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creating a button creator in javascript

still working on this.  So i have been working on a button creator in javascript, so that i can create html/css buttons on the fly a bit easier and have the button html and css easily exportab..

7:01 am, September 17, 2021
windows
So my windows 11 task bar decided to disappear (and how to fix it)

I was just happily extracting a zip file when... Boom no more start menu. I thought ah yeah easy ill just restart and it will come back.  Nope.. it was gone for good. But i could run task manag..

5:59 am, September 3, 2021
NFT
Creating an NFT - bbyalienyodi

Ok here we go, i am trying a new NFT. what is this? Non Fungable Token, basically its a gif or image that is tradable. Here is my first design...  The name is  Alien Yodi Code name bbyal..

1:11 pm, August 28, 2021
google
does google still post back the search term with the link click

i remember a while back when you could actually see what search result words were being used to link back to your pages using the data sent back from the google click.  now when i test this i ca..

1:04 am, August 26, 2021
windows
checking if your windows pc has a TPM

what the heck is a TPM? well now that windows 11 requires one, everyone needs to have one apparently.  want to check if you have a TPM, well it will depend on a few things, most of the chatter ..

5:22 am, August 2, 2021
webdev
Quick Links

Just a couple of quick links for things i usually google, will be updating this slowly as i remember things.  Font Awesome Icons Remove Background - Make Image Transparent Quick Foundation Gri..

12:47 am, July 12, 2021
windows
Clean Windows Setup

So i was watching a video today where they went through setting up and cleaning a windows installation, and man i thought i really want to do this.  My PC and Laptop just get so cluttered with a..

6:27 am, June 12, 2021
apps
how to switch chrome to dark and light mode in windows 10

So i was playing around in the settings of chrome, and I could not locate the dark and light mode switch. Well apparently chrome looks at your windows theme and gets its settings from there. I added..

12:58 pm, June 9, 2021
Site Development
goodbye old grid theme

Yep i have gone back to bootstrap 5 with a dark mode theme.  I think its neater, and i liked my old theme, but it had some issues, and no doubt this bootstrap one will also have issues. But yeah..

12:44 pm, June 9, 2021
windows
windows 10 snipping experience

i was thinking just this morning, wouldnt it be nice to have a simple way to capture part of the screen and write notes on it, so i googled a similar phraise. Apparently its already built into window..

12:13 am, June 1, 2021
crypto
chia mining research notes

So i had the great idea yesterday after reading an article on mining chia and how it will be easy and non GPU intensive, to start mining it. I thought oh i have a few spare TB sitting around on ext..

2:21 am, May 5, 2021
python
python getting started notes

check your version of python Python python --version if this does not work try  Python python3 --version this should show something like: Python 3.8.5 you can run a python script with Py..

11:41 pm, March 28, 2021
python
Python import into SQLite research

Some examples i found while researching this import from python scripts into sqlite. Example weather import beautiful soup Python def weather_():page = requests.get("https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/0..

11:14 pm, March 28, 2021
atom
atom editor useful keyboard shortcuts

Delete Current Line Ctrl+Shift+K not sure why but this post seems to be a massive spam posting item.

4:44 am, February 26, 2021
apps
getting a random cursor in my chrome browser

I noticed this cursor appearing in my browser the other day, very strange as i dont remember enabling it. Example: I kinda forgot about it, but then decided to google it.  Apparently its an ..

1:34 am, February 26, 2021
factorio
Factorio Blueprint Books

Here is a couple of blueprint books for factorio that i found, sources included.  You can import them using the paste string, and clicking on this button in factorio: Then paste it in here an..

2:17 am, February 20, 2021
rs3
Level 3 to All Capes - Ultimate Runescape Guide

I will be updating this as i go, with additional information and links. File originaly comes from this google sheet. Which i have found to be a bit out of date with certain items.  Goal U..

2:02 am, February 18, 2021
site bugs
so i guess i will have to re-think my comments strategy

so i wrote a quick and well not that spam free (apparently) comment system for this site. while i was adding it inbetween test comments i found there was already spam being added, before i had even f..

5:15 am, February 10, 2021
howto
Aligning Images in TinyMCE or Floating them left and right

This might be a bit of a obvious one but i only just discovered that you can do this with images the other day rather than just using it for text content. I'll use this editor as the test one for now..

5:06 am, February 8, 2021
Site Development
Google Page Speed Cleanup and Testing

Here we go with some google page speed testing, on the new reduced size kruxor.com Its less impressive than i thought it would be: https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?url=https%3..

