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    Evernote web-interface beta: how to fix: saved searches are crossed out and do not work

    9th May 2016

    Another symptom is a message along the lines of

    the notebook you are searching in has been moved or renamed since the saved search was created

    (which is not true).

    I had this problem, and found a solution.

    Go to your Evernote on a client where you can edit saved searches (Windows for me),
    edit all the searches, and make sure that notebook name is quoted in the search (and also, possibly, with all proper letter cases).

    I found this solution by first creating a search from the web-beta interface, it looked like this: notebook:"Mynotebook" tag:1-now
    All the crossed-out searches (despite working totally fine on Windows) looked like this: notebook:Mynotebook tag:1-now
    or even like this (note the lower-case 1st letter of the notebook name): notebook:mynotebook tag:1-now.

    After editing saved searches and synchronizing, they all appear (and work) just fine in the beta web-interface.

    If you cannot edit your searches right now, there is another workaround: all the saved searches work fine for me from the Shortcuts menu (a star in the left panel).

    Hope this helps!

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    How to fix: Xiaomi Mi Band stopped tracking steps and sleep

    26th July 2015

    Mi BandA few days ago, my Mi Band (version 1) stopped properly tracking sleep and counting steps. Here is a full list of symptoms:

    • synchronization appears to work correctly;
    • total count of steps is updated, but when you click it – there are no per-hour details;
    • in the older app version: after sync completes, there is no green message “Updated X items”;
    • night sleep tracker does not update at all: neither total hours slept, nor per-hour details;
    • the band is otherwise functional, e.g. “Find the band” works – it vibrates and flashes diodes.

    Warangelo00 found a solution, which worked for me (and no, you do not need to hard reset the device):
    note: the fix below will most probably not work for Mi Band 2, see comments; iPhone owners may try switching iPhone from AM/PM (12-hour clock) to 24-hour clock to fix the non-synchronization problems with MiBand2 – please write in the comments if this method works for you.

    1. enable Bluetooth, if it is disabled;
    2. start Mi Fit, go to Play –> Incoming call (or, in older app version, SettingsIncoming calls);
    3. enable it – set to On;
    4. now call your mobile phone from a different one – wait for the band to vibrate and flash lights;
    5. you should now be able to refresh Mi Fit main page, and see both current day and previous night per-hour details; in the older app version, it should also show the green “Updated X items” message after syncing;
    6. you can now disable incoming calls notification if you don’t need it.

    According to Holly, the trick may also work for Mi Pulse.

    Not sure if this fix will last, but it did help me – thanks, Warangelo00!

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    WordPress and Google Analytics external nofollow problem in comment links

    13th February 2009

    Since some WP release, the comment author’s link in comments is broken – it has ‘ external nofollow’ attached straight to the href attribute (which breaks the link).

    I assume that the problem is caused by Google Analytics, namely the “track outgoing clicks” feature (as recalled, might be inaccurate feature name). “Track outgoing links” adds some JavaScript code to all outgoing links, and that script has tick characters like this one ‘ which, incidentally, are also used for delimiting the values of comment anchor tags.

    To fix:
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    How to fix “MySQL server has gone away” (error 2006)

    25th December 2008

    Source: George from vbulletin team.

    Two most common reasons (and fixes) for the MySQL server has gone away (error 2006) are:

    1. Server timed out and closed the connection. How to fix: check that wait_timeout variable in your mysqld’s my.cnf configuration file is large enough. On Debian: sudo nano /etc/mysql/my.cnf, set wait_timeout = 600 seconds (you can tweak/decrease this value when error 2006 is gone), then sudo /etc/init.d/mysql restart. I didn’t check, but the maximal value for wait_timeout might be around 28800 seconds (8 hours).
    2. Server dropped an incorrect or too large packet. If mysqld gets a packet that is too large or incorrect, it assumes that something has gone wrong with the client and closes the connection. You can increase the maximal packet size limit by increasing the value of max_allowed_packet in my.cnf file. On Debian: sudo nano /etc/mysql/my.cnf, set max_allowed_packet = 64M (you can tweak/decrease this value when error 2006 is gone), then sudo /etc/init.d/mysql restart.

    If you get MySQL server has gone away (error 2006) when using MySQL ODBC driver – give this hint a try.

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    Posted in *nix, how-to, Software | 52 Comments »

    Iceweasel/Firefox 3: how to work-around random/erratic right-click action

    19th July 2008

    Update: as of FireFox/IceWeasel 3.0.14, this bug appears to be fixed.

    When right-clicking many links in FF3/IW3, it quite often happens so that a random action is performed instead of opening the context menu (bug report).

    One of the solutions work-arounds (suggested by Andre Pirard) is to slow-right-click, that is to hold the right mouse button down until the menu actually appears, then – and only then – release it. Or, you can even slow-right-click, move the pointer over the desired menu item, and then release – that will perform the desired action in a single long right click (instead of more common single right click with a following single left click.)

    Alternative workaround (found at the bug report page): install the mouse gestures add-on, and restart firefox. Tested: works for me.

    This bug/behaviour is otherwise unsolved.

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    Posted in Misc, Web | 8 Comments »

    dotProject 2.0.4/2.1.2/2.1.3 on shared hosting

    22nd January 2007

    Update: the same solution seems to still apply to dotProject 2.1.2; the post instructions have been modified for dP 2.1.2.

    Update 2: fsmullin suggested a method to fix a similar error in index_table.php, the files_count_max cannot be found error when you click the FILES tab/menu item. His suggestion is now incorporated into the post.

    Update 3: this post is still relevant for dotProject 2.1.3.

    In one of my recent posts about project management software I stated the desire to extensively test dotProject 2.0.4. However, many shared hosting providers appear incompatible with dotProject: the right to CREATE TEMPORARY TABLES in MySQL is not granted, but is needed by dotProject.

    Here’s sample error (2.0.4):

    query failed(CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE tasks_sum SELECT task_project, COUNT(distinct task_id) AS total_tasks,
    SUM(task_duration * task_percent_complete * IF(task_duration_type = 24, 8.0, task_duration_type))/
    SUM(task_duration * IF(task_duration_type = 24, 8.0, task_duration_type)) AS project_percent_complete FROM `tasks` GROUP BY task_project)

    For 2.1.2, sample error would be:

    Table ‘tasks_total’ doesn’t exist

    I tried looking for solutions, and here’s what I found…
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    Posted in PHP, Programming, Software, Web | 10 Comments »

    IE (Internet Explorer) margin doubling bug fixes

    27th September 2006

    In Internet Explorer for Windows (tested with version 6 SP2), if you write CSS code similar to this:

    1. #floatbox
    2. {
    3.   float: left;
    4.   width: 150px;
    5.   height: 150px;
    6.   margin-left: 100px;
    7. }

    and put your “floatbox” inside a container (such as DIV), you will actually see 200px of the left margin instead of the expected 100px. This problem is known as “IE margin-doubling bug”.

    In this post I collected solutions you can use to avoid this problem. The solution I’d recommend is at the end.
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    Posted in Notepad, Programming, Web, XHTML/CSS | 2 Comments »