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Outlook 365 search not working - Easy solution

The search function in any mail system is crucial especially if you use it for business.  Microsoft Outlook search function is prone to some error and stops working for no apparent reason.  It does not matter what mail you have, you can connect to gmail, hotmail or your own domain, the search function just stops working.
I have searched through all forums but no one recommendation worked for me. I even tried re-installing, running repairs etc.
Solving Outlook 365 search function not working I think it has all to do with the size of the outlook.pst file which is the main data file for your emails. Once it reaches a certain size the Outlook 365 search function stops working.  If you don't create new separate data files your main outlook.pst will grow and get bloated. It can easy reach more than 1GB in size. If you  use it for business and have mails as far back as 5 years, the total size can be 30-40GB. There is no way Outlook 365 can run smoothly with such a big file. One solution…
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Fitbit Charge HR inaccurate heart rate measurement - personal experience

The Fitbit Charge HR claims to be a fitness device which can measure various aspects that people deem important during training.  There are two parameters that I think are important when training. (1) Your heart rate and (2) the number of steps taken.  I think these two parameters are the only really accurate measurements that can be trusted to measure your intensity and duration of an exercise. Other parameters like stairs climbed, calories and GPS are really not that important. In any case calories are derived from your build and heart rate.

The main reason I purchased the Fitbit Charge HR is for its heart rate measurement. This turned out not just to be an utter disaster but also extreme frustration and disappointment. So why am I making these claims.

Well let's see what my average gym routine is every second morning:

I start of with 20 minutes of "arm cycling". Have a look at the machine here. I run it on level 16 for 10 minutes and then level 18 for the last 10 minu…

Merrell hiking shoes showing cracks in quality

I have been a supporter of Merrell shoes for quite a long time, actually about 10 years. Their comfort was amazing as well as build quality. My first pair was hiking boots and I wore them until they fell apart, I must admit that the sole wore through before the top started coming apart.  I then bought hiking or trail shoes. I think the style was Merrell Vibram, not sure but that was written on the side of the hiking shoe.  Anyway, who cares, I don't hike or go on trails.  They are mainly used in and around at home. I also don't do any gardening with them by the way.

So all in all I don't have a lot of wear and tear as can be seen on the amount of rubber left on the new pair of Merrell Hiking shoes.

What really disturbed me is how badly the new Merrell Hiking shoes are put together. Put it this way, my old Merrell's had 5 years of walking on them, and there is not much wrong with them other than the backend plastic started to crack. Also my laces are worn out which can…

Trump's immagration ban - playing games with his voters

This whole saga of banning people from 7 selected country to prevent inappropriate people entering the USA is preposterous. Trumpy, do you really think terrorist will come directly from those countries. Do you really think it will all stop now?  You must be delusional. The only thing you are doing is making these people think more creatively and enter your little domain from other countries. That is all.

What you have done now is create more enemies in more countries making US citizens more unsafe.

The war on the US was not created by the Middle-East, it was created by the US foreign policy, media, propaganda, economic greed and dependency on oil. 
I guess any country has a right to refuse immigrants from certain countries, but there are better diplomatic ways of doing it. Trumpy did it without  planning and thinking it through. It was a move to please his uneducated voters and to attract the type of attention he thrives on.

The first Wordpress plugins you should install

There are nearly 34,000 plugins to choose from. That is a lot! Considering that you will not use more than 10 it sounds like overkill. A lot of these plugins are not updated any more by their creators so the actual number that are current is difficult to estimate.

As with any website, there are a couple of things we all do and is the same for each website, we need good SEO, spam protection, access control and protection, traffic analysis and more.

The following plugins are the basic ones that should be installed even before you start writing.

Plugins for good SEO This is a must since they help you writing content that is focused  but also understandable by Google. Don't overthink SEO, write good unique content. There are two major players:

Yoast WordPress SEO. Easy setup and quick to understand. Simple and effective.All in One SEO Pack by Michael Torbert of Semper Fi Web Design. Quite complex settings that I do not understand. You can enter some keywords for your site but Google h…

Periscope bad connection all the time

Periscope is a great app or idea, but I have to say 99% of the time you get bad connection or perpetual zebra like idle static video connection on your screen.  Somehow somebody is seeing whatever is being shown, but I guess that is only 1% of the time.

So, in order for Periscope to be really successful they need to do two things. Increase the connection between people and do something about the bandwidth problem that people have.
The Periscope bad connection or connection failed is really something that needs to be addressed in order for really good success.  
I tried today to watch various new year celebrations but no avail. You can hardly see anything, the slow moving chevron on the top of your screen from the Periscope app keeps on rolling while your Periscope enjoyment goes down the drain.
They should check if the sender has good enough band with for the receivers to enjoy their experience without frustration!!!!
I am sure that the programmers at Twitter know this, but the corpo…

Dell™ Vostro™ 15 3558 Series Technical Specification 2015

I have a soft spot for the Dell Vostro range of laptops. It is because I work on one and I do everything on it. From photo editing with Photoshop CC, design work on Sketchup and running my emails on Outlook. I have at times 15 applications running and never had any hiccup with this range of Dell laptops. The Dell Vostro 15 3558 is the latest from dell coming this spring 2015. It is ideal for business, it has a strong casing which to me is crucial when travelling.
You really need something that can handle all the knocks and bruises while travelling and the Dell Vostro range is designed for that. You are not going to get music like the XPS range, but heck, you are here for business. The Dell Vostro 15 3558 (and there are more versions),  is very well specified as can be seen by the table below. Powerfully efficient: Work through your day quickly and conveniently with the latest Intel® Core™ processor.
This ultra-low voltage processor delivers power and an efficient performance. Re…