Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Resetting Password on MacOS

One of my friend called me and asked how could he reset the password on his macbook. quick browsing on google, found these interestings:

  • http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1274
  • http://sg.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20071012020748AAvXTi9

Not testing yet, but should be working since one of it is directly from Apple.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

ICEfaces Day 1: Installing ICEfaces in NetBeans 6.5.1

The best explanation about ICEfaces can be seen at their website, http://www.icefaces.org/main/home/.

Now, the step to install it on the NetBeans 6.5.1:

1. Run NetBeans 6.5.1.

2. Navigate to the Tool -> Plugins. Go to Available Plugins tab, type "icefaces" on the search box. It is already there. However, they are not the latest version. Go with them if you just want to try ICEfaces. Install them and you are finish. Otherwise, follow the next steps to install the latest version (as for today it is ICEfaces 1.8.1 20090526).

3. Using your favourite browser go to http://www.icefaces.org/main/downloads/os-downloads.iface?category=NetBeans look for the plugin for NetBeans 6.5. Downloand it.

4. After finish downloading the file, extract it somewhere, for example in you Desktop or Download folder.

5. Back to NetBeans window, in Plugins window. Navigate to Downloaded tab. Click on "Add plugins ...". Navigate to where you extract the files and select org-icefaces-netbeans-modules-lib.nbm, org-icefaces-netbeans-modules-visualweb-frameworks.nbm, and org-icefaces-netbeans-modules-web-frameworks.nbm under nbms folder on your extracted folder. Then, click on "Install" button to start the installation.

6. During the installation process, a warning about the signing but not trusted plugin will appear. Just click on "Continue". This warning is appeared because this is not yet verified by NetBeans.

7. After the installation of the plugin is finished. Close the Plugins window. Start a new project and verify that the plugin has been installed by looking whether you can make a new Project, Web -> Web application then on the last wizard page (4. Framework), you can see "ICEfaces" and "Visual Web ICEfaces".

Now, that the ICEfaces is installed on the NetBeans, see you on the next day to "play" with it.

Managing your wealth with Buddy Day 5: Create transaction

The menu is not really clear and on the spot. In my opinion, Buddy is a great application but it is suffered a usability problem. My recommendation is to split the menu for Budget, Account and Transaction, not put all of them under one "Edit" menu. Additionally, the title of the command is not consistent through out the application. To enter new budget or Account we use term "Create" but for transactions, we use "Edit All Transactions". However, the scheduled transactions is a good feature.

To enter a transaction, open the menu under Edit -> Edit All Transaction

Next, the transaction window will appear. Enter the new transaction at the bottom of the window with minimum date, description, amount, from and to values must be filled. Click on "Record" button to save the transaction. "Clear" to reset the form. Edit the transaction by selecting the transaction the click on "Update" button.

There are two kinds of Delete transaction, one is VOID (appear in transactions window but not affecting the balance) and the other one is DELETE (removing completely from the transaction).

It has been 9 days now in operation. My wife and I love it very much. Especially, the encryption feature. Despite the usability problem.

I understand this is not the full review of Buddy since I am preparing new website for all of the tutorials. Until then, goodbye for now.