Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Learning Kentico: Localhost problem (port number is in use & error 401.2)

Back to learning Kentico and this time, my local copy stopped working. Just weird. I encountered this  HTTP error 401.2 - Unuathorized issue (due to invalid headers). This was all working fine the past few days/month but now it stopped working. What the fudge!

And last Monday also, I encountered this port number is in use issue. I couldn't run both local copies of a test/practice site that I'm working - running in Visual Studio 2013 (for Kentico 10) and the other one is Visual Studio 2017 (for Kentico 11). I think I visited almost all sites suggesting solutions but I couldn't fix it. Jaahhhh...
port number is in use issue


And I was having a hard time finding that dynamic ports that they were saying.  I need to set it to False so I can enable editing the Port number properly. But it seems not showing really in my Visual Studio, take a look below:


How to enable this? 

So I decided to ignore it because I have spent a lot of hours trying to resolve the issue already.  I told myself that I will just get back to it when I have more time.

And today,  as I've mentioned earlier - new issue arise! I don't know what happened but I need to fix it. 

error 401.2 - unauthorized

Monday, May 21, 2018

Are You As Safe On The Road As You Think?

Driving is a huge part of our everyday lives. So much so, that we often tend to see as being on the road as safe. But in reality, it’s not always. The roads can be dangerous. And even when you think that you’re a great driver, the risks may not even be based on your own actions. Because other road users can be the danger. So let’s consider how you can be safe on the roads.

Insurance Options

First of all, it’s going to be in your best interest to get insurance. You know this is a legal requirement, but you should also concentrate on getting the right cover and policy options too. Be sure that you are covered for the things that matter to you the most. Because if something were to happen, at least you have that protection to fall back on.

Driving Skills

Next, you will want to make sure that your driving skills are up to scratch. You have to be conscious, not careless. It’s easy to just assume that you’re safe, but you may not be. So you will want to drive carefully, be aware of others around you, and maybe take a safety class just to be sure.

Motorcycle Musts

And finally, if you’re thinking about getting a motorcycle, or you know that you want to consider the option, you have to be safe. When it comes to riding a motorcycle, you will want to ensure that you know what safety gear to wear and how to drive well. The below infographic has more information on this.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

How to Obtain Your Dream Car


If you’re anything like most people you’ll have been dreaming about your perfect car since you were a child; perhaps you’ll have had posters or magazine cut outs pasted on the wall next to your bed... looking forward to the one day you were old enough to drive and obtain your dream car. 

Unfortunately, financing our longing for possessions isn’t always as effortless as we would like, so in this article we look at the three most popular options when it comes to turning your dream car into a reality. 

BUYING YOUR DREAM CAR OUTRIGHT 

Owning a car might seem like the most obvious choice, however, it’s important to remember a car is a depreciating asset that rapidly loses its value, particularly in the first year, meaning if you buy a brand new car, then as soon as you drive it off the forecourt you can expect to lose four figures in terms of instant depreciation. 

For this reason, it might be better to look into buying an ‘almost new’ car that has been driven just a few thousand miles. You will still have the prestige that comes with driving a new car but without the inflated price tag. 

Buying a second-hand car seems to be one of the smartest moves you can make if purchasing a car outright yet the downside is that owning an older car can come with a fair amount of hassle. Indeed, many people share their horror stories of buying a second hand car only to have it sat in the auto repair shop a few weeks later, as they quickly discover it has many hidden problems. This is particularly true of auctions and private sales. 

This is the downside of owning the car yourself; if something goes wrong with it, it’s your responsibility and you assume all the risk. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Four Common Threats That Could Harm Your Small Business

When it comes to running a small business, optimism is essential. If you think that all of your decisions are going to go badly, then you simply won’t make any, which means that nothing will ever get done. However, it’s also vital that you look at things realistically, and find a balance between the two. If you don’t, then you could end up ignoring some pretty serious problems and make some huge mistakes that threaten the future of your business. With that in mind, think about these four common threats and consider whether you are managing them effectively. 


