[SOLVED!] Photoshop CS5 – Detected Video Card: Blank

TL;DR Just go into Help > System Info before you do anything else, that’s it. TS;WM Unbelievable but this works 100% of the time on my current rig running Photoshop CS5 on Windows 7 with an ATI x1300 Pro graphics card (yeah yeah it’s far from a graphics superstar but honestly it does everything I need, including Photoshop 3D mode just fine thank you 🙂 Anyway, the area under Edit > Preferences > Performance > GPU Settings > Detected Video Card would always come up blank.

WebDrive (WebDAV client… that actually works!)

i was having a heck of a time trying to get “net use * http://myhost.com” type WebDAV client mounts to connect… all that would ever work would be http://localhost … nothing i tried would connect to my WAN ip… always something like “System error 5… access is denied”… then i thought, ah what the heck, gotta google it… and sure enough… loaded the trial of WebDrive from South River Technologies simple little gui popped up, hit ok and two seconds later i was sitting on a W: drive in explorer… Right Mouse > New > Text Document worked, so i had write capability… obviously i had to twiddle some bits on the IIS end too but that was mainly just a matter following any typical IIS WebDAV walkthrough guide… cool, $60 for a one off license is reasonable…oh yeah, it’ll also map a drive letter to an FTP Server, Amazon S3 and SharePoint… i leave you with… ahhhhh yes the logo

Awesome, CAD for LEGOs!

ok i know it’s been around for ages apparently… but man that’s awesome anybody do a hard drive cage in the “technic” rivit oriented pieces yet? 🙂 highlights: it actually “knows” when you put two technic “i-beams” together on a rivet pivot point… it’ll rotate them in 3D so you can line things up with true geometry! it adds up the whole parts list and gives you a total price to physically manifest your creation people can & are publishing their custom designs it copies multi-part “bundles” and flips/rotates them easily to construct symmetric objects quickly

(Fairly) Quick & Painless Streaming of Your Local Audio

Here’s the basic pieces I plugged together: MediaMonkey is my preferred mp3 player: www.MediaMonkey.com MediaMonkey supports WinAmp API plugins which provides an excellent pool to draw nifty add-ons from EdCast (formerly “OddCast”) comes in various implementations, one of which is a WinAmp plugin that sends your current song to a ShoutCast (or IceCast) server: http://www.oddsock.org/tools/edcast/ I chose the EdCast plugin versus ShoutCast’s own plugin because EdCast got the song name and artist to come through Media Monkey and ShoutCast’s plugin has a known issue that this feature only works with WinAmp ShoutCast DNAS (Distributed Network Audio Server) – streams the audio out to clients: http://www.

Transparent Command Shell (Windows)

Nice, someone’s gone and created the perfect pill for even the most serious case of Mac OS X Terminal envy… I give you: Console2 ! It's got dang near everything I could ever want to configure... somebody really loves their command shells mmm hmmm 😛 Only little nit pick I can come up with is that I think the Mac actually allows you to set the transparency of the just the background.