ASCII art has been around for ages but
Matt has created a way to create to
convert images into ASCII text for web pages. Matt explains how he does the color conversions and how he gets data from the image to text. One major thing he stresses is you must use a monotype font. What is a monotype…
If you need some help understanding joins in SQL,
Jeff Atwood has a great visual on how SQL joins work. It is platform agnostic so it should be the same wether you are running SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, ..., the concepts remain the same.
Having multiple monitors makes life
easier in my opinion but even with my current work setup, I need more space. Visual Studio, Word, Outlook (and countless emails), Live Writer, browser windows, ...all take up space. Today I found on
CodingProject a C++ application that shows how to…
Ever want to play Halo 3 on a 2048p 50 foot screen?
One of the awesome writers here at Coding4Fun,
Scott Hanselman, is throwing a Halo 3 party in Portland, WA to help fight Diabetes and is renting out 2 super high def 50 foot movie theaters and will be playing Halo. Popcorn and soda and lots…
The developers over at Mono group have created Moonlight. What is moonlight? It is an implementation
of Silverlight, which is a cross-platform plug-in that allows .Net programming and a host of other things.
Miguel de Icaza posted some YouTube videos showing off desklets which are powered by…
At Maker's Faire
2007, Trossen Robotics had some cool toys at their booth. One system was the
Magic Air Tubes. They have a video along with a list of the hardware they used for the project.
Trossen Robotics used IR sensors to detect how far your hand was from the sensor. From there, that…
Jan Dolinay shows over at Code Project
how to detect if a removable drive was removed. It also has the ability to detect if drives are inserted as well.
Why would such a task be important? If your application has its data being saved to a flash drive or iPod.
cheap webcam based laser range finder? Todd Danko did and build two different applications to do it. One is in Visual Basic 6 and the other is in Visual C++. Todd based his application
off the UB Robotics project. Using some of the examples from Coding 4 Fun, I bet a .Net port…
Travis Feirtag shows how to
use an accelerometer and .Net 2.0 in 2D and 3D. To do the rendering, Travis uses GDI+ for the 2D example and Direct X for the 3D example. For an accelerometer, Travis uses the
Analog Devices XL202 Evaluation Board with an RS232 interface.
Now what can you do…
Arian Kulp created a way to
keep on top of what you checked out from the library and will tell you when it is due. It also allows you to search for books from the comfort of your home or starbucks.
His code makes the assumption your library uses the Horizon Information Portal as that is what his…