Archive for the ‘Tools’ Category

nivoSlider transition effects list and gallery

Friday, June 17th, 2016

The official nivoSlider documentation misses two transition effects and provides no visual demonstration of what they do. I’m here to fix this.

nivoSlider Effects Demo

All nivoSlider Effects

  • sliceDown
  • sliceDownLeft
  • sliceDownRight
  • sliceUp
  • sliceUpLeft
  • sliceUpRight
  • sliceUpDown
  • sliceUpDownLeft
  • fold
  • fade
  • random
  • slideInRight
  • slideInLeft
  • boxRandom
  • boxRain
  • boxRainReverse
  • boxRainGrow
  • boxRainGrowReverse

AltDrive hangs when Creating Shadow Copy [SOLVED]

Friday, July 17th, 2015

I’ve been struggling with my online backup AltDrive recently. It seemed to continue a backup started a couple of days ago but never getting past the phase of Creating Shadow Copy. When I cancelled the backup process, I was able to start over but still the previous backup continued to hang in the progress window. I tried all sorts of things related to shadow copy but with no avail. I uninstalled the client (keeping settings because I didn’t want to lose backed up data) and installed a fresh version, no change.


Do you run PhpStorm in 64bit mode?

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Maybe you only think you do. Check out the About menu item. You should see amd64 in the JRE area and 64-Bit in JVM.


Tired of template undefined field warnings in PhpStorm?

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Code inspection is an awesome feature of PhpStorm. Remember the #gotofail SSL Security Bug? Wouldn’t happen to you with PhpStorm because it warns about unreachable statements. And a lot more.

If however, you get too many warnings, you stop paying attention to them. Especially if you know they’re bogus. One of them is the undefined field warning for template variable assignments in Nette presenter.

Seen this a million times?

Referenced field is not found in subject class.
Note: Check is not performed on objects of type “stdClass” or derived.


Converting hexadecimal RGB code to decimal with a bookmarklet

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Many applications use the default Windows colour picker which unfortunately, doesn’t support hexa codes. Use this bookmarklet to convert and copy the decimal values from your browser to the picker. No need to bullshit around, here’s the thing :-)

Drag this onto your bookmark toolbar:
RGB hex2dec