The Entertainment Shack

Feb 12 '11

Updating Movable Type's Facebook Commenters Plugin

Facebook is notorious for updating their API with breaking changes almost on a weekly basis, and Movable Type, as much as I love it, the development and community is not as large as it used to be. So right now the Facebook Commenters plugin doesn't work out of the box, and requires a couple changes to work with the new API:

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Dec 15 '06

Remote Linux GUIs on Windows

As a computer science major, I obviously do a lot of work on the computer. However, sometimes the projects I do require special software only available at the computer science (L)UNIX lab.

I usually don't like to work at the computer lab, because it's cold, dirty, and usually there is somebody there who isn't up-to-date on the latest hygiene products.

This software, however, is usually graphical, so it's not as simple as SSHing in.

That's when I discovered Cygwin/X, a program that allows me to remotely use the grahical software from the computer lab, right at home!

It's a little difficult to setup and run at first, so I setup this little tutorial.

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Mar 29 '06

Locking TI-83+ Calculator Programs

If you created a TI-83+ program using BASIC, and don't want others to be able to view or edit the code, you can lock it from appearing on the EDIT screen by using your computer.

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Mar 29 '06

TI-83+ Password Protection

This is the most common question I get emails about, so here is how you password protect a TI-83+ calculator:
(It should also work on the TI-84+, although I haven't been able to personally test it)

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Mar 23 '05

Innovation First Mini Robot Controller Programming

This is a tutorial I wrote for the FIRST Robotics competition using the Innovation First controller to help combine the hundreds of pages of documentation you receive to a simple guide on robotics programming.

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Jan 5 '04

Spam: How to Stop It

Spammers make thousands of dollars daily off of junk email, and the biggest thing we can do to stop it is to ignore it. But there are no signs of it slowing down, here are some ways to prevent it:

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Jan 12 '03

TI-83 Plus / TI-84 Plus Programming Basics

I have been programming calculators for quite some time, so I wanted to share some of my knowledge. Here is a simple TI-83+ BASIC programming tutorial (will also work on new TI-84+ series) with basics on input/output, looping, and conditions.

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Aug 11 '02

Spam: Complaining to the Correct Person

I know a lot of people who think they can eliminate junk email by hitting "reply" and asking to take them off their list, or using the email at the bottom. There are two problems with this: 1) Those email addresses usually don't work. 2) If they do, spammers don't care you don't want their email. They'll most likely send you more knowing your email account is an active one. This is how to properly complain about spam:

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Mar 30 '02

Advanced Music Commands

Using objects, you can do a lot more advanced things with music and videos as opposed to the EMBED command.

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Mar 30 '02

Basic Music Commands

The most simple way to add music to a page is using the EMBED command.

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Jan 1 '02

Repair Icons

Once in a while, Windows screws up all the icons, and you have problems like a Recycle Bin icon for "My Computer". That is easy to fix. Here is a short tutorial on fixing the problem.

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Dec 2 '01

Reformatting Windows 95/98/ME

Why reformat? There are many reasons why you would want to reformat your computer. The main reason is that throughout years of computer use, a whole bunch of files pile up on your hard drive, and you want to get rid of everything and start over, which boosts performance. You also might want to upgrade your operating system, or just want to remove everything off your computer before you donate it somewhere, or give it to your friend.

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Dec 2 '01

Windows 95/98/ME Boot Disk With CD-ROM Support

Here is a simple tutorial I wrote up about creating a boot disk with CD-ROM support for Windows 95/98/ME.

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