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28

Oct

2014

Compiling / Building libJpeg for Windows

Here is a record of how I managed to build libJpeg for Windows, Visual Studio 2012: 1.) Download & unzip the source, I downloaded it from here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/libjpeg/files/latest/download?source=files 2.) Launch the Visual Studio Command console. To launch it, search for ‘command’ in the start menu, and you should see something like ‘Developer Command Prompt for […]

28

Oct

2014

Building snappy compression library on windows with Visual Studio 2012

Snappy is a little fast software compression library by google. It eschews high compression rates for speed, it is very easy to use. Building it on windows for use with visual studio etc. is relatively straight-forward due to this github project by kmanley which provides it with a visual studio solution. https://github.com/kmanley/snappy-msvc To build the […]

24

Oct

2014

Have a WPF application remember its size and position between runs

Sometime software development is all about doing the same things over and over again! I keep on forgetting how to get a windows application to remember it size and position in between runs, and I keep on re-finding this handy post that describes how it’s done

23

Oct

2014

thecorknews.ie wins Best Online Publication at the Irish Web Awards 2014

We were very pleased to hear the thecorknews.ie won the ‘Best Online Publication’ award at the 2014 Irish Web Awards yesterday. Congratulations to The Cork News team! We are especially proud as we helped Pride Design build the site some years ago. It was technically quite a challenging website to build but as always Drupal […]

17

Oct

2014

Which OpenCV libraries do I need for VideoWriter ?

I am currently testing some video encoding times for a computer vision project that I am working on using the OpenCV video functionality in windows. I hate wrestling with all of the OpenCV library files, but to use VideoWriter you just need to use the following libs: opencv_coreXXX.lib opencv_highguiXXX.lib Where XXX is the version number […]

16

Oct

2014

Nasty Drupal 7 SQL injection vunerability

The register reported today about a nasty SQl injection vulnerability in Drupal 7 (in the Database abstraction API): http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/16/drupal_megavuln_sql_injection/ Better upgrade to 7.32!

05

Sep

2014

Send event to intercom.ie – example python code

So as mentioned in a previous post I have been doing some python software work to integrate a client’s could application with intercom.io. The intercom REST interface is nicely designed and quite straightforward to use. Applications send events to their intercom account (with optional event data) when their users do interesting things, intercom can be […]

29

Aug

2014

Download Visual Basic 3.0, VB3 Install

If for some insane reason you are looking for Visual Basic 3.0 (perhaps you need to read some very old VB software source code) then it can be downloaded from here: http://vetusware.com/download/Visual%20Basic%203.0/?id=3657 You will have to register on the vetusware.com site first which is straightforward enough. This is handy if you have some old VB3 […]

29

Aug

2014

Writing a Software Engineering Spec.? Ditch MS Word for an easier life.

I have been writing a lot of Software Engineering Specifications of late – requirements and functional specs and the like. Microsoft Word has been just driving me mad, it is the most infuriating piece of software ever written and seems to only get worse as time goes on. I thought to myself, “Why am I […]

28

Aug

2014

The things a Software Engineer must sometimes do….

Today I am busy installing Windows XP (professional) and Visual Studio 6(!) onto a virtual machine, don’t ask…… I was sure I had seen the back of VB6….. .

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