I like Windows 8…that alone should earn me some hate.
Windows 8 is a testament to exactly how much people hate change. Look at Facebook, each time there’s a major change to their layout you people creating new page “bring back the old look”
When Windows 8 was released in 2012, the loudest grumbles were around the missing start button.
When Windows 95 was released, the loudest grumbles were around the new start button. People initially couldn’t imagine a Windows experience without the beloved Program Manager.
What I don’t understand is how the critics that say they want the start menu back over look an entire screen. Windows 8 boots you into what is essentially a full screen view of the start menu.
I’ll be attending Microsoft’s Build 2014 conference in April when they’ll probably be talking about Windows 8.1 Update 1 (so Windows 8.2?). I’ll be writing more about the Windows 8 related changes as they are announced closer to the conference.
I recently moved from an iPhone to an Android phone. My immediate concern was how to move my contacts over between the two devices. iCloud backup of my contacts really came in handy for this.
First, make sure to have your contacts backed up to iCloud.
Log in to iCloud at https://www.icloud.com/ using your Apple ID and proceed to the contacts page. Select all of the contacts (CTRL+A for Windows, COMMAND+A for Mac), click the gear on the bottom left, and select export as vCard.
Now log in to your Google Contacts using your Google account. Click import and select the vCard file you just exported.
Upon completing the import, make sure to review your contacts and merge any duplicate contacts that may have resulted from the import. This is the perfect opportunity to clean up your contacts before syncing them with your phone.
I recently noticed that I had lost all my comments from the Enterpriseyness blog (this website, a WordPress site). I decided to look at the database table that stores my comments. By default, the comments are stored in wp_comments but you have the option to use any prefix other than ‘wp’ when you are setting up your WordPress site.
I decided to take a look at the comments table for some clues and was presented with the following error message:
#144 - Table './###/wp_comments' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed
I am not a heavy MySQL user so I went off to Google and came across a few ideas. Before anything else, I made sure to back up my current database. Things are bad, I don’t want them getting worst. The first idea I came across was to simply attempt to repair the table manually
repair table wp_comments
This immediately brought my WordPress comments back. You can learn more about repair function on MySQL’s website.