RSSArchive for February, 2013

Feb

28

Create Your Own Twitter WordPress Widget

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You don’t need a bulky third party plugin in order to create an interactive Twitter widget for your WordPress site. Twitter’s 1.1 API offers Embedded Timelines which allow your visitors to reply and Retweet directly from your website.

First go to the Widgets page in your Twitter settings. Click Create new to setup the new widget.
twitter settings

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Feb

27

Install Ubuntu in a VirtualBox Virtual Machine

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1. Download and install the latest version of VirtualBox. (4.2.6 at the time of this article)

2. Download an ISO of the latest version of Ubuntu. (12.10 at the time of this article)
Note: If your current operating system is 32bit you must select the 32bit ISO. If your OS is 64bit, you can choose either the 32bit or 64bit ISO. If you are not sure, choose the 32bit.

Set up the Virtual Machine

3. Start VirtualBox and click New to create a new Virtual Machine.
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Feb

27

Access Local Drives over Remote Desktop Connection

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It’s possible to access your local drives over a Remote Desktop Connection by enabling a setting which is disabled by default. First open the RDC client and click the Show Options button at the bottom. Go to the Local Resources tab and then the More… button in the Local devices and resources section:
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Feb

25

VirtualBox Error: Cannot Create the Machine Folder in the Parent Folder

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If you receive an error in VirtualBox such as:

Cannot create the machine folder ___ in the parent folder ___. Please check that the parent really exists and that you have permissions to create the machine folder.

You can usually resolve this by updating the Default Machine Folder in the VirtualBox settings. Open the settings by going to the File -> Preferences menu. Under the General section update the Default Machine Folder to a valid path.
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Feb

22

Check if Element is Hidden with jQuery

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You can use jQuery to check if an element on a web page is hidden using $(element).is(":hidden"). This will check both CSS properties and methods such as jQuery’s .hide() or .toggle().

if ($('#elementID').is(':hidden')) {
  // true if element is hidden
}

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Feb

22

Undo Last Git Commit

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Rolling back your most recent Git commit is very easy. Below are examples for two different scenarios.

Delete last commit and restore files to previous state:

git reset --hard HEAD~1

Delete last commit but keep files as they are:

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Feb

22

Poll: Do you own a tablet?

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Do you own a tablet?

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