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Wise words that Sony should read and paste all over the current team's office doors that announced nothing real with the PlayStation 4 press conference. Sony has dropped the ball here and now needs to show up with some fantastic, working hardware for E3 in June or MicroSoft will win by default.
I have watched this four times now and the best I can figure is that he is falsly shuffling, peaking and knows the order of the cards at all times, but how? Wow. Take your lunch break and watch this today. Especially if you are at all impressed by magic!
From the creator of Masonry here comes a preview of his new layout library. The library is similar to Masonry but solves its two biggest problems: fills gaps and dragging item elements. It also responds to layout breakpoints and many more.
We here at Visual Lizard have some clients who have multiple sub-domains that they would like to track the Google Analytics statistics. The issue that we have come across in the past is that we might not want to set up a completely different account for those sub-domains. It is helpful to keep the overall statistics together for a full report on the domain as a whole.
For those of you who only make their way into Analytics on an infrequent basis looking for general visit and pageview numbers the statistics in the content breakdown area for a site can be a bit daunting to work your way through. Especially if you are looking for only a few specific statistics on a single sub-domain. The other day we were asked to find just that. I personally hadn't done that before, so I had to spend some time trying to find a way to display only the sub-domain statistics that I wanted. Below are the steps for doing just that.
Login to Google Analytics
Select the Site
Select Content Under Standard Reports
Open Site Content and Select All Pages
Set dates in the top right of the right column (statistics for specified period)
Below the graph set the Secondary dimension to Hostname
Click Advanced next to the search field
In the available field type the subdomain (subdomain.example.com)
Once you have the statistics you are after, you can bookmark the results like our client did. After that it will display the up to date information of that sub-domain and you won't have to go through hastle of setting up that search again.
Last week we were made aware of a display issue specifically with the rendering of an HTML email template in the Yahoo Mail browser. According to the Email Standards Project the Yahoo Mail Browser currently has a status of "Excellent". Initially we could not replicate the issue that had been brought to our attention and we could not give an explanation to why it was happening. Upon asking for further technical details about the person's computer we learned that it was only happening in his Safari browser.
It turns out that there are a couple of potential issues with Yahoo Mail in Safari. The first is the level of security. By default in newer versions of the browser these security settings are preset and shouldn't be an issue, however in older versions of the browser the user will likely have to change the security settings to be at least 32 bit encryption. The second and the more likely reason for our particular issue has to do with the Flash plugin.
The combination of several elements causing this issue are like a "perfect storm" of technology working together to make your life miserable. However the issue did cause enough problems to have a decent knowledge base of how to deal with the issue. According to the research I did while looking into the issue, the following steps should be followed to make sure that your Yahoo Mail will work in Safari.
Update to at least Safari 5.1.1 (Latest version as of this date is 6.0.2)
Update to at least Adobe Flash 11
Clearing the Flash Cache: Go to System Preferences, select Flash Player, then under Storage tab, click "Delete All..." button and then click "Delete Data" button.
The above steps were taken from an Apple discussion about people having issues with Yahoo Mail not displaying email in their Safari Browsers. While this may not be the answer to every issue with Yahoo Mail, it is likely that if there is an issue, it will have to do with the software's interpretation of the HTML, not the HTML itself.
The goal of the Email Standards Project is to have a consistent standard of display of the HTML used in emails regardless of the rendering engine being used to display the email. By doing this, the intended design to represent branding in e-Newsletters or e-Stationery by a company is represented accurately no matter what platform or email client is being used.
This isn't the first time Tesla has had to defend the performance of its vehicles against a poor review. In fact, they took steps to actually log data during media drives just in case and now they're using it against John Broder's "New York Times" article.
As a developer who owns an Xbox 360 and iOS devices, I can tell you this article is 100% right. Either Apple or the nascent Ouya are going to scoop up the 'connected living experience', despite Microsoft having years of leadtime and foundation to work off of.
For those of you that follow world news, the latest Pope is resigning from the position for life job he has. Nothing concrete, but it sounds like health issues will prevent him from touring and as any band will tell you, no tours no money.
No one believed me that this game existed. A game where you had to "avoid" groupies, shifty managers and gig somethings. A game where you had to pilot each member of the band to Journey's spaceship before they ran out of money. It was real. It was in glorious Atari midi. And my brother and I used to see who could play the longest. Glorious!
Michael Dell and Silver Lake finalize a $24.4 billion acquisition, moving the PC firm out of the public market. Maybe this will give the company the room it needs to make some great products in the future.
A short animated feature by Storycorps. "On January 28, 1986, NASA Challenger mission STS-51-L ended in tragedy when the shuttle exploded 73 seconds after takeoff. On board was physicist Ronald E. McNair, who was the second African American to enter space. But first, he was a kid with big dreams in Lake City, South Carolina."
People are reporting that if you type in "File:///" (sans quotes) in almost any Mountain Lion app, you can crash that app... something I can confirm; I had to restart my web browser twice trying to post this item to our blog.