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Essential skills for computer nerds

Posted by DarkLordCthulhu in DarkLordofthePenguins's Blog, 11 September 2015 - - - - - - · 750 views

This is something I did just for fun in my inordinate free time. I compiled a list of essential skills that are valuable for computer geeks and that every computer geek should at least try to learn how to do. This is meant as a "just for fun" thing where you can add up how many skills you know to see how good you are, as well as a helpful list of skills...

C# MVC Razor DropDownList - array of items

Posted by lespauled in lespauled's Blog, 28 July 2015 - - - - - - · 2033 views
mvc, c#, razor, asp.net

I ran into a strange problem today while developing an ASP.NET MVC 5 application using Razor.

As a base example, I created a view model for the data. I shortened it to this bare bones example:

public class MyViewModel { public string selectedGender {get; set;} public List<SelectedListItem> GenderList {get; set;}}

Note that you would...

Running PHP script as daemon / system service / on reboot

Posted by Upstream in Upstream's Blog, 09 July 2015 - - - - - - · 3235 views
php, api, twitter, bash, init and 1 more...

Running PHP script as daemon / system service / on reboot Hi folks,

Done something cool today, at least for me it's cool as its very handy. I desided to share it here as I don't come accross much info on these when I was looking for it myself. So here I go. The below bash script runs as a system service at start up on Ubuntu and all it does is start a background process with a easy to lookup process id (pid) an...


Posted by YoungPythoner in YoungPythoner's Blog, 06 July 2015 - * * - - - · 3071 views
html5, flash

Welcome to my first blog entry! We read the HTML5 vs ADOBE FLASH:
I readed entries from other tecnology sites.
1. "Security Guard" (Security)
HTML5: Security is good i think, are you think so?
FLASH: There are many security opens. (Sorry for bad english.)
HTML5 won! +1 points. *ding ding ding*
2. "The Engine" (Performance)
HTML5: Tested on Youtube it's g...

Where have you been Kadence?

Posted by Sundance in LKP's Blog, 25 October 2014 - - - - - - · 4993 views
united kingdom, university and 2 more...

So where have I been? Well I have been at university doing university things like drinking, partying, going to my classes, learning new things in relation to programming, working on robots for the university team projects, lots of things.

I originally planned to only be away for two weeks, I thought how busy I was would stop after a few weeks, but no I'm...

PHP Based Job Scheduler

Posted by rhossis in rhossis' Blog, 16 September 2014 - - - - - - · 6064 views
php, job scheduler, stomp and 1 more...

PHP Based Job Scheduler The job scheduler is coming up, but still hampered by performance issues. However, majority of the functionality is working and should be put to use with some simple tasks this week. The objective is not to replace the crontab, because we must have at least one task running on cron every minute, that is the job scheduler itself. The actual scheduled tasks...

Vaielab's Rant: What is cloud?

Posted by Vaielab in Vaielab's Blog, 20 August 2014 - - - - - - · 4931 views
cloud, hosting, rackspace

So what is cloud hosting?

We all heard this new buzzword "cloud", and I have some clients that absolutly want to be on the "cloud" but don't even really know what it is...
But the truth is no one really know what cloud is.

That it's, it's just a buzzword to make you feel bigger (normally there is some pills for that, but theses day, the important thing,...

PHP Based Job Scheduler

Posted by rhossis in rhossis' Blog, 09 July 2014 - - - - - - · 6102 views
php, job scheduler

The requirement could not have been any clear "I want a native PHP application that does something similar to Obsidian Job Scheduler" (Guess you're not signing my leave form boss?). This was a new and direct requirement we got earlier this year. Scheduled jobs in PHP were being performed via cronjobs which perform http calls. No problem here, unless you w...

TI ASM Part 3: Calling Convention

Posted by gregwarner in Poetry in the Code, 27 May 2014 - - - - - - · 6655 views
assembly, ti-99/4a, old computers

As part of my series on learning assembly for my old 80’s era computer, I’ve been developing a call stack, since the hardware doesn’t have one built-in. Today, we’re going to talk about what a calling convention is, and design one for the TI-99/4A.

Typically, a compiler targeting a particular architecture will have a calling convention defined, that is,...

WEB-PC: Online Desktop

Posted by SkHacker in Program Mania, 17 April 2014 - - - - - - · 4194 views
online desktop, internet desktop and 2 more...

WEB-PC: Online Desktop Author's FB contact: https://www.facebook.../saurabhhacker2

Have you ever thought that wherever you go, your desktop should remain as you left it?

:confused: Confused ?

