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) ...

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

"<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.

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Twitter Widget Settings Page Will Be Deprecated Summer 2018; Replaced by Emdbed Setup on

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

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.