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Guide to building a Home Theater PC – Part I

Background As a home cinema enthusiast and casual player, I always fed the idea of having a high quality surround system on my living room. That opportunity presented itself when both me and my fiance decided to buy our first apartment about two years ago, so long before that I started envisioning and planning on the best possible configuration. When our building reached construction phase, my goal was to setup a 7.1 audio channel system. Issue is, unless you are a lucky enough to have a home-theater-friendly wife, you are in for tough resistance. So there were several things that had to be thought […]

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How to Print Screen on your iPod or iPhone

Quick tip for taking screenshots in iOS: on the screen you wish to take a print screen, just hold down the Home button and then press the power button. You will hear a snapshot sound. If you now go to your photos, you will see the screenshot you just took. You can manipulate it like any other image. Enjoy!

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How to configure Authenticated Proxy on Android SDK installation

Quick and easy steps to overcome proxy authentication issue on Android SDK and AVD Manager installation. 1. Download NTLM Authorization Proxy Server for Windows http://tredosoft.com/ntlm_proxy_server 2. Unzip and edit the setting in server: PARENT_PROXY: <proxy ip address or server name> PARENT_PROXY_PORT: <proxy port> NT_DOMAIN: <domain name> USER: <proxy username> PASSWORD: <proxy password> 3. Execute the NTLM Authorization Proxy Server. Enable it on windows firewall if asked. In case you have other firewall solutions installed, you need to disable it temporarily or allow access to the port 5865. 4. (optional ) Test the settings in your browser. Change the proxy settings […]

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Blog productivity with WordPress for Android

Just installed WordPress blogging engine Android app into my Dell Streak tablet and this is actually the first run. After a quick 2 min sweep, on a first glance, it seems the very basics are there like post listing, comments and stats. One thing I quickly noticed was that on the Posts tab, I had no way of immediately distingwish between published and draft content. That is something I value due to the amount of drafts I can have at a given time, like the present. In terms of editing, it lets you do html with no preview, add photos […]

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How To Install Windows 7 Or Windows 8 From USB Drive

This is a quick and effective guide to create a bootable Windows 7 or 8 USB pen drive. Requirements: – USB Flash Drive with 4Gb minimum capacity – Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows Vista installation files – Motherboard that supports booting fom USB Steps: – Plug-in your USB flash drive to USB port. Make sure you its contents are backed up. – Open Command Prompt with admin rights either by typing cmd in Start menu search box and hit Ctrl+ Shift+ Enter, or going to Start menu > All programs > Accessories, and right clicking on Command Prompt and […]

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Debugging Into .NET Framework 4.0 Source Code

In this post I’ll show you how to configure your Visual Studio 2010 to step into the source code of .NET Framework 4.0 in 9 easy steps. Download the 167Mb installer that contains the logic and data required to install Reference Source, .Net 4.0. On the download page table, its named “.Net”, Version: 4. Execute the installer “Net_4.msi” that you have downloaded in the previous step. Install it onto a path of your choice. Example “C:\Development\Framework 4 Source” Launch Visual Studio 2010. From the Tools menu, choose Options and open the Debugging node. Select General, then do the following: Uncheck […]

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Google+ users can now crosspost with their WordPress blog

A WordPress plugin has been released by software developer Daniel Treadwell, called Google+Blog. With this, users will be able to easily and quickly cross post their posts from Goggle+ to also be published on their blog. This happens automatically and should save users a lot of time as they will not have to do this manually anymore. It is great for keeping your blog followers in the loop, especially if they do not have a Google+ account themselves. You can download the plugin online easily, after checking your e-mails or surfing http://www.partypoker.fr/… There is a free version which features a […]

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Entity Framework 4.1: Resources and What’s New

Microsoft released today the Release to Web (RTW) of Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework 4.1 (EF 4.1). For those who don’t know, the ADO.NET Entity Framework enables developers to create data access applications by programming against a conceptual application model instead of programming directly against a relational storage schema. The goal is to decrease the amount of code and maintenance required for data-oriented applications. What’s in EF 4.1? ADO.NET Entity Framework 4.1 introduces two new features: The DbContext API is a simplified abstraction over ObjectContext and a number of other types that were included in previous releases of the ADO.NET Entity […]

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WinDebug quick start tutorial

This reference tutorial will help you grasp the power of WinDebug debugging tool and quickly start using it in your daily development tasks. So, before we start, let me explain what WinDbg is. WinDbg is a multipurpose debugger for Microsoft Windows, distributed on the web by Microsoft. It can be used to debug user mode applications, drivers, and the operating system itself in kernel mode. It is a GUI application, but has little in common with the more well-known, but less powerful, Visual Studio Debugger. WinDbg can be used for debugging kernel-mode memory dumps, created after what is commonly called […]

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Microsoft releases WebMatrix, Razor, MVC3 and Orchard

At the CodeMash conference this morning in Sanduskie, OH, Microsoft announced the release of Web Matrix, the new Razor view engine, MVC 3.0 and Project Orchard.  Here is a quick overview of each, with some links to more information. WebMatrix Microsoft WebMatrix is a new web development tool that makes it easy for anyone to create a new web site. Users can start from any of the built-in or online templates or any of the free popular open source ASP.NET or PHP web applications, such as WordPress, Joomla!, DotNetNuke or Umbraco, located in the online Web Applications Gallery or use […]

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