Skip Thunderbird calendar item summary

Since TB91 behaviour for opening an item in your Thunderbird Lightning calendar has changed from ‘edit item’ to ‘view summary’. Yes, you can click ‘edit’ or hit enter, but it just adds another step to an operation that should be default, or at least be a preference you can set.

So Google to the rescue… read this, this, this (text below) and this… and solve the problem just like we solved the transparent items issue.

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Samsung Notes on Windows

You have it on your phone, You want it also on your PC.
How?

Go to the microsoft website
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/samsung-notes/9nblggh43vhv
Login with the same Microsoft account as on your PC.
Now GET and go to Microsoft Store App on your PC…. Install.
Done!

And if it does not work… read this:
– Download the appx
– Run the update on Microsoft Store!
– Sign into the Samsung cloud (same as your phone)
…and see your notes appear

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Unix timestamp in VB

Okay, remember these date functions?
Here is another one when asked to submit a date/time as a Unix timestamp…

Calculated in seconds from January 1st, 1970 in Visual Basic.

Public Function fncConvertToUnixTimestamp(datDate As DateTime) As Double
    Dim datOrigin As DateTime = New DateTime(1970, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0, DateTimeKind.Utc)
    Dim diff As TimeSpan = datDate.ToUniversalTime() - datOrigin
    Return (Math.Floor(diff.TotalSeconds))
End Function

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Cordova and VSCode

Combining these takes a bit of tweaking.
CTRL-` starts the command line in a nice window, but I would like to use a different startup-folder.

How to change the default terminal directory in vscode?
Read from this link:
Navigate to File -> Preferences -> Settings.
Type cwd in search.
Choose Terminal > Integrated: Cwd settings.
Type the default path you want to set in the text block below (simply, no need for double hashes to escape)
No need for saving, It’s automatic.
Restart VS Code.

Next issue is trying to start cordova. It gives an error which can also be solved by setting the correct permissions for the Powershell. Read this link:
Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -Scope CurrentUser

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Converting Phonegap Build to Cordova CLI

While the previous article focussed on installing Cordova, this one has some usefull tip and tricks. A lot of possible issues and solutions to keep in mind while trying to get your app functional again.

Read it on stackoverflow here.

I have several apps that currently rely on PhoneGap Build to create native apps for Andriod and iOS. It seems that Adobe is about to abandon iOS compatibility by failing to upgrade to the latest Cordova iOS version to meet Apple’s requirements. It’s time to move to CLI. I’m hoping that someone who’d done this before can provide some tips on how they did this. In particular, changes to workflow, handling keys and config.xml, etc.

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Phonegap Build died! Moving on to Cordova CLI…

Read the full article here.

And don’t forget to read the official documentation as well.

MIGRATING TO THE CORDOVA CLI

With PhoneGap Build shutting down, many developers are now left trying to find options to continue building their Cordova-based applications. While several new services like Ionic’s Appflow and Monaca Cloud have entered the market as replacements. Their cost might be too much for the independent developer. One of the things that attracted many to use PhoneGap Build was it was included as part of your Creative Cloud subscription. There was even a free version for open-source projects. For those developers who are either resource constrained or want complete control over their build system, they should migrate to using the Cordova CLI and building locally.

There are four general steps we need to take to accomplish this:

  1. Install the Cordova CLI
  2. Install the native build environments
  3. Migrate our existing PhoneGap Build App to use Cordova
  4. Build and Test!
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BIOS Settings

Reboot and keep hitting ESC, F2, F8, F10 or whatever the computer requires… But, there is another way, which I found out trying this for an old ASUS Transformer T100.
According to Asus: Press and hold the F2 button, then click the power button. DO NOT RELEASE the F2 button until the BIOS screen display.

Of course this does not work, why else would I write about it?

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