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Easy but accurate homemade Elsa Frozen costume

There are a lot of Elsa costume tutorials around the web, yet I found none of them really helpful when my little daughter asked me to sew a costume for her. Most of the “Ice dress” guides are simple and cheap, but the final result seems not very accurate and my daughter is really demanding when it comes to queen Elsa!

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So I decided to create something on my own and, then, share my efforts. Hope they will be helpful somehow!

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OS X El Capitan 10.11 and VMware: how to improve performance

A little more than a year has passed since the post where we explained how to get rid of OS X BeamSync, the cancer that utterly cripples the user experience of those XCode developers who are wise enough to ditch Apple machines and use VMware (and a decent OS such as Windows or Linux) instead: back then it was OS X Yosemite, but El Capitan doesn’t perform any better: as a matter of fact it comes bundled with the same BeamSync-based issue, thus keeping our post valid.

If you want to know more about the issue, you can read the whole story here: in this post, for the sake of simplicity, we’ll just summarize the problem and the fix.

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Url.Action Extension Method written in C# to handle multi-language Routes in ASP.NET MVC

As anticipated here – and also by popular demand – we’re publishing an Extension Method sample that will enhance the Url.Action helper method in any Razor View allowing the developer to specify a CultureInfo object – or even a null one, to use the CultureInfo.CurrentCulture – that will be used to build a multi-language URL. Needless to say, such URL will only work if we configured a multi-language aware Route within our application such as the one we mentioned in this post.

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Html.ActionLink Extension Method written in C# to handle multi-language Routes in ASP.NET MVC

As anticipated here – and also by popular demand – we’re publishing an Extension Method sample that will enhance the Html.ActionLink helper method in any Razor View allowing the developer to specify a CultureInfo object – or even a null one, to use the CultureInfo.CurrentCulture – that will be used to build a multi-language ActionLink (i.e. an ActionLink with a multi-language URL). Needless to say, such URL will only work if we configured a multi-language aware Route within our application such as the one we mentioned in this post.

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How to import Wikipedia Templates into your own MediaWiki

If you stumbled upon this post, chances are you just installed your very own MediaWiki and want to make it prettier. That’s completely understandable since the default MediaWiki installation, with its starting set of starting extensions, modules and templates, isn’t that fancy: you can do titles/headers, make your text bold and/or italic, create wikilinks and hyperlinks and that’s about all.

Owning your very own MediaWiki is fun, but if you’ve choose MediaWiki over the other great alternatives out there – such as TikiWiki, for example – it means that you want it to look just as fine as Wikipedia – or any other professional-looking wiki – actually does. In order to do that, you will have to install quite a number of additional stuff. This article, as well as many others I’ll be publishing during the next weeks, will teach you how to do that.

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