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  • SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE AND UNSUCCESSFUL PEOPLE

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    Successful-Unsuccessful-Infographic-700x823

    There are two types of people: successful people and unsuccessful people. There are distinct actions people who are successful take that probably keep their counterparts from achieving.

    Successful people often do not hold grudges and they do not allow themselves to get distracted by short term enjoyment. An unsuccessful person will spend a lot of time doing things that are extremely unproductive like going out more than they should or binge watching a TV show. Successful people keep their minds stimulated through engaging in new topics and ideas.

    Successful people realize that they are only successful because of the network, big or small, that they have created a long the way. Some unsuccessful people rarely pay respect to those who helped them during their life. Successful people often know how to persevere and strive for more while unsuccessful people do not set goals and they do not keep organized  like they claim to.

    Successful people build up the world around them. They compliment and encourage others. Those that don’t seldom have much to show; they can often criticize and portray themselves in negatives away.

    While these two types of people lead their lives in two greatly different ways, they do have something in common; they try. Being successful or unsuccessful does not define you. As long as you keep going in whatever you do, you’ll achieve more than you could have the day before.

    Go on – Be Successful!

    Credits: http://www.dailyinfographic.com/successful-people-unsuccessful-people?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DailyInfographic+%28Daily+Infographic%29 

  • CITRIX – GOOGLE CHROME – LAUNCH.ICA FILE

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Development, Mac OS X, Windows

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    Presenting Problem

    You click to launch your applications in Google Chrome and the application does not launch. Instead, you see a launch.ica file downloaded from Google Chrome or the launch.ica file is opened up by some incompatible program on your computer (such as by another web browser or a Microsoft Office application).

    Background

    The launch.ica file is a Citrix file used by your web browser to virtualize your Citrix applications. This file is usually downloaded silently from Chrome and opened automatically by the Citrix application installed on your local computer. However, a recent update to Chrome has changed this usual process.

    Google released the Version 42.0 update to Chrome on April 15, 2015. As a part of this update, Chrome now handles certain web content differently. For Citrix , Instead of downloading and automatically launching the launch.ica file like in the past, Chrome now just downloads the file instead. Depending on other local settings, your computer may try to automatically open the launch.ica file with an incompatible program as well.

    Most users have Chrome set to update automatically, hence your Chrome may have already updated to the latest version without your knowledge.

    Solution

    To resolve, we need to tell Google Chrome to continue to automatically open the launch.ica files instead of just download them.

    1. Attempt to launch a Citrix application
    2. When you see the launch.ica file appear at the bottom of your web browser, click on the little arrow next to it and choose Always open files of this type

      • Google Chrome - Version 42.0.2311.90 Update.png

    3. Restart Google Chrome
    4. Log back into Citrix and launch your application again

    Additional Steps

    If the above changes did not resolve your issue, then the Google Chrome update may have affected the default program that your computer uses to open .ica file types. As a result, you need to adjust the default program that opens .ica files on your local computer.

    For Windows Users:

    1. Launch the Control Panel
    2. Open the Default Programs menu (this is under Programs if you are in Category View)
    3. Choose to Associate a file type or protocol with a program
    4. Find the .ica file type and choose to Change program…
    5. Browse to C:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\ICA Client (you can paste this in the Open with… window)
      • Depending on your computer settings, the appropriate directory might be C:\Program Files\Citrix\ICA Client if the (x86) directory doesn’t exist
    6. Select wfcrun32 from the above directory to set the Citrix Connection Manager as the default program to launch .ica files
    7. Restart Google Chrome
    8. Log back into Citrix and launch your application again

    For Mac Users:

    1. Locate the launch.ica file downloaded from Chrome (typically in your Downloads folder)
    2. Right-click (control + click) on the launch.ica file and select Open With > Other
    3. Browse to your Applications
    4. Select the Citrix Receiver,check the Always Open With checkbox, and click Open

    Credits: https://harborcloud.zendesk.com/entries/81554985-Google-Chrome-Click-to-launch-an-application-and-see-a-launch-ica-file

  • HOW TO RESET A WORDPRESS PASSWORD FROM PHPMYADMIN

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Development, Open Source, Wordpress

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    How to Reset a WordPress Password from phpMyAdmin

    Knowing how to reset your WordPress password from phpMyAdmin is one of the essential things you should know about because for some reason if your site is hacked, or something else, you are no longer able to login to your admin panel using the login information, and you are not able to reset the password via email, this method can be very useful. We have helped three users with the same issue therefore we have decided to do this writeup.

    Every WordPress blog uses a MySQL Database which can be accessed through your phpMyAdmin even if you are not using cPanel hosting. Follow the following steps to reset your WordPress password:

    Video Tutorial

    If you don’t like the video or need more instructions, then continue reading.

    Step 1 – Identify the Name of your Database

    It is always good to know the name of your WordPress Database. Sometimes you might be running multiple installations within the same database, then you will need to know exactly where to look for to reset the password. The best place to look is your wp-config.php file which is located in your root WordPress Directory. In there you will find the name of your database.

    Step 2 – Locating Database and Editing the Fields

    In your cPanel or other admin panel, you will need to access your MySQL database and then browse it via phpMyAdmin.

    phpMyAdmin in cPanel

    Once you are in phpMyAdmin, you will need to select the correct database on the left hand side. Look for the name that you found in your wp-config.php and click on that. You will see a list of tables with a prefix wp_ for the most part.

