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Send Email With PHP in UTF-8

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In my previous article Configure Mail Service with PHP Mail Function and Postfix, I described how to set up an environment to send mail with php on Linux.

Here, I will solve an issue which met by a lot of people, confused but don’t know how to do: How to send mail in UTF-8? Here I will tell you how to send an email with not only a UTF-8 subject but also a UTF-8 content. It’s simple. Just read the following code. Quote your subject with '=?UTF-8?B?' and '?='. You may choose to use HTML to edit your email content, just don’t forget to declare UTF-8 character set. That’s all.

Resolve Hg Conflicts Manually

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This artical tells about a simple method to resolve Hg conflicts. It doesn’t use any 3-party tool to merge your code, but only use emacs to edit your conflicts file and tag a resolved tag. So don’t apply it to merge big files with a lot of conflicts.

Configure Network Using Ifconfig and Route

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Setting up your network consists of three steps. First we assign ourselves an IP address using ifconfig. Then we set up routing to the gateway using route. Then we finish up by placing the nameserver IPs in /etc/resolv.conf.

How to Make a Windows Installer

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There are many tools which can be used to make an installer, like NSIS, Install Shield, Advanced Installer, WiX, InnoSetup and even Visual Studio. Here I just show you how to make an installer by NSIS. NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) is a professional open source system to create Windows installers. NSIS is script-based, which means you configure your installer by a script. That makes it small and flexible.

A Discrete Cosine Transform Demo

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The Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT) algorithm constitutes an integral component of contemporary image/video processing applications.

The formal definition of DCT is:

\(X_k = \sum\limits_{n=0}^{N-1}{x_n}\cos{\left[\dfrac{\pi}{N}\left(n+\dfrac12\right)k\right]}\quad k=0,\ldots,N-1.\)

Left-handed Mouse Cursors

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I made a set of left-handed mouse cursors so that I can use my left-handed mouse more comfortably.

I just used a tool ArtCursors to import the standard cursors from Windows XP, and edited the cursors in ArtCursors, flipping and setting the hot-spot for each.

Now,  have a look:

Netcat File Transfers

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In a very simple way it can be used to transfer files between two computers. You can create a server that serves the file with the following:

Transform All Files to UTF-8 Encoding

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This blog is obselete, please head forward to this blog.

I’m tired of transform shift-jis encoding to UTF-8 encoding for each file in my project these days, so I want to write a script to automatically do this job for me. After searching the Internet, I find it’s an easy job with the tool of Python.

Python, at least 2.6 version, has a library called codecs, and all we have to do is just using this library to read and write files in different encodings.

This code transforms all files, including files in sub-folders, from shift-jis encoding(or detected encodings) to UTF-8 encoding.

My Emacs Configure File

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Open the file named “.emacs” in your home folder. (if it doesn’t exist, create one.) Copy the following code and paste it into the opening file. Save the file and restart Emacs.