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Links from my inbox September 18 2022

· 11 min read

Good Reads / Videos


Web / JavaScript

My experimental snippet:

(async () => {
function sleep(ms) {
return new Promise((resolve, reject) => {
setTimeout(resolve, ms)

function setClipboard(html) {
const type = "text/html";
const blob = new Blob([html], { type });
const data = [ new ClipboardItem({ [type]: blob })];

function () {
function (err) {
await sleep(3000);

  • 2022-09-03 Building an aircraft radar system in JavaScript Charlie Gerard

    I’ve been interested in building a radar system for a while now. I’ve been following the development of the RTL-SDR for a while, and I’ve been wanting to build a system that uses it. I’ve also been wanting to build a web app that uses WebUSB to communicate with a USB device. So I decided to combine the two and build a web app that uses a RTL-SDR to display aircraft on a map.


I might be understating it a bit, but WebGL is a big deal. You only need to spend five minutes on one of the many design awards sites to see site-after-site fully leaning into the power of canvas. Tools like threejs bring the power of 3D and GLSL shaders to the browser and, with that, a whole new level of visual effects.

C# / .NET

  • 2022-08-26 🤩 SharpLab

    SharpLab is an interactive playground for .NET code. It allows you to run and debug your C# code directly in the browser. It also allows you to share your code with others and see their changes in real-time.

  • 2022-08-26 ashmind/SharpLab: .NET language playground

  • 2022-08-30 badamczewski/PowerUp: ⚡ Decompilation Tools and High Productivity Utilities ⚡

    PowerUp is a collection of productivity utilities, disassembly and decompilation tools for multiple languages and platforms. The project features the following utilities and tools:

    • Live IDE Watcher (For C#, F#, GO, Rust and C++ (clang)).
    • .NET JIT Dissasembler.
    • .NET IL Compiler.
    • .NET Console with rich formatting.
  • 2022-09-02 C# does Shell, Part 3 - CodeProject

    This article is about Application Desktop Toolbars, which are applications that can align to the screen much like the taskbar. The article will develop a base class for developing such apps.




M-x package-install RET borland-blue-theme RET

Alternatively put the this directory to the custom-theme-load and add the following to your init file:

(push (substitute-in-file-name "~/.emacs.d/borland-blue-theme/") custom-theme-load-path)
(load-theme 'borland-blue t)

Media - Images

When I am making animations, with the intent of ultimately becoming a GIF file on the internet, I pretty much always target 50 fps.

Media FFmpeg

Visual Studio DTE in Powershell

Control Visual Studio from Powershell using the DTE (Development Tools Environment) COM Object.

I found a simple answer by playing with the idea in ISE for a little while.

Basically, the call to GetActiveObject returns a COM object, which can be used directly in PowerShell. After executing LoadDTELibs, you can get an instance of DTE by calling GetActiveObject and then refer to the result directly.

PS> $dte = [System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal]::GetActiveObject("VisualStudio.DTE.11.0")
PS> $dte = [System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal]::GetActiveObject("VisualStudio.DTE")
PS> $dte.solution.Create("D:\Testing", "Acme.sln")
PS> $dte.solution.SaveAs("D:\Testing\Acme.sln")
Get-ChildItem HKLM:\Software\Classes -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue | Where-Object {
$_.PSChildName -match '^\w+\.\w+$' -and (Test-Path -Path "$($_.PSPath)\CLSID")
} | Select-Object -ExpandProperty PSChildName
Sub DTEExample()
Dim objTextDoc As TextDocument
Dim objEP As EditPoint

' Create a new text document.
DTE.ItemOperations.NewFile("General\Text File")
' Get a handle to the new document.
Set objTextDoc = DTE.ActiveDocument.Object("TextDocument")
Set objEP = objTextDoc.StartPoint.CreateEditPoint
' Create an EditPoint and add some text.
objEP.Insert "A test sentence."
End Sub
$dte.ActiveDocument | Get-Member -MemberType All



A better solution is to use ssh-keygen -o.
PS c:> type $env:USERPROFILE\.ssh\ | ssh peter@ "cat >> .ssh/authorized_keys"


Screen capture API

Record screen video with Screen Capture API

Until a while ago, I was a Linux user and I used ffmpeg to make gif animations for my Blog. I recently moved to Windows and was wondering how I could make a gif animation. I found out that I could make them with ffmpeg for Windows.

Games - Factorio