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Fifty Shades of .sha ...

Eh? What's with the chains on the walls? Has .sha gone all Fifty Shades ...? Welcome to my playroom ... Ok before you call in the guys in white coats ... there is a reason for all this. And it starts with -- what else -- a project. I needed to assemble a prototype for a project I was working on, and test the software on it for a while. So since there were quite a few PCBs and components involved, I decided to fix everything to a metal plate to keep things in one place. But I also needed ...

How to Rip a GeoTIFF Off Google Maps

Google Maps allows you to view satellite imagery at various resolutions via a web-based interactive display. The maps are transferred as partial tiles, making access quick as it only downloads the parts you need as you to pan and zoom. You can take a snapshot of the screen using your operating system's Print Screen feature, but what if you wanted a high-resolution image that covered an area larger than your screen? And what if you needed the image to be geo-referenced? Google Satellite Ma...

DIY - Kitchen Upgrade !

I'm too lazy to put away my pots and pans in the kitchen -- especially when I know I will be using them again soon -- and so they tend to accumulate into an ugly pile on the countertop. It's not that I mind the mess so much that it makes it hard to reach the bottommost pan without causing everything to fall apart. Today I decided to do something about it! First stop ... IKEA where I bought a Grundtal rail (RM24.90). These come in a variety of lengths and number of rails, but due to the spa...

Treo Ringtones

Almost everyone around me has a Samsung phone and I got tired of needlessly checking my phone each time someone else received a call or message. I found that someone had put up the MIDI ringtones from the Treo 600 and 650 series of yesteryear, so I decided to Go Retro! You can find download the MIDI files from here: http://forums.crackberry.com/blackberry-ringtones-f15/palm-treo-ringtone-216856/. MIDI files don't record the actual sound played, rather they store the notes played and what i...