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Spammers, Please read. Rest, Just skip first paragraph

Again to spammers: I will allow you to have your own personal link as your website. Hell, you can even say something along the lines of “Nice site. Check out mine.” with or without ONE link to your site but not with an ad for it. If I continue to get a lot of these completely spam comments, I will implement capcha’s and cookies and enough to stop your god damn python scripts. Hell, I’ll just block all python scripts if you’re too dumb to even spoof a User-Agent header. You still need a real looking e-mail address (free accounts are fine) also. I’m not even verifying the e-mail accounts at this point in time. Don’t make me change that. If you want to be able to do more, contact me. E-mail quad341 (a-n-t-i-s-p-a-m) gmail (anti-spamm) com and we’ll set something up. Now that i’ve gotten that out of the way, on to what is actually going on. I’ll know about the server in 4 days. I expect it to happen so i’ll probably have some downtime. It always happens. The Imagine Cup has started. We shall see how that turns out, but I will probably be making posts about that starting on Monday. The registration wasn’t working right so I’m waiting for a response from Microsoft about that. Yes, a personal email from Microsoft. It should read something like Dear Sir or Madam, Thank you for your interest in the Imagine Cup. Please know that your concern is of the utmost importance to us. In response to your question, “[INSERT MY EMAIL, WORD FOR WORD],” the administration has responded, “GENERIC RESPONSE.” Thank you, The Imagine Cup Administration. We’ll...

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SecureDownload (undocumented)

I said i’d finish it and did a while ago, i just didn’t document yet, so i didn’t post it yet (ie. not on projects page). So I might remember, here’s a short post about it: SecureDownload is a VERY simple script that allows people to upload and download, both requiring a password. It’s set up for project teams so they use a common password for different actions and cannot be circumvented by direct links (by using a .htaccess file). It works only on Apache and since a lot is done in the htaccess file and there aren’t comments in it, i need to comment it up and such. Currently: if you can understand what is going on, change both scripts to reflect what you want (for redirects and the upload). If you don’t get it, i would advise waiting for the documentation (coming soon!) EDIT: Link to...

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Priorities

I’m really bad about setting up all my priorities and not becoming interested in more stuff… so i have decided NOT to try to develop a google sidebar plugin for winamp. reason: one exists but has not been accepted and most people are more competant in c/c++/c# than i so i would need to learn a ton to do this. i’d like to try learning a language before doing stuff in it for once. SecureUpload will be done as soon as i look at it again… i’ll explain what it is then. qTemplate will be coming soon as i have decided how to do most things… just need to decide how to design templates. i’m going to look at how phpBB does theirs for ideas… any other good php projects that support templates i would love to look at. Oh and a new addition is on its way. this will be a very fun weekend...

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Folding at Home Image Project

This is a project developed by QQNX. Explanation: As most people already know, Quaque Nox (QQNX) runs a Folding @ Home team (Number 36641) that is ranked quite well. We are always looking to show our score and encourage others to join us, so we developed F@H Image, a simple script that generates a PNG based on what team number and username is provided. It was originally developed by gnx of Hashed.org and was expanded on by quad341 of quad341.com. The end result is a very versitile and easy to use script. It defaults to gnx on team 36641, but you can have it access anyone by making a like like http://quad341.com/folding?user=Quad341&team=36641 where you substitute your username in for Quad341 and your team number in for 36641. It also tries to find a png (set up for 400 x 50) of the teamnumber in that directory to use for the background or uses folding.png by default. Great in sigs for forums! If you would like to use the one hosted on quad341.com but would like your own team’s background, email me at quad341 at gmail dot com (making an email out of that) with the image attached (400*50) and your team number mentioned in the message and i would be happy to host it for you OR you can download the script and host it yourself. Released under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Liscense Again, contact me as specified above if you would like me to host a specific image for your...

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SAJAX

I love the ideas and such of AJAX. I think it’s a really good idea. I’m looking at a lot of the ways to try to provide seemless updates to the user and think AJAX is the best thus far because it is the most compatible, followed by Flash, then ActiveX (there are actually good uses for it. did you know that?) My problem comes from integrating AJAX back to my PHP. I have done it, but it frequently becomes messy. This is caused by the problem where I don’t directly interact with my functions and scripts. Instead, i have to pass a variable to specify which part of the script to execute, then any parameters i need. this makes the script get worse and worse as it gets more complicated. I have found a solution though. SAJAX is the simple AJAX toolkit. It is very impressive. It doesn’t do too much other than make integrating your php funcitons directly into your javascript very easy. That is usually the code that drives me nuts so i guess this is basically a godsend for those like me. You still do all the php work and how javascript will call this, but after that, it takes care of the transaction. it has full debugging functions too (which could be more useful if you overrode them for by default they just will alert when turned on. i would suggest using redirects when someone can’t use AJAX and logging errors silently if a funciton screws up and the like. In short, i’ve only played with it, but it is my current idea to use this in my template engine. It’s a very useful bridge. If i finish my template with it, i know i’ll be donating. Try it out. Link:...

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Modding an iAudio M3

Modding an iAudio M3

DISCLAIMER: ok, if you’re not familiar with these, this is where i basically say don’t do this. The information expressed here is for eductational purposes only. I do not endorse or condone any activity and am in no way responsible for any reprocussion of any action taken in any way related to the information presented here. In short: do what you want with your stuff at your own risk. It’s not my fault if you screw up. If you question it, DON’T DO IT. OK, got that out of the way. Now I bought an iAudio M3 and I love this device. It’s made by Cowon. The cool features i got it for was ogg play back (besides mp3, flak, wav, wma, and i think one or two more), excellent sound, voice recorder (used it at a conference to record it), small design, long battery life. you can see it’s full stats on the stats page. I love my player. My problem was that i chose to go cheap and bought the 20 gb version. It didn’t take me that long to fill the hard drive and now i’ve started to become annoyed that everytime i buy a cd, i have to delete an old one. so i decided to see about upgrading the hard drive (if you don’t want to waste your time, i didn’t test a new hard drive because of price). step one should have been looking up the price of a new 1.8 in hard drive, but of course i didn’t do that first. my step one was getting the player open. NOTE: your warrenty will be void if you open the case. i really don’t suggest this unless you have VERY good reason the case is held shut by four VERY small screws on the back. after searching for a small enough screw driver (got mine open with a phillips number 0), the screws were easy enough to remove. note the ones on the botton are shorter than the ones on the top. after removing the screws, the back plate is very easy to remove (just don’t lose the screws). And when you look inside, you can see something like the poor picture below (it was a very low resolution camera that didn’t focus right) [you can find good pictures of the boards on the iAudio port of RockBox page (link below)]. as you can see, the hard drive is sitting right there. the problem is getting it out. that is more challenging that it might appear. on the left side of the image, you can see another circuit board (from now on called the daughter board). this is what is in your way...

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