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AbleGamers creates how-to accessibility guide for devs, publishers | Joystiq

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.

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MapReduce Patterns, Algorithms, and Use Cases

2012 Feb 10, 3:42PermalinkCommentstechnical map-reduce programming howto

Vim anti-patterns (geek.nz)

2012 Feb 7, 11:58

Things you do in VIM but faster with more obscure and specific commands.

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Going Paper-Free for $220 / Steve Losh

2011 May 26, 1:17PermalinkCommentshowto paperless scanner ocr technical

DVD Ripping and Viewing in Windows Media Center

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:

  1. Run Windows Media Center with the DVD in the drive and view the disc's metadata info.
  2. Rip each DVD to its own subdirectory of a common directory.
  3. 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)
  4. 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.

Download copydvdinfo.ps1

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Make: Online : How-To: Personal Applause Sign

2010 Jul 14, 10:24This would be perfect to hook up to my automated test system. Everytime new tests pass the applause sign flashes.PermalinkCommentsapplause sign howto

Access Hulu from Outside the U.S. Without a Proxy Server

2010 Jul 12, 7:11How 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)PermalinkCommentshulu proxy security tv howto technical

Mastering Windows Search using Advanced Query Syntax

2010 Mar 28, 4:29Some interesting queries for Windows search like size:>50MB, broadcastdate:2005, datetaken:6/12/2006.PermalinkCommentswindows search syntax win7 howto technical

Remove a Stripped Screw with a Rubber Band - Household - Lifehacker

2010 Feb 3, 3:18PermalinkCommentsdiy tip howto screw rubber-band macgyver

Obama should back up Google with more than rhetoric: The US should challenge China’s “firewall” before the WTO. : First Amendment Coalition

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."PermalinkCommentseconomics wto politics google china internet censorship us

The Answer Factory: Fast, Disposable, and Profitable as Hell | Magazine

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?’"PermalinkCommentsvia:kris.kowal wired internet video howto automation business media marketing economics advertising

How to Remove Caulk in 6 Easy Steps - Popular Mechanics

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?"PermalinkCommentshowto diy home tool caulk shower bathtub tile

linkiblog | How to Build a Popularity Algorithm You can be Proud of

2009 Sep 9, 5:49PermalinkCommentstechnical statistics algorithms howto social tutorial math popular reddit digg programming

Dive Into HTML 5 by Mark Pilgrim with illustrations from the Public Domain

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 design.PermalinkCommentsvia:waxy reference programming howto design html5 typography mark-pilgrim html web development technical

Replace your T-Mobile voicemail with Google Voice visual mail | Android Atlas - CNET Blogs

2009 Aug 4, 7:00PermalinkCommentsgoogle google-voice android phone cellphone voicemail hack howto technical

Changing The Ring Time On T-Mobile US Before VoiceMail Kicks In - Thoughts Media Forums

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."PermalinkCommentstmobile cellphone phone voicemail howto

The Electric Unicycle

2009 Jul 31, 6:04An electric unicycle controlled in a similar manner as the Segway.PermalinkCommentshumor photo unicycle transportation segway diy hardware howto via:swannman

Kitchen Garden Planner | Preplanned Vegetable Gardens by Gardener's Supply

2009 Jul 6, 3:47Howto make your own garden including pre-made plans like the 'Plant it and Forget it' garden.PermalinkCommentsvia:jen howto diy garden for:hellosarah

Setting Up AWStats

2009 Jun 26, 5:44A person with nearlyfreespeech.net hosting their web content recalls how they setup awstatsPermalinkCommentsawstats statistics nearlyfreespeech.net linux howto tutorial technical

Coding4Fun : Look at me! Windows Image Acquisition

2009 Jun 20, 9:43How 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 WIA.DeviceManager'PermalinkCommentsvideo scanner api wia csharp howto programming camera image photo .net webcam technical
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