Friday, 6 February 2015

How to make a blog with multiple tabs that support multiple posts

Create the main blog and set its title to Mainsomething:

Create secondary blogs: (title: Sometitle1) (title: Sometitle2)

For each blog, go to Layout > Add a Gadget > select Pages > set the home page name:

For the main blog (home page) leave the Home name.

For the second tab/blog, change the homepage title to Sometitle1.

For the third tab/blog, change the homepage to Sometitle2 etc.

Edit the new Pages gadget and add external links for all other tabs/blogs.

On the main page blog, add external links for:

Title: Sometitle1

Title: Sometitle2

On the secondary blogs (e.g. Sometile1), add external links for:

Title: Home

Title: Sometitle2

…and then save the change.

Once all pages are added to all blogs, go back to pages and organise the order of tabs so that all tabs appear in the same orger in all blogs: Home : Sometitle1 : Sometitle2 etc.

Select the same template for all blogs > Customise > Apply to blog.

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Automate backup of your Firefox bookmarks and keep it in Dropbox

Firefox creates a backup of bookmarks in JSON format (Import and Backup > Restore > Choose File) once a day and keeps 15 copies (this can be modified) in the user's profile. To keep these safe, it's wise to copy and store these files online e.g. in Dropbox. So first create a Dropbox account and install the software locally in Windows. This creates a folder under the user's profile and syncs the content of the folder with the online storage.

The location of the bookmarks backup is:


The location of the local Dropbox folder is:


A simple batch script scheduled to run daily (on startup or logon or at a specific time) will copy the files to the Dropbox folder.

XCOPY "C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\*********.default\bookmarkbackups" "C:\Users\username\Dropbox\ff_favs\" /D /E /C /R /I /K /Y

Once there, they will be uploaded online by Dropbox software.

This is for Windows 7 and Firefox 35.0.

How to change the number of bookmark backups in Firefox
Need to automate export/import or backup bookmarks for an organzation

On motivation and how it works

After reading several posts on LinkedIn about motivation, I decided to publish my research from uni so I can easily reference and share it online. It's a short, but interesting and informative text in the form of a literature review from a level-1 undergraduate subject on question: Could we apply Google's approach to motivation across the industry?

There was a case study that described how it works at Google - employees are carefully selected from the pool of candidates (favoring creative and innovative minds), they love what they do (in their words: delivering information to the world), they enjoy sharing the knowledge and helping each other, they are well paid and have great perks - basically everybody's happy and smiling while doing a great job and the staff turnover is very low.