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Sep 28, 2010 - 3 minute read - Comments - Uncategorized

Handy ETL JScript

import.cmd: @cscript /b import.js %* import.js <div style="background: #ddd; max-height: 300px; overflow: auto"> <ol style="background: #ffffff; margin: 0 0 0 2.5em; padding: 0 0 0 5px;"> <li> //v1.0 </li> <li class="even"> &nbsp; </li> <li> function cleanarg(i) </li> <li class="even"> { </li> <li> � � //WScript.stdout.WriteLine("i: " + i); </li> <li class="even"> � � return(WScript.Arguments(i+1).replace("\"", "")); </li> <li> } </li> <li class="even"> &nbsp; </li> <li> //WScript.stdout.WriteLine("arg count: "+WScript.Arguments.length); </li> <li class="even"> &nbsp; </li> <li> if (WScript.

Sep 23, 2010 - 7 minute read - Comments - Uncategorized

Overclocking ‘Skeletor’ Q9540 v1.0

[Update: 14 Dec 2010] Round 2 here Photos of the rig Well I just spent a few hours racking up some serious negative wifey points to see what I could see at the end of the OC rainbow 🙂 Current CPU specs: Intel Q9450 Quad Core 2 “Yorkfield” Got it for $382.48 including shipping back on 21 April 2008 (not quite a month after release 🙂 LGA 775 socket stock @ 2.

Sep 23, 2010 - 8 minute read - Comments

Considering Home Network Storage Alternatives

My current bottom line is that I’ve got a 6 x SATA ICH9R just sitting there on my main Windows 7 machine’s mobo for free so I slapped on 2 TB x 2 in RAID1, published a few shared folders and leave that machine powered on 24⁄7. After everything else (optical & OS drives) I had two ports left doing nothing so the previous gen 750GB’s x 2 are in RAID0 receiving scheduled backups for a little more cheap peace of mind.

Sep 23, 2010 - 5 minute read - Comments - Uncategorized

Logitech S715i Portable iPod Speakers Review

My primary usage scenarios is small group biking… want something that can carry some punchy bass to nearby riders over typical road/wind noise w/o being clunky or adding too much weight (we have to hop on/off a lot of trains/stairs, etc)… Highlights Reviews / Links   Retail: $150, Street: $132 Released Aug 2010 8 speakers! = 2 x 3” neodymium mid drivers, 2 x 1.

Sep 10, 2010 - 2 minute read - Comments - Uncategorized

MS Project 101 for Developers

(Emphasis on For Developers) BLUF: the simple idea here is that it’s quite easy to project your aggregated Remaining Duration estimates into a quickie calendar date. capture a list of rational tasks – do an initial break down by individual screen if you don’t have something else in mind… a little sub-task depth is good but don’t go too deep at first… in typical software architecture, program functions and/or database objects are good candidates.

Sep 4, 2010 - 5 minute read - Comments - Uncategorized

CREE LED Based Bicycle Lights and Rechargeable Lithium Ion Batteries

References: This “Torchy” guy has great info FlashlightWiki.com is great to have at the ready for power comparison while eBay shopping each model My first time up at bat was a CREE Q5 bike light: 5 mode, rated at 345 lumens = $17.50 w/shipping Mini review: just charged up the batteries and tried the new Q5 345Lm torch… it’s pretty flippin nice for <p> [Update 09 Mar 2011] <br /> CREE T6 seems to be latest/greatest , <a href="https://shop.

Jun 12, 2010 - 5 minute read - Comments - Uncategorized

Free iTunes Album Cover Artwork + Embed Artwork Image to MP3 via iTunes COM API SDK w/JavaScript

Misc Notes: Given: iTunes has some pretty high quality cover art for many albums (all images are standard 600 x 600 pixels). The basic trick here is that you can sign up for a free iTunes account (without providing any credit card or other personal info)… And use that account to download the cover artwork for free. Then run my script which will automate iTunes to extract the cover from iTunes’ special stash and save it as a real local image file -AND- then embed that image back into the MP3 file so that it stays with the MP3 file no matter where it gets transferred.