Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Spinning the Web: Retrieving "Date Taken" EXIF Metadata From a JPG

Processing EXIF data from jpegs. A how to with the date taken.

Spinning the Web: Retrieving "Date Taken" EXIF Metadata From a JPG

Spinning the Web: The C# Coalesce Operator

Spinning the Web: The C# Coalesce Operator
Interesting feature... The ?? mark. Dropped here to remember.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Change searchbar width in FireFox

Change the width of the Search Bar

By default, the Search bar on the toolbar is relatively small. To
specify your own width in pixels, add the following code to your userChrome.css file:

/* Make the Search box flex wider
(in this case 400 pixels wide) */

#search-container, #searchbar {
-moz-box-flex: 400 !important;

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

WebChart Control for ASP.NET

Finaly found a simple and easy to use charting control.


Thursday, May 4, 2006

Popular Firefox extensions leak memory - Lifehacker

Just stumbled upon a Lifehacker post about memory leaks of Firefox. So I ditched my SessionSaver and ForecastFox and installed Tab Mix Plus .


Monday, March 20, 2006

LaTeX label-ref confusion

In a part of my thesis, my references were mixed up... after an hour digging it is pretty simple: use the \label statement after your caption statement in a table, otherwise you'll reference the section instead.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Greasemonkeyed Postbank Girotel Zakelijk

I've got fed up with the online banking client for buisiness customers of Postbank. I'm working with more persons on this account, with different bank accounts. I only use one of them, but the website always assumes an other account as default (and an error is quick made with selecting the which account to transfer from). Therefor, I builded a greasemonkey script for firefox to select my prefered account.

Just edit the voorkeurNummer variable.

var selBox = document.getElementsByName('selRekNummer').item(0);
var voorkeurNummer = '123456';

if (selBox.hasChildNodes())
// So, first we check if the object is not empty,
// if the object has child nodes
var children = selBox.childNodes;

//run only if selBox has no onChange attribute
if ((selBox.getAttribute('onChange') == null ))
for (var i = 0; i < chilatt =" children[i].attributes;" tagname ="=" j =" 0;" name ="=" value ="=" selectedindex =" i">

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Monad Dir Highlighting

I'm currently experimenting with the new microsoft shell monad. I always liked the directory en executable highlighting in the linux shell, so I just build a quick script to highlight the directories in an ls query.

$colItems = dir
foreach ($objItem in $colItems)
if ($objItem.MshIsContainer )
{ write-host $objItem.Name -foregroundcolor "Blue"}
elseif ( ($objItem.Extension -eq ".exe") -or ($objItem.Extension -eq ".msh") )
{ write-host $objItem.Name -foregroundcolor "Green" }
{write-host $objItem.Name}

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Update linux distro

Installed some more packages:
* yum install yumex
* yum install alacarte
* yum install gstreamer-plugins-mp3
* rpm -ihv
* yum install mplayer mplayer-skins mplayer-fonts

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Remove Monad for .net 2.0 beta

I installed a beta for monad, the new Microsoft Shell, that needed the 2.0 beta. But after going live for Visual Studio, I couldn't remove monad, and it didn't run either because the .net beta wasn't available.

How to correct this problem? I figured this out:

So I deleted the Monad folders by hand and all the registry settings, and it worked :D

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Basic Date Picker

Working on a couple of different .net web applications, i needed a good date picker. But since time is more a problem, i was looking for a good pre-build one. I think i found one:


Sunday, January 8, 2006

Folder Size for Windows Explorer

it looks like you never have to right click on a folder to learn its size. With this little explorer extension, you've directly the size of the folder.

Program at foldersize.sourceforge....