Pex for fun – a programming game for Microsoft lovers

I’m just stumbled once again on a beautiful website that I want to share with you.
I found it at the german C# community mycsharp.de where herbivore, the admin, posted it in this thread. But not panic, the game is in English.
The website, I like to show you, is www.pexforfun.com on which you can solve a large number of more or less difficult programming “puzzles”. Relating to the available programming languages, you have the choice between C #, F # and Visual Basic.NET.
The puzzles are all built on the same base-function. This function, named “puzzle” is given and takes, depending on the puzzle, different numbers of paramaters. Your task is to find out, what the function should do with the input variables. So you can add any input and the game shows you the output of the function […]

How to run a full-value Linux on your Android device

I know, why I love my Android smartphone. It is open, flexible and the opportunities to use it seem to be endless. In times companies don’t let me choose, what software I can use to I transfer my music onto the device (Apple – iTunes), I, as an Android user, can ask myself the question: “Should I install the new Cyanogen Mod or straigt way a full-value Linux distribution on my device today? “.
Yes, you heard correctly, a full Linux distribution on your Android device. Ruan from Androidclone managed it and shares his knowledge gladly with all Android fans. At Androidclone board you can find a detailed tutorial, how to run Ubuntu 10.10 on your Android device.
It can be used parallel to Android as it is launched from […]

How to run Android on PC

Android unter WindowsIn the following article I’ll show you how to run Android in a virtual machine on your Windows. The post may appear relatively long at first glance, but actually setting up is really easy. So don’t be daunted by the article’s lenght.
If you reach the end of the article and did all steps correctly, you can work with Windows and Android on the same machine at the same time.  And now blathered enough, let’s go!
 
What do we need?

Microsoft Virtual PC (Download) or VirtualBox (Download)
Android x86 iso-file (Download)

At first you have to install Microsoft’s Virtual PC. Therefore you have to download it (use the link from the above “What do we need?”-list ). But wait – maybe you can spare yourself the download and installation. Take a look at your Start Menu […]

Cloud Downloader

Cloud Downloader 2.9This is the home of the “Cloud Downloader” (formerly known as Soundcloud Downloader”). Here you will find the downloadlink, can write me comments and feature wishes, say thank you and maybe, if you really like the software, send me some bucks.
For all those who do not know the Cloud Downloader, I have included a short video below this paragraph. If you don’t like videos – no problem – the idea behinde the Cloud Downloader is explained in a few words.
You start the Cloud Downloader, add a link which points to any songpage on soundcloud.com and click on the search-button. After that the Downloader shows you all available songs and you can choose if you like to listen to them or download them with another click, without any fuss.

Features

Download every song from soundcloud.com
Batch […]

[Wiki] Motion JPEG

Motion JPEG, also known as MJPEG, is a video codec which saves every single frame as jpeg image.
In contrary to videos which are comprimized with MPEG codecs where, among other things, only the frame differences are stored, in MJPEG videos the whole frames are saved as separately jpeg images.  This brings advantages as also disadvantages with it.
On the one hand there are no artefacts in fast video sequences/scenes but on the other hand you get much larger video files because much more image information has to be stored. For a video in SVHS-quality, which is saved in MJPEG format, you need round about 25 MBit (3,1 MByte) per second.
MJPEG encoded video material can be found today usually only in the ip-cam sector.  (ip-cam = network camera) For network cameras the MJPEG codec seems to be ideal, because it needs hardly any hardware resources for encoding the video and nearly every […]