Bard Released

Updated again (version – I have fixed all known bugs.

Changes since

  • instructions updated
  • Fixed problems remembering what directory we’re working on.
  • Fix: now lists samples with mixed case or uppercase extensions
  • Removed tray icon
  • Menu item to AudioLibraryFolders now works correctly
  • Resizing now works as expected
  • Remember windows position and size between sessions

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May 16, 2011 at 2:43 PM in Bard

Bard 0.3 Released

Bard uses move/copy operations to quickly organise your audio files into favourite folders. You can specify an ‘unlimited’ amount of folders which can all be used to sort audio to with one click. Other basic file operations such as renaming, deletion of audio is also supported.

In the resources folder you will find a small utility to create a basic audio library structure for you.


*  Added Prefix option to prefix selected files with name of a samplepack for example.
*  misc fixes
*  Enable .aiff samples
*  rewrote buttonmatching code – fixes bug where folders starting with spaces are no longer created
*  Better error checking on files that have been removed, deleted or renamed outwith the program.
*  Fixed hotkeys which got broken
*  Shift click a destination button to open the location in explorer!
*  Updated readme.txt and added tips.txt which are shown randomly in the statusbar
*  Right click rename file(s)

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May 13, 2011 at 2:55 PM in Bard

Hide Trackbacks – Hide ping- and trackbacks from your comments

Introducing Hide Trackbacks – You can have the benefits of track/ping backs (know when someone writes about posts) whilst keeping the comments clean and uncluttered.

After enabling the plugin, trackbacks and pingbacks are no longer shown on your posts and the comment count is updated correctly to reflect this. You can still access them via the admin panel. NOTE: Although the plugin officially requires WordPress 3.1.2 it might very well work on older WordPress versions (if it does please let me know).
Derived from original code created by  Honey Singh (used with permission of the author).

Installation is simple:

  1. Upload the `hide-trackbacks` directory to `/wp-content/plugins/`.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

Download link and information: Hide Trackbacks

May 9, 2011 at 2:54 PM in Hide Trackbacks, WordPress updated for terminal use

After publishing the previous article about – the shell script I created to easily serve websites in development – I made some changes to make it easier to run it from the terminal, for example over ssh. I thought I’d share it with you.

One of the problems with the original script was that it was optimized for a GUI setting – ie. start the script by clicking on it from the desktop. However usually I want to run it from the terminal. I don’t like typing so I added code to make the script available from any directory to the ~/.bashrc:

export PATH=$PATH:~/bin

Then moved it to that path and renamed it to shave another 3 characters off the syntax:

mv ~/Desktop/ ~/bin/serve

In addition I noticed that prompting which site should be served was just a workaround for commandline arguments, which are now added. It doesn’t check that you entered an argument though. So the new script now requires you to specify which directory you want to serve: to serve the current directory simply run:

serve .

Latest script contents:

my_path=`readlink -f $1`
sudo rm /var/www
sudo ln -s $my_path /var/www
echo Now serving $my_path...

May 9, 2011 at 10:35 AM in Development, Linux