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Fun with CSS animations

Been playing around with CSS3 animations recently and they are alot of fun, finally being able to animate without any need to use JavaScript or Flash. First thing I needed to do was rotate an object slowly in the background and keep it moving forever, ...

yEnc decoding in Java

Came across the need to decode some yEnc encoded chunks recently in a Java project and couldn't find anything that worked correctly. Couldn't quite find anything to handle the decoding, so decided to write up something myself since its a simple loop and byte crunch ...

Launching VirtualBox applications

Recently I've switched back to Arch Linux after getting frustrated with Windows and the lack of development tools, seemed like every task was turning into a long headache in order to get everything to run under Cygwin or native Windows. So Arch Linux to the ...

S3 logs into combined log format with a bit of Ruby

I've been using Amazon S3 for a while now, storing content and using it for distribution, recently I've been struggling to find a simple way to generate some basic statistics. So I started looking around the various web log analysers and came to the conclusion ...

Remote+, Android remote control for Plex, XBMC and Boxee

Last weekend I decided to create a remote control application for Android devices, so that I could control Plex running on my Mac Mini, the current alternatives come with a confusing UI and only the ability to communicate with XBMC or Boxee. Remote+ is filling ...

Zenses2 update released

A new version of Zenses2 beta is available, 2.0.5b2 includes a number of fixes and improvements. The performance has been improved greatly and the user interface has been updated to display some progress when finding tracks. In 2.0.5b2 we have also removed validation on scrobble ...

Zenses2 open beta

After a few months of private beta, Zenses2 is now ready for open beta. The new open beta version (2.0.3b2) contains various fixes and feature improvements, we have resolved the issues requiring elevated permissions and extra validation on scrobble times. We found issues ...

Flash version detection with Flex

Recently I've been working away on the new Videojuicer player and I came across a minor issue, Adobe decided to add H.264 compatibility to Flash in a minor release (9.0.115) rather than a major release. As our player is built for any Flash version above ...

Zenses2 Beta1 - Preview

I’ve spent the past few nights finishing off the Zenses2 beta, I’ve made a few big changes in order to improve the application. Username and password authentication has now been removed instead Zenses2 authenticates via the Last.fm oAuth system, this means Zenses will never need ...

Zenses2 soon?

So I said the middle of July but that’s now been and gone, dont lose hope though the beta will be available shortly. In the mean time, here’s some teasers and a Zenses project page.

Zenses, Yet another change

Zenses has gone through yet another change, I decided to drop the C++ and QT version because the smallest things were taking a long time and my experience with QT is very minimal. In the past I’ve always avoided C++ applications with a UI as ...

An update on Zenses

The new version of Zenses is in development at the moment, after a change of heart its being wrote with QT4.5 rather than XULRunner and XPCOM. I made this decision after spending a few weeks trying to get a prototype working correctly, but the ...

Custom filters in jekyll

I’ve been using my own version of jekyll for awhile now, tonight I decided to upgrade my fork to the latest code from mojombo. I nuked my fork, and ended up re-implementing custom filters in jekyll 0.5. I’ve re-added everything back so its more ...

Logging to firebug from flex 3

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, which wasn’t what I had in mind but nevermind. I’ve been working on the next version of the Videojuicer Player and as part of the core I’ve implemented a custom logging engine which records and outputs to the Flex ...

Another change, away from github

Been using Jekyll to generate my blog and hosting the content on GitHub pages, but a few days ago I decided to use my own servers to host my content. Mainly because GitHub keeps going down when I’m trying to publish changes which is a ...

Zenses - a new direction

I’ve spent the past few nights looking into the different GUI frameworks to use for the new version of Zenses. The plan was to create the interface using QT4.5 but after much thought I have decided to use Mozilla’s XULRunner. Mainly because ...

Return of zenses

This might of been said before, but Zenses is back in development well planning with two C++ developers. Zenses v2, is being rewritten from the ground up as a cross platform application using C++ and QT4.5. Zenses v2 will take use of libmtp to communicate ...

Back, this time with jekyll and github

Recently I’ve come across jekyll, a small ruby application that generates static html content from liquid templates and posts wrote in textile. Because the source of a jekyll blog is all flat files everything can be easily stored with a versioning tool in my case ...