05 February 2016

SamsaraJS: Famo.us fork juices mobile Web UIs

The library provides native-like app experiences and takes on the mobile Web's performance issues: SamsaraJS: Famo.us fork juices mobile Web UIs

04 February 2016

References greyed out in VBA window

I needed to add some references in an Access 2013 code module. Going to Tools, I found the References item greyed out. Research led to this article with a registry key to enable References:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Access\Security]
"AccessVBOM"=dword:00000001
Note that I am an admin on this machine, running Office 2013 (hence the "15.0") and need VBA in Access. You'll need to modify the above to your needs.

28 January 2016

Angular 1.5 nested views with ASP.NET MVC

This tutorial from Miguel Castro demonstrates a way to create single-page application (SPA) silos in ASP.NET MVC using its server-side routing, and merging that with Angular ng-view directive and routing to simulate nested views.

Great podcast with the Google Angular team

The Google Angular team sat down for the "Adventures in Angular" podcast, answering a ton of questions about the upcoming Version 2.0: https://devchat.tv/adventures-in-angular/078-aia-ng-beta-with-brad-green-mi-ko-hevery-and-igor-minar. An interesting tidbit... release date for RC is around March/April time-frame this year.

27 January 2016

Disable Chrome sign-in screen

Chrome has a logon screen that can become annoying. Instructions here provided the answer. To permanently disable it on Windows,
  1. Close out of Chrome. 
  2. Go to C:\Users\user-name\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\
  3. Open the Preferences file with Notepad (or other text editor).
  4. Search for "sync_promo"
  5. Initially, it will look something like "sync_promo": { "startup_count": 6}
  6. Edit it to this:
    "sync_promo":{"startup_count":6,"user_skipped":true,"view_count":4}
  7. Save the file.
  8. Exit the text editor.
  9. Open Chrome. Viola! No more annoying logon screen.

26 January 2016

Stationary corner triangle DIV using CSS

Ever wanted a triangle DIV that hovers over the page and has a drop shadow? Here's one I built using nothing but CSS 3 and HTML5:
To modify the triangle, edit the border-width and border-color on the div#corner-triangle. Read more details on my Stack Overflow answer. You can also use the nifty CSS Triangle Generator.

Learning Angular quickly

If you need to get up-to-speed on AngularJS quickly, nothing beats the collection compiled by the always great Aaron Marisi: Learning Angular Quickly. I'm just getting into the podcasts he lists, and recommend his resources.