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Vintage Music Box – Tube Radio & Raspberry Pi

Jan 14, 2015 by Christoph // Comments Off on Vintage Music Box – Tube Radio & Raspberry Pi

We have this awesome Tube Radio from 1957 in our appartment, more as a decoration and dirt collector. The radio is working, but since we prefer music from streaming platforms over boring german radio shows we didn’t use it. Setting up my office, I was looking for a good music option. Goal was to have a system playing music from Spotify, Soundcloud, local…


Display WordPress Feed with custom Attributes via Google Feed API and AngularJS

Sep 5, 2014 by Christoph // Comments Off on Display WordPress Feed with custom Attributes via Google Feed API and AngularJS

I am currently working on my new website, mostly out of interest in new technologies. Main Goal was to get familiar with AngularJS directives, factories, services and the overall MVC concept. My task for today was the following: customize WordPress RSS feed to display custom attributes fetch data from WordPress RSS feed with google API…


AngularJS and Search Engine Optimization

Aug 22, 2014 by Christoph // Comments Off on AngularJS and Search Engine Optimization

I am currently working on some AngularJS websites and was wondering how search engines will handle the dynamic rendering of the page – turns out you have to do a bit of work to get your page indexed correctly. SEO is a very important question deciding which technology to use or how to use it….


Windows – show Password of WiFi Network I am currently not connected to

Aug 22, 2014 by Christoph // Comments Off on Windows – show Password of WiFi Network I am currently not connected to

A reminder to myself: Windows 8 sometimes bugs me with its not so intutitive user interface. A simple task like getting a WiFi password from a WiFi Profile I am currently not connected to drives me nuts. Last night, my sister visited my mom and texted me: What is the WiFi password at our moms…


SharePoint – Alerts not working

Aug 20, 2014 by Christoph // Comments Off on SharePoint – Alerts not working

A customer complained about an issue where users where not able to set alerts on a SharePoint List. The issue appeared within a specific Site Collection – users where able to set alarms in other Site Collections without any problems. Digging into the problem, we figured that the User Information List of this specific Site Collection did not…


SharePoint – Page in Design or Edit Mode? (JavaScript)

Jul 11, 2014 by Christoph // Comments Off on SharePoint – Page in Design or Edit Mode? (JavaScript)

To improve User Experience on a SharePoint Website, I use a lot JavaScript. Especially to render things differently than out-of-the-box. If you are editing a page, you mostly want the site to be rendered in standard mode, so your script that changes the layout should not run. The idea is to simply check if the page…


JavaScript & Namespacing

Dec 13, 2013 by Christoph // Comments Off on JavaScript & Namespacing

Main idea behind namespacing in JavaScript is to keep your global namespace clean for objects that really belong into the global namespace. This makes it easier to maintain your code and keeps you safe from naming collisions. As always, there are many ways to do things “right” or “best practice”, but after hours of searching…


Central America and DNS errors

Jul 9, 2013 by Christoph // 1 Comment

Hey. As some of you may know I am currently travelling in Central America. I was quite fascinated how many WiFi spots they have in restaurants, hostels, bus stations, airports and so on. But I was also surprised how many of them won’t work because of issues with the Domain Name Service (DNS). Since a…


Create Management Links via PowerShell

Mar 5, 2013 by Christoph // Comments Off on Create Management Links via PowerShell

If you want to manage some of the Service Applications in SharePoint, like User Profile Service Application or the Search Service Application, you have to go into Central Administration, click Manage Service Applications, select the Service Application and click Manage. When you are there and start playing around with settings, you will sometimes end up…


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