Are Paid GSASER Lists From Third-Parties To Be Used In A Certain Way?

Like…what Tier should I point the links at, that are on the list?
Like…Are certain types of links better for different tiers?
Like…What is the site quality like of the links on these lists?
Like…What are longevity of the links on these lists?
Are there ever posting opportunities on these lists on sites that are banned from Googel?

Is the Outlook bar still a reasonable container for a list of lists?

(This assumes that it ever was, so please feel free to comment if you disagree!)

For years, our development team have designed data-centric desktop applications where the main window has an Outlook bar on the left, and clicking one of the tabs shows the associated list in the rest of the window…

Common (for us) main window UI layout

Double-clicking an item (or single-clicking and then clicking the Edit button) would open a child window with details for the customer, product, etc.

We’re just about to start a new application, and it made me wonder if we are behind the times. UIs have changed a lot over the years, and maybe people don’t do it this way any more.

As we have a licence for their controls, I had a look at Telerik’s demo applications, and they seem to be variations on the same theme, using treeviews and the like on the left…

Telerik sample UI

Anyone any comments? Do I carry on doing pretty much the same, or is there a more modern way to do it?


How to configure sharepoint search for specific lists etc

I have a requirement where they just want sharepoint search to return results from specific lists etc..(and some specific content only compared to the OOTB search result that returns everything)

Some of my ideas below

  1. I was thinking configure out of the box search and setup some scope with specific result source and then use the webpart to display the search result. is this ideal?

  2. use Search API. Will this require a lot of using scripts etc..

    Anyone done something similar and if yes any tips or ideas would be appreciated

Pagination on grouped / multi sorted lists

I’m currently working on a design for data heavy lists. User research showed, that users would group / multi sort those lists. this would result in a list with small header rows in between for every sort parameter.

So far so good. I’m now having a hard time, as those lists have a pagination. I would now also need to show the grouped rows over all pages which might take the user out of context…

any thoughts on how to solve the problem?


Algorithm for efficiently sorting large lists based on user preference

I’ll preface this question by saying I’m having a difficult time even formulating the problem, so my explanation might be fuzzy and/or I might be missing obvious solutions.

I have a list of 479 books which I would like to sort based on a “Fuzzy” criterion such as “which books would I like to read before the others in this list?”.

I took a stab at solving this by storing a record for each book in a database, and pre-populating a rank column with a unique sequential number from 1 to 479. For any particular rank, I’d like to read the corresponding book more than a book with a higher rank number. If the rank number is closer to 1, the corresponding book is one I wish to read earlier.

I created an interface that presents me with a choice between two books selected randomly from the database. After I click the book I would rather read first, the following happens:

  • If the rank of the selected book is already lower (more interesting) than the other, I don’t change the rank of either book;
  • If the selected book has a rank that’s higher (less interesting) than the other, I change the selected book’s rank to be the same as the other book, and add 1 to the rank of all the other books where the rank is more than or equal (including the other book, which would now be ranked directly below the selected book).

Finally, for each book I also store a counter of the times it has been evaluated. After I make a selection between two books, this counter increases for both the books that were presented to me. This allows me to avoid presenting books that have already been evaluated a certain number of times until all other books have been evaluated the same number of times.

I found the algorithm to be utterly ineffective: after going through all 479 of the books once, I looked at the list sorted by rank and noticed the list does not reflect at all my own perception of how I’d prioritize these books.

I’m looking for an algorithm that:

  • Allows me to organize the list in an order that I would perceive to be accurate based on my personal notion of which books I’d like to read first;
  • Can prioritize the aforementioned list with as little effort required as possible (i.e. an algorithm that requires the user to compare every book with every other book in the list in order to come to a valid sorting order isn’t ideal).

Iterate cartesian product (cross product) of sorted lists of positive numbers in order of decreasing product of entries (MVCE of a stub included)

Suppose I have several sorted lists of positive numbers, like so for example:

double[] a1 = new double[]{0.70, 0.20, 0.10}; double[] a2 = new double[]{0.80, 0.10, 0.05, 0.05}; double[] a3 = new double[]{0.60, 0.15, 0.14, 0.10, 0.01}; 

I want to iterate Cartesian product of these arrays in the order of decreasing product of entries, like so:

0000: Combo[product=3.36e-01, vals=[0.70, 0.80, 0.60], indexes=[0, 0, 0]] 0001: Combo[product=9.60e-02, vals=[0.20, 0.80, 0.60], indexes=[1, 0, 0]] 0002: Combo[product=8.40e-02, vals=[0.70, 0.80, 0.15], indexes=[0, 0, 1]] 0003: Combo[product=7.84e-02, vals=[0.70, 0.80, 0.14], indexes=[0, 0, 2]] 0004: Combo[product=5.60e-02, vals=[0.70, 0.80, 0.10], indexes=[0, 0, 3]] 0005: Combo[product=4.80e-02, vals=[0.10, 0.80, 0.60], indexes=[2, 0, 0]] ... 

