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Podcast to YouTube: ffmpeg One Liner Scripts

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

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#Coding, But More Importantly: #Thor!

So much for getting back into serious coding. After downloading the Android SDK, then compiling the sample app, the emulator hung…. and hung and… Now I suppose I should have persisted, but life’s finite and I got bored. I think … Continue reading

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#Windows #Tech: Portable #Komodo Edit (Again) and 18,129 Visitors to this #Blog!

Okay, the Android SDK is currently unzipping onto my hard disk, so I have a few minutes… I’m just looking though my dev tools and it occurs to me how much I don’t like how huge and slow ActiveState’s Komodo … Continue reading

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#Tech/#Dev: #GoogleGlass, #DC #ComicBooks: #Stormwatch V.1

Google Glass Development: I suddenly got fired up about code this morning and decided to have a go at cooking something up for Google Glass, or at least trying to anyhow. At this very moment, in fact, I am downloading … Continue reading

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TechieTalk: Dog and Bone: #Ubuntu #Edge Dead + Developing Apps for #FirefoxOS #Smartphones

And… (several months later) we’re back… The Independent Daily where this column originally appeared may have gone bust, but TechieTalk lives!* So the Ubuntu smartphone kickstarter failed to reach its target of $32 million dollars. Big whoop. Don’t get me … Continue reading

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#Programmers and #Coders: Any UK #Devs bought a #ZTE Open (#FirefoxOS) from eBay yet? Views?

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.

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Stallman Sings

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

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Update: #Website, #Blog, Star Adventurer Magazine, #Writing, #Podcast

Website and Blog: I updated my home webpage and wasted far too much time learning about the Google Font API, before deciding they mostly looked nasty, giving up and returning to CSS-thinned Times New Roman. Also, as you can see, … Continue reading

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.tek: #Programming Nostalgia: Funny Forth

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

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.tek: #Vim: I Both Love and Fear You (Tagged: #Code, #Programming, #TextEditors, #Hackers)

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

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.tek: Lazarus Rises… Again…: Free #Lazarus / #FreePascal #Programming #Book

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

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#Nostalgia #Programming #Borland Turbo Prolog Wallpaper

Just something I cooked up for fun a couple of years ago-

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.tek & Other Torments: #Programming: Lazarus, #Mauritius: Birthdays, #TV: Homeland, Walking Dead

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

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.tek: Open Source Woes: #OpenOffice and #LibreOffice (#tech)

First, I’m a big fan of Open Source software.  I use a lot of OSS in my daily life, for example, I both regularly use and swap between the OpenOffice and LibreOffice office suites.  But why swap?  Well after getting … Continue reading

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Captain Roy's ADHD Guide: #Programming

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

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.tek: Life, Geany, Waze, The Midnight Beast and Batman #tv #uk #movies #programming

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

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.tek: Prometheus: ET's Tin Whistle is a Wicked Input Device

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

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.tek: I've Lost My Programming Chops: I Don't Know XOR from Coleslaw

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

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