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Mon 24 August 2015

Static Blog Time!

Posted by Bed in Personal   

Because I rarely post anymore - indeed rarely use this domain apart from my personal email, I decided it was time to simplify. So I've migrated from WordPress to the Pelican static site generator and cleaned up the place while I was at it for relevance. I've picked the ...

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Wed 19 March 2014

Android Dev First Impression - WTFOMGBBQ

Posted by bed in Tech Talk   

So I'm setting up the android SDK to play with, installing the Google "Android Developer Kit" which contains a modfiied Eclipse preconfigured with the android SDK. OK sounds good.

Except on creating a new empty blank project it throws errors and I can't build shit. So I google ...

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Wed 06 October 2010

A personal landmark occasion

Posted by bed in Personal   

There are various significant parts of one's life; junior school, high school, university, the first 'grown up' job, getting married, and so on. Changing jobs isn't usually a remarkable event, but in this situation, I do feel its a significant event. As I exist in my final week ...

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Mon 19 April 2010

What Bed's Been Doing Lately

Posted by bed in Personal   

So I admit, as recently pointed out to me, this blog has been pretty boring lately, focusing primarily on my articles at The Apple Blog, and updates to my little iPhoneOS app that rotates photos. Thusly I will henceforth try and amend the issue, beginning now, although since this post ...

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Tue 24 November 2009

One time… at bandcamp...

Posted by bed in Music   

A friend brought to my attention the site bandcamp, which is really quite an awesome site for musicians of all sizes, easy to set up tracks and maintain a clean looking page with streaming and downloading capacities. While my really older stuff is just too low quality to put up ...

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Tue 03 March 2009

Fugliest iPhone App EVER

Posted by bed in Tech Talk   

I didn't think it was possible for any iPhone application to be as ugly as a windows mobile application. I was wrong.

Its so bad it makes my eyes bleed. How did this get past the Apple approvers? My mind boggles.

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Tue 20 January 2009

Windows 7 vs OSX Leopard

Posted by bed in Tech Talk   

VS

For nearly the last year I've been using my Mac Book Pro with OSX Leopard as my primary operating system, which replaced years and years of Windows XP. I still had to run XP for work development, which I did in a virtual machine. A few months ago ...

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Tue 23 September 2008

MServ Client for iPhone

Posted by bed in Software   

Tags; MServ Slug: mserv-client-for-iphone Status: published

Following closely from my first OSX application (MServClientOSX), I have finished up version one of porting it over to the iPhone. The guts of the code compiled over without any issue, so all I had to do was implement the different UI.

This doesn ...

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Mon 08 September 2008

MServClientOSX 0.80

Posted by bed in Software   

MservClientOSX is a Mac OSX client for the mserv music server.

Version 0.80 supports the following functionality:

  • Viewing the current status of what's playing
  • Play, Stop, Next and volume control
  • Browse and serach the list of tracks available
  • Add tracks to queue
  • Browse and search the queue
  • Configurable ...

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Thu 04 September 2008

iPhone KoolAid

Posted by bed in Personal   

On Monday, I succumbed to the iPhone. I certainly haven't been disappointed - it makes my old windows mobile (running wm6.1) feel like a 386 with windows 3.1.

So this post is being written on it with the wordpress app - really just because I can.

It really is ...

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Tue 26 August 2008

Vista

Posted by bed in Software   

Since we develop Windows applications at work, its now starting to become more common for clients to be running Vista. We found our first compatibility issue last week - performing ICMP pings that worked on XP nolonger worked - the API actually failed.

One of the quickest ways to find problems, is ...

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Tue 19 August 2008

Backups

Posted by bed in Tech Talk   

Before becoming a Mac-convert, my backup procedure was almost non-existent. Every six to twelve months I would burn a CD or DVD with my most important stuff on it. I've been rather lucky that I've never had a hard-drive failure - its happened to most people I know at ...

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Wed 02 May 2007

CopyAttachmentToClipboard for Thunderbird 0.5

Posted by bed in Software   

ScreenshotNote: Due to me not using Thunderbird anymore - this extension is nolonger being maintained. If someone would like to take it over, by all means do so.

This extension for windows Thunderbird 2 adds a 'Copy attachment to clipboard' menu option when you right click on one or more attachments ...

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Wed 21 March 2007

Bed's Printer Switcher

Posted by bed in Software   

Tags; Printers, Windows Slug: beds-printer-switcher Status: published

Version 1.0.2.2

Bed's Printer Switcher is a small utility for Windows XP and Vista that enables automatic switching of the Windows Default Printer depending on what network you are connected to. It installs into the system tray and can ...

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Fri 29 July 2005

LJBackup

Posted by bed in Software   

Version 0.9.4.0

LJBackup is a GPLed (see LICENSE.TXT) win32 application for backing up and searching through livejournal entries. It currently supports the following functions:

  • backup
  • re-backup (from given date)
  • re-backup (single entry)
  • Displays text entry
  • Display entry in default browser
  • Filter entries by date
  • Filter entries ...

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Fri 30 July 2004

Audigenic

Posted by bed in Music   

The following tracks were done with a Creative Audigy Platinum sound card on Windows XP.

For streaming and other formats see the full album at Band Camp

  • My Hands Are Tied…
  • False Security
  • Sacred Cow
  • Messiah
  • Evilution Theme

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Sat 29 July 2000

2Icon

Posted by bed in Software   

Version 1.7

This is a small utility that aids in converting bitmaps, gifs and jpegs into windows icons. It works best with all the icon pages on the net that store the pictures in an OS-neutral format.? Freeware- source available below.

Download:

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Sat 29 July 2000

BedPoing!

Posted by bed in Software   

Tags; Poing, BedPoing Slug: bedpoing Status: published

screenshot

BedPoing was a homage to a great little freeware game I used to play on my Amiga called "Poing!". Its a standard breakout clone with the slight variations of your bat is on the left side of the screen and you need to ...

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Fri 30 July 1999

The Tetris Company – Copyright

Posted by bed in Software   

What's all this? This page describes how The Tetris Company is trying to remove all freeware & shareware tetris-style games from distribution. They are claiming that they have copyright on "the look and feel" and "trade dress" of Tetris. This is not legal and is an invalid claim.

**The story ...

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Thu 29 July 1999

Bedter

Posted by bed in Software   

Bedterscreenshot
Version 2.52

Bedter was renamed from Bedtris after legal threats from The Tetris Company!

The ultimate in tetris style games. With all the features that I wanted in a tetris game because I couldn't find one I liked, so I wrote my own. Now at version 2 ...

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Thu 30 July 1998

1996 - 1998 - Creative AWE32

Posted by bed in Music   

The following tracks were done with a Creative AWE32 soundcard on Windows 95.


These are all MIDI files. They'll sound a little different depending on each individual person's soundcard. Some instruments in a few places sound whacked because I was using some custom midi samples and had AWE32 ...

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