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Athens international airport BSOD

Posted on 07/28/11 No Comments

I’ve spent more time at Athens international airport than with my family and friends lately (which btw says a lot about my social life). One of the best things at the airport is the 1 hour free internet access via wi-fi. Even if you run out of free time (on all wi-fi enabled devices you [...]

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Change the height of all list items in order to float properly with jQuery

Posted on 07/20/11 1 Comment

Many times web developers use a floating unordered list in order to create a grid of items (like a product list). By using a list instead of a table, the developer doesn’t have to check if the number of items in the last row are less than the table columns and append the colspan attribute [...]

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Greek trams run windows 2000!

Posted on 08/06/10 1 Comment

A few days ago I decided to use the tram line to go to a nice Vietnamese restaurant for dinner. When I got in the tram wagon, I was astonished by two things. The first one was its amazingly slow speed, and the other one was what I saw in the information screen… windows 2000 [...]

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jQuery Liquid Carousel plugin

Posted on 07/22/10 50 Comments

New version of the plugin is in the works: https://github.com/jnik/Liquid-Carousel Liquid carousel is a jQuery plugin intended for liquid designs. Every time the container of the carousel gets resized, the number of items in the list change to fit the new width. You can see how the script works and download it at http://www.nikolakis.net/liquidcarousel/ This [...]

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KoalaZoom jQuery Plugin v1.0

Posted on 05/15/10 10 Comments

This plugin makes images in an unordered list to zoom in on mouse hover and displays relative information. KoalaZoom was created in just a few hours. I’m planning on adding more effects and options in the next version. Demos Have a look at the demos to get an idea of how the KoalaZoom plugin works [...]

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Save mp3 radio streams to file

Posted on 04/11/10 No Comments

I use my HTC Hero to listen to music everyday while I walk to and from work. Who doesn’t, right? Unfortunately my favorite station (electricFM) is a internet station, so I can’t listen to it while I’m on the road. I solved that problem by recording the stream for a couple of hours using the [...]

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Access s-video on p7131H tv tuner

Posted on 03/21/10 4 Comments

I recently bought an asus p7131H pci TV-tuner solely for the purpose of connecting my Wii to the 24″ monitor I have acquired. After trying for a couple of hours to access the s-video stream from different players (even the over complicated MythTV) I came across the very nice and simple tvtime. Installing it was [...]

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Backup websites and MySQL database on a linux webserver

Posted on 03/08/10 No Comments

One of the servers my company has, runs CentOS with plesk 8 on it. Unfortunately there isn’t any easy way to backup all the sites and databases on the server, so I created a nice simple script to do just that. #!/bin/sh activeFolder=’/var/www/vhosts/’ backupFolder=’/path/to/backup/’ dbUser=”root” dbPassword=”yourpassword” currentDate=`date ‘+%Y%m%d’` mkdir $backupFolder$currentDate cd $backupFolder$currentDate for i in [...]

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What happens when ATMs run IE 6

Posted on 03/07/10 1 Comment

I went to my bank’s (winbank) ATM this morning hoping to get some cash. The ATM was out of order though with a very familiar error message window. Someone has to tell them about the google chorme frame! It seems IE 6 is haunting me everywhere!

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Make webcam mic work with Flash in ubuntu

Posted on 01/08/10 No Comments

I have been trying for a long time to make Flash 10 use my webcam’s mic under ubuntu (9.04 and 9.10) with no luck. Flash settings only give one option in the microphone tab, and that is “Linux Microphone”. Fortunately the solution is easy though not very obvious install PulseAudio Volume Control sudo apt-get install [...]

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