Howto: fix Microsoft Sculpt keyboard sticky keys

After using the Microsoft Natural Multimedia Keyboard and the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 with a lot of love, I recently switched to the Microsoft Sculpt Desktop kit. I needed to get used to the new mouse and keyboard, but after a while I loved both of them. Unfortunately I experienced some problems with the keyboard. Especially when playing some simple games I encountered the keys of the keyboard where getting “stuck”. With “stuck” I mean, when not pressing the keys anymore, the computer still thinks I’m pressing the key. Luckily after some troubleshooting I found the solution.

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Boostrap navbar opens on hover with clickable parent

The bootstrap navbar hover post is one of the most visited blogposts of this blog. Recently I got a questions about this on Twitter by @wang_jina, who wanted to know how to open the bootstrap navbar dropdown menu’s on a hover event but keeping the parent clickable. Time for an update!

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Download Youtube movie as MP3 with Chrome bookmark

There are some pretty good (re)mixes available on Youtube. Some of them I like that much, I want them on my phone to listen while working or travelling from (or to) work. Streaming Youtube is an option, but the (mobile) data limits are reached pretty fast.

Luckily there are many websites which allow you to download a mp3 version of a music video. Some even have browser extensions available. I don’t like installing extensions (especially if they are installed manually because they can’t be found in the chrome extensions web store) and it’s not even necessary.

So I created a bookmarklet which I can press when watching a youtube video and which passes it to the website. The only thing you have to do is press the download button. So no more copy-pasting youtube urls!

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Laravel: custom cookie expiration time

The Laravel framework makes a PHP programmers task easier by implementing a lot of features which are pretty much used in every web application. One of those features is authentication, which works like a charm. A part of this feature is remembering a successful authenticated user by setting a cookie.

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