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How To Add A Center Across Selection Button To Excel's Home Ribbon Tab

this weekend I spent a few hours figuring out how I could create an add-in that would hide the Alignment group on the Home tab and then re-create the Alignment group with an added Center Across button. With this little Excel Add-in you can make your Ribbon transform as follows..

OpenSUSE Administation with Zypper

Zypper is the command line package manager for openSUSE, introduced in openSUSE 10.2 which uses the libzypp library. Zypper provides a command line interface to manage repositories, the software installation, packages, patches, verifying dependencies etc.

How To Provision and Manage Remote Docker Hosts with Docker Machine on CentOS 7

Docker Machine is a tool that makes it easy to provision and manage multiple Docker hosts remotely from your personal computer. Such servers are commonly referred to as Dockerized hosts, and as a matter of course, can be used to run Docker containers. While Docker Machine can be installed on a local or a remote system, the most common approach is to install it on your local computer (native installation or virtual machine) and use it to provision Dockerized remote servers.

How to call PostgreSQL functions (stored procedures) from Hibernate

This article is part of a series of posts related to calling various relational database systems stored procedures and database functions from Hibernate. The reason for writing this down is because there are many peculiarities related to the underlying JDBC driver support and not every JPA or Hibernate feature is supported on every relational database.

How To Install and Use Docker on CentOS 7

Docker is an application that makes it simple and easy to run application processes in a container, which are like virtual machines, only more portable, more resource-friendly, and more dependent on the host operating system. For a detailed introduction to the different components of a Docker container, check out The Docker Ecosystem: An Introduction to Common Components.

How to Add a Business Account Windows 10 OneDrive and Mobile

With the availability of the new OneDrive Sync Client in Windows 10, users utilizing SharePoint within their organization can quickly add and manage business accounts. If you are running an older version of Windows, you will need to update to the new client. We previously looked at the new universal OneDrive app for Windows 10, which also supports adding business accounts.

Fix: Slow Desktop Right Click Menu

The desktop context menu or popularly known as desktop right-click menu which appears when you perform a right-click on the empty area of Windows 10 desktop is useful to quickly access Settings and display settings, show/hide desktop icons, sort desktop items, and create New folder on desktop...

WordPress vs Joomla vs Drupal: CMS Comparison Guide

WordPress vs Joomla vs Drupal: CMS Comparison Guide Icon
When it comes to CMS's, there are three major players: WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. In this CMS comparison guide, we take a look at each of the three platforms, discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each, along with some tips on how to choose the right CMS for your small business website.

Fix: Display Driver Failed To Start Error

At times, you might see “Display driver failed to start. Display driver failed to start; using Microsoft Basic Display Driver instead. Check Windows Update for a newer display driver” notification on Windows 10. The “Display driver failed to start” error message appears when your graphics driver installed for your on-board or dedicated graphics card failed to start normally.

Using Let's Encrypt SSL With Your WordPress Project

Using Let's Encrypt SSL With Your WordPress Project Icon
For years, purchasing, renewing, installing and managing SSL certificates overwhelmed me with expense and complexity. Now, Let's Encrypt makes it fairly simple and free. Let’s Encrypt is an emerging, free, automated, and open certificate authority brought to you by a California public benefit corporation called the Internet Security Research Group—it also has nonprofit status.

How to Create a Colorful Clone Effect Action

In this tutorial we go a bit beyond just creating the effect—we record the steps as a Photoshop action. Actions are an excellent resource for being able to quickly produce a complex effect at the press of a button.

Building a Vertical Timeline With CSS and a Touch of JavaScript

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to build a responsive vertical timeline from scratch. First, we’ll create the basic structure with minimal markup and the power of CSS pseudo-elements. Then, we’ll use some JavaScript to add some transitional effects as we scroll down the page.

Spice Up Excel Chart Data Labels – Show Positive/Negative Trend Arrows

Excel chart data labels are quite boring. While there is not much you can do with these, a bit of excel trickery can add some glamour to it. In this post, I will show you how to show trends in chart labels in a bar chart.

How to Print Comments

If you often need to print your Excel worksheets, it would be useful to know how to print comments in it. By default, this setting is disabled, which means that when you print a worksheet, the comments are not printed. While Excel provides a couple of options to print comments, it is not readily available in the ribbon.

File Handling in Python

If you look at the background of your desktop, what do you notice? Files spread everywhere, right? I know we regularly fall into this bad habit of having a cluttered desktop, but the point here is that we seem to deal with files a lot. Talking about Python, it is certainly possible to work with files using Python, and this is what I will be showing you in this tutorial.

How to Create Recovery Drive or Disk

Windows has of habit of running into problems when you least expect it to and that can create a lot of troubles. So, it’s important that you keep a backup of all your important files and folders. While backing up your files and folders is a good idea, Windows lets you create a backup of the whole operating system, which can help you restore or repair a Windows PC to working condition.

How to Setup Facebook Instant Articles for WordPress (Step by Step)

How to Setup Facebook Instant Articles for WordPress (Step by Step) Icon
Have you heard about Facebook Instant Articles? Want to add Facebook Instant Articles on your WordPress site? In this step by step tutorial, we will explain what are the pros and cons of Facebook Instant Articles as well as show you how to easily setup Facebook Instant Articles for WordPress.

What’s the Difference Between Ubuntu and Fedora?

New Linux distributions just keep appearing, and for some users it’s becoming tedious trying to keep up. You’ve probably heard someone ask “What’s the point of all those distributions?”. Perhaps you’ve been asked to explain the difference between two Linux distributions. These questions might seem weird at first, but they make sense, especially if the person asking them is a beginner who is still learning about Linux.

How to open a TCP/UDP socket in a bash shell

Suppose you want to open a TCP/UDP socket on a Linux server for various reasons. For example, you want to check if a specific address/port is reachable. Or you want to fetch a remote web page or invoke a restful API for testing. Or you want to connect to a remote IRC server, etc. However, what if the Linux server you are on is very restrictive? On that server, none of standard tools such as netcat, curl or wget may be available, and you are pretty much left with the bash shell only.

How to repair and clear thumbnail cache

In Windows 10, File Explorer is able to show small previews for image and video files you have stored on your disk drive. To speed up this process, it uses a cache file hidden in the user profile directory. When a file is cached, File Explorer reuses the thumbnail from the cache to show it instantly. If the cached file is damaged or corrupted, File Explorer starts showing broken or mismatched thumbnails for your files. Here is how to repair the thumbnail cache in Windows 10.