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John Atkinson
Works at Greenwoods Menswear
Attended Shelley High School
Lives in Bradford, United Kingdom
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I've got a shiny new hosting package and brought this blog up on a new Wordpress site. It's much better than Blogger as I can host my own files there and freely edit the PHP. The address is akki.co.uk . The Blogger site (the one you're currently on) will be...
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Move Any Folder From Your SSD To A Second Hard Drive
I recently bought a 240GB SSD thinking that it would be adequate for a Windows install plus games, with all my media stored separately on a 3GB regular hard disk. Unfortunately I was wrong so I needed to move quote a few differnt folders (My Documents, Down...
I recently bought a 240GB SSD thinking that it would be adequate for a Windows install plus games, with all my media stored separately on a 3GB regular hard disk. Unfortunately I was wrong so I needed to move quote a few diff...
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Firing Scheduled Tasks On Process Start/Stop
Something very underused in Windows is Process Auditing. When turned on, it logs an event whenever any process starts and again when it exits. We can then use those events to fire a scheduled task.
In my example, I'm running scripts to switch between power ...
Something very underused in Windows is Process Auditing. When turned on, it logs an event whenever any process starts and again when it exits. We can then use those events to fire a scheduled task. In my example, I'm running ...
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XBMC VBScript Wrapper
I've got a ton of VB scripts which are XBMC-related but just run in a CSCript console window so don't really integrate very well with the UI. As I had a bit of spare time, I've built a wrapper script that hooks the output from any VB or BAT script and outpu...
I've got a ton of VB scripts which are XBMC-related but just run in a CSCript console window so don't really integrate very well with the UI. As I had a bit of spare time, I've built a wrapper script that hooks the output fro...
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Launch Steam from XBMC
I've played with a couple of different ways of doing this and I think this one works best.
Basically we're adding an extra item to the already brilliant nbox XBMC skin so that we can launch Steam in Big Picture mode, then return to XBMC once we're done. If ...
I've played with a couple of different ways of doing this and I think this one works best. Basically we're adding an extra item to the already brilliant nbox XBMC skin so that we can launch Steam in Big Picture mode, then return to XBMC once we're done. If you're lazy, here's a zip file which ...
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CPU and RAM Stats Through Web UI
Here's a useful little ASP page I just wrote. It refreshes every two seconds (configure this with the "refresh" metatag) and pulls CPU and RAM stats from WMI and dumps it out to a web page. I've used the same CSS as my TODO: HTPC Menu and it works great on ...
Here's a useful little ASP page I just wrote. It refreshes every two seconds (configure this with the "refresh" metatag) and pulls CPU and RAM stats from WMI and dumps it out to a web page. I've used the same CSS as my TODO: HTPC Menu and it works great on my Android.
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Roll-your-own HTPC Web UI
This project builds on my earlier post about running server-side scripts in IIS and can be used to build a small webapp to control your HTPC which, when run through Chrome on Android, can be added to your homescreen and behaves just like a native Android ap...
This project builds on my earlier post about running server-side scripts in IIS and can be used to build a small webapp to control your HTPC which, when run through Chrome on Android, can be added to your homescreen and behaves just like a native Android app. The first thing you'll want to do is ...
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MySQL Backup Script
As more of a Microsoft SQL guy, I'm used to being able to unwind transaction logs and have maintenance plans to backup databases.
With MySQL (a requirement if you want a multiroom XBMC setup), there doesn't seem to be any functionality to do either. So, tim...
As more of a Microsoft SQL guy, I'm used to being able to unwind transaction logs and have maintenance plans to backup databases. With MySQL (a requirement if you want a multiroom XBMC setup), there doesn't seem to be any fun...
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Using INCLUDEs in VBScript
VBScript doesn't include any native functionality for including reusable code. So for example, you might have a really good wrapper class or some other common code which you use in lots of scripts but every time you change it you need to replicate those cha...
VBScript doesn't include any native functionality for including reusable code. So for example, you might have a really good wrapper class or some other common code which you use in lots of scripts but every time you change it...
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Installing OpenELEC On Raspberry Pi
OpenELEC is my favourite XBMC distro for the Pi, but it's not the easiest of things to install if you don't have a Linux box. In fact the official documentation for installing from Windows now only provides instructions for installing the system part of the...
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MySQL ODBC Drivers
If you have tried to download anything from Oracle lately you'll notice that you have to signup and give them your full postal address, phone number, and what you intend on using the product for. Not happening. I told them I'm a wizard from Uzbekistan. For ...
If you have tried to download anything from Oracle lately you'll notice that you have to signup and give them your full postal address, phone number, and what you intend on using the product for. Not happening. I told them I'...
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Switch Windows Power Schemes From The Command Line
Microsoft gave us a great command line utility, POWERCFG which can do almost anything imaginable with power settings and profiling. It does, however, lack the functionality to switch the current power profile by scheme name. Sad face. But don't worry! You c...
Microsoft gave us a great command line utility, POWERCFG which can do almost anything imaginable with power settings and profiling. It does, however, lack the functionality to switch the current power profile by scheme name. Sad face. But don't worry! You can run POWERCFG -LIST to list all power ...
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    2000
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  • Greenwoods Menswear
    Senior Systems Administrator, 2011 - present
  • Wesco Aircraft Hardware Corp.
    Network Administrator, 2000 - 2011
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Greenwoods Menswear | Menswear Since 1860 | Suits | Shirts | Trousers | ...
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Greenwoods Menswear Ltd is a clothing retailer with a strong reputation for customer service and celebrated its 150th anniversary last year.