    If you changed your prefix during installation, then you would be looking for that specific prefix “for ex: wp673_”.

    You will look for the table wp_users, click on it and then click on the Browse Tab.

    phpMyAdmin Browse

    Click on the Pencil (Edit) Icon to reset your Password.

    phpMyAdmin Edit

    Now you will see a field that looks like this:

    phpMyAdmin Edit field

    Edit the user_pass field value. You will notice that there are a lot of random characters in the password field. Due to security reasons, WordPress stores the passwords as MD5 Hash rather than Plain text.

    This means that you will not be able to enter plain text as the password. You would need to use one of the MD5 generators online to generate your password.

    Recommended Tool: JavaScript MD5

    Simply type your password in that tool and generate MD5 results. Copy and paste the code you get from the converter into your phpMyAdmin field and click Go to save changes.

    You have now successfully changed your WordPress Password from phpMyAdmin.

    All credits to http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/how-to-reset-a-wordpress-password-from-phpmyadmin/

  • HOW TO DISABLE OUTLOOK 2013 READ RECEIPTS

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Windows

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    Read receipts are an interesting feature in mail programs, but it is a feature that is not standardized. Many popular email clients block them, and a lot of the email programs that exist for Mac OS X don’t include them at all, or are complicated to implement. But they do have their uses, so some people still choose to include them with messages that they send from their computer. However, that does not mean that you need to comply with their request. A read receipt is just that – a request from the sender to notify them when you have opened their message. If you are becoming annoyed with receiving these read receipts in Outlook 2013 and no longer want to send read receipts or even be notified that they have been requested, you can turn off read receipts in Outlook 2013.

     

    How to Disable Outlook 2013 Read Receipts

    Whatever your feelings about read receipts might be, there are still people that will insist on using them. There are certain fields and individuals where a read receipt can actually be important and useful, but many people that use them are simply trying to find out that you have opened an email that they sent to you, and it is no more important than a billion other emails that are sent every day without read receipts. So continue reading below to learn the necessary steps for stopping read receipt requests in Outlook 2013.

     

    Step 1: Launch Outlook 2013.

     

    Step 2: Click the File tab at the top-left corner of the window.

    click the file tab

     

     

    Step 3: Click Options in the column at the left side of the window. This is going to open a separateOutlook Options window.

    click options to open the outlook options window

     

     

    Step 4: Click the Mail option in the column at the left side of the Outlook Options window.

    click mail in the left column

     

     

    Step 5: Scroll down to the tracking section, then click the option to the left of Never send a read receipt.

    how to turn off read receipts in outlook 2013

     

     

    Step 6: Click the OK button to close the window and save your changes.

    Credits: http://www.solveyourtech.com/how-do-you-turn-off-read-receipts-in-outlook-2013/

    Happy Outlooking

  • ARE YOU A BOSS OR A LEADER?

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Careers, Management

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    Infographic Anatomy of a Tech Startup Team

    Happy Leading

    Credits: http://www.dailyinfographic.com/are-you-a-boss-or-a-leader?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DailyInfographic+%28Daily+Infographic%29

  • CHANGE YOUR OS X ACCOUNT NAME

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Mac OS X

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    Change the full name

    A user’s full name can be changed by that user or an administrator. The full name doesn’t need to be the same as the account name (short name) or home folder name.

    OS X v10.10 Yosemite

    1. Go to Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Users & Groups.
    2. If the lock icon in the corner of the window is locked, click the icon to unlock it. Enter the admin name and password, if prompted.
    3. From the list of users, open a shortcut menu by Control-clicking the user that you want to rename. Choose “Advanced Options” from the shortcut menu.
    4. Change the name in the “Full name” field, then click OK.

    Credits: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201548

  • ADOBE PHOTOSHOP AND LIGHTROOM SHORTCUTS

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Graphic Design, IT, Mac OS X, PC

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    We all know how we love shortcuts … check out the below shortcuts and cheat sheets to make designing quicker.

    Photoshop CC

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    Lightroom CC

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    Happy tapping

  • CREDIT CARD GENERATOR

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Development, Open Source

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    So there might come a time in your testing life when you need to test and verify payment details, check out the site http://www.getcreditcardnumbers.com/ which generates credit card details that pass the MOD 10 algorithm (Luhn algorithm).

    Happy testing.

    Credits: http://www.getcreditcardnumbers.com/

  • TOXIC EMPLOYEES – INFOGRAPHIC

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Management

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    An interesting infographic about different employee traits and management.

    Happy managing

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  • WORDPRESS MENU CSS

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Open Source, Wordpress

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    CSS Classes

    CSS Classes are an advanced menu property that allow you to apply a CSS class to individual menu items. Turn on the CSS Class capability by clicking the Screen Options drop down at the top-right of your screen, and check the box for CSS Classes:

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    For some themes, like Soundcheck, there is existing CSS in the theme that will convert your menu item to a photo. All you need to do is add the class to a custom link that the theme documentation refers to.
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    If you are looking to implement your own CSS styling on your menu items, you will need aWordPress.com plan which includes advanced customization.  In the above example, you could then stylize the link with the selector .twitter in your CSS.

    Credits: https://en.support.wordpress.com/advanced-menu-settings/