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  1. Adding a vCard to your iPhone Address Book from a web page

    Posted on November 29th, 2009 by Neil Crosby. Filed under Uncategorized.

    It can’t be done. Well, not obviously anyway. A couple of weeks ago, I realised that my public vCard was less useful than it might be. One of the specific reasons that I created it was to make it easy for people to add a bunch of my contact information to their address books when […]

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  2. Displaying your current remote iTunes Playlist on your local Mac’s Dashboard

    Posted on November 14th, 2009 by Neil Crosby. Filed under Uncategorized.

    In my last blog entry, I wrote about “Controlling iTunes across multiple computers with the keyboard” (snappy title, huh?). In it, I promised that the next step was to work out how to get the current playlist displaying on the dashboard. So, here goes… The first thing to be aware of is that if Safari […]

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  3. Controlling iTunes across multiple computers with the keyboard

    Posted on October 8th, 2009 by Neil Crosby. Filed under Uncategorized.

    Over the last few days on Twitter I’ve been talking about my peculiar iTunes setup, and a few people have been asking me if I’ll blog about it. So, here goes… My situation is that my iTunes music library is stored on my MacMini that lives in my living room (connected to and powering my […]

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  4. Locking my Mac when I want to step away from it

    Posted on July 20th, 2009 by Neil Crosby. Filed under Uncategorized.

    I’ve noticed a few people asking recently “How do you lock your Mac desktop when you want to nip out?”. It’s a reasonable question — after all, security of your machine and the data on it should be at the forefront of your mind if you decide to leave your machine whilst you go and […]

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  5. GitHub Inactive Repository Demoter, a GreaseMonkey Script

    Posted on March 2nd, 2009 by Neil Crosby. Filed under Uncategorized.

    One of the things that’s been annoying me recently about GitHub is the way that a user’s repositories are presented on their profile page. Take my profile page for example — I have 16 repositories, but only 5 of them have had any active development over the last month. To my mind those ones are […]

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  6. How to make a stop-motion video from automatically taken photos

    Posted on December 9th, 2008 by Neil Crosby. Filed under Uncategorized.

    About a month ago now I showed you how to set up your Mac to automatically take photos. Hopefully by now you should have a good selection of photos, and you’ll be wondering what you can do with them.

    The answer? Make a video!

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  7. How to get more than the last 10 Recently Played Tracks from last.fm

    Posted on December 1st, 2008 by Neil Crosby. Filed under Uncategorized.

    I don’t have time for a full entry today, so here’s a quick tip for last.fm users who are making use of their “Recently Played Tracks” RSS to do cool things. It turns out that you can increase the number of tracks returned by the feed simply by adding a limit=somenumber parameter to the URL. […]

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  8. How to Automatically Take Photos Using Your Mac’s Webcam

    Posted on November 2nd, 2008 by Neil Crosby. Filed under Uncategorized.

    On friday, Norm happened across one of my automated photos on Flickr and asked me how I did it. Because I realised that I couldn’t actually remember exactly how everything fitted together I decided to take a look at it again this weekend and actually write things up this time. So, here’s how to do […]

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  9. WikiSlurp: Slurping Data from Wikipedia for Fun and Profit

    Posted on September 28th, 2008 by Neil Crosby. Filed under Uncategorized.

    This last weekend I attended BarCamp London 5, where I talked about WikiSlurp, my technique for accessing the wealth of data held within Wikipedia. I currently use WikiSlurp on both Is Neil Annoyed By and The Ten Word Review as a way to pull in additional information about the things described on individual pages. These […]

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