Carbon Powershell support is here!

I have been working with Carbon over the last weeks and one thing I noticed was that having to navigate through the admin menu repeatedly was getting a bit long in the tooth. Sure, for the occasional admin task it’s useful to have the admin close to the site itself.

After adding deployment through powershell it became clear that switching between admin and commandline is not ideal either. So I decided to implement all administration throughu the powershell script.

With 0.2.3 you can add the following parameters to the script:

  • login: login to admin
  • draft: create draft
  • generate: generate static site
  • deploy: deploy to live
  • clear_cache: empty cache

The script will also tell you the correct syntax if you get it wrong. Happy carbonating!

November 6, 2012 at 3:10 PM in Carbon, Games

Carbon 0.2.3 Released

I’ve released another version of Carbon, the framework powering this website. It’s really a refinement and bugfix release, with the following changes:

  • config: Admin password now needs to be manually enabled
  • cache: Correctly generate htaccess
  • deployment: only replace hostnames in text files
  • cache: only write cache when caching is enabled.
  • theme: remove older articles link (non functional)
  • deployment: new feature – replace hostname from a to b before deploying cached site

Releases are available via github by clicking on tags.


To celebrate the new release, I’ve also recorded another screencast (list of screencasts). In Screencast #4, we create a new post using the admin interface; use the generate site feature to create a full static cache; and finally run the powershell deployment script to deploy to my host over sftp.

All in under 2 minutes!

November 6, 2012 at 9:23 AM in Carbon

Host Editor 7 – Hassle free host editing for Win7-XP

I was fedup with the poor experience of editing my host file, which is often needed when developing websites. So I quickly created an AutoHotkey script for the purpose.

15:03:50 – me: anyone knows a host editor app that works under windows 7
15:04:51 – me: fed up trying to first find the hosts file, then not being able to save because I again forgot to run notepad with admin privileges.

Download @ Host Editor 7 – Hassle free host editing for Win7-XP –

July 18, 2011 at 3:32 PM in HostEditor, Windows

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

Download the latest version

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