Sunday, September 29, 2013

Google Chrome Update: Recently closed tabs removed on new tab/page

Google Chrome Update: Recently closed tabs removed on new tab/page
Google's recent Chrome update to version 29, has removed the 
access tabs you've recently closed on a new tab. 
Well the good news, it's just relocated to the preferences "Customize and Control Google Chrome " 3-bar menu. 

Friday, September 27, 2013

Facebook Like/Send Button not working, error, broken - Google Hotel Finder - Ironic JavaScript Errors "google is not defined"

Posit: Quality Control Severely Lacking in Web 2.0

As I have been developing with Google, Facebook, Linked-in and other Social Media APIs, I have noticed that there is real lack of attention to detail and quality in code.

Considering, these companies livelihood is online, I see these JavaScript errors constantly on these leading site and on many other website integrated their libraries.

To see these errors, in Chrome press [CTRL][SHIFT][J] keys to show console. 

Here some examples from major leading web companies;  

Ex 1) Facebook Developer Page - Like Send Button Fix JavaScript Error - Blocked a frame with origin "https//" ...

I clicked on Like then Send button to produce this error. The Send button pop- up produces an error in the form of blank white screen. Some solutions suggest changing the opacity in css, but this will not work for me since, the Fb JS API loads an iframe anyways, and you can style content in the iframe from an external css. Anyhow FB JS API defeating the purpose of an Async HTML5 solution.

Checking the Chrome JavaScript console log read 
 Blocked a frame with origin "https//" from accessing a frame ....

Again, ironic that on the FB developer site where you get this code, their own code produces errors ! Great quality control.

For other whose Like/Send button button is broken and not working,  I have a fix, keep on reading below.

Like / Send button combo code issues by Facebook is broken as of Sept 27, 2013, for the record as seen on their own developer site.

The Send button throws up a blank screen, instead of the Facebook email dialog box to send this page. 

Solution here; this is for JavaScript library, not old IFRAME code.

I had to hack the Like / Send button to work!

Ex 2) Google Hotel Finder - JavaScript Error - google is not defined

Error 1: Google Hotel Finder newly minted - Javacript Error is a little ironic

Ex 3) Linked-in Home Page - JavaScript Error - GET 404 (Not Found) 
This is a simple error to correct, it's in the wrong location. Again, this speaks to lack of quality control and attention to detail.

So what the excuse, to this poor quality control?

Monday, September 23, 2013

Turning off Bing Search History in the "Cloud"

Bing Search is now tracking your search history online (like Google).
To turn off Bing Search History in the Cloud, login and click on preference wheel, and then click History. Choose the Turn off button. Clear all to erase you history.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Save TechNet Or Create An Affordable Alternative To MSDN Petition

Techies, this is outrage for the Microsoft Developer Community that is trying to learn new software and promote Microsoft software use. How backwards is this. Bad move if developers cannot learn to use at a expert level and develop your software in a meaningful way. Free evaluations for 90-day or 180-days is a royal pain, considering you need 4 virtual servers to mimic SharePoint to run in a enterprise setting, this is huge effort to build out for it then to be blown away.

Please sign the following petition to save Technet so we developers have access to affordable Microsoft Technologies.

13,197 Supporters so far to Save Technet

PS. Still have access to Technet and want to queue downloading the entire library ?

® File Transfer Manager 

How do I determine if I already have a current version of FTM on my computer?
    Try to launch the FTM client that may exist on your computer. Following are the ways in which you can launch FTM:
    • Check if you have a desktop shortcut for FTM. If yes, you can click it to launch.
    • Check if you have FTM in your start menu. If yes, you can click it to launch.
    • If you are using Internet Explorer, you may already have FTM installed on your machine automatically from your earlier visits to a Microsoft Program's web site. Follow the below steps to verify this and launch:
      • Open a command window (Start, Run and type cmd or command depending on version of Windows)
      • Change Directory to %SystemRoot%\Downloaded Program Files\
      • Type TransferMgr.exe <enter>

      Once launched, you can check the version of FTM by viewing the control menu from upper left corner of the window and selecting the "About" option.