Category: Tutorials

Reflashing a WRT54GL

I have been happily running a Linksys WRT54GL router with an open source firmware on my home network for the past few years. Last weekend I tried to get an OpenVPN client installed to connect my network with another. No problem I thought – all it should take is to install the package using the…

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Extracting ACDSee thumbnails

I recently lost a bunch of digital photos of mine in a tragic hard-drive accident. While I was unable to recover the actual images, I found that my image viewer ACDSee had created thumbnails for each of them. ACDSee automatically maintains a database of thumbnails for all folders that you browse through under your local…

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On Android Services

For the latest release of SharePlay, my media player for network shares, I wanted to get rid of a fairly annoying bug that I was encountering more and more whenever I was using the app for longer periods of time: sometimes, after playing a number of songs, playback would just stop without any indication of…

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Oh Panorama!

My camera has always had the ability to line up the current image in the viewfinder with the last photo taken. In theory this allows you to stitch together all the images to create a panoramic 360 view. I say in theory, because my initial experiments with it a couple of years back were less…

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