Archive for the ‘Software/Tools’ Category

Wordpress for Blackberry

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Ok…so you can now get an app for blackberry where you can manage your blog from your phone. So this is what I’m trying out at the moment!

Not sure what happens with HTML formatting but its good for posting brief thoughts and managing comments on the go…

That’s if this posts…

How to convert your itunes m4a to mp3?

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Itunes was really really starting to piss me of when I tried to load some mp3’s into my mixing software and it wouldn’t read them due to its DRM protection…par! So I set about sorting this issue out I knew there must be something out there and this was the best solution I found and its legal … I think?!


Is Joomla the answer?

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

I have been working with Joomla for over three years now and recently my love for it as a CMS has started to fade. Now I’m not sure if its the CMS thats annoying me or the feeling that a bespoke solution to content management would make thing a whole lot easier?


JS Lint

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

JSLint is a JavaScript code validator which will check the syntax of the code you have written. Now more often that not when I write my code I leave a comma in where its not needed or miss a bracket which is usually fine in Firefox. But when you try the code in Internet Explorer it throws a wobbly. If I find I am having issues with IE then I put my code through JSLink which highlights any issues with your code. When you have over 100 lines of JS and you know you are hunting down one comma this can be tricky – but this site takes the guess work out of the process.


Freeness – Audacity

Friday, April 10th, 2009

I can’t remember if I have talked about this programme before or not, if not it doesn’t matter because its brilliant. Audacity is FREE audio editing software where you can chop and change audio and basically do alot of stuff with an audio file.


Retro Mac & Linotype Scanner

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

This thing is ridiculous we had a bit of fun setting this up at work today and thought it was too precious a moment to not capture. A retro Mac running OS 7 (System 7) and the linotype scanner in action.


Spotify – Review

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Time for me to give some blog space to “Spotify“, this new music application that’s been around for a few months now, since October last year by the looks of it. I received my invite in January. I think its the next best thing online music wise…


The Blackberry 8900 Curve

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

January comes not a lot of money to buy those nice treats that cheer you up but your due for a phone upgrade – time for a new gadget in your life. Well this was me a few weeks back. I took the plunge into the world of “blackberry”… How am I finding it?


MediaMonkey script (title pruner)

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

The majority of my spare time is spent listening to music – my preferred application for listening to music is Media Monkey. However as I have done some DJ’ing in the past a lot of my music is from compilations. To rip my music I use CDEX – the tracks names from FreeDB for compilations are usually returned something like …. “Slade/Merry Christmas” with artist names all “Various”. The following is a script/tutorial that splits this title into the correctly formatted name and artist.


SyncToy – its my friend

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Another handy tool in my arsenal is SyncToy. Freeware from Microsoft which does a great job of syncing files in two locations.