12:47 am, December 23, 2020
Site Development
Kruxor Moving from Bootstrap to CSS Grid

This is my notes on upgrading this site from bootstrap to css grid.  Mission: Make this look good! and fast :) Mmm… not so good at the moment, removed bootstrap and dark theme. But there..

12:05 am, December 23, 2020
apps
My Favourite Atom Packages (Plugins) 2020

I did a list for this last year, updating it again for this year, i will add and remove packages as i change them. This is just my personal preferences for atom as i usually code in js css html and ph..

11:35 pm, October 13, 2020
webdev
css.kruxor.com mini css code related sub domain

Just created this css sub domain css.kruxor.com, to test out some more detailed css things and store properties. I will keep adding to it until all the properties have demos. Note to self: keep updat..

1:47 am, September 25, 2020
core
How to get spreadsheet data into a meaningful/useful format using php and sqlite

I had some data recently that i thought would be very good in a web page format. So i started copy and pasting it into a html editor and then realised that this data is all in the same format as its i..

12:52 am, August 18, 2020
linux
how to fix - Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function mb_convert_encoding()

I use the php readability library in some of my code, and found on a new server that it was throwing the error. Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function mb_convert_encoding() For me t..

5:25 am, April 8, 2020
how to
How to do a simple bootstrap landing page from Scratch - Part 3

How to do a simple bootstrap landing page from Scratch - Part 1 How to do a simple bootstrap landing page from Scratch - Part 2 How to do a simple bootstrap landing page from Scratch - Part 3 O..

2:49 am, January 28, 2020
how to
How to do a simple bootstrap landing page from Scratch - Part 2

This is Part 2 of the Tutorial, Did you already read Part 1 to this tutorial? If not you can check it out below. How to do a simple bootstrap landing page from Scratch - Part 1 How to do a simple..

4:14 am, January 21, 2020
how to
How to do a simple bootstrap landing page from Scratch - Part 1

How to do a simple bootstrap landing page from Scratch - Part 1 How to do a simple bootstrap landing page from Scratch - Part 2 How to do a simple bootstrap landing page from Scratch - Part 3 H..

1:22 am, January 21, 2020
osrs
osrs fairy ring codes

Black Demons -- The fairy ring code DJR will bring the players just south-east of the Chasm. Konar Slayer Master -- CIR Brimhaven Dungeon - CKR then north, or glory amulet. about the same distance..

3:43 am, August 22, 2019
apps
Best Atom Plugins 2019

I guess this is pretty dependant on what you edit in atom, but here are the plugins that i use mostly.  Atom BeautifyAllows you to beautify code directly from atom, good for messy code structu..

11:55 pm, July 25, 2019
code
how to add a darkmode toggle to switch css and remember it dark mode

So it seems the trend lately is to add darkmode to everything... Dark Mode Light Mode Its actually not that hard to switch style sheets and add a dark version of the same style, it seems to be ..

1:51 am, July 17, 2019
webdev
Mega Menus Collection

Just looking for some nice mega menu designs here, all they really are is a hidden div that gets activated when a menu item is clicked or moused over. Hard to find a solution that fits all for this on..

10:26 pm, March 18, 2019
how to
How to do a simple landing page from scratch

Here is my process to create a super simple but responsive and slick looking landing page. Create a HTML File Create a html file called index.html as this is the file used by most web servers as the..

4:28 am, October 2, 2018
css
CSS Margin and Padding Framework Generator - How to use it

I used to just write this manually, but this generator is much easier than manually typing these margin and padding values. So what this does is generate css for each step so if i do the default se..

5:06 am, September 17, 2018
php
Image Resizing with PHP and SimpleImage Library

How to resize images with PHP using the SimpleImage Library I always forget how to do this even though its pretty simple once you know what to do. Here is how i resize images if they are over a ce..

12:45 am, September 12, 2018
code
How to make your code look nice

This one is just in case you don't like using the tab button or maybe you have inherited some code that is just a big mess. Using the Code Beautifier Tool you can just paste in the code, and it adds ..

5:24 am, August 28, 2018
wordpress
Adding a template to wordpress to show a list of posts on a custom page template

So i had a request the other day to add a blog to wordpress that had been converted to a promo site with a static front page. Sounds easy, well it is if you know how to add a template to wordpress...

1:40 am, April 17, 2018
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