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How to Make a Conversation Cloud

How to Make a Conversation Cloud

Part 2: Phones, Cans and Strings of Light For an introduction to the project, start with Part 1. Introducing... SHINY GOLD PHONES!!!! We’ve decided to replace the tin cans from previous versions with shiny gold phones. We made this choice for a couple of reasons. First, the microphone and…

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How to Make a Conversation Cloud

How to Make a Conversation Cloud

Part 1: MoshiMoshi! MoshiMoshi: The Conversation Cloud is an artistic collaboration between a small group of new media artists/engineers from Vancouver BC. Our friend and media artist Ben Z Cooper (from HFour Design saw this cloud in his dreams: tin cans on strings of light hanging from a bright…

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How to Split DNS DKIM Records Properly

How to Split DNS DKIM Records Properly

If you have ever had the opportunity to fiddle around with email servers, you might have heard of DKIM or DomainKey records. DKIM records are a way to fight the "bad guys" by adding an encrypted signature to your emails so that the recipient can check to see if the…

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Installing Google Test (on OS X)

Installing Google Test (on OS X)

While in my previous post I boasted about the ease of using Google Test, I will admit it did take some effort to get working for my system. I can say, this is likely only because I didn't want to use XCode. Here are some system details: OS: OS X,…

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Choosing a C++ Unittest Framework

Choosing a C++ Unittest Framework

Last week I began searching for a unittest framework for C++. For the short term, I need a tool I can get running as soon as possible (so I can get writing tests as soon as possible and not succumb to test-apathy). In the long term, I want my tests…

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