Category Archive: Software

Oct 13

Touch up your sound with SoundTouch [w/code]

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How to stretch or compress sound easily without changing pitch using the excellent SoundTouch library, with a little help from Qt.

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Jul 01

Push a file to your Smartphone

This is a quick tip. If you need to push a notification to your smartphone, or even send a file, I recently stumbled upon "Pushbullet". I was looking for a solution to send a file (with automatic download) to my phone, via bash script on my raspberry pi. I've been using pushover for a while, …

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Nov 04

How I fell for QGLViewer for my Qt/OpenGL projects [w/ code]

A simple quick recipe for using OpenGL in Qt environment using libQGLViewer

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Aug 25

A simple object classifier with Bag-of-Words using OpenCV 2.3 [w/ code]

A simple object classifier with Bag-of-Words using OpenCV 2.3

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Mar 14

Download all your Last.fm loved tracks in two simple steps

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I'm a fan of Last.fm online radio, and I have a habit of marking every good song that I hear as a "loved track". Over the years I got quite a list, and so I decided to turn it into my jogging playlist. But for that, I need all the songs downloaded to my computer …

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Jan 25

10 lines-of-code OCR HTTP service with Python, Tesseract and Tornado

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Hi I believe that every builder-hacker should have their own little Swiss-army-knife server that just does everything they need, but as a webservice. You can basically do anything as a service nowadays: image/audio/video manipulation, mock-cloud data storage, offload heavy computation, and so on. Tornado, the lightweight Python webserver is perfect for this, and since so …

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Oct 27

An Android solution for listening to online radio while multitasking

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Android + Yourmuze.fm + Dolphin Browser HD + XiiaLive = WIN It's been a while since I've posted anything in the blog… Sorry for that… very busy times. I had a lot of ideas of what my "comeback post" should be about, but I knew I had to share one of my relatively recent discoveries …

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Apr 13

The proper way to run a remote process

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This is the story of my journey to find a way to run a process (or a program on a remote pc) This wasn't an easy thing at all... Overall, I thought, this should be an easy thing to do. I found this C# code on a Microsoft forums I tried this code, not after …

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Feb 27

Enhance your GPS device

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Many GPS devices are coming with built-in (or bundled) navigation software and does not allow you to install newer version or use the device in any other way that the original menu allows. This, of course doesn't mean that the device is not CAPABLE of running most of the applications. After all - it is …

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Jan 27

Dropbox - access important files from anywhere

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Lots of people own several computers. Not to mention different operating systems. Don't you wish you had a folder with some files that will be accessible from every single one of your PCs ? A friend of mine recommended Dropbox (www.getdropbox.com) This is a software, compatible with Windows, Linux and Mac, which creates a folder …

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