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How to Graph a Heart Curve in Roblox with Lua

So  my kid has been playing with Roblox for some time now.  I’m not here to explain what it is, rather this post is specific to graphing mathematical objects in Roblox with Lua scripting. The video and the code that follows is all that you need to graph a Heart Curve (cardoid) in Roblox using […]

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How to watch local channels with Roku on your TV (Solved)

Like many people I decided to try out Roku 3 Streaming Player and drop my Fios tv.  One of the first issues that came up was how do I watch local channels with Roku?  After days of searching I found nothing but dead ends.  Some folks said to add a private Roku channel that streamed […]

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entertainment
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Getting Rid of a Double Chin

You know you are all guilty of thrusting your chin out for that photo op to avoid the double chin.  This is one way getting rid of a double chin, but you can’t go walking around with your chin sticking out all day! I’m always pushing the ever-popular perfect cheekbones product and for good reason.   […]

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writing for the web

Blog post inspiration – Google Insights

It’s that time of year to start writing about seasonal things such as costume ideas, thanksgiving recipes and even Christmas ideas for 2012. But let’s be honest, sometimes it is just tough to start writing anything…even if the post ideas are obvious. Many times I find myself getting out of a slump by simply writing […]

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Software Reviews
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JRuby or TRuby?

Ok, so I’ve been hacking around with JRuby recently but I’m not sure if I’m too thrilled with it.  I’ve been so used to working with TRuby that maybe my opinion of JRuby has been skewed.  Yeah, you caught me, I’m just making up stuff.  I’ll change gears here and give you my top 5 […]

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Finding an XPath to capture text without tags

I was having a hard time grabbing some text using XPath. The HTML in particular looked like this: <br /><div>I like twertles</div> <div>Funky    <br/></div> <p><code>This is my page: 345</code></p><p><code>      <br />Last Downloaded: 10/13/2011</code></p> All I wanted to snag was the date of the last download. As you can see, there is no obvious […]

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how to check if port 3306 is open on windows

I’ve just found the easiest way to check if port 3306 on my localhost is blocked. Things are a bit different if you are working with Windows, and in particular Windows Server 2008. So, what you need to do first is run the netstat command: netstat -a -n What this will show you is a […]

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Tony Deals
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Coupon Codes Explained

In my last post, I gave away some cool Hertz Rental Car Coupon Codes, which I might add are coupon codes for 2010.  Since yesterday a few people asked me what the heck is an online coupon code.  Well if you don’t know then you are seriously missing out on some great chances to save […]

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entertainment
Marketing
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How to use the Magnetic Lasso Tool in Photoshop

The magnetic lasso tool in Photoshop has to be one of the greatest features ever added to a paint program.  It is amazing how snappy and precise the tool is out of the box.  Go ahead and try it for yourself.  Simply click the icon and start tracing an area of your image and watch […]

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Case Study
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Making Great PowerPoint Presentations

At one time or another, we all seemed tasked at creating a great PowerPoint presentation.  Out of the box, you can be pretty creative with your first PowerPoint presentation.  However, you’ve got to be careful to not put too much stuff in it.  You’ll bore your audience and make a mockery of what designers hold […]

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