Adjusting Bluetooth Volume on the SGS2

I had a recent experience involving adjusting the bluetooth (BT) volume of the Samsung Galaxy S II (GT-I9100) aka SGS2. The internet is filled with all sorts of advise/tricks on this issue, this is what I found to work.

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Sort/bin photos by their capture date

I used to organize my photos from my digital cameras into “session” folders i.e. everytime i copy photos from the camera i create a new folder and move the files there. It’s a some what tedious process to keep the folder names consistent. My friend suggested that it’s much better to sort the photos by date instead, so for there would be a folder for everyday that photos were taken. This is actually a very good scheme as it makes backing up old photos very easy, and finding photos for a trip would merely be picking up all the folders falling on the date range. Continue reading

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Mapping Street Addresses (Geocoding to KML)

I sometimes need to convert a street addresses into long/lat coordiantes and most of the time I do it through google maps, because it does the job very well. But when I have a whole bunch of addresses to convert (hundreds) then the job becomes tedious. However it’s much easier now that I’ve made a handy page that does the hard work for me. Continue reading

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Using autohotkey to block double-click

After tinkering with ACDViewer for a bit I find that I don’t really like it’s browsing mode, so that I decide that I would not want to accidentally enter it by double-clicking on the image. I already have autohotkey installed on the computer so it’s natural for me to find out how best to use it to do what I want to accomplish- which it to prevent the application from receiving a double-click event.
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Calculating section properties from an image

Calculating the centroid of a prismatic shape is generally pretty easy, a rectangle for example, the calculation does not require any specialized formulas. In the real world however, not everything has a simple geometry. Previously I have developed a program that was used to demonstrate how to calculate the plastic section modulus. Not surprisingly it can also be used to calculate other properties of a section.
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Modifying Juitter to support multiple feeds

Juitter is a Javascript library that uses jQuery to load twitter feeds dynamically. By default Juitter only supports one feed container per page, initializing a second instance of Juitter would cause the first one to stop functioning. I have searched the internet for a way to use Juitter with multiple feeds but have found no answer, so I decide to do some work on it.
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Using cURL as a FTP client

Window’s FTP program ftp.exe has severe limitations when it comes to passive FTP transfers – basically it can’t. There are not a lot of choices when it comes to free command line ftp programs on windows.
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Calculating the plastic section modulus for any shape

In structural engineering, the plastic section modulus is the property of a beam section. The value of which corresponds to the bending capacity of the section when the complete section of the beam is yielding. Yielding refers to the plateau where the elastic behaviour of the material no longer applies.
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How to uninstall WinLocker Suite from your computer

Everytime I get a new computer I try to remove all the ‘additional’ software that come bundled with it. I like to keep the number of background process to a minimum, perhaps as a result of a habit carried over from when computers were much slower… Continue reading

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How to setup perl/FCGI on your godaddy account

CGI is pretty good, it lets you do a lot of neat stuff like generating dynamic web page from databases or templating your content so that it’ll look good and still be easy to maintain. FCGI is even better because it makes the script/program semi-persistent, and will allow it serve more pages faster than a normal CGI script. I’m going to show you what you need to get that going on your web page. Continue reading

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