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Dust extraction

Home-made water filter – http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1700535

Acrylic tube – http://www.astrumspb.ru/catalog/1/199/222.html

Sheet plastic – http://www.helvetica-spb.ru/goods-4-spb.html

More plastic – http://polyglass.ru/produkciya/pet/#content

A bit of theory on wet vacuums – http://www.averncleaningsupplies.com/blog/2013/08/wet-and-dry-vacuum-getting-the-most-from-it/

Anti-foam – http://www.geeksonhome.com/how_12182434_homemade-antifoaming-agents-hot-tubs-spas.html

berkeley_21

September 21, 2016

Solenoid

Continuity tester

Fix wiper

Vernier gauge for drill press

Battery pack for car

Antenna

Soldering

Monoblock

Revenge on neighbours – http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Psychoacoustic-Bucket-from-Hell/?ALLSTEPS

http://www.qrz.ru/schemes/contribute/security/jammers/drone-jammer.pdf

http://www.electro-tech-online.com/attachments/am-fm-antenna-booster-jpg.47206/

Upstairs neighbour at work – http://by.spb.ru/portfolio/sagi/

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?1955363-1-watt-433mhz-2-4ghz-rf-amp-from-SCRATCH!

http://mightydevices.com/?p=300

http://www.val-racing.ru/catalog/samoblokiruyuschiecya-differencial/samino/chevrolet_cruze

Portfolio

http://www.zerito.com/index.php/jammer

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aircrack-ng

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2016-high-quality-cheap-Anet-A8-Prusa-i3-reprap-3d-printer-8GB-SD-and-plastics-as/32760030012.html

 

 

PEAR MIME-mail with non-ASCII characters in recipient field

Creating headers using the Mail_mime::headers() function when there are non-ASCII characters in the To field (the From and Subject fields don’t suffer from this problem) and then trying to send the message results in a “Validation failed for: <recipient>” error.

Overcome this by encoding the recipient field separately using the Mail_mime::encodeHeader() function before passing it to Mail_mime::headers().

Useful links

Some tabs I’m hoarding right now. Can’t close anything until I make a note of them somewhere. It’s a manic affliction.

http://www.htaccesstools.com/htpasswd-generator/ – the .htpasswd generator I used to get back into this site

http://www.miraclesalad.com/webtools/md5.php – the hasher that I used to get back into this site

http://gmaps-samples.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/gdirections/directions.html – adding directions to embedded Google maps – might be useful for road trips round customers

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/23354358/how-do-i-load-google-maps-external-javascript-after-page-loads – loading Google maps asynchronously is harder than I expected

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/spatial-function-reference.html – I really need to get my head round spatial functions in MySQL, then we can go on awesome road trips

https://developers.google.com/maps/articles/phpsqlajax_v3 – Quickstart guide to embedding Google maps and adding markers

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/885062-REG/kopul_lmt_100_lo_to_hi_impedance.html – Not sure whether or not I need a low to high impedance matching transformer, but it sounds cool

https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/9386276/can-i-split-a-backlog-my-product-owner – Something I’m going to write about later in the company blog

http://market.yandex.ru/compare.xml?hid=90559&CAT_ID=106323&CMD=-CMP=11861509,7334347,10506368,6354231 – A comparison of Tascams, I’m going to need one soon

http://812photo.ru/katalog/dlya-vsekh-brendov/mikrofony/zoom-h2n-detail – A Zoom H2N for 12000

http://www.dj-store.ru/oborudovanie/studiya_zvukozapisi/rekordery-portostudii/rekordery-portostudii/15520_zoom-h4n-sp.html – A Zoom H42 for 15900

https://www.fotosklad.ru/catalog/rekorder-tascam-dr-40.html – A Tascam DR-40 for 15810

http://kotofoto.ru/shop/uid_39844_sotovyii_telefon_acer_liquid_e700_temno_krasnyii.html – An Acer Liquid E700 for 9880

http://media.io/ – Used this for converting audio files, works very well

A DIY shotgun microphone that sounds very good indeed

A Google Image search for Monument Valley at sunset, just because.

