Month: December 2004

Plone – how to hide the My Preferences button

in ZMI go to “portal_membership” and click the actions tab at the top – you can then uncheck the “visible?” checkbox against (or delete) any of those actions

Plone Desktop Demo

I saw a demonstration of this at Plone Conf 2 in Vienna earlier in the year and was blown away. Plone Desktop allows windows desktop integration with a remote plone server so you can literally drag documents into an explorer window and have them transformed and included in a plone site – workflow and other… Read more »

hydroplaning? what about dog poo planing

Tim at has been talking about why people prefer to buy bicycle tyres with tread on them. He pointed out that people like to use tread as a gauge so that they can see when they need replacing, The post he references argues that you would need to be doing 90 – 100mph on… Read more »

minimo – mozilla for small consumer devices

Hopefully this will be available for Palm OS so I can stick it on my treo:- The Minimo (Mini Mozilla) project is focused on code-size and runtime footprint reduction, and porting to small consumer devices. We hope to make Minimo the browser of choice on small devices, or machines with limited system resources; taking advantage… Read more »

Firefox live bookmarks

as if RSS feed subscription in thunderbird wasn’t enough, i’ve just stumbled across firefox’s "live bookmark" feature. With version 1.0, if you are viewing a site like this one that contains (in the code) a link to the sites RSS feed, e.g.:- <link rel=”alternate” type=”application/rss+xml” … you can add a live bookmark to it. A… Read more »

standalone versions of IE

Being able to run multiple versions of IE is old news but i’ve never bothered trying until I had a need for it recently. Luckily someone has packaged up a few versions as zip files, so all you need to do is download, unzip and run directly from wherever you downloaded it to – note… Read more »

forget what I said about migrating via mysql

I’ve changed track on my plans to migrate this site to plone via mysql, as i’ve been experimenting with reading the archive xml using python. On the migration front things are also looking good for Blogger API support in plone (which would allow me to post as I do at the moment via a desktop… Read more »

eating someone elses dog food

I noticed seb potter (a plone developer) has started using drupal for his personal site instead of plone, the reason being that he wanted to get to know drupal to compare it to plone, because it makes sense to see the differences in features, in case any cross-fertilzation could benefit both systems. I think this… Read more »

how to get rid of horizontal scrollbars in iframes in IE

add the following CSS to the document that is loaded inside the iframe:- html { overflow-x: hidden; } this worked for me in an XHTML transitional document on IE 6. Note this removes horizontal scrolling altogether.

location of outlook express dbx files

seems to vary according to setup and windows version, but I can never find it – not even with a search (ignores hidden files by default?) C:Documents and SettingsyourusernameLocal SettingsApplication DataIdentities{bigrandomunique id}Microsoft archived comments Open Outlook Express. Click “Options”, “Maintenance”, “Store Folder”. Copy the location and paste it to Windows Explorer. Voila! Mick 2007-01-21 18:30:12