Can I book a Schengen Visa for Germany to a different consulate if the consulates assigned for my state do not have appointments?

I am non-resident alien (not a permanent resident) residing in Seattle, Washington, USA.

The German consulate assigned for my state is San Fransisco. The earliest available appointment is 2.5 months away.

However, I need to make a business trip to Germany in 2 months. My wife will be accompanying me on a tourist Visa.

I was able to book an appointment in Washington DC 1 month away. However, I do not want to fly from Seattle to Washington DC to be rejected due to this.

Has anyone does this before? What can I do to make sure my appointment is either not cancelled or the application rejected due to this.

I am also open to traveling to another country for a longer duration since my business trip is only for 2 days. Will Germany be considered my main destination since I am applying for a business Visa there, or can I apply to another country as a main destination, if I stay there longer?

Can I leverage the OOB Assigned To Email Notification functionality to send an email to the Created By user?

I have an Issues List with customization in SharePoint that I’ve chose to enable email notifications to the Assigned To person after the issue is assigned.

I’d like to also send an email notification to the user who created the issue (Created By). Ideally, the email will look the same as the one sent by SharePoint to the Assigned To person, showing a Display View of the form in the body of the email and indicating which fields have changed.

Is this possible? I know enough about JavaScript and jQuery to modify code to my needs, but not enough to come up with something on my own. I do not have access to the server or to SharePoint Designer.


If AD user profile is deleted – effect on Sharepoint data (created by, modified by, historic assigned tasks…)

I’m a SP Admin with a basic understanding of how AD and Sharepoint interact. I’ve had a request from management “…to remove former employee names from Sharepoint”. While I’ve taken care of the SP permissions aspect of this, names are still found on e.g. shared documents. They might just want to remove these ‘share exceptions’ and there’s no need to keep this info, since the employees have left the firm, they can’t access these files anyway.

What effect would deleting the AD user profiles have on Sharepoint?

  • Would it remove the ‘share exceptions’?
  • What about adverse effects – would files lose their meta-data (Created By, Modified By).
  • What would happen to people/group fields (e.g. task ‘Assigned To’ fields) – would the employee name remain here?

I found a similar post here, which suggests that deleting the AD profile wouldn’t have adverse effects on document and list meta-data. It’s more my lack of understanding of the programming elements in this answer that make me cautious (Trevor’s a well-known contributor on this site).

How to define the number of people assigned to an activity in a friendly way (with regular updates)?

I work on a gaming web app. The user (player) has to assign people to different kind of activities on multiple views. Each view has 1 to 5 activities and a max amount of people. The user can assign 0 to MAX people split between the activities. The max amount of people will increase through the time.

Here a example for one of these views. Let’s say there are 3 activities (A, B, C) and 10 people available. Below some example of possible distributions:

           A | B | C | Total  case 1:   10| 0 | 0 | 10  case 2:   3 | 3 | 4 | 10  case 3:   1 | 0 | 2 | 3  case 4:   0 | 1 | 3 | 4 

The user will regularly update these assignments. And I’m looking for a way to manage it easily.

I thought about the following elements/ui.

Sliders : the percentage of people assigned is important, that’s why I thought about sliders. Sometimes the user doesn’t care if 4 or 5 people are assigned to an activity, he just wants a 50-50 distribution. Con: it’s not easy for the user to define a specific amount of people (number input next to the slider?)


[+][-] buttons with input number: the user can click on plus or minus buttons or directly define the number of people assigned to the activity. Percentage could also be displayed next to the input. Con: the user can’t assign all the remaining people available without calculation (or spamming [+] icon).


Zero, decrease, increase, max: may be something similar to page navigation could also be useful. It’s like [-][+] but also allows the user to assign all the remaining people if needed. May be arrows aren’t a good UI choice but just to give you an idea:


What do you think? Should I try a mix with [-][+] and min/max with the percentage displayed? Is the sliders could help?

How are UUIDs assigned in P2P protocols

I am learning about P2P in general (mainly blockchain). I know many P2P protocols uses a distributed hash table for node lookup (kademlia) that maps UUIDs of nodes to their addresses.

I am curious about the most common way of UUID assignment.

Do nodes generate their own UUIDs? This would be dangerous since a naive or malicious node could generate an already existing uuid, right?

Or do some kind of boot nodes generate UUIDs for the joining nodes by wrapping a UUID in a certificate that normal nodes later can verify (since they all trust the boot nodes). The boot nodes would act as certificate authorities. It feels like using centralized CAs goes against the purpose of a P2P network though…

Or are some kind of Web of Trust used, where nodes vouch for each others UUID?

How are UUIDs commonly assigned in a P2P protocol?

Mass Action assigned to a custom button in Sales Order page Magento 1.9

I am working on a custom module. One part of that module creates a button above the Sales Order Grid.

The current code for that button is;

public function addNewButton($  observer) {        $  container = $  observer->getBlock();     if(null !== $  container && $  container->getType() == 'adminhtml/sales_order') {          $  data = array(             'label'     => 'Pick & Pack',             'class'     => 'pnp',             'onclick'   => 'setLocation(\''  . Mage::helper('adminhtml')->getUrl('#') . '\')',         );         $  container->addButton('csm-ppb', $  data);     }      return $  this; } 

This creates this button here…

Added Button

This button doesn’t actually do anything yet as you can see from the code, but what I would like to do is be able to multi select sales orders, and when the Pick & Pack button is clicked, to get all of the order data from those selected orders and print them out in an array, or even just dump the details into a new blank page, just so I can see the data that is being extracted as the next phase is to post out that order data to a third party.

I hope I have explained that clearly enough and hope someone can help me out 🙂 Heres a graphic which may make it even more clear..

Graphical Example

How numbers are assigned a group code [on hold]

My predecessor left the company with hostility, leaving no written procedures behind and even destroying some info that was in place. I’m trying to understand the system /method /algorithym he used to sort each of our clients (by client #) into one of 30 groups (by group #)

Ex. (Using arbitrary numbers):

Client 245789 = group 1111

Client 789053 = group 2222

Client 568902 = group 3333

Client 157943 = group 1111

Client 764217 = group 2222

Client 052146 = group 3111

Is there a program I can use to enter existing data, such as input (client #) = output (group code) to reverse engineer this formula?!?

Or can you suggest another way to figure this out?

I can see some repetition/patterns within the data, so there must be some rhyme or reason to it. But the patterns don’t always hold true and I don’t really know what causes them… I clicked around reading about arrays, hashing, check sums, ciphers & and many other concepts I still don’t understand. I’m now more confused and still empty handed.

I admire the intelligence in this community & hope you might please share some insight!

How to assign an image to a macro assigned entered a button in a new ribbon on MacOs?

Working on Macro on MacOs and I have added some of them (the 2 on the left on the image below) on a specific ribbon (a new one). Unfortunately, there is no designated image to represent the macro and it’s not very nice, see below. I would like to solution that with a chosen image I have in stock. I have made some research on how do it: there the Custom UI Editor, but not available on Mac

Do you have any idea I could try to make it work ?

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