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OwnCloud SQLite is Only for Testing

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Lately I had to realise that the OwnCloud support for SQLite is literally only for testing, even if you have a single user, despite what I have read out of the documentation (which states you could use SQLite for few user sites).

I had several issues with my calendars as well as my contacts (failed to sync, failed to import, etc.), which all vanished when I migrated/converted the database to MySQL. Luckily, OwnCloud has support for exactly that use case. Just invoke the following (given you have setup php correctly).

Formatting Text in Skype

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Today I found out some features of the Skype chat that must have sneaked in in the last versions, since nobody has posted about it yet. I was having a hard time when pasting text into the chat which contained character that were easily misinterpreted as emoticons, e. g. (0) as well as using basic text formatting like bold, italic or strikethrough.

RSS Feed Icon from Font Instead of Image (PNG) with Drupal 7

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As written in a post before, I customized the Drupal RSS feed icon by replacing it with my own PNG icon. Unfortunately, the PNG icon should be designed well and is never scalable when using pixels. Therefore, I wanted to change it to a font based (vector) icon using again free fonts from font squirrel.

Using @font-face for Clean Fixed Fonts On Any Platform

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As I promised a while ago, I will discover some details of the current nesono Drupal 7 theme. It has been optimized towards readability and is inspired by services like pocket (read it later), readability, and the reading plugins for several browsers.

In this post, I will explain the font settings as specified in the CSS files of this site’s theme.

When You Can Not Paste Your Password into the Webform

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Today I visited one of these web pages that try to increase your security by prohibiting pasting the password from the clipboard. As I use a password generator and like to have large passwords, typing the password by hand three times was no option for me. I searched the web for a solution and found nothing. Maybe I was just asking the wrong questions, but I don’t mind. Here’s my solution.