April 12, 2016

11 Mistakes you Should NOT do for your Work-at-home Success :11 common mistakes

This post is about what you shouldn't do for work-at-home success.
Do you have a home office and make one or two of these 11 common mistakes? You're only human. Make more than three? You need to clean up your act. Make most or all of them? You don't have a home office; you have a productivity black hole.
For example:
1. Your Home Office Is In the Family Room
Yes, we've all heard about how so-and-so started a business empire from the kitchen table. Baloney. (Literally. Have you ever tried to get work done when someone comes in to make a sandwich?) A corner of the family room, even if the kids aren't playing Xbox, is just as bad. Take the advice given to spooning couples and get a room. One with a door you can close for privacy, even if it's a spare bedroom you have to vacate occasionally for guests (that's why I prefer laptops to desktops).
2. You Share a PC with Your Kids
I'm sure your children are lovely and gifted youngsters and, as such, they need their own computers for schoolwork and games. If you can afford to subsidize their cell phones, you can afford $200 or $300 apiece.
3. You Don't Back Up
There are plenty of low-cost ways to make sure your PC's hard drive or solid state drive (SSD) isn't going to put you out of business if it fails. USB 3.0 external hard drives are so cheap that adding 1TB or 2TB of spare storage is a no-brainer, while Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and other cloud storage options are ready to not only protect your files but make sure you can access them anytime, from any of your devices.
4. There's a Snake Orgy Under Your Desk
Cable management is an often overlooked part of tidy computing. An outlet multiplier is no substitute for a power strip with surge suppression circuitry, and USB or Ethernet cables can (when they're not replaced by Wi-Fi) be secured to baseboards with white duct tape or routed through raceways or Cablox, a grid adhered to the underside of your desk. And bread tags labeled with a Sharpie marker can identify cords so you don't unplug the wrong thing.
5. Your Computer and Printer Are By a Ground-Floor Window
You may be enjoying the view, but you're also putting your hardware on display. You're inviting burglars to smash and grab.

6. Your Desktop PC is Under Your Desk Against a Wall

Dust and lack of ventilation are computer killers. Put yours in a clean place where air can circulate.
7. You're Running a Business Without a Web Presence
Would you leave your voicemail greeting at the default "Hello, you've reached 860-555-3245," without including your company name? You didn't know about web hosting services and website builders?
A good-looking website, even if it's only a one-pager such as Squarespace's Cover Pages, and your own .com or .net address (forget gimmicky domain extensions such as .online and .click) are essentials, as is having a business-like email address such asyourname@yourdomain.com instead of loser159@yahoo.com. (I know, I know, strange advice from the man who uses a Gmail address for feedback.)
8. You Can See a Lamp Reflected in Your Screen
Glare behind you is as bad for your eyes as glare in front of you. You need indirect lighting, from a desk lamp beside you or fixtures that bounce light off the ceiling (not to be confused with overhead lighting, which can be harsh).
9. Your Database is a Shoebox
Multifunction printer/scanner/copiers are the hub of a home office, but their scanners aren't optimized for small items such as receipts and business cards. Both the Neat and Fujitsu ScanSnap product lines offer both portable and wireless desktop scanners, with handy software for going paperless.
10. Your Printer/Scanner/Copier All-in-One Cost $50
Choosing a more business-oriented all-in-one instead of an entry-level consumer all-in-one pays off in durability, speed, output quality, and convenience. That's because putting one sheet at a time on the scanner glass, instead of putting a stack into an automatic document feeder, gets old fast.
11. You Treated Yourself to an Executive Chair
At-home executive you may be, but an ergonomic or task chair will be more comfortable. Height adjustment, to sync your chair with your desk, is especially crucial.
Are you a home office doer or a collection of don'ts? What other work-at-home sins and setup screw-ups have you encountered? Let me know in the comments below.

March 07, 2016

How to Replace or Update a file in Google Drive and KEEP the same Link

This article is about how to update a file that you have loaded to Google drive. It only applies to files that have not been converted to Google Docs format - for example, PDF, Word, Excel etc files.

New versions vs new files in Google Docs

On a couple of my blogs, I provide files that people can download and use themselves.

When you share a file in this way, there are three main issues to consider:
  • Where to put the file
  • How people will find it
  • What format to use.
Today, Google Drive is the most obvious file hosting option for people using Blogger. (A file host is somewhere that you can put files you can access later in any web browser, or share with others).

I thought a lot about the best format to use for these files: if I convert them to Google Drive (AKA Docs) format, they won't count against my file-storage quota, and everyone has access to Google Drive/Docs. But not everyone has a Google account, or access to Docs at the time when they want to work on the file. And some people might struggle with using Word tables and formatting. So in the end, I decided to stick with MS Word and PDF formatted versions, for now at least. I then share the direct link to the files.

But what happens if I want to change the file, for example to fix a typo that was missed originally, or to add a new feature?
If I just upload a new Word or PDF file to Google Docs then the links to this file will be different - even if it has the same name as a previously uploaded file. People who go directly to the original file file will get the old (wrong) version - or even worse, I'll delete it and they will have a broken link.