E.g. in the example above the first entry is obvious (as arrays are sorted) and it is a combination of the first values: [0.70, 0.80, 0.60] with product 0.70*0.80*0.60 = 3.36e-01 and corresponding value indexes in arrays a1, a2, a3 are [0, 0, 0]. Now the second entry is less obvious, should we change 0.70 to 0.20? Or 0.60 to 0.15? Or 0.80 to 0.10? The second should be [0.20, 0.80, 0.60]with product 9.60e-02, indexes [1, 0, 0].

Here is a program in java to generate/print them: (all the logic is in printWholeCartesianProduct() method)
This program generates them in lexicographic order and then sorts the whole set by product.

Question: Is there an easy way to actually generate the combos in correct order in the first place?

The reason for this: I don’t have the lists in the first place, only iterators over some sorted collections of numbers. Possibly veeery long, length not known ahead of time, but it is known that the numbers in each iterator are sorted.

MVCE to play with (same as in link above):

import java.text.DecimalFormat; import java.util.ArrayList; import java.util.Arrays; import java.util.List; import java.util.StringJoiner; import java.util.function.Consumer; import;  public class Main {      public static void main(String[] args) {         List<List<Double>> data = createData();         printWholeCartesianProduct(data);     }      public static List<List<Double>> createData() {         double[] a1 = new double[]{0.70, 0.20, 0.10};         double[] a2 = new double[]{0.80, 0.10, 0.05, 0.05};         double[] a3 = new double[]{0.60, 0.15, 0.14, 0.10, 0.01};         return createData(a1, a2, a3);     }      public static void  printWholeCartesianProduct(List<List<Double>> data) {         final DecimalFormat df = new DecimalFormat("0.00");          // print input data         String matrix =             .map(l ->", ")))             .map(row -> "[" + row + "]")             .collect(Collectors.joining("\n"));         System.out.println("Input data:\n" + matrix);          // collect combos as they are generated         final List<Combo> combos = new ArrayList<>();         Consumer<int[]> callback = indexes -> {             double[] v = new double[indexes.length];             double prod = 1;             for (int i = 0; i < indexes.length; i++) {                 List<Double> col = data.get(i);                 int index = indexes[i];                 v[i] = col.get(index);                 prod *= v[i];             }             combos.add(new Combo(prod, v, indexes.clone()));         };          // generate combos         int[] c = new int[data.size()];         int ptr = c.length - 1;         while (ptr >= 0) {             callback.accept(c);             c[ptr]++; // increment             if (c[ptr] == data.get(ptr).size()) { // carry                 do {                     ptr--;                 } while(ptr >= 0 && c[ptr] == data.get(ptr).size() - 1);                 if (ptr < 0) {                     break;                 }                 c[ptr]++;                 // zero out                 while (++ptr <= c.length - 1) {                     c[ptr] = 0;                 }                 ptr = c.length - 1;             }         }          // cheating - sort after generation and print result         combos.sort((o1, o2) ->, o1.product));         StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder();         double totalP = 0;         for (int i = 0; i < combos.size(); i++) {             sb.append(String.format("%04d: ", i)).append(combos.get(i)).append("\n");             totalP += combos.get(i).product;         }         System.out.printf("Cartesian product in descending product (total p=%.3e):\n%s", totalP, sb.toString());     }      public static List<Double> asList(double[] a) {         return;     }      public static List<List<Double>> createData(double[]... arrays) {         final List<List<Double>> vals = new ArrayList<>(); -> vals.add(asList(a)));         return vals;     }      static class Combo {         final double product;         final double[] vals;         final int[] indexes;          Combo(double product, double[] vals, int[] indexes) {             this.product = product;             this.vals = vals;             this.indexes = indexes;         }          @Override         public String toString() {             return new StringJoiner(", ", Combo.class.getSimpleName() + "[", "]")                 .add("product=" + String.format("%.2e", product))                 .add("vals=[" + -> String.format("%.2f", v)).collect(                     Collectors.joining(", ")) + "]")                 .add("indexes=" + Arrays.toString(indexes))                 .toString();         }     } } ``` 

Link two SharePoint lists and edit at the same time where one list can have multiple items per one item on the source list?

I have two sharepoint lists. The first, LIST1, is a location listing with a unique plant code to each. The second list, LIST2, is a list of contacts with a column that ties back to that plant code. This list can have multiple contacts per plant. There is a separate item for each contact.

I want to be able to link these two lists together and edit them both at once. In the parent list, LIST1, I have a multi tab form and one tab is for the contacts. I want to enter a repeating table in which the user entering the data can add multiple contacts for that site which will add a new item to LIST2 for each contact they add. Then when they go in and edit it will pull all contacts that have the same plant code as the location they are editing.

Anyone have any ideas on how to do this?