Category: Computers

SharePoint 2013 Ribbon

Using SPRibbon in SharePoint 2013 HTML Master Pages

In SharePoint 2013 Microsoft released HTML master page functionality. The default out of the box minimal master page makes use of PublishingRibbon, which is far less flexible than SPRibbon. It is not intuitive on how to replace the Ribbon in an HTML master page since SharePoint tries to add it automatically, but there is a trick.


The Worst Trend Ever: Technical Video Tutorials

Videos are the absolute worst medium for presenting technical information like programming or other computer related technology. If I have to look at another video where you watch a programmer programming on a screen to teach you how to do something, I am going to go insane. Use your writing skills people!


SharePoint 2010 KPI Web Part ListURL Weirdness

The SharePoint 2010 KPI Web Part can be instantiated in code, despite the limited documentation, however beware of a little nasty issue with trying to set the ListURL in code as you instantiate or edit the web part. SharePoint can do some weird things when dealing with this property that don’t make any sense, but getting around it is quite easy once you know what it is doing.


Vista Tips – Customizing the Send To Command

Alright, I went to add notepad and wordpad to my Send To folder like I always have for each of the previous operating systems. Thanks to the “simplified” (and admittedly cleaner) users folder and the disappearance of settings, I could not find the way to customize the Send To command. A search in the Vista […]


Windows Vista 64 Bit Downgrade to 32 Bit Woes

An alternate title for this post could be “How I managed to memorize my Vista key in one day.” In previous versions of Windows when you purchased the Upgrade version of the new operating system you could always just insert the CD of the previous version during the install to verify that you indeed had […]