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Nokia Phones

Nokia Phones

This was written in 2011, it seems. I write about my Nokia x5800 and how to configure it. At some time I merged it with my notes on the E71, but most of this content is now useless, at some time I will adopt a content retirement strategy but not today.

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Video Format Conversion for SONY formats

Video Format Conversion for SONY formats

I took a lot of Video on the DE HQ Reunion Barge trip on a Sony Handycam and want to create a single video show for the holiday. I have done this before using the Sony Cybershot and the Mac’s slide show software to create a video of images. To include the Sony Videos, I’ll need to convert the Sony format videos to .MP4 or something. Here are my notes.

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Hitachi Travelstar disk,

Hitachi Travelstar disk,

I have some problems with my family Dells. Dan’s Dell Inspiron has a Hitachi Travelstar disk. Given that the computer won’t boot, it’s a bit tricky to recover the data. So here are my notes. 

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HTML Slide Shows

HTML Slide Shows

I wanted to create a scrolling picture show as a banner on all the pages in a micro site. Many sites use this for their front page decoration. I didn’t want to use animated gif because of the age of the technology.It’s obviously becoming easier. Basic Tips below, shows how to use the HTML META tag with http-equiv=”refresh”attribute set.

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Planet (Venus) Themes (CSS)

Planet (Venus) Themes (CSS)

I use Sam Ruby’s Planet Venus. The package comes with two themes, I have always rather liked the ‘Fancy’ theme. This article was finished in May 2011, and talks about the css required to amend a planet output page in HTML/CSS. It was written for my planet G3 feed which was a G3 RSS repeater. It may just be a useful source for those who wish to create new themes. (I shall be doing this in March/April 2015 as I develop the refresh of davelevy.info.)

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Rental Rates, Week to Month conversion

Value by Week & Month conversions

When looking at property rental some vendors offer a weekly price, and others a monthly price, this table allows conversion between the two it uses the fact that there are 52 weeks and 12 months in a year. i.e. Month to Week is x * 12 / 52 and Week to Month is x * 52 / 12.

The table is from £1500 pm to £200 pw.

per Week per Month
£ 357.14 £ 1,500.00
£ 360.00 £ 1,512.00
£ 345.24 £ 1,450.00
£ 340.00 £ 1,428.00
£ 333.33 £ 1,400.00
£ 321.43 £ 1,350.00
£ 320.00 £ 1,344.00
£ 309.52 £ 1,300.00
£ 300.00 £ 1,260.00
£ 297.62

This needs to be written as a web service.

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Nullsoft Scriptable Install System

The Nullsoft Scriptable Install System is an installer tool. I used it for my Perils of Branwen mod

Meta

These notes were written at the time I published my Perils of Branwen mod. It’s been lying around my home network systems for a while and I want to publish it so that others can use it, it is no longer held only on my disk systems, and to say thank you to those who helped me. It was written as a blog, and so the tense construction and chattiness reads oddly four years later. Hope its useful. This was copied accross to this wiki in JUne 2013.