More links from my work computer

http://www.reddit.com/r/atlassian/comments/2oz66u/how_do_i_achieve_this_hierarchy_in_jira/ – a post I need to follow up on

http://blog.avisi.nl/2013/12/05/scaling-agile-in-the-enterprise/ – an article the above post links to

http://generalspecialist.com/greenscreen-and-bluescreen-checklist/ – a useful checklist for chromakey filming

Some videos I need to watch.

http://www.sourceseek.com/agile-sucks-long-live-agile/ – something that might help to justify my stance

http://www.infoq.com/articles/jira-list-not-backlog – a common-sense take on JIRA in Agile

https://cloudconvert.com/ – an extremeley useful online file converter

http://blogs.atlassian.com/2014/11/form-nimble-agile-teams/ – some Atlassian advice on organising Agile processes

http://www.tarbijakaitseamet.ee/ru/o-departamente/predstavlenie-zhaloby-informacionnogo-zaprosa-ili-trebovaniya – consumer rights bureau in Estonia, might need their help

https://www.atlassian.com/company/customers/case-studies/ypg – Atlassian customer stories

http://blog.tempoplugin.com/category/case-studies/ – Tempo customer stories

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4184869/how-to-disguise-your-php-script-as-a-browser – the innocent art of making a script look like a browser

http://www.flaticon.com/ – one of the better free icon collections, thank you Masha!

http://accc.uic.edu/answer/how-do-i-use-joe – I need this every time I want to save a crontab in JOE… ctrl+ k>x

https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/256925/how-to-guide-for-implementing-the-scaled-agile-framework-in-jira – something I need to respond to

https://disciplinedagiledelivery.wordpress.com/faq/ – DAD, or Disciplined Agile Delivery. I much prefer the undisciplined approach

https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/9386706/create-multiple-backlogs-within-one-jira-agile-project – something else I need to respond to

https://www.the-qrcode-generator.com/ – quick and easy QR code generation

http://goqr.me/ – another very good QR code generator

Atlassian’s video case studies

http://www.dafont.com/ – free (sort of) fonts

Audio stuff

I very often need background music for videos. At work I’m provided with a collection of royalty-free tracks which are great for short videos, intros and outros, but they’re of specific lengths and it isn’t always easy to edit them to make them longer or shorter to suit the project.

Sometimes I just need some quiet, unobtrusive background sound to disguise a bad recording or to set an ambience for the scene. Something that can be faded in and out and stretched to any length.

I can’t make music myself (I’ve tried) but I had a feeling there should be ambient music generators out there somewhere. It transpires that, there are loads of them. Here are some that I’ve found fun or useful:

http://www.earslap.com/page/otomata.html – an astonishingly tuneful Flash-based generator that lets you record its output. I hope to use it together with some of the other generators to create a more upbeat composition.

http://www.earslap.com/page/circuli.html – by the same author as the above generator, this is also Flash-based (both have iPhone app alternatives) and creates a slightly eerie ambience.

http://perfectporridge.com/2013/04/29/new-software-turns-your-computer-into-an-original-ambient-music-generator/ – spooky ambience for horror films.

http://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music – free music from YouTube for adding to videos

http://www.shockwave-sound.com/Articles/010_Copyrights_in_Public_Domain_music.html – things to consider when using music in YouTube videos

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/royalty-free-music/38475 – a collection of links to royalty-free music sites, haven’t used any of them though

http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/pir/free_music_loops.shtml – free loops, possibly liked to from the above site

http://ccmixter.org/people/BillRayDrums/sample – Creative Commons audio samples and mixes, could also be useful

http://en.savefrom.net/ – for downloading videos from YouTube, in case you need to

http://youtubecreator.blogspot.ru/2015/03/make-your-videos-even-more-interactive.html – something I need to try out

http://forum.audacityteam.org/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=79278 – a de-esser for Audacity that I’m trying out right now

Recording

Sound effects

http://www.freesfx.co.uk/ – loads of free sound effects, some pretty good

 

Video technique

Brilliant compilation of techniques.

 

Chroma key

http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/solving_tough_keying_problems_in_vegas_software – I didn’t realise that Sony Movie Studio (Vegas) chromakey was so versatile – this colour replacement technique makes it pretty fantastic.

