Category Archive: tips

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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Mar 20

GDoc/LaTeX compilation GUI with Tkinter/Python [w/ code]

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A small GUI to download and compile a PDF from a LaTeX document in Google Docs.

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Dec 04

LaTeX colorization in Google Docs with AppScript [w/code]

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A Google Document LaTeX colorizer with Google's AppScript

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Oct 02

Reading a directory in C++ (Win32 & Posix)

A c++ code snippet for reading a directory's file names

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Aug 09

Useful ImageMagick and FFmpeg shortcuts for Win SendTo menu

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Hello Quickly sharing some useful scripts I've "developed" over the summer to cope with some image resizing / video ripping / transcoding, etc. Instead of using some specialized GUI software for transcoding I thought why not simply put useful options in the Windows file browser "Send To..." context menu. That way I can right-click the …

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Jun 01

The Raspberry Pi is Here

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A few months back I placed an order for a raspberry pi. For those who don't know what it is, it is a really cool project which is basically a computer for 35$ (Shipping for me almost doubled it, but that's to be expected). It is a board, which as 256MB Ram, SD-Card slot, 2 …

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Apr 04

Bootloading an ATmega88 for Arduino [w/ code]

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Just wanted to put up a small tut on how to put an Arduino bootloader on an ATmega88. I very roughly followed:  http://www.ladyada.net/learn/avr/avrdude.html And  http://itp.nyu.edu/physcomp/Tutorials/ArduinoBreadboard (Although they make it way too complicated) And ATMEL's datasheet for ATmega88 is also very good to have open at all times:  http://www.atmel.com/Images/2545s.pdf First, put everything on a breadboard: (This took …

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Feb 29

Online places to buy hardware

Hi I always strive to be more open with my knowledge, so I decided to publish more posts of lesser "scientific" value and more just helpful stuff in various domains. This time I want to share a list of website where you can purchase hardware for hacking and building. Many are unhappy with the one-stop-shop …

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Oct 17

Android frame animation revisited [w/ code]

So, been working hard on my projects, and discovered some interesting things in Android possibilities for frame animation. Last time I was using an HTML approach, because of memory consumption issues with using ImageViews. However now my approach is using View.onDraw(Canvas) to draw BMPs straight off files, in an asynchronous way, and it seems to …

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Jun 08

UnderGet – Download blocked content

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Ever wanted to try and download an mp3 file at your workplace, but couldn't because corporate firewall policy was to block every url ending with the .mp3 prefix?

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