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There are 290 pages currently on this site. 233 blog posts, 51 knowledgebase pages, 6 about pages and 0 project pages.

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📖 Kb | 📎 Development, Microsoft, Software | 🔖 microsoft, office, outlook, vba

Macro to open a web URL from Outlook

Many of us spend most of our work time in a few applications such as Outlook (email) and a web browser. This example macro for Microsoft Outlook will let you add a button to the Outlook Ribbon that will open a specific website URL.

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📖 Posts | 📎 Development, Microsoft, Software | 🔖 couchdb, microsoft, office, outlook

Outlook 2013 URL Protocol Handler

Outlook has a custom URL protocol that allows interaction with different elements such as folders, mail and calendar items and contacts, Since Outlook 2007, this has been restricted for use only within Outlook itself but there are some tremendous opportunities for use from simple web systems. This post explains how to turn it on, even for Outlook 2013 (Office 365 version). It also gives pointers to other articles on how to use the protocol.

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Privacy Policy & Disclosure

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📖 Posts | 📎 Software, Windows | 🔖 exif, iptc, win7, xmp

Windows 7 supports IPTC in JPEG Picture Files! (Not quite – Adobe XMP actually)

Update 2018-04-22: Reformatted after move from WordPress to Hugo. Wow! I’ve just discovered by accident that Windows 7 beta supports a few IPTC XMP attributes in picture files. At last, Microsoft supporting standards! Above is a screen shot from the properties of a test picture. The Description and Origin sections seem to be standard IPTC fields and I checked them out using iTag. In iTag the Title attribute comes out as both the Title and the Description.

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📖 Posts | 📎 Windows | 🔖 batch, configuration, scripting, vista, win7

How-to show a Message of the Day (MOTD) at the Windows Command Prompt

One of the features available under UNIX is the Message of the Day (MOTD). This is run every time you start a command prompt and displays the content of a file. In addition, the UNIX shells allow all sorts of stuff to be run and configured every time you start a new prompt using the .profile and .bashrc command files. Windows users don’t generally expect that kind of flexibility from their command prompts.


📖 Posts | 📎 Blogging | 🔖 hugo, hosting

Migrated from WordPress to Hugo and Netlify

The migration from WordPress is now completed. This blog and the new Knowledgebase are generated using Hugo and hosted with Netlify.

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📖 Kb | 📎 Development | 🔖 jekyll, static site generators, markdown, kramdown

How to create a page toc

If you want to generate a table of contents list (toc) for a markdown file, you can use the native Kramdown feature.

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📖 Kb | 📎 Development | 🔖 jekyll, static site generators, disqus

Add Disqus to Jekyll pages

Example code to add to every page as a footer to enable the Disqus comments service.

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📖 Kb | 📎 Development | 🔖 jekyll, static site generators

Jekyll/Liquid Variable Filters

A comprehensive list of filters available to modify/format Jekyll variables.

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📖 Kb | 📎 Development | 🔖 jekyll, static site generators

Jekyll/Liquid Tags

This is a list of tags that can be used in Jekyll.

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📖 Kb | 📎 Development | 🔖 jekyll, static site generators

Jekyll and Liquid reference information

Some reference sites and links for Jekyll and Liquid.

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📖 Kb | 📎 Development | 🔖 jekyll, static site generators

How to generate a list of pages in a given folder

The following code automatically generates a list of pages that exist in a given folder.

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📖 Kb | 📎 Development | 🔖 jekyll, static site generators

How to generate a list of collection documents

The following code automatically generates a list of collection documents. It assumes that the collection uses output: true and optionally includes a collection title and description defined in the _config.yml configuration file.

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📖 Kb | 📎 Development | 🔖 jekyll, static site generators, github, github pages

List of problems and issues with Jekyll and GitHub Pages

While sites generated using GitHub pages can use Jekyll to enhance them, there are some limitations and, it seems, a number of problems.

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📖 Kb | 📎 Development | 🔖 jekyll, static site generators

Jekyll default variables

These are the default attributes (variables) that you get with each part of the Jekyll domain.