Numerous things have pulled me away from doing tech work, the big one being a mishap that flooded our apartment, and necessitated my moving, temporarily, to my mom’s. Since I sell on Ebay, I have a ton of “inventory” that needed to be moved, sold, etc. I also moved all my computers. So I spent […]
The holidays left me stuffed, and so busy that work became an afterthought. My friend also had some medical issues and I ended up being a driver for most of the month. I swear, driving takes a lot out of me, physically and mentally. There are only a couple updates this month. Remove Docker’s Cached […]
I came across this in the uploads. Missed it for a long time. Should I start posting some other web shells I’ve collected?
This is a note I wrote to myself about how to add Django REST Framework to an existing project. It’s in PDF format, for reading. I didn’t have the time to create a real tutorial that builds up the API, or produce a really useful API. The intention is just to outline what parts get […]
I think VBA was supposed to sunset in the previous decade, but it just won’t go away. Back in the mid 2010s I wrote a lot of articles about VB.NET and VBA. It’s over at the old site. Can’t keep a glue language down. http://riceball.com/d/node/1469
I’m shocked at how many businesses still have websites that don’t work in mobile. For the average person, reading web pages on a smartphone is the primary way they read content on the web. Though I’m not 100% on board with “mobile first”, it should soon be the norm. To CSS hackers, “mobile first” just […]
This was an effort to find the best ways to create email messages that contain event information, so that the user can easily create a calendar item. The stock advice is to use .ics files, yet I don’t see many event publishers using .ics files. Instead, I saw people using well-formatted text, which gets automatically […]
Here’s a CRC32 function based on the work at: cCRC32. The main difference is that this is a function, and the crc32 table is not recalculated each time. If there’s a way to do constant arrays, I’d like to know. I haven’t found anything online.
Most of the information in this post is derived from http://www.tech-faq.com/convert-word-to-pdf.html. The code’s reposted here as a service, because the code there needs some editing. Also, a useful thread about executing OOo macros is at http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=2619. Here’s the code to automate the opening and saving of a file as PDF, using Open Office. Paste this […]