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Android Studio: Change the Cache Location (AndroidStudioBeta)

September 30, 2014Category: IT
Android Studio (AS) creates a directory .AndroidStudioBeta (which will likely be .AndroidStudio once it's launched officially). This happens for each user and looks like a cache directory, where local bits are stored. Unfortunately, the size of mine (after only a couple of projects) is of about…

Smart-Monitor your Site via e.g. Pingdom

June 20, 2014Category: IT
I use pingdom to check if one of my sites is up and running, getting an email if the root index.html page doesn't behave. I just read the single most interesting piece to use pingdom to check your whole site: I recommend creating an internal status page which automatically checks all the…

Fix Crazy/Jumping Cursor on a MacBook (Pro)

June 17, 2014Category: IT
A couple of days ago, my baby managed to take a jab at my laptop (several actually), and hit the both keyboard and the trackpad. I don't know how, but this managed to get the cursor to jump all over the screen, some clicks triggered, some virtual screens swapped... Wonderful! TL;DR : Plug in a…

Change a Domain Renewal Order on Blacknight Solutions

June 11, 2014Category: IT
Recently I've received a renewal order for domain hosting on Blacknight . Last time, the domain was renewed last year and I wanted to renew it for a longer period (3 years). After a brief chat with the billing customer support, I've came up with a list of simple steps, which I'll be enumerating…

Renew a Payment on Blacknight Manually

June 11, 2014Category: IT
As part of making a multi-annual order for a domain (instead of single-year), I needed to create manually a domain renewal order. Here are the steps I used. First, log in onto your control panel (if you're not already logged in). Then, form the list of owned domains, select the domain you want to…

Search exact string in a file on Windows

June 6, 2014Category: IT
The other day I found a file with a peculiar format and I needed to find it again. There are two problems I've encountered: Size: It's one of 20,000,000 XML files Search: I need to find a file containing a string "xocs:doi", which is not interpreted as a single word (due to the colon character, of…

Root a LG G2 on OSX

May 19, 2014Category: IT
I've got a LG G2 the other day to replace my old Galaxy Nexus (RIP). I've seen a lot of info about benefits of having different ROMs like Cyanogen, and I've decided to have a go. However, in order to do it, I needed to root the phone... on OSX. Since all tutorials show the windows install, here are…

Create and send an appointment request correctly in Outlook

March 28, 2014Category: IT
The other day I've received an attachment win an appointment as an attachment. This is not really the way to get people to come to your meeting. So, I'm listing the correct way here for future reference: Open Outlook (if you don't already have it open) Go to the calendar view. It should look like…

Simulate INSert key on mac OSX

December 3, 2013Category: IT
Every once in a while I use MC ( Midnight Commander ) on OSX, simply because after all these years the two-pane file manager is still easier and quicker to use than the Finder. TL;DR : use <CTRL>+T to simulate INS key. Origins In my PC days, I used Norton Commander to do file operations. In my…

Simple steps to deploy app to Heroku

August 9, 2013Category: IT
The past days I've been trying to find a cloud provider to deploy an app to. So, until docker becomes a bit easier and flynn up and running, I'll stick with one of the known ones, i.e. heroku . I've been trying to get a simple list of heroku deployment steps for a while and after watching a…
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