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word 2010 – create custom numbered fields and create a table of content out of them

Below are the steps to number TODO items automatically inside a word document and create a list of all the TODO entries existing. Numbering of fields Numbering of fields is called creating a “SEQuence” in words language. Click on “Insert” tab > “Quick Parts” down arrow > in field names list, select SEQ > create entry SEQ TODO Click on File tab > Options > Advanced > scroll to section “Show document content” > tick”Show field codes instead of their values”This will actually allow to see the code behind those fields. Go back to the word document and type the […]

ORA-12162: TNS:net service name is incorrectly specified [solved]

When starting sqlplus, I ended up with following error message: ORA-12162: TNS:net service name is incorrectly specified Elements to check: echo $ORACLE_HOME // make sure path points to appropriate oracle folder, if you don’t know the folder, run find / -name ‘’ echo $PATH // make sure $ORACLE_HOME/bin is part of PATH (export PATH=$PATH:$ORACLE_HOME/bin) echo $ORACLE_SID // make sure appropriate value is set up in ORACLE_SID (export ORACLE_SID=orcl where ‘orcl’ is the name of the database being worked upon) sources

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choosing a flat

Rules to keep in mind when choosing a flat: always on the last floor: simply impossible to live with neighbors above (dog nails on the floor, people walking, unknowm object rolling…) never chose a building that has all its rooms on the street/road: you won’t have any room where you don’t hear cars, people shouting, klaxons, buses…) this is extremely exhausting, make sure you have at least one room that’s far from the road avoid “cubes”, ie. a flat with at least four neighbors: make sure some rooms are isolated (there’s always neighbor’s tv, phone, scoring noises…) avoid HLM, prefer […]

[necessary tools]

xp: online in less than <5 mins start small: bits per bits, and not everything at once “small steps are better” develop parts in isolation, as standalone components, and make them communicate when changes are made => set them online immediately document code as you type (and require code to be properly documented (incl. js). With php, implements phpdocumentor standards => generate an api documentation immediately xp: yagni xp: the quicker way the better set up a bug tracker (trac?) set up a version handler (subversion?) implement unit tests (including manual tests) and run a checklist on them roadmaps define […]

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