However I've found that if I use Google Drive's tools for loading a new version of the file, then people with the link will always go directly to the latest version - and I can choose whether to keep the older versions inside Drive, or to delete them.

How to load a new version of a file to Google Drive

  1. Log in to Google Drive, using the Google account that owns the document.
  2. Navigate to the folder that the file is in.
  3. Tick the document that you want to replace or update
  4. Select More, from the navigation options bar above the list of documents
  5. Go to Manage Revisions

6. Upload your updated version, using the Upload New Revision link:

If you want, delete the older non-current one using the "x" checkmark to the right hand side of the screen.

Job done: anyone who goes to the existing file link will now get your most-recently-uploaded version of the document.


If there is no "Manage Revisions" option, then most probably the file is in native Google Docs format rather than another like Microsoft Word or PDF. In this case, you need to edit it on-line. Unfortunately I haven't found a way to temporarily leave the old, unedited, version available to any one who looks at the file before you have finished opening it. This could be particularly annoying if you want to make a lot of changes - in this case, it may be best to convert the file back to a downloadable format (Word, etc) and work on it locally before re-uploading and then copy-and-pasting te new contents back to your original file.

Can this be done with the Drive desktop software?

The short answer is: I don't know.

I have multiple Google accounts, for different blogs, so I've decided that it's safest to always use the web-browser based tools to manage files in Drive, rather than try to work with different accounts on different areas of my local file store.

If you do know, please leave a comment below.

February 04, 2016

Best 3 Tools to Create Android Apps without Coding

  • Android Is Fastest Growing Mobile OS Platform Today And Its Users Enjoy In Thousands Of Aplications.                                          
  • About 20 % Of Android Users Are Little Familiar With Android App Development.                                                                        
  • This Thread Is For Those Who Wants To Create Android App For Free With Codding Knowledge And Publish It To the World. 
  • The Fastest Way To Create Android App Is With One Of Android Aplication Creator Software With Drag&Drop option And WYSIWYG Editor.     
  • In This Thread i Will Give You Quick Review Of Best Working And Most Used Free App Builder Software.                                                        


- Quick Review -

App Inventor Integrates With Your Google Account.

You can build many different types of apps with App Inventor. 
Often people begin by building games like MoleMash or games that let you draw funny pictures on your friend's faces. 
You can even make use of the phone's sensors to move a ball through a maze based on tilting the phone.       
But app building is not limited to simple games. You can also build apps that inform and educate. 
You can create a quiz app to help you and your classmates study for a test. 
With Android's text-to-speech capabilities, you can even have the phone ask the questions aloud.       
To use App Inventor, you do not need to be a professional developer. 
This is because instead of writing code, you visually design the way the app looks and use blocks to specify the app's behavior.       


The App Inventor team has created blocks for just about everything you can do with an Android phone, 
as well as blocks for doing "programming-like" stuff-- blocks to store information, blocks for repeating actions, 
and blocks to perform actions under certain conditions. There are even blocks to talk to services like Twitter.


- Simple but Powerful!       

App Inventor is simple to use, but also very powerful. Apps you build can even store data created by users in a database,
so you can create a make-a-quiz app in which the teachers can save questions in a quiz for their students to answer.       
                             Because App Inventor provides access to a GPS-location sensor, you can build apps that know where you are. You can build an app to help you remember where you parked your car, an app that shows the location of your friends or colleagues at a concert or conference, 
or your own custom tour app of your school, workplace, or a museum.         
                             You can write apps that use the phone features of an Android phone. You can write an app that periodically texts "missing you" to your loved ones, 
or an app "No Text While Driving" that responds to all texts automatically with "sorry, I'm driving and will contact you later". 
You can even have the app read the incoming texts aloud to you (though this might lure you into responding).         
                             App Inventor provides a way for you to communicate with the web. If you know how to write web apps, you can use App Inventor to write Android apps that talk to your favorite web sites, such as Amazon and Twitter.         

- Remember the Beta Tag       

As a Google Labs, beta product App Inventor still has rough edges and missing features. In some cases the rough edges include un-pleasantries such as:    

  •          Installing Windows device drivers        
  •          Installing Java on your computer        
  •          Fiddling with settings on your phone        

AppToMarket is fully automated to convert your AI app to Andorid Market Compatible app. 

Some features are:

  • Unzip and run – ZERO installation required
  • One-Click Feature to convert your AI .apk to Android Market Compatible .apkPlease use One-Click Feature after you get comfortable with AppToMarket
  • Save / load multiple configuration files – use File menu to Save or Reload previous versions
  • Can be installed in directory path with spaces
  • Generate Bar code Biz Card to adertise your app – Use Marketing menu
  • Lock your app for portrait or landscape mode
  • Assign Version number / code to your app
  • Assign a natural application name to your app - for one-click feature, just prefill APP NAME entry field
  • Allow storage to phone or SD card
  • Generate keytool
  • View certificate info – Use Tools menu
  • Decompile, update manifest, and repackage new apk file
  • Auto sign your app using your certificate
  • Generate Zip Align file for ultimate performance



- Quick Review -

Illumination Software Creator is the easiest, simplest & fastest way to prototype and build native apps for a wide range of platforms.
Web apps.  Phone apps.  Desktop apps.  Anything you like.
Without writing a single line of “code”.  In fact, no programming knowledge or experience is necessary to start building an app.
The idea is simple: Arrange colorful building blocks of functionality however you like to create your own, unique, piece of software.  No steep learning curve.

