Monday, 16 January 2012

Links of stuff and things

I've been pretty busy recently, so the weekly part of weekly links went out the window.   Still, here's some interesting stuff I've found recently..

HP give WebOS to OpenSource - Good plan. Could lead to some interesting alternative O/Ses for things.

Tron Derezzed music - played on floppy drives!

EZ-Robot - Upgrade your old robotic toys to something way more cool

How gaming can enhance real life - Very interesting article in New Scientist about how gaming reactions can spill into real life. It's pretty rare that an article like this doesn't pull in all the classic negative stereotypes.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Turn the beep off!

Random, quick tip - I can't believe I didn't know this already, but it turns out you can turn off the annoying DOS style BEEP from a command prompt in Windows.

Open a command prompt.

net stop beep

you should get a response of
The Beep service was stopped successfully.

To turn it back on -
net start beep. 

To test it type "echo [ctrl G]"  - which will look like

echo ^G

on screen.

Concatenating CSVs the easy way

I was recently asked how to 'merge' a few CSV files into one, and if there was a script or tool that could do that. Lets say you h...