Lucky Dragons' homemade sound device

This is an interesting social networking application that involves sound, touch feedback, and people.

Here’s some more info:

http://www.hawksandsparrows.org/bio.html
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Date
June 30, 2008
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Canceling CIC Triple Advantage: Get Your Money Back and Get Justice!

I recently had to cancel a recurring transaction that popped up on my bank account. I wanted to make sure that it stopped and that I could get my money back. I found this great article that helped me out:Canceling CIC Triple Advantage: Get Your Money Back and Get Justice!

I have to say that the steps worked out like a charm. I was being charged for 3 months by CIC*Tripple Advantage (ie. Free Credit Report.com). I kepted being persistent but polite and was able to get a full refund.
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Date
June 26, 2008
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4:11 pm
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ejectAllVolumes Dashboard Widget v1.1.0

Eject All Volumes widget v1.1.0

This is an update to the ejectAllVolumes Dashboard Widget.

This version Will give you a list of mounted volumes. You can deselect any volumes that are listed to exclude them from the unmount action.

Links after the break.

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Date
June 18, 2008
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7:02 pm
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ejectAllVolumes dashboard widget v1.0.1

Eject All Volumes

Today I’m releasing a Dashboard widget that will allow you to execute a bash script that will eject all mounted volumes with 1 button click.

To download the widget: Download ejectAllVolumes widget 1.0.1 (Zip file)

For more details check out the ejectAllVolumes project page.

Date
June 6, 2008
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5:15 pm
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ejectAllVolumes v1.0.1: update

I got some feedback after passing this out to a few friends. Here is what I’ve changed:

  • Removed clear
  • Output the display message to /dev/null
  • Removed echo "complete"

These changes remove any of the outputs to the display. The only time you will receive a message is if you have file that is currently open in an application and the script cannot unmount the volume.

For more details check out the ejectAllVolumes project page.

Date
June 5, 2008
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11:54 pm
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ejectAllVolumes v1.0.0: Eject all mounted volumes from your Mac

After some tooling around I’m finally releasing a little bash script called ejectAllVolumes. This script is named after it’s purpose. It will safely eject all mounted volumes from your Mac.

For more details check out the ejectAllVolumes project page.

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goosh.org – the unofficial google shell.

Goosh (Google Shell) is a cool web-app written by Stefan Grothkopp. It’s not an official Google product but does tie into many of functions that Google does provide. All access is done through a command-line interface.

Here is a list of the commands that are available:

  • web – google web search
  • lucky – go directly to first result
  • images – google image search
  • wiki – wikipedia search
  • clear – clear the screen
  • help – displays help text
  • news – google news search
  • blogs – google blog search
  • feeds – google feed search
  • open – open url in new window
  • go – open url
  • more – get more results
  • in – search in a specific website
  • load – load an extension
  • video – google video search
  • read – read feed of url
  • place – google maps search
  • lang – change language
  • addengine – add goosh to firefox search box
  • translate – google translation

Check it out: goosh.org – the unofficial google shell.

Date
June 3, 2008
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4:44 pm
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DimP – A Direct Manipulation Video Player

This is a very cool concept for online video manipulation: A Direct Manipulation Video Player
Here is the project site: DimP

Here is a quote that describes the concept.

DimP, a direct manipulation video player, lets users drag items on the video screen to move forward and back instead of just via a scroll bar on the bottom of the video. This is not only more fun, but it also allows users to scroll through video to where they want to be β€œat least two times faster,” In a paper presented by Pierre Dragicevic, Gonzalo Ramos, Jacobo Bibliowicz, Derek Nowrouzezahrai, Ravin Balakrishnan, Karan Singh from the University of Toronto, the authors present their method for browsing video by directly dragging content by β€œ1) automatically extracting motion data from videos; and 2) a new technique called relative flow dragging that lets users control video playback by moving objects of interest along their visual trajectory.”

Check the video’s after the jump.
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Date
May 24, 2008
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iClarified – Tutorials – AppleTV


I’ve been thinking about getting an AppleTV to manage my media. But my fear has always been the size of the processor. I could spend a few hundred bucks and get one, or I could spend another $300-$400 more and get a mac mini. But if I did get a AppleTV I would definitely hack it. I came across this link from tuaw that has tutorials on how to hack your AppleTV: iClarified – Tutorials – AppleTV

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