URL and Link repository

Friday, December 9, 2016

Root the Samsung Galaxy Tab A6 (2016) SM-T280

Follow these instructions precisely. Root Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-T280

The process involves using Odin to install TWRP (Team Win Recovery Program) and then using TWRP to flash SuperUser and a SM-T280 boot image.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Microsoft Outlook Live and Adding a Hotmail account

outlook.live.com serves as an e-mail client on the cloud. Therefore, one should be able to add multiple e-mail accounts under a single outlook.live.com sign in.

This is not simple when one of your emails is a Hotmail account, because when you login to your hotmail.com account, the host switches to outlook.live.com.

Now how are your going to be logged in two outlook.live.com accounts at the same time in the same browser window/tab?

You are not.

But then how to you add the emails from your Hotmail account to your Outlook.live.com account open in the browser?

Google it; however, all the documentation on-line is incorrect and inconsistent including Microsoft's own instructions.

After experimenting with various IMAP and POP server configurations, this is what worked.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

CSS for 3 Divs Side by Side and Centered

//  Create a centered wrap block that holds 3 blocks aligned horizontally
.wrap{
text-align: center;
margin: 0 auto;
padding: 5px;   
}
.left{
display:inline-block;
vertical-align:top;
margin: 10px;
color: white;
padding: 5px;
opacity:0.60;
filter:alpha(opacity=60);
border-radius: 10px;
background:#037DAE
}
.center{
display:inline-block;
vertical-align:top;
opacity:0.60;
filter:alpha(opacity=60);
color: white;
background:#037DAE;
padding: 5px;
margin: 10px;
border-radius: 10px; 
}
.right{
display:inline-block;
vertical-align:top;
color: white;
margin: 10px;
padding: 5px;
opacity:0.60;
filter:alpha(opacity=60);
border-radius: 10px;
background:#037DAE
}
The above CSS renders this site: dfx.dataforge1.com

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Acer Iconia W3-810 drivers

The latest Windows 10 update on subject device messed up the sound.
Rather than rollback the update, I downloaded and installed drivers from
Real Acer Drivers

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Embed Video in a Web Page

Need a modern browser, one that supports the Video HTML tag.
And of course you will need to convert your video to the supported formats listed below.
Do your own search so I don't risk posting broken links.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Bricked my Kindle Fire HD 6

I stupidly, disabled system apps that I should not have messed with. Now the Kindle only flashes the wallpaper. Doieeee! Help.

But there is no need to panic, because I picked up a WiFi enabled Android TracFone for $9.99 at my neighbor hood Ralphs grocery store.

I installed the Kindle app as well as other useful ones and moved them to the external SD card.

Now I can take my time in trying to unbrick the Kindle Fire HD 6. Any ideas?

Meanwhile, I think I need to start here.

Macromedia Fireworks - Adding Fonts

After all these years, I learned something that I should have known. It is actually one of those things that I did not know that I did not know. Weird. In order to add custom fonts to a favorite graphics program, like Fireworks or GIMP, one must first download the font's TTF file and double click to install to Windows fonts. Searching for "Fonts" on the PC, one will find a Fonts folder. Anyhow, once the font is installed to the Windows Fonts folder, then Fireworks will pick it up as an text option. I discovered this when experimenting with a logo for my new IT consulting firm. More on that later.