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Primitive Captcha Solving / OCR in Javascript

BlizzLogo_reasonably_small Blizzard's recently concluded Diablo 3 beta key giveaway Twitter contest provides an opportunity to demonstrate primitive Captcha solving / OCR in Javascript, along with some basic use of the HTML5 canvas element, a Javascript OAuth library, and artificial neural networks.
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Automating Facebook

January 27, 2009 | Leave a comment

facebook_logoYou know those Facebook applications that require you to click a button over and over again? Ever wish you could program your browser to automatically click those buttons so you don't have to do it yourself? With a little programming knowledge you can, and here's how.
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Dealing with High Laptop Temperatures

October 24, 2008 | Leave a comment

thermometerMy laptop had started overheating recently, so I took some steps to help cool it down and thought I'd share them here.
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Modding a Nintendo Wii

April 1, 2008 | Leave a comment

wiimodEver since the PS2, modchips have become extremely popular among technology enthusiasts. Installing a modchip on your Wii allows you to play Wii backups, play GameCube backups, play Wii games from different regions, and run homebrew games and applications. Here, we'll walk through the steps involved in modding a Nintendo Wii, from deciding which modchip to use to the actual installation.
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PlayStation 2 Hacking Notes

July 27, 2007 | 1 Comment

ps2I hacked my PS2 a long, long time ago to play games off the hard drive and use the SNES emulator. Because it’s not often that I install new games, each time I want to do so, I forget what I need to do and end up spending 30 minutes searching for files and instructions. Well, enough of that– I’m going to write down some notes here to help me remember what to do, even if the PS2 is so last-generation.
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Color Scheme Tool

March 16, 2006 | Leave a comment

color_schemeHere’s a really useful online tool for choosing color schemes for web design. I don’t often get too excited about web-based tools, but this one is awesome. It earns a place right up there with Adobe's kuler. Props to the creators.
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PHP Bug in array_multisort()

April 13, 2005 | Leave a comment

php_logoBe careful when using array_multisort() on copies of arrays, as you might end up changing the original array. This is actually a real bug in PHP 5.0.4-dev, and I lost half a day to debugging as a result of this. I explain the bug and a workaround here.
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MySQL 4.1.8 Installation Errors

December 26, 2004 | Leave a comment

mysql_logoIf you've encountered the error, “Resource messagedlg_confirmation not found," when trying to install MySQL 4.1.8 on Windows, this post is for you.
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