Ever been sloppy and left a bunch of junk at the beginning of a screen recording figuring to trim it up later? Easy, just grab a free MP4 trimming tool and clean it up, right? Ah… no.
If Microsoft Word and PowerPoint don’t recognize fonts styles other than bold or italic even if other styles are installed, there is a hack.
I found the perfect font to use for titles in a presentation, Raleway Semi-bold. I installed it and when I went back to PowerPoint, I had two options: bold and italic. So, where’s semi-bold? A quick search found that it’s a MS-Office problem. A hack around it was to remove all other variations of the bold font, except for the semi-bold. This would be great unless I wanted to use the actual bold font. My solution was to rename the Semi-Bold Raleway font and install it as a “new” font.
Calibre’s defaults for converting ePub to PDF produce a crappy document. Here’s how to solve that problem.
Are you getting ugly pdfs with no margins and odd font sizes without page numbers? Have no fear, there is a very EASY way to solve this problem (well, easy if someone tells you how to do it).
Duplicator is a plugin to backup, migrate, copy or clone a site from one location to another.
I wrote a recipe up some time ago to do a localhost database restore using Duplicator, but never prettied it up. Since it might be of use to someone in the future (like me), I’m going to go head and publish it.
Back in the day, you didn’t have to worry about “devices.” Now, we’re all modern. We have stylish CSS that makes HTML look hipster-good on any screen size you can imagine. To do all this you need css code, lots of code.
These frameworks don’t know what you want, so they give you EVERYTHING. You have a screen the size of you large toenail? Not a problem, but the typical websites uses less than 80% of all the framework css code.
The price you pay for a kitchen sink framework is speed. Luckily, if you have a need for speed, you can trim out the CSS fat using unCSS.
Underscores is an online tool for creating a starter theme in WordPress.
It saves a lot of time because it inserts the name of the theme with an underscore in the variable names in a boilerplate theme. If you activate this theme, it’s just basic text and nothing else.
There’s still more to do to create a WP theme, but it certainly is better than rolling your own.
NetBeans is a free IDE for developing software.
These are barebones install instructions.
Virtualbox (current version 5.0.10) is free software for creating virtual machines, VMs. These are other computer operating systems and programs running in a self-contained window on your operating system.
Avira 15.0.15 is a free antivirus software that I’ve used for years.
The long and short of this post is that there is a conflict with these versions causing error messages to pop up.