August 25, 2011

Windows XP Professional SP3

In 2001, Microsoft released Windows XP (code named "Whistler"). The merging of the Windows NT/2000 and Windows 95/98/Me lines was finally achieved with Windows XP. Windows XP uses the Windows NT 5.1 kernel, marking the entrance of the Windows NT core to the consumer market, to replace the aging 16/32-bit branch. The initial release met with considerable criticism, particularly in the area of security, leading to the release of three major Service Packs. Windows XP SP1 was released in September 2002, SP2 came out in August 2004 and SP3 came out in April 2008.

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Links

wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Microsoft_Windows

August 16, 2011

Command Prompt

Command Prompt (executable name cmd.exe) is the Microsoft-supplied command-line interpreter on OS/2, Windows CE and on Windows NT-based operating systems (including Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, Server 2003 and Server 2008). It is the analog of the Unix shells used on Unix-like systems.

Control menu > Properties
Options > Discard Old Duplicates > True
Options > QuickEdit Mode > True
Font > Font > Lucida Console
Font > Size > 18
Layout > Window Size > Height > 25

References:
codinghorror.com/blog/2005/07/stupid-command-prompt-tricks.html
sevenforums.com/general-discussion/165579-command-prompt-default-properties.html
stackoverflow.com/questions/388490/unicode-characters-in-windows-command-line-how
technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ff758104.aspx

August 14, 2011

HandBrake

Install required packages
mingw-get install msys-wget
mingw-get install msys-unzip

Install HandBrake
wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/handbrake/files/0.9.5/HandBrake-0.9.5-Win_CLI.zip
unzip HandBrake-0.9.5-Win_CLI.zip
mv HandBrakeCLI.exe /c/dropbox/bin/

Use
Get subtitles
handbrakecli --input input.mkv --title 0

Encode video
handbrakecli --input input.mkv --encoder x264 --quality 23 --rate 23.976 --strict-anamorphic --subtitle 1,2 --output output.mp4

References:
handbrake.fr

August 7, 2011

SyntaxHighlighter

Dashboard > Design > Add a Gadget > HTML/JavaScript

Include
shCore.js
shBrushPerl.js
shThemeDefault.css

Add script
<script> 
SyntaxHighlighter.defaults['light'] = true;
SyntaxHighlighter.all()
</script>

Add style
<style>
.syntaxhighlighter {
padding : 2px 3px;
line-height : 1.1em;
font-family : monospace
}
</style>

References:
alexgorbatchev.com/SyntaxHighlighter/manual/installation.html