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Emmet is an awesome notepad++ plugin and really makes coding in html really efficient. Getting this plugin to run though can be be a pain.

notepad++This applies to notepad++ version 6.7.5, couldn’t get the emmet plugin to run and when I tried accessing the python console I get an exception error. Notepad++ is on Windows 8.1 64bit, the following steps got the plugin running:

  • Installed the 64bit version of python for notepad++ the msi file can be downloaded here.
  • Installed emmet via the plugin manager.

The plugin ran fine, but for some odd reason, the default shortcut won’t run the expand abbreviation command (ctrl+alt+enter). This was solved by changing the shortcut mapping for the command to tab.

Just to show how awesome it is, Stefan of fettblog.eu shows how emmet rocks.

 

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Google apps has closed a loooong time ago and if you plan to use a third party service provider for your emails, you’ll be hard pressed to find one. Fortunately, I bumped into ZOHO mail and I like what I see so far. Here’s a guide that will allow you to use your [email protected] emails [...]

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This was rather quirky, but after installing DirectX from Microsoft, my pc started to get a gpu error (intel) whenever I run any graphic intensive Adobe software (photoshop, illustrator, etc.) I found out that an app from Adobe – sniffer_gpu.exe would eat up about 30% of CPU power after I load Photoshop. I asked Google, [...]

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I have a Seagate Central at home acting as a NAS and was already connected to one of the shared folders which was password protected. When I tried to connect to my wife’s shared folder to copy some files, I got this error: Hmmm, cryptic error but I was already aware that I was connected [...]

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Can’t imagine that it has been almost two years since I started out with DigitalOcean. As far as my experience is concerned, so far so good. A good number of things have changed when I hit a year staying with DigitalOcean. Thankfully, we never had any big issues whatsoever because the Droplets at DigitalOcean has [...]

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I made a mistake of switching the HD with an SSD too soon on my ASUS X555LN (preinstalled with Windows 8.1), I actually forgot to make an image backup of the OS partition. Worse, I didn’t want to go through another episode of opening the laptop since it was one heck of a job and [...]

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Just yesterday, I couldn’t finish a 6GB transfer to my Seagate Central NAS because my wireless connection kept dropping. Found out that this is a common problem for the D-Link DIR-615 router. Only solution would be to update the firmware to DD-WRT. So upgrade I did. These are the steps I took to complete the [...]

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Finally decided to retire my now 5 year old laptop, the reliable¬†ASUS F8SG. Hasn’t failed me yet, stock hard disk still works after all these years though I upgraded it to SSD early this year. After a couple of weeks of search, I settled on an ASUS X555LN, box says this model is an ASUS [...]

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I was just scouring the web to look for an equivalent to the Linux touch command on Windows 7 and landed on this goldmine. A set of native Win32 Linux commands! This is a better option than running Cygwin since applications run on native (that word again) Win32 mode and not in an emulation. This means [...]

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This is a follow-up review on one of the most promising cloud companies I’ve encountered, DigitalOcean. I started with a droplet from them a year ago and published my experience with DigitalOcean here. Now, I’m still with them and I couldn’t be more happier. When I started out, things were a lot simpler then, there [...]

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