Author Archives: V Subhash

Google News unhides the RSS option – it may not last

Past experience suggests that it could be a bait-and-switch tactic. Google News used to have an RSS option. There was a RSS link in the footer of the page. There was also a LINK RSS tag in the HTML source … Continue reading

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How to create a cheap DIY backlit keyboard

Well, it is not really backlit. It is rather “overlit”. I took a clear-plastic-and-cardboard case, added a few LED bulbs and a transistor and connected them to 5 volts from a USB port. It is a cheap solution but far … Continue reading

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How to power 12v LED strip using 5v USB port – add a step-up transformer

USB ports supply 5 volts. The 12v LED strip requires at least 9 volts. I bought a step-up DC-to-DC boost transformer circuit which can step up from 1.5v and up it up 24 or 32 volts. It took 5 volts … Continue reading

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Subhash Browser & Feed Reader v2017.10.21 supports all Android versions from Donut to Oreo

Support for newer Android versions 5.1+ (Lollipop), Marshmallow (6.x), Nougat (7.x) and Oreo (8.x). (The Google Play download does not work with these Android versions.) Web Browser: Page loading progress bar has moved from the title bar to the address … Continue reading

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Subhash TweetsToRSS v2017.10.21 restores account info (Android/Linux/Mac/Windows)

* Following/followers count and the account description has been restored to each account. It seemed to have disappeared mysteriously from HTML/RSS output.  

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NetCheck v2017.10.21 adds autoclose and newer icons (Android/Linux/Mac/Windows)

All platforms: Newer icons. Android: 5-second autoclose with cancel function. Option to launch sound volume settings. Linux/Mac/Windows: Optional command-line parameters “noaudio” and “nopopup” to disable audio and popup notifications. For example, any of these java -jar NetCheck.jar noaudio java -jar … Continue reading

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Low-cost DIY portable emergency light using LED strips & 9-volt rechargeable batteries

The white LED strips operate at 12 volts. They will light up even at at 9 volts but will be less brighter. The multi-colored LEDs are not really an emergency lighting option but are good enough to help you find … Continue reading

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