Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Loading .mobi files into Kindle (device or app) easily

I buy a fair amount of reference books I like to have with me. Several publishers offer .mobi file format, but you have to take an indirect route to get the book into your Kindle library. A really simple way … Continue reading

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What is the SharePoint best practice?

There’s no one contextual framework that the phrase “best practice” fits neatly into because the word best is ambiguous. I get asked this question all the time; in nearly every sales meeting I have with customers. It is like some … Continue reading

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Nice XSL trick to remove last comma from an incoming CSV string

I had a case recently where I had to remove a trailing comma from an incoming value within a feed. The trimming had to be done in XSL and the string was not being assembled within a for-each loop, so … Continue reading

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ChromeOS in VirtualBox – second look

As I blogged yesterday, I attempted today to get wide screen support to work with ChromeOS as a VirtualBox Guest OS. When you try to configure the display properties from the Gnome desktop, you may receive the errorĀ “Failed to execute … Continue reading

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ChromeOS in VirtualBox – no problemo

I installed the RC release 0.9.576 of Chrome after waiting a while to be able to download it in a reasonable amount of time. For a first-try, I decided to install ChromeOS in a VirtualBox VM – just select any … Continue reading

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