Some great Twitter Bootstrap 2.x resources [Updated]

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New and of interest: Twitter Bootstrap 2.2.0/ Previously, previously: Great Bootstrap based date range picker and a date picker Datagrid, select/combobox, pill-box, search, spinner for Twitter Bootstrap Marketplace on which you’ll find nice Bootstrap based designs Great Twitter Bootstrap themes Now that jQuery UI & Twitter Bootstrap selectors no longer collide, you can apply a… Read more »

Getting an Oauth2 token for GitHub, command line

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If you’re looking to use the GitHub API outside a web application, you’ll need to generate an OAuth 2 token. GitHub provides a good way to add a non web app to your account. It’s done with a curl, command-line: curl https://api.github.com/authorizations \ –user “myuser” \ –data ‘{“scopes”:[“user”],”note”:”GitHub Stars to Bookmarks”}’ which will ask you… Read more »

Using NFC tags with Galaxy Nexus to change settings based on location

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This could be the geekiest thing I’ve ever done. While I have used Tasker on Android to change settings based on location, it doesn’t quite have the granularity that I am looking for and relies on precise GPS location to work really well (which hurts battery life). The newest flagship Android phone, the Galaxy Nexus… Read more »

Preventing Microsoft Office to open recent documents at startup in Mac OS X Lion

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In a terminal, enter the following: defaults write com.microsoft.Powerpoint NSQuitAlwaysKeepsWindows -bool false defaults write com.microsoft.Word NSQuitAlwaysKeepsWindows -bool false defaults write com.microsoft.Excel NSQuitAlwaysKeepsWindows -bool false The same thing can be done for any application in Lion. In order to find the application preference name, look at the files names found here (minus .savedState): ~/Library/Saved Application State…. Read more »

Adding a second (or third or fourth…) monitor to a laptop (Mac & Windows PC)

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While large (24″+) monitors are certainly enticing, I find that my productivity improves with multiple monitors rather than bigger monitors. My desktop setup includes two 23″ monitors in Landscape orientation and a 22″ monitor in Portrait mode. While most laptop have a VGA, Display Port or DVI output, that only allows you to connect one… Read more »

Showing Console console.log output and Javascript errors with PhoneGap on Android/Eclipse

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While one would expect console.log() messages to show up in the Eclipse console tab (which shows the Android emulator being launched), they actually show up in the LogCat tab, a mechanism for collecting and viewing system debug output on Android. However the LogCat tab/windows is not shown by default on Eclipse. In order to show… Read more »

8 days with a Motorola Xoom

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After reading my friend Steven O’Grady excellent Xoom review and selling my iPad (1) in anticipation of the iPad 2 announcement, I decided to pick up a Motorola Xoom to test it and possibly keep instead of buying the newer iPad. I was told at Best Buy that their new return policy was 14 days… Read more »