Tag: gotchas

Gotchas are oopsies, uh-ohs and other knowings that aren’t intuitive about a particular concept. They can be linguistic, functional, or other.

Synonyms:

things to know

Windows 10 Update stuck at 70%

Windows 10 Update Hangs (KB4480116 version 1809) with Solution

For several weeks now I’ve been bouncing between using two different Windows laptops because Windows Update has felt the need to force itself on me, though I’ve already tried disabling windows update through various online suggestions. But, Windows wouldn’t budge. For some reason Windows Update kept locking up my computer, no matter which laptop — […]

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Developer Journal: Error Windows 10 October Update Deletes 300+ Files (1809)

Before I even knew about the infamous “October Update” I suffered data loss on an external hard drive due to this horrible Microsoft update. I lost a lot of time trying to figure out what had caused my files to disappear. A corrupted Master File Table error on a different hard drive made me realize […]

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Featured image for EricHepperle.com Quick Tip post - How to Group Items in Evolus Pencil for web design mockups & diagrams. (Collage by: Eric Hepperle, 2018)

Evolus Pencil Quick Tip: How to Group Items (Especially Sketchy GUI)

What is Evolus Pencil? Evolus Pencil (not to be confused with Apple Pencil, Pencil Sketch, or Pencil Code) is a great open source mockup and design application for Windows. It is has an easy to use drag-and-drop interface and it’s closest competitors are probably Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, and charting applications like draw.io and LucidChart. […]

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Bulk Rename Utility lets you transpose dates in file names using regular expressions. (Eric Hepperle, 2018)

Regex Tutorial: Converting Dates in Filenames With Bulk Rename Utility (Perl PCRE)

Regular Expressions (Date Matching and Conversion) – Perl 5 and Bulk Rename Utility. I occasionally find myself modifying my digital photo naming convention, and subsequently end up having to rename a lot of photos (thousands!). The best program that I have found for renaming is called Bulk Rename Utility (BRU). BRU is lightweight, powerful, and […]

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eric hepperle geneva web designs github profile (2018)

Quick Minute: Daily Review – 2018 September 3

Well, this  is going to be a new series where I will try to write a comprehensive blog post in no more than 15 minutes. So, here we go. This is part of the “Daily Review” series. Quick Minute indicates that is a short read. I’m not too concerned with SEO or perfect punctuation in this […]

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Featured image for EricHepperle.com blog post on solving GoDaddy broken Contact Form 7 email issues with Exchange Admin Center spam exception (Credit: Eric Hepperle, 2018)

Contact Form 7 Broken on WordPress – GoDaddy, MS Exchange Email Spam Issues Likely Cause

Picture this. You just finished building a very basic WordPress website using any one of several popular contact form plugins including WPForms, Gravity Forms, Ninja Forms, Pirate Forms, or the old stalwart (and arguably the easiest contact form plugin to set up and configure), Contact Form 7. Maybe you’ve designed a detailed custom contact form […]

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Powershell – Executing commands which require quotes and variables is practically impossible!

I’ve spent the last 2 hours reading an interesting bug report/forum thread about how executing commands which require quotes and variables in PowerShell is difficult (this was originally posted on Microsoft Connect, which no longer exists; replaced with archive.org link). I’m trying to understand how to properly quote commands with parameters and interpolated paths so […]

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