Nextscripts: Social Network Autoposter

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I had a quick look at Nextscripts: Social Network Auto Poster. It claims to be able to forward posts to other social networks. These include as targets, twitter, linkedin and facebook. The also offer Google+ but that needs an additional library which may be chargeable. I need to work on this a bit more. Since the blog is already forwarding to Facebook, which is the most important target and I am unsure I want everything to got through to linkedin or even twitter, this may not be as useful as I hoped. Continue reading “Nextscripts: Social Network Autoposter”

Cookies

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While testing and demonstrating this wordpress based site to colleagues, I had problems with the Add This plugin. This was caused by my Ghostery settings which I use on all browsers that support it. This site uses the “Add This” plugin which uses cookies, and so Ghostery will block it, unless you set Ghostery to permit it. I have also now installed the EU Cookie Info plugin and I have amended the “About this Wiki” page to document the use of Cookies and repeat the advice on Ghostery. Continue reading “Cookies”

On Copyright

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As a result of the EP’s LIBE committee report on the EU Copyright Regulation, in Feb 2015, I built a Storify page and propose to write a blog article. This page captures some of the resources I used to write it. They come from my blog, the IP Kat, out-law.com, torrentfreak and flickr, where martin Fisch’s picture is embedded in the text and used as a featured image. Continue reading “On Copyright”

Gdrive & Linux

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It seems that googledrive integration with Linux is going to be weak for some reason, it can’t be because it’s hard given the Linux expertise that exists in the company and they seem not to be implementing WEBDAV. This is a bit of a pain as I’d love to use the default file managers on my Linux builds. However, google publish a developer API and Nautilus is open source. It could be done. Continue reading “Gdrive & Linux”

WordPress Database Schema

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While working on Nulis and while attempting to solve some other problems I began to need to document the contents of wordpress databases. The first problem I sought to solve was to build a visual map of the site. This needs the schema to be understood and the table contents to be extracted. This needs the login parameters and a connection route. The second problem involves creating a new template and will need it’s SQL designed and encapsulated in PHP. Continue reading “WordPress Database Schema”

Format shifting my music

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Most of this is on computer devices and I have been using itunes to listen to it and download to an ipod touch. The time has come to move on and I want to be able to play the collection on most devices in the house, which means, most accessibly, windows media player, but google play is also needed for my phone(s).

Step 1 is to make a single collection with no duplicates.

Step 2 is to convert the apple proprietary format to one that is more popular. I am choosing to use .mp3 and am using this tool to perform the conversions.

Labour’s Rule Book

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I have posted the most recent copy of the Labour Party Rules that I can find, this copy is hidden in member’s net; I am unclear if it requires a login but the search engines have difficulty in finding it. I have also created a bit.ly short name for the LP’s version, bit.ly/uklabourrules. These rules are post Collins Review and the 2014 Emergency Conference.

Rendering New Age Video

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While winding myself up to play NWN2, I started experimenting with image morphing software, to see if I could make a video of a Druid Shifter polymorphing into their werebear shape. Sadly I think I lost the pictures from the 1st attempt and so as I started the game I had another go. Anyway once created, there is the question of how to serve it on the web. This article documents the tools I used to create the video and the tools I used to host it on this page. Continue reading “Rendering New Age Video”