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enabling CORS on Apache

Many people struggle to get CORS (Cross-Origin Resource Sharing) enabled on their site to allow transmission of JSON, XML, or some other sort of data from one script to another, running on different domains. Simply adding Header always set Access-Control-Allow-Origin “*”  to .htaccess doesn’t do the trick for me.

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how to create an iPad video kiosk

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I was recently tasked with building an iPad floor display that would loop a series of video clips indefinitely in a public place. Surprisingly, it’s not very obvious how to do this, and the third-party applications for looping video don’t work, are expensive, or show ads on the screen while the video plays.

The following solution requires no extra software or apps at all.

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comma separated list of United States counties

In case you need a complete CSV list of US counties for your next… killer app or whatever:

united-states-counties.csv.zip

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