2012 Sep 14, 4:20
A howto on making your video game accessible to those with disabilities (blind, color blind, deaf, etc)
The AbleGamers Foundation has created a 48-page document it hopes will serve as a how-to guide for game developers and publishers on how to create more accessible games. The in-depth guide by
the disability non-profit covers in great detail how to make games available to those with varying degrees of mobility, hearing, visual and cognitive issues.
2012 Feb 10, 3:42 2012 Feb 7, 11:58
Things you do in VIM but faster with more obscure and specific commands.
2011 May 26, 1:17 2010 Aug 17, 3:05
I've just got a new media center PC connected directly to my television with lots of HD space and so I'm ripping a bunch of my DVDs to the PC so I don't have to fuss with the physical media. I'm
ripping with DVD Rip, viewing the results in Windows 7's Windows Media Center after turning on the WMC DVD Library, and using a powershell script I wrote to copy over cover art and metadata.
My powershell script follows. To use it you must do the following:
- Run Windows Media Center with the DVD in the drive and view the disc's metadata info.
- Rip each DVD to its own subdirectory of a common directory.
- The name of the subdirectory to which the DVD is ripped must have the same name as the DVD name in the metadata. An exception to this are characters that aren't allowed in Windows paths (e.g.
<, >, ?, *, etc)
- Run the script and pass the path to the common directory containing the DVD rips as the first parameter.
Running WMC and viewing the DVD's metadata forces WMC to copy the metadata off the Internet and cache it locally. After playing with Fiddler and reading this blog post on WMC metadata
I made the following script that copies metadata and cover art from the WMC cache to the corresponding
DVD rip directory.
2010 Jul 14, 10:24
This would be perfect to hook up to my automated test system. Everytime new tests pass the applause sign flashes.
2010 Jul 12, 7:11
How to get around Hulu's physical location filtering: Use something like Fiddler to add the X-Forwarded-For header that HTTP proxies with an IP address associated with a phyiscal location you desire
and block your port 1935 which Flash uses for RTMP (see http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/164/tn_16499.html)
2010 Mar 28, 4:29
Some interesting queries for Windows search like size:>50MB, broadcastdate:2005, datetaken:6/12/2006.
2010 Feb 3, 3:18 2010 Jan 25, 5:25
"...file a complaint with the World Trade Organization, contesting China’s internet censorship as a breach of the international trade rules to which China, as a WTO member, is subject. The US can
argue that China’s “Great Firewall”–a system of filters and bottlenecks that effectively shutters the country within its own intranet–is an illegal restraint on international trade because it bars
foreign companies from competing, via the internet, in the vast Chinese market."
2009 Oct 22, 12:33
"When asked for the most valuable topic in Demand’s arsenal, he replies instantly: “‘Where can I donate a car in Dallas?’"
2009 Oct 18, 5:22
"Q: The caulk around my bathtub is peeling away in places, and it looks pretty ugly. How do I remove it and recaulk?"
2009 Sep 9, 5:49 2009 Aug 21, 3:26
"Dive Into HTML 5 seeks to elaborate on a hand-picked Selection of features from the HTML 5 specification and other fine Standards. I shall publish Drafts periodically, as time permits." Lovely
2009 Aug 4, 7:00 2009 Aug 3, 9:37
"If you have T-Mobile USA, you can program the time your phone rings before it rolls to voice mail, but it isn't at all intuitive."
2009 Jul 31, 6:04
An electric unicycle controlled in a similar manner as the Segway.
2009 Jul 6, 3:47
Howto make your own garden including pre-made plans like the 'Plant it and Forget it' garden.
2009 Jun 26, 5:44
A person with nearlyfreespeech.net hosting their web content recalls how they setup awstats
2009 Jun 20, 9:43
How to use the WIA APIs in C#. WIA is Windows API to get images from scanners and cameras. And, as I found out, if you want to use the API in PowerShell try '$deviceManager = new-object -ComObject