Format shifting my music

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.

Rendering New Age Video

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”

iF THIS THEN THAT

The site, “If this then that” offers trigger actions as a web service.

I have today, just created a trigger that takes my blog feed and posts it to facebook. Obviously I need to test it.

It works with recipes and channels. Recipes are the “if this then that” relationship, and channels define the this and that. It has a long list of pre-canned channels and recipes, but sadly NOT an output RSS/XML channel.

How to write one? (it looks like writing channels is only done inside the corporate firewall.)

I looked again the the channels and recipes and disovered,

  • feedly to delicious
  • …. to wordpress

and I must have another look at pocket

I have implemented a feedly to delicious recipe. It’s not fantastic, since it has no tags to inherit, aggravated by the fact that the android client makes it hard to add tags.