One simple project creates apps for:

  • Android [Java / Android SDK]
  • iOS [Objective-C / Cocoa Touch]
  • PyGTK for Desktop or Maemo [Python / GTK]
  • Flash [ActionScript / MXML / Flex]
  • HTML5 [HTML / JavaScript]

If you have a computer running Windows or MacOS or Linux… then you can build your own apps.
All apps use the native programming language and framework for each platform.  Not custom run-time engines or virtual machines.  
iOS apps are written in pure Objective-C.  Android apps in pure Java.  This leads to maximum performance, maximum extensibility and maximum awesomeness.

Illumination includes a powerful, and easy to master, user interface designer.  
Design the look and feel of your app quickly — without needing to learn how to use any complicated tools.


- DOWNLOAD LINKS (Click On OS image To Download Proper File)

Illumination Software Creator – 6.0
Visual, rapid prototyping for Android,
iOS, Flash, PyGTK and HTML5.
Source Code on GitHub
App-Make-inator – 13.06
Visually build HTML5 Web and
Mobile Apps.
Source Code on GitHub
Arduino-Make-inator – 13.07
Visually build logic for your
Arduino board.
Source Code on GitHub

Packages at the Open Build Service
Game-Make-inator – 13.05
Visually build your own Web and Mobile software
without any programming experience.
Registration : GM17-8U3J-LS220


- Quick Review -

The AiLiveComplete! is originated from App Inventor and has been updated to run, standalone, on following platforms:


AILiveComplete! includes everything that you need to run your App Inventor Personal Server AND the Build Server! 
It also contains updates and enhancements to App Inventor. 
You can even download and run AILiveComplete! from a USB Stick!


    Runs standalone on Windows; Contains App Inventor Server and BuildServer
    Can be used, run directly on USB Stick!
    Can be used to build project that are larger than 5MB
    Configured for Linux / Windows / Mac
    Can be installed and run directly from USB Stick!
    ENHANCEMENT: ListPicker includes Sorting and SearchFilter capability
    ENHANCEMENT: Now includes SQLite; A component that allows you to manage a private relational database
    ENHANCEMENT: Custom FontFace can be used for Buttons & TextBoxes


    Clear Java Cache

- SETUP and Installation:
    Download AILiveComplete!, and then unzip it.

    Please make sure that you have installed JDK

    if using Windows, you have set the environment variable JAVA_HOME to point to your JDK folder

    Windows users
        Use Windows Explorer to cd to where you unzipped AILiveComplete!
        double-click on startAIServer.cmd -- this will start your AI instance
        double-click on startBuildServer.cmd -- this will start your AI build server
        Now start a browser and goto http://localhost:8888
    Linux users
        open a terminal and cd to where you unzipped AILiveComplete!
        make .sh files executable using chmod +x *.sh
        start AI server by typing ./startAIServer.sh
        open another terminal, cd to where you unzipped AILiveComplete!
        Start AI build server by typing ./startBuildServer.sh
        Now start a browser and goto http://localhost:8888
    Mac users
        follow same instructions as Linux

Run AiLiveComplete And Make Great Apps

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September 09, 2015

Export And Backup All MySQL Databases at Once + Import Exported Databases


I want to keep a backup of all my MySQL databases. I have more than 100 MySQL databases. I want export all of them them at the same time and again import the all of them into my MySQL server at one time. How can I do that?


Follow these steps :
1 - open a command window in the bin folder of MySQL install Folder: (mysql\bin) :

2 - type this command Line :
 --------mysqldump -u Username -p Password --all-databases (greater than sign) location/filename.sql

3 - That's All !

Look up the documentation for mysqldump (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/mysqldump.html).

You may want to use other options.

 The mysqldump client utility performs logical backups, producing a set of SQL statements that can be executed to reproduce the original database object definitions and table data. It dumps one or more MySQL databases for backup or transfer to another SQL server. The mysqldump command can also generate output in CSV, other delimited text, or XML format.

mysqldump requires at least the SELECT privilege for dumped tables, SHOW VIEW for dumped views, TRIGGER for dumped triggers, and LOCK TABLES if the --single-transaction option is not used. Certain options might require other privileges as noted in the option descriptions.

To reload a dump file, you must have the privileges required to execute the statements that it contains, such as the appropriate CREATE privileges for objects created by those statements.

mysqldump output can include ALTER DATABASE statements that change the database collation. These may be used when dumping stored programs to preserve their character encodings. To reload a dump file containing such statements, the ALTER privilege for the affected database is required.

If you are performing a backup on the server and your tables all are MyISAM tables, you can also use mysqlhotcopy for this purpose. 

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