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Loosing data on Google docs..

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MAC vs PC for coding

Regarding security and compatibily, Macs are praised for their security and lack of spyware and viruses while Windows has tons of software, much more than what is available for Macs. In terms of development, using a PC to work in Visual Studio and SQL server is more convenient, while Macs are more convenient for OS X or iPhone.

Sharing code efficiently with Teletype by Github

Github has promoted the new Teletype for Atom, as a new way to dive the right code with remote collaborators. Work in team in real time with different configurations in different programming environment on any file in Atom, is now possible

Download photo previews available on FinisherPix website for a particular event

FinisherPix (reachable at https://www.finisherpix.com/) offers a commercial service of providing photos (of and for the participants) of different (sport) events all around the world. After selecting the event of interest, there is a possibility to see all photos of that chosen event as previews (in a low resolution and with watermark on each of them) in the bunches of at most 16 photos per page (4 rows with 4 photos in each row).

Manage server restarts by (administrator) user through web interface

The (privileged/administrator) user without particular system administration knowledge and specific direct access rights to the server should be able to manage server restarts through web interface. The operating system of the server is Debian, the HTTP web server is Apache Tomcat, and the user access Java application. It should be possible that the respective user knows the next scheduled restart time, postpones or re-schedules the restart times.

Ensure secure data transmission over HTTPS in the absence of officially issued digital certificate

The transmission of (sensitive) data between server and client should be secured, in particular against eavesdropping and man-in-the-middle attack. The client accesses data (which is stored on the server) over HTTP through specific web interface. Hence, the client-server communication should be adapted to HTTP over TLS/SSL (i.e. HTTPS). There is no possibility to receive an officially issued digital certificate from one of the well-known certification authorities (CA). The solution should be simple, and the implementation may not take longer than ca. 2 hours.

How to disable the mobile version of a website when using a smartphone

In these days it is normal that many web pages have a computer version but also a mobile version.If a website has a mobile version, it is usually shown by default once it detects that the user is visiting from a mobile device, and it is very helpful because it will allow the web to be seen better, easier to navigate and much less resources to be downloaded . However, this is not always the case; Some mobile versions are worse, difficult to understand and take too many clicks to see some information. So, in some cases it will be better to go back to the desktop version.

How to delete a saved password

When we access a page with a password google chrome asks us if we want to save this password. If the answer is yes, this password is saved and every time we try to access this page we will have the password already saved. But maybe we don't want anymore to have this password saved or even we update the password of the page and we need to delete the previous one in order to save the new one.

Visual studio code random crashes on Windows

Visual studio code as a open source code editor has many flaws on windows compared to the osx version. The editor can crash in random occasions, works much slower than the osx version and takes a long time to run.

User interaction needed to play an audio HTML element in iOS WebView

To be able to play an audio HTML element in iOS, user interaction is required. No event listeners will be called (loadeddata, canplay) untill then.

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