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Hardware Webcam

Breaking Bad (Laptop) – Part 1 – The Cam

How the webcam from an old laptop was turned into a USB camera

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JavaScript Sharepoint

SharePoint 2013 – Disable multiple columns in Quick Edit

Until SP 2010, the datasheet was quite useful but rudimentary. It was an ActiveX control that did not allow any alterations to be made. With 2013, Microsoft came up with a slightly (very slightly)¬†better replacement called the Quick Edit. Quick Edit uses HTML5, has a better layout and uses JSGrid to render the data. Check […]

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Sharepoint

SharePoint 2010 – This page is not using a valid page layout

Migrating content from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 is a pain. Especially with sites that have publishing enabled. Sometimes the migrated pages really feel uncomfortable in their new environment and show this error:

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Sharepoint

SharePoint Episode CCXIII: A New Dope

Yes, its official! SharePoint 2013 is now available for us. Before I begin my rant on why the days of a SharePoint custom developer are numbered, here is a sneak peek into the new features of SP 2013

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Sharepoint

Sharepoint 2010 – Execute Workflow only on change of a particular list column

Sharepoint 2010 allows for automating tasks through Workflows. These tasks may range from approval to coordinating group efforts to issue tracking.¬†SharePoint¬†Designer is used to create Declarative Workflows. A declarative workflow is built from conditions and actions. These are arranged into rules and steps that set the parameters for the workflow. Did I mention all this […]

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Android

About Bricks and Boot options – Samsung Galaxy Y

The beauty of having an Android phone – Things always go wrong! It is a great opportunity to learn more about the technology that makes your phone tick. Unlike the Black Box from the fruit company. What happens when you brick your phone? How do you unbrick it without shelling out a huge sum to […]

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JQuery Sharepoint

Sharepoint 2010 – Add a ‘Last Updated’ column in custom List

A ‘Last Updated’ column would have been cool feature for Sharepoint 2010 Lists. One look at the list and you would know how much time has elapsed since the items were updated. Something like, ‘This list item was updated 3 days ago’.

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Android

Android App Development 101

With the release of Jelly Bean, Android developers are abuzz with even bigger expectations. Meanwhile, a lot of programmers are trying to get in on the action. If you want to start on Android App Development too, read on… (Note: Due to other engagements, this is just a primer and not a fully documented HOW […]

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Android

So I’m rooted, Now what?

Rooting is the first thing a geek does to his Android phone. Some don’t even wait for the warranty period to get over before flashing their ROM with a custom one. Jumping on the bandwagon, you root your phone. But you can’t figure out what’s the big deal with rooting anyway. Your phone had all […]

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Android

Android – Battery went haywire after flashing ROM

  Nerds love Android! There is so much to discover and play around with in the Android sub-system. Moreover, if you don’t like something in your phone, you might as well change it yourself. Don’t like the default camera? There’s an app for that! Need more control on the Android, root it and flash a […]