1. Business Interruption 

Regardless of where you live, natural disasters can happen at any time and leave your business unable to make a profit. Because of this, many businesses that suffer damage due to a fire, flood, or earthquake simply never reopen, because they don’t have the money to. This means that it’s vital that you’re prepared for such a threat. Unfortunately, your standard commercial property insurance won’t cover the loss of income caused by natural disaster, so you should consider buying business interruption insurance too, to cover you while you’re repairing. 


2. Inventory Shrinkage 

Inventory shrinkage refers to the loss of products your retail business culminates as the result of shoplifting, employee thefts, vendor fraud, and administrative mistakes, and is a huge problem for almost every retail store out there. The higher your shrinkage, the less money you’re making, and if the problem gets too bad, you might not recover. To avoid this, you need to invest in some proper security equipment, including surveillance cameras and alarms, and take inventory management seriously. You should also train your staff on what is and isn’t acceptable.  

Learning Kentico: How to Fix Access to Path Denied issue when Saving Code (Custom Module)

I was practicing to create a custom module but I encountered an error when trying to save the code.

So I checked event log and it says, Access to the path 'C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Kentico11\CMS\App_Code\CMSModules\CompanyAlRitch\OfficeInfo.cs' is denied

See screenshot below:


So I searched online for possible solution and to fix this you'll just need to grant access to the account user. 

Below are the steps:

1. Go to inetpub folder 
2. Right Click Properties
3. Go to Security 
4. Select Users
5. Click Edit Permissions 
6. Then Allow permissions

Sunday, May 13, 2018

That Fleeky Style


We’ve all heard of the saying fleeky, but what does it actually mean? Although there is no official definition, it’s a style that’s on point, it’s the best it can be. There’s so many different ways of saying it, and so many people use it as a form of a compliment now. But how do you actually achieve a fleeky style? Well, it’s not hard. All you need to do is be in the know with what’s good and what’s not at the minute. There’s no denying that some styles are absolutely terrible, and some are just so incredible. It’s the good ones that we’re going to talk to you about today. Have a read on to find out more. 

Fleeky Hair 

Getting hair on fleek is probably the hardest part of your body to do so. Hair is just hard to tame, and most of the time us girls can agree that it just doesn’t go how we want it to go. However, if you want to have a fleeky style, all you might need to do is switch it up a little. If you haven’t considered a new style for a while, find something that might suit you. If you follow this link, you should be able to find a bit of inspiration. The best thing you can do however, is focus on maintenance. Maintaining your hair to make sure that it’s always shining, healthy, and full of volume is the best thing. Make use of hair masks, around two or three times a week. They will restore your hair slowly back to health, and help to keep it in that tip top condition. 

Friday, May 04, 2018

Super Simple Ways To Take Control Of Your Finances

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Do you feel out of control when it comes to your finances? You’re not alone. Many people feel like they have absolutely no control when it comes to their money and what they’re doing with it. They buy things they don’t need, spend on impulse, and end up feeling really bad about their decisions when they realize they haven’t got enough money for something important. If this sounds like you, you need to decide to take control of your finances once and for all. The super simple tips laid out in this guide will help you to do just this: 

Download Budgeting Apps 

You need to have an accurate picture of what you have coming in, what’s going out, and any other relevant information to do with your finances. Budgeting apps are a wonderful way to do this. Many of them can link with your bank accounts in real time, so you can see exactly how much money you have. They’ll also make you graphs of where your money is going so you can see for yourself where you need to cut back. Some apps will also help you to set savings goals so you can stay focused. 

Set Savings Goals For Yourself 

We have just briefly touched on savings goals, so think about what your savings goals should be. Everybody should have some money saved, otherwise you’re just living paycheck to paycheck. This is quite anxiety inducing and not healthy at all! Even if you set small savings goals for yourself, it’s better than not saving any money at all. Here are some ideas of savings goals you could use: 
  • Save 10% of your income each month. 
  • Save up three months worth of expenses as a cash cushion and leave it alone. 
  • Set up a direct debit so you don’t even have to think about saving money. 

With some budgeting and banking apps, you can even set out specific savings goals and then add money into the pots. Say, for instance, you want to go to Spain, you can create a tab titled ‘Spain’ and add money to it until you reach your savings goal. 

