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15/03/12

Permalink 02:47:54 pm, Categories: General IT articles  

Take payment online or over phone easily - cardsave

There are many businesses provide online payment solutions like Paypal, EPDQ from Barclays, HSBC, Worldpay from RBS/Lloyds, Sagepay etc.. However, we found Cardsave is the most featured rich, customer and developer friendly and affordable provider.

From a developer point of view, Cardsave can be integrated in different level: either redirect your customer to Cardsave’s payment page; or host the payment page on your website for better branding and send the payment data over secure link to Cardsave. In later case, a SSL certificate is required but there is no need for PCI compliance, which is a bonus for websites looking for low running cost.

You can also take payment over phone by subscribe their Virtual terminal service.

To receive a phone call from Cardsave, you can fill in [this simple form] to get started.


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15/05/11

Permalink 11:16:10 pm, Categories: General IT articles  

How to make the 'delete' key to move selected files to Trash

In Apple, you need to use CMD+Del key combin to move files to Trash. if you are from the Windows background, this is not nice as when you use one hand to select the files using the mouse, you just want to press one single key to get rid of the files.

Here is what you can do:

1. get ‘Spark’ from http://www.shadowlab.org/Software/spark.php
It’s a free software so don’t forget to donate.

2. Install Spark and run it as demon so that it can intercept your keys and do the function.

3. Run Spark and click ‘Preferences’ from menu,
change
Allow "one key" shortcut for
from “Function keys only” to “All keys”

4. Double click on Apple Script,
press “delete” key for the short cut, give it a name, such as “Trash selected files". In the Apple script box, input the follow the script

Code:

tell application "Finder"
  if frontmost is false then return
  set selectedList to the selection
  set deleteList to {}
  repeat with thisItem in selectedList
    if class of thisItem is not disk then
      set end of deleteList to thisItem
    end if
  end repeat
  delete deleteList
end tell

5. If you want to permanently delete selected files, which I don’t recommend, use the following Apple script

Code:

tell application "Finder"
  if frontmost is false then return
  set selectedList to the selection
  set deleteList to {}
  repeat with thisItem in selectedList
    if class of thisItem is not disk then
      set end of deleteList to thisItem
    end if
  end repeat
  delete deleteList
  ignoring application responses -- because secure deletes can take a while
    empty trash with security
  end ignoring
end tell

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08/05/11

Permalink 08:59:13 pm, Categories: General IT articles  

How to move an off-screen window back to your desktop in Windows 7

In previous version of Windows before Windows 7, you can just right click on the application Icon on your taskbar, select ‘move’, and then use your keyboard’s left/right/up/downdown arrow key to move your window to the centre of your desktop.

Starting from Windows 7, right click doesn’t bring those option up any more. You have to press shift and then right click on the application icon, select ‘move’, and use arrow keys to bring the window back.


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28/04/11

Permalink 09:37:39 am, Categories: General IT articles  

How to restart Mac OS X Desktop

Mac OS X Desktop can ‘freeze’. You can still move your mouse but you won’t be able to close/start anything. But the system is still running. I find Mac OS X is a solid system.

If you have something running in the background (like mysql/apache), you don’t want to restart the whole machine. To restart the desktop,

1. go to another machine, start a SSH terminal (such as putty on a windows box). SSh into mac os x.
If your mac is not configured to allow SSH, you have no option but to restart the machine, configure it in the System Preferences button and wait for the next.

2. ps -ef|grep Graphics

3. Find the following:
88 83 1 0 12:25.22 ?? 27:22.37 /System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/Frameworks/CoreGraphics.framework/Resources/WindowServer -daemon

4. then HUP the found process:
sudo kill -HUP 83

83 is the process id. 88 is the userid so don’t be fool if you come from the Linux environment.

That’s the benefit to have a Unix OS!!!

This will restart the GUI, logging you out, but at least you won’t have to reboot the whole machine.


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27/04/11

Permalink 10:10:38 am, Categories: General IT articles  

how to stop Windows 7 restart after automatic update

Most of the Windows 7 box is configured to do automatic update during mid-night and it will restart your machine.

You may leave your windows 7 running because it is providing services. It might have several VMware guests running on top. A brutal restart by Windows 7 can be horrible.

1 Click the Start menu and type
gpedit.msc
in the search line and press the enter key. This will launch the Local Group Policy Editor.

2

On the left side of Local Group Policy Editor, expand to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components. Then scroll down and select Windows Update.

3

Double click “No auto-restart with logged on users for scheduled automatic updates installations” option. In the properties window that appears, change the option from “Not Configured” to “Enabled". Click “OK” and close Local Group Policy Editor. Windows will no longer prompt you to restart after automatically installing updates.


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