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French Interactive Games CDROM

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LCP French Interactive 1 & 2

Two Thirds were commissioned to produce two CDROMs of interactive games for Language Center Publications to allow children to reinforce there knowledge of French in there own time or as part of a class led activity. The Discs consist of 6 dynamic games driven by XML data, using a bank of audio and illustrations resulting in over 92 different games per disc that are different every time there played.

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Mac & PC the Propaganda V’s the truth Part I

OSX, Windows

So its finally happened, I finally turned against my Christian up bring and University Education … I took a massive man made (I like to think hand crafted) slab of brushed aluminium and stabbed it right in to my old friend Bill Gates back.

Thats right boys and girls I’ve turned to the dark polo neck jumper side and bought a macbook pro. Like the preverbal lamb I have joined the increasing number of XP generation techies turning to Mac since the intel revolution at Cupertino.

So what’s happened to make us switch?

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The most annoying windows bug ever,

Windows

Well if any of you out there have ever tried to change the default windows XP folder and suddenly found your self mystically unable to open any folders without getting anything but the folder you wanted to look in then you will understand the frustration I have been facing during the last week.

Setting default action for ”file folder”

This is the second time I have come across this really annoying bug. The first time it happened after several weeks of trying to fix the problem the I restored to formatting the computer in frustration.

This time however I managed to find the solution after trawling the net for several weeks. Anyway for any other poor soles suffering from this particular file folder affliction here’s the link to the solution.

http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp/1065792366

  1. Open up the registry by clicking > start > run then type regedit.exe and hit ok now your in the registry
  2. Double click HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and scroll down to “directory”
  3. Double click “directory” and then double click “shell”
  4. If there is anything listed in shell other than a find folder then u created it and u need to delete it. Just don’t delete the find folder and everything in it though, that is suppose to be there!, KEEP THE FIND FOLDER, DELETE EVERY THING ELSE UNDER SHELL!

XCOPY

Tools, Windows

The greatest tool created by Microsoft for transferring a large number of files from one location to another.. Continue reading …

Script.aculo.us

Javascript

“Script.aculo.us is an amazing framework for enriching your website’s user experience scriptaculousvery easily. Built on top of the very popular prototype javascript framework, scriptaculous makes AJAX cake, and gives everyone the power to have a sexy AJAX-powered website, yes everyone. Scriptaculous is a tiny (140kb) javascript framework that gives you the power of effects, several dynamic data components, and all you need to know is a little bit about HTML and how to read. If you already have your own website, it is not hard to do. Follow these steps to AJAX up your site in no time.”

This libarary is great and has some really nice effects but it can be aquard to use… from time to time.. see the origninal Download Squad artical for the gorey details and a handy cheatsheet or visit the Script.aculo.us home page.