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

3 Essential Errands When Getting a New Business off the Ground

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Starting your own business can, and certainly should, be an exhilarating experience. It means you’re taking your fate into your hands in a way that few people do, with the possibility of complete financial autonomy stretched out before you. 

Of course, starting your own business is no picnic. Businesses can — and very often do fail — and it’s likely that you’ll need to experience a fair few failures of your own before achieving success on your path. 

That being said, there are certain things you can do in the early days of getting your business off the ground which can help to streamline the entire process from the outset, and reduce the risk of things going wrong. 

Here are some suggestions.

Buy a web domain and set up an email forwarder 

No matter how professional you are, or how adept you are at what you do, clients are unlikely to come away with a very positive impression of your brand image if you don’t have your own, privately hosted website, and a corresponding email address. 

Blogs and sites hosted on free domains present an amateur, fly-by-night image, and what’s more, you don’t have the degree of control over them that you absolutely must have over your business resources. 

Before launching your business in earnest, find an affordable and high-quality web host, buy a domain name that matches your services, and create your own website (or have a professional website designer create it for you). 

Once that’s done, use your new web host’s services to set up an email forwarder using your new domain name. The process for this will differ between different email services, but is usually quite straightforward. Guides exist all over the internet for achieving this. 

Once this process is done, you’ll have a domain-focused email address. For example, instead of “123mybusiness@gmail.com”, your email address would be something like “mybusiness@mybusiness.com” 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

How To Avoid These Common Issues When You Travel


If you’re someone that has ever experienced a trip gone wrong, then you’re definitely not the only one. For one reason or another, it’s often far too easy to encounter problems when you’re traveling. As much as we’d all love for every single trip we take to go smoothly, this isn’t always the case. It can actually be quite tough to ensure that your travel plans actually do go to plan. However, as much as you may not be able to control everything about your trip, it is often useful to ensure that you can avoid as many issues as possible. Believe it or not, there are some common issues that tend to crop up time and time again. So if you want to ensure that things can go as smoothly as possible, here are five things to avoid. 

Poor Hotel Choice 

If you’ve ever arrived at a hotel and realized it’s nothing like you thought it would, it’s time to make sure that doesn’t happen again. In order to avoid staying at a really bad hotel, you have to do one very vital thing. It’s important that you do extensive research and consider reviews to find the right place, such as Fairfield Inn & Suites Villahermosa, that you’ll feel comfortable in. When you’ve read those reviews and seen real life pictures, you’ll feel a lot more confident about where you’re staying and you’re more likely to find that it’s a great place when you do arrive. 



Overweight Luggage 

When your luggage is significantly overweight when you travel, it’s easy for you to get stressed out. Because nobody wants to have to pay those extra fines. So, instead, you’re going to want to make sure that you’re smart when you’re packing for a trip. Really edit down the things that you’re taking with you and get a scale to weight your luggage when you’re all packed, just to avoid any nasty surprises at the airport. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Office-Hunter’s Hurdles—What to Avoid When Looking for a Workspace


Your hunt for appropriate office has been one rife with frustrations, big and small. You are so exhausted at this point that you are ready to give up and sign the next lease that offers you an affordable rate. Before you leap into a commitment that might last at least a year, you want to make sure your investment will be worth the effort. 

Finding suitable office space, even for the novice professional, is possible but can be tricky. Sage advice states location should be the motivating factor behind your choice of space, but your budget argues otherwise. This, on top of other factors, can make looking for office space extremely difficult. 

To know what to avoid when looking for workspace, keep reading below. 

Not Planning for Space 

Looking for an office space can be made much easier if you go in knowing exactly how much room you will need going into your search. To find how much space you need, first, find the square footage of the space and then find the amount of floor space by measuring all of the space that does not contain furniture or equipment. Subtract the floor space from the total square footage and divide this number by 36. This formula will generate maximum occupancy

Not planning for Growth 

Right now, your business might be in its infancy. You have enough space to meet your clients’ needs. In a few years, business picks up and you find that your office space is a little too cosy for comfort. With your clients sitting on top of each other as they wait for you, you really consider finding another spot, except you entered into a lease that at the time was a bargain but today if you broke it would be costly.