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Want to switch to Natural mode colors on your recently Cyanogenmoded phone ? Tested on Galaxy Note 2 N-7100 CM10 but it should work any Andr

John Atkinson's blog: XBMC Deduplicator
www.akki.co.uk

When downloading from RSS feeds I often end up with lots of different versions of the same content in my XBMC library. I wrote the script be

John Atkinson's blog: uTorrent Control Script
www.akki.co.uk

Here's a vbScript I've written which wraps around uTorrent to manage your torrents for you. I have it run on torrent state change (Options /

Reporting Mailbox Folder Sizes with PowerShell
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How to use PowerShell to report the size of individual mailbox folders in Exchange Server.

Yatse, the XBMC Remote
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Full featured XBMC remote with widgets and streaming capabilitiesYatse is the most complete and stable XBMC remote available in Play Store a

Facebook Messenger
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Facebook Messenger — a faster way to message. Facebook Messenger is a faster way to send mobile messages to friends. With Messenger, you can

dodol Wallpaper Maker (AD)
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Create various size of custom wallpaper from your own image. Also, you can download and share wallpaper. * This is AD version. You can down

Risi Beta Lite
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++++ Risi is still in development, so please give constructive feedback instead of low ratings. Thank you :) ++++ So.. you got Android. But

Club Theme GO Launcher EX
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Neon style, Club theme, designed by Go Launcher Dev Team, is available now! ===>Brief introduction: Club theme, designed by Go Launcher D

App Remote
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・Sony's App Remote integrates compatible Android™ smartphone apps into the selectable source list of Sony Car Receivers with built-in Blueto

Desire ROMs
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Here's the FREE App every Rooted HTC Desire owner must have!It includes direct to phone download links of some of the best currently availab

3CXPhone - VoIP / SIP phone - Apps on Android Market
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Free SIP phone to make VoIP calls via an IP PBX (3CX /Asterisk)or VoIP provider 3CXPhone for Android is a free VoIP Softphone that works wit

From an Innovation Perspective, Shutting Down Google Labs Doesn’t Make S...
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Shutting down this conduit (original blog post announcing shutdown) limits the organization's ability to get this quick feedback and I can't

Contact Sync for Facebook
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This application allows you to synchronize your Facebook contacts on Android. To configure, go to "Settings => Accounts & Sync => Add Accoun

Tablet Talk
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Tablet Talk - Text Message on your Tablet using your Phone Number! Tablet Talk is THE comprehensive SMS app for tablets. Send and receive te

Tasker
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Automate everything from settings to photos, SMS to speech. ADC2 prize winner. Total Automation, from settings to SMS. ADC2 finalist! * Tri

[ROM]02-05-2012 | IceColdSandwich - 7.4 - AOKP | STRIPPER EDITION - xda-...
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[ROM]02-05-2012 | IceColdSandwich - 7.4 - AOKP | STRIPPER EDITION Desire HD Android Development

Honey, I Shrunk The Earth!
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Tired of your gov't giving out bailouts? Don't protest, just shrink the capitol! Have you ever wished that you could impress that hottie you

Button Savior (Root) - Apps on Android Market
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Requires root for full function. Some keys can still work without root. Top 1 Software key App on Android Market Top 10 Must have app for r