Quick Tips: How to get your Facebook and Google calendars in the same view

In looking for a replacement for Sunrise.am (which shuts down next week), I keep being stymed by my inability to find a calendar that can do everything. I have a work calendar on Outlook, a personal calendar on Google, and my steampunk group uses Facebook events. I can typically find an app that will do two of […]

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Quick Tips: How to set an mp3 as a ringtone for a person in Android KitKat

This was frustrating enough that I wanted to document it, as it’s surprisingly complicated. Let’s say you have a sound file on your computer — maybe a baby laughing that you want to set for the baby’s mom’s ringtone, or something like that. Legally recorded MP3 files, let’s assume, for the purposes of demonstration. How […]

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Quick tip: Passing parameters from Jenkins to Maven

I saw bits and pieces of information all over the internet about parameters and properties and command-line arguments, but what I was looking for I didn’t find: a simple, straightforward explanation of how to use a Paramaterized Build in Jenkins to pass arguments through to the jUnit tests that run the functional tests that I’ve […]

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Quick Tip: KDE for Windows looking bad

For most of you, the takeaway from this Quick Tip will probably be “You can run KDE applications on Windows?”. To which I say, yes! Check out https://windows.kde.org/ if you’re interested. For the un-linux-savvy, KDE is a desktop environment for Linux; I personally have been using Konversation as my IRC client ever since I was stuck with […]

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Quick Tip: Increasing the file upload limit in WordPress

If you do a google search for “increase file upload limit wordpress” or some combination of similar words, you see the same advice repeated all over: change your php.ini file so it reads something like upload_max_filesize = 10M post_max_size = 10M (possibly including an execution time variable as well), and/or change your .htaccess to read: […]

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