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04 March 2005

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Podcasting

As much as I love listening to my entire music collection on shuffle play, what really makes the commute to/from work go really quickly is spoken word. I'm not always driving when AM or PM is on, so I turn to the iPod. Audiobooks, and lately podcasts as well.

Herewith some thoughts on podcasting, which app to use, what feeds to get, and free software for those patient enough to read to the end. [Update: The Import MP3s Applescript has moved to it's own page ]

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Posted
28 February 2005

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Dear ABA

Dear ABA,

I'm sure that by now you have received my email from last week and are busy acting on the information contained therein. I'm sure you've been so busy acting that you haven't had time to even send an email requesting more information so I thought I'd share it with you anyway.

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Posted
27 February 2005

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Netgear Bugs

Sometimes Google is the best approach to a technical problem, but other times it's best to just dive in with a packet sniffer.

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Posted
18 February 2005

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HOWTO: Set up a Local Mirror of Your Wordpress Blog on MacOS X

Here's what I did to set up a local mirror of my Wordpress blog on MacOS X. Please let me know if it's useful, and I will try to update this from time to time.

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Posted
17 February 2005

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Posted
16 February 2005

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Tangents

Confession time. When sitting down at the computer to do something, especially something that is not work related, I have a real tendency to go off on tangents. Following connections to interesting sounding web-pages, googling for the answers to niggling problems, generally following connections that, if truth be told, don't need to be followed at that instant. It's amazing what you can find though. Case in point.

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Posted
14 February 2005

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Another Unix Tip

How to count the instances of a given character in a file? grep -c won't do it - instead it counts the number of maching lines. You need:

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Posted
14 February 2005

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Sharing With Yourself

Some months ago I had a disk crash which trashed the subversion repository I had been using to store stuff. Mainly stuff that I wanted to share with myself across the various machines that I use regularly.

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Posted
09 February 2005

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WordPress Plug-Fu

I'm playing with various plugin thingys for WordPress. Only one of them will be visible to the great unwashed masses. And my esteemed regular readers.

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Posted
03 February 2005

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FileOpen are wankers

Just for fun, here's what happened when I tried to view the DRM-protected PDF mentioned earlier.

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