Monday, May 23, 2011

Blogger VS Wordpress

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One reason to stay in Blogger community is about monetary matters. If you aim for free blogs/ sites/ online presence with good - looking pages (not just a page, but really good - looking pages), then BLOGGER is your best shot. I have tried wordpress and I didn't like their theme update rule because, primarily, I'm broke. In wordpress, you have to buy the domain first to upload a custom theme that you made or downloaded. Since I cannot afford this kind of treatment and settings, I deleted all my blogs there. I cannot stand to edit the CSS, though I could, it will take time. Blogger, on the other hand, is where you can freely manipulate the layout of your blog. This is what FREE is all about.

Here are some links to great blogger themes:

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Emergency Load from Smart (SOS Emergency Smart Call)

I found out that SMART Communications offers a feature that you may use if you need an emergency load while reading Smart Extraordinary Featured Story this day. This feature is called SOS Emergency Smart Call. I wonder why they didn't advertise this when it's very helpful in many circumstances. As the name suggests itself, you may do an emergency call to SMART when you ran out of load The call will end in an instant and you'll be able to receive a text message from Smart telling you that you've been loaded with 4 pesos. Sadly, you cannot choose the amount to load, it's just 4 pesos, but, hey, if you really need a load and there's no where else to find one, this will be more than enough. The amount will be deducted from you the next time you buy electronic load for your number. :)

I repeat, call *767 from your SMART phones and you'll be loaded with FOUR (4) pesos.


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

How to maximize frame or window in Java (JFrame)

There are multiple ways but I recommend these lines of code:
        GraphicsEnvironment e = GraphicsEnvironment.getLocalGraphicsEnvironment();
        Frame fr= new Frame();
        fr.setExtendedState(main.getExtendedState() | JFrame.MAXIMIZED_BOTH);

The code above will maximize your frame/window without hiding the taskbar (at the bottom part) in your screen except if you used undecorated frame. Any maximizing will hide your taskbar. This is according to my own experience but if you found ways to against it, please post it as  a comment. Thanks :)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Yahoo! Mail is upgrading

 The new Yahoo! Mail interface

I just received a service announcement email from Yahoo! that asks me to upgrade to the newest version of Yahoo! Mail. For the past 8 years, I've been using the original version but I think it's time to move to the newest. There has been an invitation to upgrade last time but I did not continue because I kinda don't trust the version. It doesn't mean that I trust the version now, especially when I saw that it's still in Beta, but uh - the email said that all Yahoo! Mail users will be asked to upgrade. That means, they will eliminate the old versions, totally scrap them out. I just agreed to upgrade, thinking that there could be technical issues that they'd like to address. Like, maybe, the older version eats up a lot of space in their database, or they saw some security loopholes that they already fixed,etc.

Whichever the case, I already upgraded my account and there's no going back. Somehow I liked it. I just hope they're not going to mess up with my mails. XD


The upgrade comes with an ORANGE theme. To change this, just click OPTIONS on the upper left part of your page and click THEMES.
Select from a limited list of themes and click DONE.

I understand that there's not much to choose from for now but I expect that after the Beta version, there will be a variety and more exciting themes that we could try out.


Sunday, April 10, 2011

How to arrange/ sort/ list words/ sentences alphabetically in MSWord 2007

1. Highlight the items whether in TABLE or in LIST.
2. Select Home from the menu tab then click SORT button
3. Select SORT options using your preference then click OK button.

- That should work - :D

Friday, March 25, 2011

How to enable Save and Quit Tabs in Firefox 4

I was more than excited to install a new version of firefox when I heard that they already released the community - driven development of the fourth version (firefox 4). After quite some time of enjoyment with the browser's graphics and ergonomics, I found out that they DID NOT enable the window prompt to SAVE TABS. When you close the browser, all you get is a notification to CONFIRM that you are really closing the tabs.

For me this is a great BOO-HOO! I live with my tabs; When I close the browser I want to see them again the next time I open it. Good thing I found a relatively good (but not user - friendly) solution and it goes like this:

Step 1: Type about:config in the address bar. Click "I'll be careful, I promise!" button.
Step 2: Type browser.showQuitWarning in the filter tab that you will see. This will show you one row of result of browser.showQuitWarning set to false.
Step 3:  Double click the row. The Value column should have true value. Like this:

Step 4: Close the about:config tab.
That's all! Give it a shot, I hope it helps!


Sunday, August 22, 2010

How to remove events not used in NETBEANS

You might want to remove some events that are not used anymore in your NetBeans file project. You cannot just delete it from the code editor because NetBeans lock it, indicated by the gray color of the line of codes.
Here's how to remove those unused codes:

1. Go to the GUI builder, the Design view of your file.
2. Right click and select Properties. The default open tab is the Properties list. Select the Events tab.

3. You would see events list and what handlers these events are associated.

4. Choose the event you'd like to delete by selecting the [...] button.

5. A new dialog will pop up. Select the handler then click Remove button.