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Microformats to Bluetooth

I've modified the Mac only bluetooth user script for operator to work on windows. It's based on this script, and originally inspired by Johns hack of Tails.

It requires the Widcomm bluetooth drivers (they're the most common, if you have c:\Program Files\WIDCOMM then you should be good to go).

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I've tested it successfully on my Win XP machine to a Nokia 6230 and a Qtek S200 Win Mobile phone (aka SPV M600). It sends contacts and events, though events didn't work on my Nokia.

I don't have much available for testing it so I'm relying on some detailed feedback. I may not be able to fix it for you though!

A friend tested it on a newer Nokia, it received the file but failed to recognise it as a vcard to import. I've yet to find a way to use the bluetooth business card service, so I'm sending it just as a file transfer and relying on the device importing it. It'll probably require an XPCOM to use the Widcomm API, but this script should work as well as it's Mac counterpart.

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RadioheadRemix, remixed

Radiohead have released the stem tracks from Nude, for people to remix. They've already got some really great tracks on their site, the top one is a really cool electro mix.

Anyway, the embedded player didn't seem to work for me (I think it was just trying to download the whole song rather than stream it) and I also wanted to download a few tracks to put on my iPod. So I've made a greasemonkey script that will add a download button next to each track. (Greasemonkey is an add-on for firefox, you need that first)

RadioheadRemix Remixed

Drink responsibly, respect the artists rights.

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Thom Shannon's background in making chips gives him a unique insight into the web development industry. As the Technical Director of Glow New Media he works with clients across the UK to deliver high quality web marketing solutions using the latest techniques, accessibility practices, and web standards in both straight and crinkle cut.

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