• Software

    AltaLux filter for IrfanView is now open-source!

    I have just released the new version of the AltaLux plug-in for IrfanView on GitHub, clone it now! There are some good reasons for taking a peek: having a look at how to write a plugin for IrfanView discovering how the AltaLux algorithm works comparing different ways to divide the…

  • Software

    The best Diff so far

    We recently heard about two really far branches in our codebase. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is finding the changes and merging them. So I try a GIT diff within Atlassian SourceTree, my GIT client of choice, and the result is unusable: the developers not only made…

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    Opening password-protected PowerPoint presentations

    PowerPoint presentations can arrive in different file formats: PPT is the default file extension for saving presentations in PowerPoint 2003 and earlier versions. PPTX is the default file extension for saving presentations in PowerPoint 2007 and later versions. PPS is the the show mode extension in PowerPoint 2003 and earlier…

  • Web

    Fixing DB problems in Joomla

    Sometimes, this site goes down, and the following homepage appears: The jos_session gets corrupted, a frequent issue with Joomla 1.5.x installations. Luckily, fixing this issue is quite simple, just log into the phpMyAdmin site (usually at the following address: http://www.mywebsite.com/phpMyAdmin) and open the joomla database Locate the jos_session table, then…

  • Software

    Fixing Here Maps in Windows Phone 8

    After the map updates on mid-May, both the HERE Maps and Drive apps for Windows Phone 8 stopped working, even worse, launching them made the phone reboot. The obvious fix would be an hard reset of the phone, but that would mean a lot of work, backing up everything. Here…