Multiple spaces between sentences in WordPress

I type in “typewriter-style” — that is to say, I prefer to leave two spaces after the period at the end of sentences.  In HTML, a series of whitespace characters is rendered in the browser as a single space, so you typically don’t see two spaces following a sentence unless extra measures are taken to preserve them.

I use WordPress for this blog and I noticed that, indeed, the two spaces are preserved.  However, there is an issue.  If a line happens to break at the end of a sentence, the second space will be carried over to the next line.  (See image above.)  In this article, I will explain what is happening and present a possible solution.

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OneNote now available for free on Windows, OS X

From yesterday, Microsoft OneNote is available for free on Windows and OS X.  OneNote was previously available for Windows as part of the Microsoft Office suite (or standalone, for a price).  The OS X version is brand new and available from the App Store, but from what I’ve seen so far, it works well.  There are also versions available for a variety of mobile devices, which were already free.

OneNote makes it easy to throw a document together.  The “page” and “tab” system allows for quick and easy organization of material.  You can use it to make a simple “wiki” to store documentation on projects.  With OneDrive for syncing, you can easy share or collaborate with others and keep your data consistent between devices.

OS X support was a missing piece before and the main reason I couldn’t use this more globally in the office.  Glad to see them finally make it available (and free at that).

Google Drive cuts rates

I previously posted about choosing a cloud storage solution.  I’ve been using Google Drive, and seriously keeping an eye on OneDrive, thinking about switching if they ever implement co-owned folders (it’s not useful to me without a feature like that).  OneDrive offers better integration with Windows 8.1.

However, yesterday’s Google Drive rate cuts pretty much have me settled on their solution, unless OneDrive makes similar cuts.  With the price for the 1 TB plan at $10/mo, I may well switch to that and increase the amount of stuff that I keep there for backup purposes.  Still, I’ll wait a few months to see if OneDrive has any response, and enjoy the $2/mo price for 100 GB in the meantime.

VLC for Windows 8 now available

It still needs work, but it’s nice to see that there is something for people to try out now.

In my case, I’m interested in trying this as a front-end for watching videos on my HDTV, as I haven’t found anything that I quite like yet.  Also hoping that they eventually work out Blu-ray navigation in VLC, and that makes it into the Windows 8 version.

Two “A”s in my name gets me onto the first page of the credits.  :-)

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Can’t access Office 365 in Outlook: “The name on the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the target site”

Ran into this one recently.  When accessing Office 365 via Exchange from Outlook 2013, an error pops up.

There is a problem with the proxy server’s security certificate.  The name on the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the target site outlook.office365.com.

Outlook is unable to connect to the proxy server. (Error Code 0)

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