Atom and micro posts…

The Atom spec says entry titles are required. This is in contrast with RSS2, which says that titles are optional. This makes it more difficult to self publish micro-posts, because these often are just short bursts of text.

Apr 30, 2016 - work logging…

I wrote this little script and thought it might be useful for others. allows you to keep track of what you are working on by writing a timestamped message to a CSV file. It turns out it helps me stay in tack during a long day of work.

Apr 26, 2016

"From now on, our cars will more deeply understand that buses (and other large vehicles) are less likely to yield to us than other types of vehicles."

Mar 2, 2016

Traktor streaming to SHOUTcast servers using LiquidSoap…

I've been using Traktor for years now as my deejaying solution and broadcasting tool. The one missing feature on the broadcasting side is that it can only stream directly to Icecast servers, lacking the ability to stream to SHOUTcast based servers. Most servers use the SHOUTcast streaming protocol which grew popular through the MP3 movement back around the turn of the century. We will setup a transcoding link to enable streaming to SHOUTcast servers.

Feb 27, 2016

More projects should point to single tweets for conversation starting.

Feb 4, 2016

I'm really impressed with the @WordPress theme customisation UI from within the product.

Jan 29, 2016

Alternative Football Manager…

Jack Arnott writes for Eurogamer in the Football Manager 2016 review:

Anything beyond that, though, and, once again, I'm stumped. It won't tell you whether you've lost because you were closing down too much, or too little. Or because your defensive line was too high, or too low. Would Prozone analysis have helped me tame those pesky Shrews? Not without a hireable in-game performance analyst. This is no panacea for those, like me, who crave some FM feedback.

Nov 16, 2015

PDO / Sybase wouldn't let me connect to SQL Server until the password was under 30 characters long. That's a new one.

Sep 22, 2015

The ad policy is what is costing publishers millions of dollars - the ad blockers are what keep the readership from leaving the site!

Aug 10, 2015

Windows 10 Privacy Guide…

Steve Gibson pointed me to a guide to setting your desired privacy level in Windows 10. This version of Microsoft's operating system follows the 'always socially connected' footsteps of smartphones and therefore makes privacy assumptions. Using this guide you can check if they match your expectations.

Aug 6, 2015