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Balky calendar entry in iOS

Tuesday, 16. December 2014

calendar-icon-iphoneIf you connected your iPhone to a Microsoft Exchange Server you are always in sync with e.g. calendar dates. But in very rare situations you get an event invitation which does not disappear from the calendar inbox after confirmation. You cannot delete it on your iPhone nor in Outlook.

The trouble maker is the iPhone calendar database. To solve this issue you just have to disconnect the MS-Exchange calendar from your iPhone temporarily and then reconnect it.


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Zemanta’s Related Posts migration to qTranslate-Plus

Sunday, 23. November 2014

Wordpress-LogoThe Zemanta’s Related Posts WordPress Plug-in works very well  with qTranslate. But it does not with qTranslate-Plus. Since the original qTranslate is deprecated many blogger have to switch to qTranslate-Plus. Plug-ins which works well with the original plug-in does not with the successor. The reason is the prefix of qTranslate-Plus functions in comparison to the original qTranslate. I described this in my post qTranslate-Plus Migration.

You just have to find the appropriate files which contain the qTranslate function calls. But a lot of plug-ins contain a lot of files. So it is hard to find the files in question. Zemanta’s Related Posts plug-in is such an example.


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qTranslate-Plus migration

Sunday, 23. November 2014

Wordpress-LogoPeople who use qTranslate as their multi-language plug-in for WordPress run into trouble for a while. The Developer Qian Qin does not seem to work on the plug-in anymore. The last version is not compatible with the WordPress version 3.8.2 or higher. Fortunately Mirko Papa Salvatore from Prima Pagina in Italy forked qTranslate and provides qTranslate Plus.

So it is self-evident to migrate to qTranslate-Plus rather than WPML. Unfortunately the migration is not as easy as expected. This How-To describes the migration of a multi-language WordPress (WP) blog from qTranslate (qT) to qTranslate-Plus (qT+). […]

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inotify_add_watch failed in Octave’s GUI

Wednesday, 10. September 2014

Octave-LogoVersion 3.8 of Octave has an unofficial and experimental GUI similar to Matlab. But on my Linux Mint 17 (Quiana), based on Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahir), I got a warning:

QInotifyFileSystemWatcherEngine::addPaths: inotify_add_watch failed: No space left on device. It does not appear in the console mode. I send a bug report and got a prompt fix. Thanks to Mike Miller of the Octave team for assistance and the fix. It was a system configuration issue and not really the fault of Octaves’s developers.

Find the fix below. It should work in Ubuntu 14.04 and in other distributions based on Ubuntu, too. […]

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Install Dislin 10.4 on Ubuntu 14.04

Thursday, 15. May 2014

The installation of DISLIN on Ubuntu can be a pain if you do not have some background information. I wrote 2012 a how-to about the installation of Dislin 10.2 on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin). Now Trusty Tahr (Ubuntu 14.04) is out and I updated my how-to.

There are not so many changes but with gfortran 4.8 the option -static-libgfortran works in comparison to Precise and makes your application independent from gfortran. Furthermore the how-to describes how you get rid of the dependency of a Dislin installation. This is nice if you want to share your app with others. You just stuck on the Motif dependency.

Please find the updates in the article “Install Dislin on Ubuntu“.

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Install and Setup Code::Blocks for Fortran on GNU/Linux

Monday, 3. March 2014

codeblocks-tuxA new IDE for Fortran is in town. Beneath Photran the IDE Code::Blocks is available. Since Photran is specialised for Fortran, CodeBlocks is made for C/C++ programmers in the first place. But Darius Markauskas developed a plugin and provides a special Fortran version of CodeBlocks.

This How-To is for GNU/Linux and Fortran novices and shows how to install CodeBlocks for Fortran system-wide on GNU/Linux (here on Mint), compile your first program and get it run.


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Using one Lightroom catalog on Mac and PC

Monday, 3. February 2014

Lightroom-LogoAdobe allows to install Lightroom on two computers independently of the platform. You can install Lightroom on a MacBook and on a Windows-PC without breaking the license.

But it is possible to access the same photos and the same catalog from both devices?

This how-to shows how you can setup your photo pool and your Lightroom catalog to access them sequentially from a Mac OS X- and a Windows-PC.

Two scenarios will be discussed. The use of a NAS-Server from Synology with its Cloudstation service and just a external hard drive.


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Link in Netbeans’ JDialog

Sunday, 26. January 2014

netbeans-iconIt is often desired to add a link on a JDialog. E.g. for the application homepage or for a service e-mail.

Unfortunately it is not as easy as expected because Java’s Swing does not have a link component or similar at all. But it is possible to configure a JLabel to behaves as a link.

This tutorial shows Java novices how to make a link from a Swing JLabel component in Netbeans using the GUI-Buider Matisse.


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Problem with JDialog in Netbeans?

Saturday, 25. January 2014

netbeans-iconNetbeans supports Java programmer a lot. Especially in designing graphical user interfaces (GUIs). Matisse –  the built-in GUI-Builder – is a great help in building GUIs exploratively.

Unfortunately you run in errors if you use Netbeans’ JDialog template in existing projects. But solving this issue is not a big deal.

This how-to describes how to integrate a JDialog in an existing project and how you have to invoke it. Of course this tutorial is made for novices.


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Make Java apps pinnable to taskbar

Thursday, 23. January 2014

Java-LogoJava apps run on a lot of platforms. But this is not always a pro. Platform dependent functions are often not realizable with Java per se. One of this function is the ability to pin the application to the Windows taskbar.

This how-to describes how to make Java apps pinnable to Windows taskbar via the exe-wrappe Jsmooth.


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