Yes, I am talking about a desktop over internet.
Suppose if we have a desktop that worked as Facebook. We would go to internet and login with our credentials same as we do i...

Machine Evolution (ME)

  Posted by Yannbane in Tautological Cascade, 31 October 2013 - - - - - - · 670 views

Me and my friend are working on something quite interesting, a program that optimizes designs of various machines: vehicles, drones, ground robots, etc.

The idea is to use a physics framework in order to evaluate how well-suited a machine is to some goal, on some terrain.

The main algorithm spawns many randomly generated candid...

Finally, a bit more about me.

Posted by Alexander in Alexander's Blog, 06 September 2013 - * * * * * · 2749 views
blog, alexander, life

I've never posted an introduction, and came a little late in the picture for a staff interview thread. I thought I'd remove a shroud and be a little more level with the kind folks and community I've disappeared from recently.

I turned 21 in April (Hurray! And yes, means I was only 18-19 when I joined in 2010) and had very little going on in my life. I ro...

AutoSave software

Posted by BlackDoom in BlackDoom: Randomness, 10 August 2013 - * * * * * · 2015 views
autosave, auto save, c# and 3 more...

ok I know I posted this in the forums before, but right now I haz nothing going on so I might as well post it here:

soo, this is my first project that I'm posting, this a program I wrote in C# for games/software that don't have an auto-save feature and by that, I mean that every x minutes it will automatically save your file/project on the program that...

Arduino Project 04

Posted by Alcamech in The Alcamech, 07 August 2013 - - - - - - · 4136 views
arduino, uno, project 04 and 5 more...

Here it is ! Arduino project 04 , titled "Color Mixing LAMP". By using a tri-color LED and three photo-resistors I created a LED that smoothly changes colors depending on external lighting conditions.

The components of this project included:


220 ohm resistor (3)

10 kilohm resistor(3)


GEL color filter(3, RGB)


C# Generic Type Converter

Posted by VNFox in VNFox's Blog, 24 May 2013 - - - - - - · 4071 views
tutorial, c#, programming

I've seen many type converter in C#, but I haven't come to a generic one yet ... so I decide to write one. I hope this will help ... someone out there :)

This method provides a unified way of converting object of values to other types.        /// <summary>        /// Converts to the type that you like        /// </summary>        ///...

Internet Explorer

Posted by CriticalError in CriticalError's Blog, 11 April 2013 - - - - - - · 1099 views

One of the biggest challenges for web developers is fighting with internet explorer in every way or form, to get to the point it's awful slow, ** and 10 years behind everything else, still we got to support it considering it is the default browser on most PCs. When at work, I usually do most of the testing on Chrome, chrome is always up to date, fast and...

DIV 0 is Not the Only Way to Fail (Apparently)

Posted by RhetoricalRuvim in RhetoricalRuvim's Blog, 25 March 2013 - - - - - - · 1397 views
assembly language, div, idiv and 4 more...

Hello everyone.

I just discovered something while trying to debug one of my assembly language programs. This is probably not new information for some people, but perhaps someone might find this useful to know.

The thing is: dividing by 0 is not the only way to raise an exception while executing the DIV instruction; dividing by 1 is just about as bad.


'Were You a Nineties Gamer?' Post-mortem

Posted by BenW in BenW's Blog, 22 March 2013 - * * * * * · 2731 views
games, design, game design, ui and 4 more...

'Were You a Nineties Gamer?' Post-mortem Overview  

Last year I finished up a quiz game in Flash and released it around a few gaming websites. After seeing what went well, and what didn't, I thought I'd write up a few things about it that may not be obvious right away.

First of all, here's the game itself: Were You a Nineties Gamer?    

The Nineties were full of awesome games, and my game was...

C# features part 1: C# 2.0 features

  Posted by Tonchi in Tonchi's Blog, 10 March 2013 - - - - - - · 1126 views

C# features from 2.0 to 5.0 version  
“Generics are the most powerful feature of C# 2.0. Generics allow you to define type-safe data structures, without committing to actual data types. This results in a significant performance boost and higher quality code, because you get to...

Cold Fusion Internet Programming

Posted by Link Worx Seo in Link Worx Seo, 13 February 2013 - - - - - - · 1435 views
cold fusion, cf, programming and 4 more...

I have noticed that this site does not address any Cold Fusion topics at this point, unless I have overlooked it. If you take a look at the main menu navigation at the top of Code Call, it does not show any CF programming at all. So for all of those who are interested in joining any kind of Cold Fusion discussions, this is the place. As an experienced Col...

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