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up and running with UserSpice 4.2.4

UserSpice v.4.2.4 was released yesterday, but I had a few issues with its installation. I got the following errors:

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ',' in /users/init.php on line 49

Fix: change users/init.php line 45 from:

 'host' => 'localhost'

to:

‘mysql’ => array('host' => 'localhost',
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected 'else' (T_ELSE) in /users/user_settings.php on line 217

Fix: change users/user_settings.php line to 217 from:

}else{

to:

}}else{

 

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US Space Shuttle cockpit

Space shuttle cabin

So many wonderful buttons!

 

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user experience

Remember when designing anything: users will find the most efficient way to use your product, even if it’s not how you intended.

Test your product by pretending you have no time to deal with it.

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how to create an iPad video kiosk

Screen shot 2013-10-18 at 4.07.21 PM

I was recently tasked with building an iPad floor display that would loop a series of video clips indefinitely in a public place. Surprisingly, it’s not very obvious how to do this, and the third-party applications for looping video don’t work, are expensive, or show ads on the screen while the video plays.

The following solution requires no extra software or apps at all.

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really, Microsoft?

This is what I get for selecting “[none]” watermark in Microsoft Office’s Print dialogue box…

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pop bottle challenge

You’ve got a faulty design when users must improvise. Not only true for soda machines!

soft drink dispenser

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