A bit weird, I ran into this situation earlier today, I needed to change the thousand grouping symbol from " "   to  "  ,  " but could not find the right section to change from, oddly the option to change this symbol was not in the application preference. After some fiddling around, finally got it to change. The solution was to change it from System Preference as shown below.

I bet you love that QR scanner screen from WhatsApp and have wondered how it can be achieved in your project. I like the WhatsApp web scanner and decided to implement a similar screen in a project I am presently working on. It is easy and can be done in few minutes. Here's how to achieve it. :)

After getting to grips to angular, and getting so used to it's CLI; which helps accelerates some processes. it can be very weird when something working so consistently before suddenly. I experienced this error today when trying to generate a new component in my project.

If you are presently receiving this error, on your windows pc or Surface Pro book; fret not the fix is really simple and direct. The error reads:

" ... is unavailable, if the location is on this PC, make sure the device or drive is connected or the disc is inserted and then try again. If the location is on a network, make sure you're connected to the network or internet and then try again. If the location still can't be found, it might have been moved or deleted".

This can occur after you accidentally delete your previous Desktop location may be on your PC or one drive, or some effect of misconfiguration, virus or many other reasons. The simple fix is:


1. Go to "This PC" or "My Computer" through start or pressing Window Key + E.
2. On the right / top section of the screen, look for Desktop and right-click it; then click on "Properties".
3. On the properties page, look for the "Location" tab.
4. In the "Location" the location tab, click on Restore default.

This can also affect Documents and other system drives, the fix is same for all.


I recently just picked up MEAN.IO, and decided to work on my Windows machine today, Set up everything but one one thing, initialize a new MEAN project, gave me all the time "Prerequisite not installed: git". If you experience this too and have git installed already, don't beat up yourself so hard, it's a simple fix.


After a long wait, the Nougat update appeared on my phone earlier today, It had been available for Vodafone user's since late January but now appears to be fully rolled out for everyone in Germany. The size of the update is 1232.44 MB.

If you do not have the update yet, you can check if it is available for you by going to: 
Settings -> About Device -> Download Updates Manually.


Android Nougat is the latest version of Android (v. 7) and brings in some important features, I will post some noticeable changes in the Galaxy S7 edge after installation is completed.

After a disappointing run of form in 2016, sony finally gears up and goes all out in 2017. Cramping so much troll features into the Xperia XZ upgrade. Sony finally seems ready to compete with Samsung and Google. Everything about the phone is exciting, right from larger camera pixel sizes, to display resolution and super-slow-mo ability.

Camera (Super Slow MO, Large)

Before now, Sony cameras in recent times, especially before Xperia XZ, have been disappointing, which makes us wonder why they make very good camera sensors for Samsung an Apple yet, don't make good cameras for their own brand. This year Sony gears up perfectly to change all that.

The device features predictive capture and super slow mo (first for a mobile device), enabling users to capture videos at 960fps for an amazing super slow motion effect (Bullet time like), THAT IS AMAZING.

It also features larger pixels than that of Xperia XZ, making the camera much much better even at a lower resolution of 19MP. The front camera remains at an awesome 13MP.

Display (4K + HDR)

I totally did not buy the old Xperia XZ for 2 reasons, the display and the RAM (even though 3gb is more than sufficient for 1080p). I didn't really care much about the processor (820 was good enough) but sticking to 1080p was not welcomed. This year Sony brings back 4K resolution from Xperia Z5 premium and tops it up with HDR support (I can already imagine PS4 remote play with HDR :D :D :D :D ). It is another first for a mobile device. 
The display comes at 5.5",  which is good but I would have preferred it came at 5.7" like the S7 edge, at 4k this won't do much damage to the already monstrous pixel density.

Hardware (Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM)

XZ premium comes with the latest Snapdragon 835, with a 4GB Ram (as expected for a 4k + H DR display). It's a BEAST!.It comes with 64GB internal memory expandable to 128GB. Now, that is awesome!

Design (Glass on both ends

)Glass back returns to the XZ, featuring Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 on both the front and rear. It comes, it looks pretty similar to the Xperia XZ; retains the beauty but in larger more glassy form.

More on Xperia XZ premium here.

A friend of mine, Gbenga Medunoye (founder of Laxus Animation) just made his first animated short film, titled Dotted Lines. The film depicts a young girl's traumatic ordeal with a form of depression induced by loneliness. The Animation samples vocals of Jamie Bell from Greenday's music video titled "Wake Me Up When September Ends".

The short film was made totally from ground up by Gbenga, who recently went into the field of CGI and 3d Modelling, it is a good start, seeing a Nigerian build this up with a simple laptop, yet making such wonderful effort as to creating his film in just few months after devoting time to learning 3d Modelling.

Have a look at the video below:

Although lots of improvements can still be made, especially with regards to the number of frames per seconds, but nonetheless, this was built over a very minute (non-existent) budget. With a reasonable budget and the proper tools, it is clearly obvious he can piece together an awesome animated, AFRICAN MADE animated movie.

Please show some him some support through here his GoFundMe campaign, he hopes to bring traditional African stories to life through CGI and his startup "Laxus Animations".

To help Laxus Animation grow!!!! click here.

Simulating keypress in Windows forms was very easy due to the availability of the Sendkeys.send method, but this is absent in WPF, even if you import the Windows.Forms namespace it still won't work and will recommend SendWait. I only just noticed recently when I needed to implement something similar. I finally got it working and this was how.

I had previously used user32.dll for moving mouse cursor programmatically but recently needed to also simulate keypresses and since SendKey was unavailable for WPF I had to resort to using the user32.dll's SendInput method, midway into that I stumbled on this awesome library, Windows Input Simulator which is a wrapper for user32.dll's SenInput and implements very convenient methods to simulate/trigger key-presses even text input.

You can download from here, unzip and import the inputsimulator.dll, and use the WindowsInput namespace and you're good to go. The readme from the author very easy to follow.

Give it a try, it's awesome. It saved me a lot of time instead of working all over again with SendInput, it was very helpful and time saving!!