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How to embed a Google Calendar in a responsive way? – Squarespace Answers July 6, 2015

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How to embed a Google Calendar in a responsive way?

Embedding it is simple enough. But that won’t work on smartphones or small devices quite well.

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3 Free Feedburner Alternatives July 5, 2015

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In just a few weeks, Google will turn Feedburner’s API off. This comes months after the feed publisher’s Twitter and blog accounts were closed, its .jp domain was lost — and more than a year after the API was formally depreciated. Why is this happening and what can you do to avoid disruption?

Burning Down the Feeds

Despite the fact that it has been neglected by Google, Feedburner is beloved by many developers. Shutting down the API means that developers will have less flexibility when it comes to analyzing stats. And though no one can be certain that Google will shut it down altogether, many Feedburner users are concerned that it may not be the most reliable method for publishing, subscribing or monetizing one’s news feeds. As a result, many — including yours truly — will be looking for alternatives. Here are a few tools that we investigated.

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Stop Using FeedBurner – Move to FeedBurner Alternatives July 5, 2015

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In 2010, we wrote our popular step by step guide on how to setup FeedBurner. A little over a year ago, we decided to stop using FeedBurner for all of our sites. Ever since we have received hundreds of questions about various FeedBurner bugs, issues, etc. In this article, we will talk about why you should avoid using FeedBurner. If you’re already using it, then we will show you why you need to stop using FeedBurner, and how you can move to reliable FeedBurner alternatives.

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About Us | Code.org June 14, 2015

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About Us

Launched in 2013, Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. We believe computer science and computer programming should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra.

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HeatMapper | Free Wi-Fi coverage mapping software for homes and small offices. June 14, 2015

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Want to figure out Wi-Fi coverage at your home?

 

Think the nearby Starbucks’ Wi-Fi is interfering with your Wi-Fi?

Stop guessing. Start seeing. Download HeatMapper.

 

HeatMapper is great for homes and very small offices. For larger deployments, choose Ekahau Site Survey Wi-Fi planning and analysis tool.

via HeatMapper | Free Wi-Fi coverage mapping software for homes and small offices..

Installing GQRX on Mac OSX – rtl-sdr.com April 29, 2015

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INSTALLING GQRX ON MAC OSX

Mac OSX users can have a hard time with the RTL-SDR as there are not many software packages available for it. One software package that is known to work well on OSX is GQRX, which is a general multi mode receiver GUI that is similar to the Windows software SDR#. Over on smittix’s blog, the author has created a post showing how to install the latest version of GQRX on OSX. The installation involves using Macports, a system that allows some open source programs like GQRX to be automatically compiled and installed on OSX.

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Using the OS X Terminal instead of the Finder to copy files – CNET April 29, 2015

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When the Finder copies files, it first catalogs all files to be copied and then treats the copy process as one all-or-nothing copy routine. Because of this, if you copy multiple files and there is an error in accessing one, then the system will cancel the entire process and revert the system to its state before the files were moved. This setup is good from some standpoints since it ensures that all files were copied properly; however, it can be frustrating if you are trying to recover as many files as possible from one location such as a hard drive with bad sectors.

One approach to overcoming errors that prevent a full copy process is to copy in smaller batches, but this can be time-consuming and impede on organization. Another approach that may be more successful is to use the OS X Terminal to perform the copy. There are several commands that can be used to copy files from one location to the next in the Terminal, and using them is fairly straightforward.

via Using the OS X Terminal instead of the Finder to copy files – CNET.

Raspberry Pi PirateBox For Anonymous File Swapping – YouTube April 17, 2015

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Published on Jun 9, 2014

Create an anonymous file sharing and communications hotspot using a Raspberry Pi! From the PirateBox website:

“PirateBox is a DIY anonymous offline file-sharing and communications system built with free software

via Raspberry Pi PirateBox For Anonymous File Swapping – YouTube.

How to import multiple libraries into Photos for OS X | iMore April 13, 2015

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Photos for OS X does let you work with multiple libraries, but it doesn’t let you import them and combine them all together into a single, unified library. At least not yet. If you have Aperture, however, you can import and consolidate multiple Aperture and iPhoto libraries there first, then get the merged library into Photos for OS X. It’s a work around, but it works.

How to import multiple libraries into Aperture

Launch Aperture on your Mac.

Click on File > Import > Library…

Find the library you want to import. (If you don’t see it, try looking in your *Pictures** folder.

Click on Import.

Repeat steps 2-3 for every additional library you want to import.

via How to import multiple libraries into Photos for OS X | iMore.

Homer Book Scanner Open Project [licensed for non-commercial use only] / FrontPage April 13, 2015

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Home Page: Homer Book Scanner

 

Homer is a package of hardware and software that provides an inexpensive and efficient solution to scan books (read more about the project).

On this site you will find information on how to use Homer, as well as how to contribute to it.

You can browse through this wiki’s list of content or download it offline as PDF.

The video below gives a quick overview of Homer.

via Homer Book Scanner Open Project [licensed for non-commercial use only] / FrontPage.