Archive for October, 2011


Obituaries I will read with pleasure

October 13, 2011

I used to wonder who I would actually kill, given the chance.

That probably sounds a little unhinged, so I suppose I’d better qualify it. The gedankenexperiment went something like this – supposing I was diagnosed with some particularly fatal ailment such that I had, say, 3 months to live, and I was prepared to take an ethical bullet for mankind by devoting my remaining time and modest financial resources by seeking out and destroying the individual who had done the most damage to the world over the course of his / her life, who would it be?

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My epic MP3 conversion quest – part 3: Mr T ate my metadata

October 4, 2011

If you’re new to this craziness, start by reading part 1. If that doesn’t leave you feeling faintly nauseous, try part 2. If you’re still a glutton for punishment, continue and at least you’ll have some idea what’s going on.

After a brief flurry of activity in which I actually ripped all of the CDs I had at the time into WAVs, the project languished while I tried to figure out a way of getting all of the XML files into shape. The thing which restarted my interest in the project, and gave me a way out of the murky darkness was Subversion.

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