Subtitling

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/11/easy-way-to-add-subtitles-to-videos-in.html –  create subtitles for videos in Google drive.

Infographics

http://piktochart.com/ – could be useful

 Youtube

https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/1722171?hl=en – Optimal bitrates for video and audio

https://developers.google.com/youtube/player_parameters#controls – API player controls

https://developers.google.com/youtube/v3/sample_requests – API examples

http://youtubemultidownloader.com/channel.php – Download your entire YouTube channel for archiving

HTML Email

http://dogmamix.com/MimeHeadersDecoder/ – Decode mime headers.

Psychology

http://www.psychodinamica.ru/pogranichnoe_rasstroystvo/dbt/marsha_linehan.php

Language

http://www.pravmir.ru/kak-kupit-na-ryinke-shhavel/

Politics

http://znak.com/moscow/articles/18-05-15/103926.html

http://www.znak.com/moscow/articles/15-05-17-28/103924.html

http://topwar.ru/63714-chto-pobudilo-sssr-nachat-voynu-s-finlyandiey.html

Car stuff

http://auto-element.ru/oplata-dostavka – roof rack

Tools

http://www.220-volt.ru/catalog-42982/ – sliding mitre saw, Hammer, 14k roubles

Marketing

Five Rules for Content Marketers in 2016

How I made a hashtag trend on Twitter in 3 hours

On Finding the Right Candidate for Your Customer Case Study

You Built it…But No One Came, Now What? 8 Smart Ways to Increase Feature Usage

White papers versus case studies

10 YouTube tricks you need to know

 

JavaScript

http://keycode.info – quick way to get JavaScript key code

http://www.mattboldt.com/demos/typed-js/ – JavaScript typewriter effect

CSS

https://css-tricks.com/frosting-glass-css-filters/ – frosted glass effect in CSS using filters

https://css-tricks.com/the-blur-up-technique-for-loading-background-images/ – fast load tiny background images, blow them up and blur them while waiting for the real images to load

http://keithclark.co.uk/articles/pure-css-parallax-websites/

http://easings.net/ – list of easing behaviours

http://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/the-30-css-selectors-you-must-memorize–net-16048 – selectors cheatsheet

HTTP

http://www.restapitutorial.com/httpstatuscodes.html

Camera lenses

http://electronics.wikimart.ru/photo_video/fotoaccessories/objective/#/?filters%5B11378%5D%5BIN%5D%5B%5D=2834295&p=2

Screencasting and webinaring

https://obsproject.com/

Building stuff

http://www.instructables.com/id/30-IKEA-Camera-Slider/?ALLSTEPS

http://masterflex.ru/g408698-vakuumnye-shlangi-pvh

http://www.220-volt.ru/catalog-257118/#frommarket=1

Maths and geometry and stuff

https://www.fcc.gov/media/radio/dms-decimal

Completely random

http://paletton.com/#uid=6560S0khFgIg9l8gQjbjCfQkZex

http://www.baza-shop.ru/products/sound/mikrofony/accessories_etc/rode_boompole/?utm_nooverride=1

https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/styling?hl=en#overview – google map styling

https://snazzymaps.com/explore?tag=simple&page=12 – ready made google map styles

http://www.starkinsider.com/2015/03/top-5-best-dslr-cameras-for-shooting-video.html – overview of DSLR cameras for video

http://www.pitervideo.ru/catalog/products/blackmagic/blackmagic_ultrastudio_mini_recorder/ – HDMI output recorder

http://www.onlinetrade.ru/catalogue/videorekorderi-c1184/atomos/nakamerniy_hdd_ssd_rekorder_atomos_samurai_blade_atomsmb001-319141.html?from=item_into_archive_visited_popup&city=2&c=#tabs_description – Another HDMI output recorder

Don’t ask me what I meant

If you’re not a native speaker of my language and you didn’t understand me, that’s your fault. Seriously. Don’t look at me like I have horns growing out of my head and don’t ask me if I meant to say what I said in a different way – just accept that I said what I said, I said it the way I said it and not the way you think I should have said it.