Tuesday, July 27, 2004

New... A crosslink to my other BLOG

Added a crosslink to my other blog in the title section above.

Friday, July 16, 2004

Javascript webcam updater info

This javascript webcam updater may have been used by wiscons.com and uncletravis.us

a page about webcam setup

look at the source for this

Some 3-D demos for Delphi

this one demonstrates controling a 3-d picture in 3 ways....

the bottom one looks interesting as you grab and drag it...


here is the delphi source

it also has explanations of different ways to rotate.

one of which is elevation and azmuth and it refers to the previous link i sent

"This technique is illustrated at Earl F. Glynn's 3D Lab. I also use this technique for my MRIcro software."

this dude has his own free viewing software also..called MRIcro
http://www.cla.sc.edu/psyc/faculty/rorden/ to look at brains.

i might download and see if he has sample brains... :-)




Turn off colors in Linux vi editor

to turn off colors in vi type

:syntax off

to turn them back on (they will automatically turn on the next time you enter vi)
:syntax enable

to get help on colors in vi

:help usr_06.txt

if you get into vi and type :version

there should be a directory with a "system vimrc" file in it

something like /usr/share/vim/vim61/macros/vimrc

if you edit it as root, then find the lines that say something like if &t_Co >2 etc
and syntax on and set hlsearch

it is an if statement.

just put a double quotes " at the beginning of each line of that if statement
to the end if

and save :w and quit :q

now vi should be in good old black & white.

you could have also made a personal .vimrc file with some such crap in it but that would be hard.

by the way, now the default is b&w you can enable the colors temporarily with :syntax enable



How to hook up USB to Linux and FLASH drive

WebAlbum program

get it here.... used by such fun sites as wiscons.com and uncletravis.us


Fixing the Windows XP search to look inside files

I "fixed" my Windows-Explorer-Search on all file types by following the Method 2 instructions from the MS web site. I did not run the attached registry file nor did i look at the attached pcx files. (actually i did look at them. they had nothing to do with anything).



Stopping XP from treating ZIP files like directories.

From my archives:


4) Zipfiles Slow Down Searching

Reader Chris Altwegg encountered a problem, found a good answer, documented what he found, and then generously took the time to write it all up--- solely to save the rest of us from having to duplicate his efforts!

Fred: Problem--- Using Windows XP "search" function for a file would run through every ZIP file I had on this machine. And with almost 60 Gigs of neatly arranged ZIP files, this would mean looking for a simple lost file would take an hour or more. But how to prevent the search function from searching in ZIP files? Program has no setting to included or not include ZIP files.
Answer--- Google took me to Computing.net, where Jammy had this to say
you need to disable ZIP integration within XP. Then use Winzip or Winrar as your Zip program...
disable Zip integration by going to Start > Run
then type in the following
regsvr32 /u %windir%\system32\zipfldr.dll

then reboot your computer. Zip integration still comes back to haunt XP for me sometimes, just run the "Regsvr.." command above, and it will de-integrate ZIP.

I too hate it looking within Zip files - especially when you have loads throughout the computer.

I took his advice, gave it a try, and it worked perfectly! (I would suggest running WinZip after rebooting and before using Search. The program might complain that ZIP files aren't associated with WinZip and ask if you want to register WinZip as the application of choice. Say yes and watch those ZIP file fly back in Search mode.
Great column. Happy subscriber, Chris
Thanks, Chris!

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