How to download "save disabled" slideshare presentations

Posted: Friday 24 May 2013

Most slideshare documents allow you to download presentations, encouraging a free and open environment when it comes to sharing documents and presentations.
However, some don't.
As a web developer, I am disappointed by the fact that Chrome 27 broke many features and functionality that was implemented and included in Chrome 24. That said, resolving Google Chrome's issue of not being able to reload CSS that it decides to 304 Not Modified was not an easy task..

Extracting songs. images and strings from .resources files

Posted: Monday 20 May 2013

Without having to use System.Resources.ResourceReader, it is possible to read .resources files outside of Visual Studio.
The program linked above can extract .wav files from C# or Visual Basic .resource files, however they may be in the form as a "System.IO.PinnedBufferMemoryStream" file.
Exacting them is as simple as clicking on the ellipsis (which appears on the right hand side after you've selected the "System.IO.PinnedBufferMemoryStream" file on the list) and selecting "Save As" on the window that appears. Bypass

Posted: Sunday 12 May 2013 is a BAD company that is spammy in the sense that it aggregates user data from forums that use very expensive software, run legitimately and therefore are very credible - to use that very data to supply their own spammy engine with data from other websites. People are stupid to click on any links (both in the search results, or even directly) because where do all the ad money go to? The greedy and oblivious people who created, not the owners of the actual content.

Long-time iOS user burn

Posted: Saturday 4 May 2013

As an Apple user for more then 4 years, I have seen Apple's exceptionally good products suddenly burn and die once a new device comes out. Sure they could optimize and fix bugs on new updates, but every update that you apply to your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad lags it. I have a second generation iPod touch like many other early adopters of the touch-screen technology (and touch screen apple devices) and it was revolutionary and could run silky smooth, doing what I wanted it to do without any lag. Then the updates kept rolling month after month, until the iPhone 4 was announced, and iOS 4 was released.. Since then, it takes around half a minute to open the music app, longer to read emails and minutes to browser the web on Safari. Turning off spotlight helped with the lag dramatically, but until this day, iOS
4.2.1 is what my iPod touch has been stuck at, and performance isn't perfect (at all).. What Apple did to the device was to cripple the hardware through the software updates, and as an iPhone user, I feel burned and disappointed by Apple for not providing a product that can last.

Tl;dr: I'm disappointed at Apple, they killed a perfectly good iPod touch off

Pywin IOError on Windows 7

Posted: Friday 3 May 2013

How to fix "IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: 'C:\\Program Files\\Python27\\lib\\site-packages\\win32com\\gen_py\\'"?
IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: 'C:\\Python27\\lib\\site-packages\\win32com\\gen_py\\dicts.dat'
The easiest fix for this appears to be to open up the win32com directory for Users - Full Control. This will allow all the code to run as non-admin.