Thursday, October 26, 2006

Live HTML/CSS/Javascript Preview

Cool webpage that will allow you input/work on CSS/HTML/Javascript and see the results in a live preview window.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

How to Turn your eBooks into Paperback Books At Home…FAST

"If you like ebooks but don
’t like reading them on your computer screen, this How-to post is for you. I’ll show you a quick and dirty book binding technique you can use to turn your ebook into a real book with about 5 minutes worth of effort. In fact, this is so easy, you might end up self-publishing your own books on demand for profit."

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

How to design logos using only letters

This pdf doc shows you how to design logos using letters. It deals with various techniques like stroking, angling, altering, reversing, crossing, bridging etc.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

MIT student hacks his dorm room door lock

Dheera Venkatraman, a crafty MIT student, needed an innovative way to enter his own room without using a key. He's gone through a series of various door-opening mechanisms over the last couple of years, but finally settled on the simplest design, a computer-less setup that involves a microcontroller, a motor, and a PS/2 (waterproof) keyboard.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The Guerrilla Guide to Interviewing (version 3.0)

Joel Spolsky's amusing and informative screed on the proper way to interview and hire software developers. (This is updated from the older, previously-dugg version.)

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Monday, October 16, 2006

Automate windows tasks with this simple scripting language

AutoIt v3 is a freeware BASIC-like scripting language designed for automating the Windows GUI and general scripting. It uses a combination of simulated keystrokes, mouse movement and window/control manipulation in order to automate tasks in a way not possible or reliable with other languages (e.g. VBScript and SendKeys).

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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Turning Portrait Into Stone Statue with Photoshop

This is a simple tutorial on how you can make a statue from a portrait with Photoshop. It is highly recommended if you’re using a close up portrait of a woman/man.

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Monday, October 09, 2006

Turning Portrait Into Stone Statue with Photoshop

This is a simple tutorial on how you can make a statue from a portrait with Photoshop. It is highly recommended if you’re using a close up portrait of a woman/man.

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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Create 3D Images out of 2D Pictures

This free software automatically constructs a 3D model, like those one would find in a children's book, out of a single outdoor image. It is simply amazing. A MUST SEE!

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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Add date and time to your log file automatically

One common use for Notepad is creating log files or journal files. For example, assume you need to keep track of events that happen during the day, noting the date and time of each event. You could use an application such as Outlook's Journal folder to track events, but perhaps that’s overkill for your situation. All you want to do is open a text file, insert the current date and time, write a few notes, and close the file.

You can easily insert the current time and date into Notepad manually. Just open Notepad and press [F5] or choose Edit | Time/Date. But Notepad also offers a third option that inserts the time and date automatically when you open the file.

Create a blank text file with .LOG as the first line of the file, followed by a carriage return, and then save and close the file.
Double-click the file to open it and notice that Notepad appends the current date and time to the end of the file and places the cursor on the line after.
Type your notes and then save and close the file.
Each time you open the file, Notepad repeats the process, appending the time and date to the end of the file and placing the cursor below it.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Register using a fake email address - then grab the emails from dodgeit.com

To avoid spam, send your registration forms to *(anything)*@dodgeit.com, then go to dodgeit.com and type in *(anything)*. Your email will be available with complete anonymity. No prior setup or login required.

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Rerunning a SSRS subscription report

Yesterday I had a situation where  a couple of SSRS reports failed due to a network upgrade. The SSRS report was not able to access the SQ...