How to burn videos longer than 2 hours on a DVD5

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Three great virtues of a programmer; Laziness, Impatience and Hubris. – Larry Wall

  1. Laziness: The quality that makes you go to great effort to reduce overall energy expenditure. It makes you write labor-saving programs that other people will find useful and document what you wrote so you don’t have to answer so many questions about it.
  2. Impatience: The anger you feel when the computer is being lazy. This makes you write programs that don’t ...
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Use Your Computer as a Hotspot (Software Access Point) for Local Network

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I came across this script after a long struggle to set up a hotspot using my computer’s internet service, wired or wirelss. Create_ap script uses hostapd + dnsmasq + iptables to create a NATed Access Point OR hostapd + brctl + dhclient to create a bridged Access Point. The default behavior is a NATed Access Point,see here or github.

Requirement and Eligibility Check

You need a nl80211 compatible wireless device, which ...

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Installing LIRC on Raspberry PI 2B Running Raspbian

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Here’s what you need to do in order to get LIRC working properly on Raspbian:

  1. Make sure you are running the version of Raspbian which has the LIRC modules included
  2. Install lirc from apt-get
  3. Add a couple of entries into the /etc/modules file
  4. Use dmesg to ensure the Lirc settings have loaded properly
  5. Run a system command to ensure the the device is reading the signals from the remote control
  6. Run an lirc program to record the IR ...
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Defective Products and a Nightmarish Experience with Lumber Liquidators

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last updated: {php}06/09/2016-10:27:13 AM{/php}

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We have purchased over $9000 worth of Bolivian Rosewood and the tools necessary for installation. After I took my time off work and finished a small room of 100 sq ft, we found out that the rest of wood was not packaged correctly and had various damages and scratches. We spent a good amount of money for genuine rosewood molding and stairnose, but it turned out to be ...

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PDF Annotation Related Tools

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PDF Tools

After a long search (see session below), I came across this tool for PDF annotation. PDF Tools is a DocView replacement for pdf on steroids. It renders pdf files in memory on demand, thus allows much extended capabilities, such as annotation, search and lots more just like another org file. See it in action here or my screen cast.

Installation

  1. Install pdf-tools ...

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Arduino with Triple Axis Accelerometer and Gyro Breakout – GY-521 MPU6050

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One of the widely used IMU(Inertial Measurement Unit) chip is MPU-6050. It contains gyroscopes combined with accelerometers and universally used in smart phones, video game remotes, quad-copters, etc. It is very inexpensive and easy to setup with all resources online.

Wiring with Arduino Mega 2560

Two excellent tutorials: DIYHacking and here. The Arduino site has some general information. If you need more information about the MPU6050 ...

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Transcompile Arduio TFT GUI Sketch from SVG File

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Let machine do the dirty work. To continue what I started in last post, I tried to see if it is possible to parse the SVG file and generate arduino sketch code out of it. The answer is yes. There is a wonderful post and a SVG Optimiser which helps me greatly for this project.

Parse the SVG file with the powerful lxml to generate an element ...

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The APP for WD My Cloud with Firmware Version 4 up [NEW]

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After using WD My Cloud with version 3 for about a year for the sake of hacking, I finally give it up and switch to version 4. With Nazar’s prebuilt Appz, I have been successfully installed following packages without much issues.

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Update and Installtion of the Firmware and APPZ

  1. Update the WD my Cloud the usual way.
  2. To proceed with the installation of the ...
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