650.000 free icons, vector graphics and stocks

IconfinderToday I want to introduce to you three websites that I use for my programs as well as for my work here on the blog frequently. Have you guessed what it is? No? It comes to icons. Such as they are in almost every beginning of my blog articles.
I got all these icons more or less from three portals on the net. Of course completely legally and free of charge. And how that goes, I do not hide from you.
The three sites at issue are the following:


All three sites are built up similar. They not only offer you a total of over 650,000 different icons, but beyond this, also the possibility to sort the icons by their type of license.  This allows you for example to search only for icons which can be […]

How to synchronize Google Drive with Dropbox

Synchronize Dropbox and Google DriveToday I want to show you how you keep the two services Dropbox and Google Drive in sync. The whole thing is easier than perhaps previously thought.
Both, Dropbox and Google Drive, create a local folder on your computer. The files in this folder are then known to be synchronized with the cloud and all connected devices.  If you want to protect yourself from data loss, for example, and therefore want to use two systems in parallel, you would have to copy files (after creating or changing them) in both folders (the Dropbox and the Google drives) every time.
You can remedy yourself, by pointing the Dropbox folder into a subfolder of your Google Drive. This is very easy.

How to convert C# DateTime.Ticks into Unix timestamp

C# DateTime.Ticks ConverterWith the .NET frameworks DateTime functions you can do a lot of nice things. The handling turns out, in my opinion, very pleasant. The only requirement: You find yourself in a pure .NET environment. When other systems come into play, the trouble begins. But why is it that you can not compare DateTime.Ticks with the PHP mktime()-function?
If you request the “timestamp” from a DateTime-object (DateTime.Ticks), so you get back the number of ticks since 01.01.0001 00:00. A tick in turn is 100 nanoseconds long.
A Unix timestamp, as produced by mktime() for example, is to the contrary, the number of seconds since 01/01/1970. A direct comparison is not possible. So you have to convert between the both units at first. And how to do this, is what I want to show you today, based on a […]

How to improve WordPress load speed by Lazy Load plugin

Lazy Load Image Today I want to give the WordPress bloggers among you a little tip. It’s about the free WordPress plugin Lazy Load, that serves to reduce the loading time of your WordPress blog. But how does it work?
Lazy Load jQuery makes advantage of the Sonar Expansion and loads images only when they come into the viewport. In plain text, images are only loaded when they are in the visible area of ​​your web browser. The more images you have in an article/or on your main page, the more time you can save accordingly with the Lazy Load plugin.
Instead, the visitor must wait until all images are loaded so that he/she can scroll without lags, jerking or other restrictions on your site, visitors can now get going on much faster. Only when he scrolls into an area […]

Simple XML serialization in C#

C# XML SerialisierungToday I want to show you how to perform a XML serialization in C#. Serialization itself, means that you convert an object to another, transportable form.
Using XML serialization, it is possible, for example, to store an object of a class in the form of an XML file and restore it later.
This can make sense if you if you want to transfer an object, for example, via HTTP or  restore an object to its state after closing and reopening an application.
For our example, I created the following class “Blog”:

public class Blog
public string User { get; set; }
public string Pass { get; set; }
public string Subdomain { get; set; }
public string BaseUrl { get; set; }

The method used to serialize is as follows:

public […]