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Redmine: Textile Style Formatting Not Working, Textile Inline Styles Not Working

The Redmine developers turned off Textile inline styles because of a security risk with XSS attacks. I explain below how to turn the inline styles back on if your Redmine server is protected from unauthorized access. I would suggest keeping textile styles off if your Redmine server has public access. The main point of this article is to point out that the styling such as background colors, css, table borders, cell borders, etc. is turned off by default.

If you do decide to turn inline styles back on using the information below then here is a note from the Textile Reference Manual (link):

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Toll Free Number Comparison, Includes 800, 877, 866 Numbers

Recently I did some research on purchasing a toll free number for a project I was working on. I figured it might be useful to others to provide a short list of the options I came across and some of the details. One thing that was important during this search was the fact that the toll free number had to allow multiple connections. I describe in this article the need for this if you are curious for my reasoning.

Below is a list of some of the companies I researched and information regarding a package they offer. Information listed will include website/sales contact, the monthly cost, minutes included in the plan, the per minute charge after the initial minutes are used, and the number of connections if I was able to get that information easily.

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Delete a Remote Branch from GitHub

Deleting a remote branch from a GitHub account is easy though I have seen numerous ways listed and only one of them worked for me possibly because of syntax errors. Sometimes a temporary branch may be necessary because of adding a contractor to work on a project or possibly just to pause the current projects to get something pushed out quickly.

Use the syntax below to remove a branch from GitHub.com.

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Similar Sites to Alexa That Rank Web Site Traffic

A great tool for web site owners is to be able to rank your web traffic and estimate the reach of your web site to the world. A tool I have used forever is Alexa (alexa.com) which will allow you to compare your site to others sites and see various other statistics about any site type in the search box. I have been searching around for some comparable sites to Alexa so I can have multiple perspectives of the estimated reach of some of my sites.

Below is an example of Alexa comparing the traffic rank of cnn.com and microsoft.com.

Alexa Traffic Rank: cnn.com compared to microsoft.com

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