Monday, April 23, 2018

Go Daddy Experiences Domain Forwarding Outage

Go Daddy is experiencing an outage that is causing domain names to fail to forward to their specified address on Monday April 23, 2018.  Subdomains and general website forwarding is failing with and without masking.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Using Quotes in Filemaker Code: How to Allow Quotation Marks in Phrases and Prevent Interpretation As Code Operators

There are times when you want quotation marks to appear in a natural world phrase in English language (for example) or a code within code for output of a Filemaker function. However, when you put quotation marks in Filemaker code, the quotation marks are interpreted as the boundaries of the phrase.

If you want quotations to appear as part of the functioning code, you need to put a backslash in front of each quotation mark.

For example, suppose you want a Filemaker calucation to automatically construct HTML code with the following styling (you want to prevent the quotes from being interpreted as code operators) ...

YOU WANT OUTPUT ...
<span style="background-color: red; color: white; font-size: x-large;">&nbsp;<strong><em>RELATED NEWS …&nbsp;</em></strong></span>

CODE REQUIRED ...
"<span style=\"background-color: red; color: white; font-size: x-large;\">&nbsp;<strong><em>" & SAMPLEFILEMAKER::samplefilemakerfield & " …&nbsp;</em></strong></span>"

Note: The very first quote defines the beginning of a desired text phrase. The second quote, preceded by a backslash defines the quotation mark that is need in the HTML code for the desired output.

The third instance of a quotation mark also defines a quotation mark that is need in the HTML code for the desired output.

The fourth instance of a quotation mark defines the end of a FileMaker text phrase.

The ampersand joins the text phrase with a field output.

The fifth instance of a quotation mark defines the beginning of a second text phrase.

The sixth and final instance of a quotation mark defines the end of the second text phrase.

See also ...
community.filemaker.com/thread/129671

Monday, April 2, 2018

Twitter Widget Settings Page Will Be Deprecated Summer 2018; Replaced by Emdbed Setup on publish.twitter.com

Twitter will be deprecating widget settings, and will be encouraging all users to use the embed link at the bottom of a timeline, or in the vertical ellipsis action menu in the upper right of a Twitter page, to access the embed code for a particular timeline. Users can also go direct to public.twitter.com.

The widget settings page will stop the functions of creating and editing widgets on May 25, 2018.

Widgets created with the widget settings page that have specific color settings for links or specific heights will no longer render the custom specifications. Twitter expects the content of the timelines will still function, except for timelines created using the search function.

Twitter hopes that user search timelines can be replaced with a user timeline, list timeline, collection timeline, or likes timeline. Twitter mentions that these methods will offer more fine-grained control over what Tweets show up on users webpages.


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Facebook Timeline Not Showing on Main Page But Shows on Posts Page

Timeline of posts is not showing on the main page for

https://www.facebook.com/pg/NewsZombies360/

but DOES show on Posts Link

https://www.facebook.com/pg/NewsZombies360/posts/?ref=page_internal

This might be occurring in some other pages as well. Check your Facebook business pages.

Occurred on this page …

Facebook.com/NewsZombies360

Saturday, November 4, 2017

How to Get Bcc Field or Blind Carbon Copy Field on Mac Mail

One common frustration regarding Apple design are the choices they make for default tasks in their software. Many times they change the default configurations in software upgrades.

You might ask, what the heck happened to Bcc? In the default configuration, Apple currently has the Bcc field configuration turned off, and only the cc field configuration turned on.

To turn Bcc on, you can simultaneously  type/press the Command-Option-B keys.

You can also go the VIEW menu and look for the option to check the Bcc Address Field. It will stay on in subsequent emails, unless you deselect it from the menu or press Command-Option-B again.

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cc means carbon copy, and bcc means blind carbon copy. The terms originate from old-fashioned paper letter when carbon paper was used to type a second letter underneath the original letter in a typewriter.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Apple Magic Keyboard Brings the Connected Numeric Keypad to the Table or Lap


Apple Magic Keyboard With Number Pad Review from zollotech.

The new Apple Magic Keyboard now offers a numeric keypad on a wireless keyboard from Apple.

The keyboard also offers recharging with a Lightning cable.

Users can use the keyboard wirelessly or directly connected with the Lightning cable.




Wednesday, October 18, 2017

How to See Phone Numbers and Unblock Numbers that Have Been Blocked on on iPhone

Touch the Settings icon on the Home Screen of your Apple iPhone.

Touch the listing for Phone, or Messages, or or FaceTime.

If "Phone" is touched, then touch Call Blocking and Identification, and a list of phone numbers blocked will appear.

If you want to unblock a phone number, touch "Edit" in the upper right corner of the phone, and red circles enclosing a minus sign will appear before each number listing.

Touch the red circle/minus sign, and the number will disappear from the list and the number will be unblocked.

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If "Messages" touched, scroll down to "Blocked" under the SMS/MMS heading, then touch Blocked, and a list of phone numbers blocked will appear.

If you want to unblock messaging from a phone number, touch "Edit" in the upper right corner of the phone, and red circles enclosing a minus sign will appear before each number listing.

Touch the red circle/minus sign, and the number will disappear from the list and the number will be unblocked.

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If "Facetime" is touched, scroll down to "Blocked" under the CALLS heading, then touch Blocked, and a list of phone numbers blocked will appear.

If you want to unblock FaceTime blocking from a phone number, touch "Edit" in the upper right corner of the phone, and red circles enclosing a minus sign will appear before each number listing.

Touch the red circle/minus sign, and the number will disappear from the list and the number will be unblocked.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Apple iPhone Reviews from WIRED and The Verge


WIRED's David Pierce reviews the new iPhone 8: No you can't unlock it with your face, but it's still a very nice phone with a great camera.

New features include ...

Wireless charging is slow, but convenient.

Battery life is about the same as Apple iPhone 7.

A new processor A11 Bionic with custom GPU and a separate chip for neural networks is reported to be fast.

Automatic white balance.

The camera and processor combined provide great capabilities for photography.



The Verge: The Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are pretty much the same as their predecessors, but with wireless charging capability, rear dual-camera system (on the iPhone 8 Plus) and Apple's new powerful A11 Bionic processor. 

The Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are similar to recent predecessors iPhones, but with wireless charging capability, rear dual-camera system (on the iPhone 8 Plus) and Apple's new powerful A11 Bionic processor.

Though the iPhone 8 basically has the same software as Apple’s new iPhone X, but lacks the futuristic edge-edge design of the iPhone X and Apple’s new Face ID.

The Apple iPhone 8 will start at $699 for a 64GB model, while the 8 Plus will start at $799 for 64GB of storage. Both phones will be available for preorder starting Friday, September 15th, with a release date a week later on September 22, 2017.