Archive for the 'Hint' Category

The complete list of ‘OK, Google’ commands

February 3, 2018

Some that l liked.

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Set an alarm for [specific time, or amount of time]. Ex.: “Set alarm for 10 a.m.” Or “Set alarm for 20 minutes from now.”
Set a timer for [X] minutes.
Note to self [contents of note].
Define [word].
Synonyms for [word].
Etymology of [word].
What sound does [animal] make?
What does the fox say?
How many calories are in [insert food item]?
Do a barrel roll.
Roll a die.
Flip a coin.
Translate [phrase or word] to [language]. Ex.: “Translate ‘where is the bathroom?’ to German.”
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NEW in ’18 – I think

OK Google, Tell Me a Joke
Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right. Easter egg.
Who are you? Easter egg.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/complete-list-of-ok-google-commands/

Twitter CEO finally explains why random favorites are inserted into your timeline – The Verge

December 16, 2017

https://www.theverge.com/2014/9/3/6101407/twitter-ceo-finally-explains-why-random-favorites-are-inserted-into

Converting an AMZN giftcard number into a clickable URL

December 16, 2017

starting w/
Claim Code:
QBTA-38MDPX-VYMX
(now redeemed)

https://www.amazon.com/gc/redeem/ref=gc_redeem_new_exp_DesktopRedirect?_encoding=UTF8&code=Q8Q9GBW6ULNKWL works

but
https://www.amazon.com/gc/redeem/?code=QBTA38MDPXVYMX
doesn’t work

However,
https://www.amazon.com/gc/redeem/?code=Q8Q9GBW6ULNKWL
works

Note that using
https://www.amazon.com/gc/redeem/?code=QBTA38MDPXVYMX
flips to code
Q8Q9-GBW6UL-NKWL
in the box, so then going with
https://www.amazon.com/gc/redeem/?code=Q8Q9GBW6ULNKWL
works

appleTV keeps asking for appleID, password and … | Official Apple Support Communities

October 29, 2017

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7533430?start=0&tstart=0

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"If you use two-factor authentication with devices running older OS versions, you might be asked to add your six-digit verification code to the end of your password when signing in. Get your verification code from a trusted device running iOS 9 or OS X El Capitan, or have it sent to your trusted phone number. Then type your password followed by the six-digit verification code directly into the password field."

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How do I disable two finger gestures (Back/Forward) on Chrome for 10.7? – Google Product Forums

October 8, 2017

https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chrome/PaMriZC-Kuo

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OK — This isn’t a real fix, but I turned off "swipe between pages" in System Preferences -> Trackpad -> More Gestures.

Apparently "between pages" of a PDF or whatever is seen as back-forward in the browser. I wish you could keep the page turning and kill the browsing hiccup.

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2 Ways to Use a Custom Domain with Dropbox – fredericiana

July 25, 2017

http://fredericiana.com/2012/12/09/custom-domain-with-dropbox/

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Option 2: CNAME

There’s another option that doesn’t require any changes to your server. However, you’ll need access to your provider’s DNS settings.

If you do have such access, you can create a DNS CNAME record. A CNAME record is essentially a domain alias, forwarding one domain name to another.

It’s pretty simple:

  1. Access your provider’s DNS settings menu. Providers should have a help file about how to do this, like this one from Hover.
  2. Add a new DNS record, type: CNAME.
  3. Choose a domain name (such as i.example.com) and point it to dl.dropbox.com.

Once the changes have been picked up by the DNS system, you’re done! Your screenshots will be available under a URL like: http://i.example.com/u/XYZ/Screenshots/abcd.png.

While certainly elegant, one (big) caveat of this solution is that the resulting URLs still contain the portion /u/XYZ/Screenshots. Because the CNAME record works purely on a domain level, there is no way for us to hide this portion of the URLs with this method.

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Yahoo Mail suspends automatic mail forwarding as privacy controversies swirl | PCWorld

June 19, 2017

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3130168/data-center-cloud/yahoo-mail-suspends-automatic-mail-forwarding-as-privacy-controversies-swirl.html

netid lookup

June 2, 2017

http://directory.yale.edu/?queryType=field&netid=

example

http://directory.yale.edu/?queryType=field&netid=mg269

Go From Google Drive To MS Office By Converting Your Files with Takeout

February 26, 2017

From #Gdrive To…Office By Converting Your Files w. Takeout
http://fieldguide.gizmodo.com/go-from-google-drive-to-ms-office-by-converting-your-fi-1641164077 Useful tool supporting standard DOC, XLS & PPT formats

Also supports iCal, vcard+CSV (contacts), JPEG (photos), HTML (keep), massive mbox (mail)!, MPEG (voice)…

The complete list of Siri commands – CNET

February 20, 2017

Some ones l liked.

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Schedule or cancel a meeting. Ex.: “Schedule a meeting with [name] tomorrow at 11:30 a.m.” or “Cancel my 5 p.m. appointment.”

Set location-aware reminders. Ex.: “Remind me to remember my keys when I leave,” or “Remind me to feed the dog when I get home.”

Set alarms. Ex.: “Set an alarm for 1 a.m.” or “Set an alarm for six hours from now.”

Delete/turn off all alarms. Ex. “Delete all alarms” or “Turn off all alarms.”

Check the number of days between dates. Ex.: “How many days until October 6?” or “How many days between April 3 and June 16?”

Send an email. Ex.: “Send email to [name] about [subject] and say [message].”

Set a timer. Ex.: “Set the timer for 10 minutes.”
Check the weather. Ex.: “What’s the weather like today?” or “Do I need an umbrella?”

Random tips and tricks:

Find out what airplanes are currently flying above you. Ex.: “What airplanes are above me?”
Roll a die or roll two dice.
Tell me a joke.
What does the fox say?
Knock knock.
Who’s on first?
Why did the chicken cross the road?
What is zero divided by zero?
Learn how to say my name.
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https://www.cnet.com/how-to/the-complete-list-of-siri-commands/