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Here are some examples of how to convert audio podcasts in mp3 format to YouTube videos in mp4 format adding nice black and white wave form visualisations. They require the ffmpeg command-line tool, and are one-liners that must be run … Continue reading
Rider In The Mist: Remember that lovely little bloody, and rather nasty, old school sword and sorcery game I made over Christmas? Well, I noticed a couple of nice things people have said about it and have decided to big … Continue reading
I’m currently writing an article and would like to know how your development experience with the new device goes… p.s. I installed the Firefox OS Simulator earlier today myself. It looks sparse, but clean and simple.
Here’s one reason to forgive Stallman for unleashing the evil that is Emacs on the universe. Recorded quite a few years ago is his slightly satirical version of Guantanamera, sung by The Great Bearded One himself. (Much nerdly respect for … Continue reading
Okay, so only a few devs are still coding Forth, but I remember Leo Brodie’s excellent book and the fun cartoons inside, like this one: They probably still have a few copies in Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, BC, Canada), which … Continue reading
When I started working in IT, the text editor that I first learned to use was vi. It was just so much easier to learn than the Emacs in use at my uni. So, naturally, I eventually graduated to becoming … Continue reading
Code: So the cult of celebrity has finally brought much needed credibility to us poor nerds. (Yes, heavy sarcasm). Will-I-Am and The Zuck, no-less, are encouraging American kids to learn to program. Too late suckers- China, India and Eastern Europe … Continue reading
Remember my moan about the lack of Lazarus/FreePascal books? Luckily I did not delete my Lazarus installation because I finally found a book and it looks pretty good. It’s by a Delphi programmer from Khartoum in the Sudan! (This is … Continue reading
Hey, I LIKE TurboPascal, never got into Delphi, FreePascal’s bearable, but Lazarus IDE? There’s always some damn error trying to compile anything other than the simplest programs. This is obviously because I don’t really know what I’m doing, which is … Continue reading
I had something awfully important to say before, but after picking up an old favourite book at Game, Phoenix and stuffing myself with an enormous Mauritian sandwich, it just doesn’t seem that important anymore. Also, I just saw on coder … Continue reading
Programming isn’t something you can learn at school. It isn’t hard to pick up the basics either. Stoke yourself with C8H10N4O2 and let’s go! 1/ You will need a proper PC; either a laptop or a desktop running a full-blown … Continue reading
Life – Haven’t been around for a few days, just so tired and stressed out looking for a house here in the South of England. Dealing with overpriced housing and some (not all) estate agents who don’t tell you everything … Continue reading
Just made my site/portal easier to use on a smartdumbphone. Added jumbo graphics and fonts. Please visit and report problems- Roy’s Nerd Stuff Thanks.
I mostly savaged Prometheus in my review yesterday, but one of the nice touches in the movie was the alien humanoid’s remote control whistle for interfacing with the bridge instruments on their spaceship. I love that idea; it’s got me … Continue reading
I’ve never been a great programmer. I’ve fluctuated wildly between utterly incompetent to unbearably clever. It’s been years since I’ve done any professionally, but lately, given my boring life, I’ve decided that I want to stick my oar back in. … Continue reading