Posted by jpluimers on 2014/06/30
Though the question is still marked as “not a real question” (even after the edit by Michael Mrozek), the answers by User Mr. Smith – Stack Overflow and User FrustratedWithFormsDesigner – Stack Overflow are very valuable, as they describe NCR (no, not the National Cash Register company, but No Country Redirect).
The NCR url will force google.com to stay at the .com domain, not redirect the local country domain:
After that, none of the other Google URLs will auto-redirect to the country site any more: good thing!
Later I found a few other nice pages explaining NCR too (:
Another thing is that (if you did not yet know about NCR), you accidentally can end up with the wrong Google.com language. Resetting that is easy too as it answered at How can I force my browser to search Google in English? – Super User.
- Goto http://www.google.com/preferences#languages
- Reset the Google text language
- Reset the Google search results language
via: How to access the main Google homepage (no country redirect) – Stack Overflow.
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Posted by jpluimers on 2014/06/27
Console settings are kept in the registry.
The default settings are under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console in the DWORD values ScreenBufferSize and WindowSize.
- buffer height/width
120 is hex value
ScreenBufferSize (default 300 x 80
- Window height/width
120 is hex value
WindowSize (default 25 x 80
Depending on the window title, settings specific window title (console window name) are in additional keys under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console; each key has the name of the “console window name” with two twists:
- backslashes are replaced by underscores.
- your Windows directory is replaced with %SystemRoot%
So if your console window name is
C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe, the key name is
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Console\%SystemRoot%_system32_cmd.exe Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by jpluimers on 2014/06/26
Interesting: about a year and a half ago, the Nikon SDK C# wrapper project started ad sourceforge.
Basically, it allows you to integrate the operation of your Nikon DSLR into your .NET projects.
It has some very interesting features:
- Control your Nikon DSLR via USB
- Capture Jpeg and Raw images directly to system memory
- Receive ‘Live View’ images
- Record Video
- Query and change camera settings (Exposure, Aperture, ISO, etc.)
- And much more…
Downloads: Nikon SDK C# Wrapper – Browse Files at SourceForge.net.
via: Nikon SDK C# Wrapper | Free Security & Utilities software downloads at SourceForge.net.
Posted in .NET, .NET 2.0, .NET 3.0, .NET 3.5, .NET 4.0, .NET 4.5, C#, C# 2.0, C# 3.0, C# 4.0, C# 5.0, Development, Software Development | Leave a Comment »
Posted by jpluimers on 2014/06/25
Both TextMat 1.5 and 2.0 will ask you this upon the first time use:
“Textmate.app would like to access your contacts”
According to their Troubleshooting / MountainLion browse — TextMate Wiki it is valid, but the way they phrase it any sensible user should answer “No way!”.
If you ever want to reverse a decision to such an addressbook question, the only way is to reset it for all the times you answered it:
Perform “tccutil reset addressbook” in a Terminal window as shown in the man page tccutil section 1.
What TextMat should have done instead is customize the text of the question in order to show the intent. This isn’t difficult, as explained on Red Sweater Blog – Can I Get Your Address? by Daniel Jalkut:
In the info.plist, edit the value of the NSContactsUsageDescription key, as suggested by a Tweet from Cabel Maxfield Sasser.
Daniel points to the documentation PDF, where it indeed is stated when you read it very carefully: the detailed text indicates it is for iOS only, but in fact it is there in Mac OS X 10.8 and up as well.
It is also inside the Information Property List Key Reference: Cocoa Keys: the key tells it it for iOS 6+ and OS X 10.8+, but browsing to NSContactsUsageDescription only indicates iOS 6.
via Twitter / voidspace: “Textmate.app would like to ….
Posted in Apple, Development, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, OS X, OS X Leopard, OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion, OS X Snow Leopard, OS X Tiger, Power User, Software Development, xCode/Mac/iPad/iPhone/iOS/cocoa | 2 Comments »
Posted by jpluimers on 2014/06/24
While Watching the CodeRage Mobile conference last week, I noticed Bruno Fierens showing his iPad on a PC.
I also thought about the other way around: show your PC or Mac on your iPad or using your iPad as a second (third?) monitor to your regular machine.
So here are some links to tools I want to look into further:
- Reflector – AirPlay mirror your iPhone or iPad to any Mac or PC, wirelessly..
- AirParrot – AirPlay your Mac or PC’s screen to Apple TV.
- MaxiVista: iPad as a monitor.
- MaxiVista: Laptop as a Second Monitor.
- MaxiVista: Mac as a Second Monitor.
- using iPad as second screen: DisplayPad for iPhone for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store.
- iDisplay: Turn your iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini or Android into external monitor for your Mac or Windows PC.
- (ScreenSlider is defunct now)
- Air Display: iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac or Windows PC as an external monitor. (there is a free ad supported version)
- extending your desktop workspace using displays of network connected computers or portable devices: ZoneOS ZoneScreen.
- Use your other computer (Mac or PC) as an additional display for your Mac: ScreenRecycler.
- mirrors your iPhone/iPad screen on your desktop: Plutinosoft | iDemo.
- Wireless Monitor Apps: iPad/iPhone Apps AppGuide.
- Splashtop XDisplay – Support.
- Mini Display for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad on the iTunes App Store.
I’ve not done comparisons yet. These sites have compared some of the products though:
Posted in Apple, Hardware, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, OS X, OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion, Power User, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP | Leave a Comment »