you’re using Emacs and you have a list of items that you would like to convert into a numbered list. We’re going from: first second third To: 1. first 2. second 3. third Obviously, there are many ways to achieve this, but one is to use the Emacs Keyboard Macro Counter. Put the … Continue reading

How to block people from inviting you to Facebook events

Never had a friend or someone continuously inviting you to parties and all that kind of events having place in the opposite part of the world and in which you’re not interested at all? Did you kindly ask to these guys and to their friends not to invite you anymore and they didn’t listen to … Continue reading

How to integrate Firefox and Emacs

Sometimes, when you edit a textarea on a web page (for example, to write a new post on your blog), you would really like to use an external text editor for that. I personally love Emacs, I’m addicted to its shortcuts and key bindings and I would love to use it, for example, for searching … Continue reading

Screencast: Joomla Flickr How To

Here’s explained how to download, install and configure the latest version of my Joomla! Flickr component.

Joomla and Gmail How To

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to use Gmail as SMTP server to send emails from my Joomla website. HereĀ is explained what I did to make everything working. First of all, I edited my configuration.php file to contain the following settings: var $mailer = ‘SMTP Server'; var $mailfrom = ‘MY_GMAIL_ADDRESS'; var $smtpauth = ‘1’; … Continue reading

How to Enable Google Real Time Search

Google just revealed real-time search. Here’s the original article: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/12/relevance-meets-real-time-web.html If you’re wondering how to enable it, well… Real time search will be available for everyone in a few days. If it’s still not active for you, just do the following: Go to http://www.google.com Search for something Edit the URL so it contains: &esrch=RTSearch&tbs=rltm%3A1. For … Continue reading

Php from Command Line

A really simple, still useful tip for php developers. It is possible to execute a php command directly from the command line by doing the following: php -r ‘COMMAND’ For example: php -r ‘echo substr(“hello world”, 6);’ Enjoy!

Mercurial – Verbose Pull

Are you pulling from a Mercurial repository and it’s taking too long? Do you want to know which files are being pulled into your local machine? Did you try hg –verbose pull and it didn’t help? Then, try the following: hg –debug -v pull Cheers.

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