Category: Computers

YOURLS Plugin: Remove YouTube Play Indicator

A few months ago, I set up a self-hosted YOURLS install to handle all of my URL-shortening needs, replacing v.gd. I decided I wanted to be wholly responsible for breaking any links in the future. It’s here, although probably at

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Netflix Ratings Import/Export

Andrle and I each used to have our own Netflix accounts. For a time, after we got married, we kept both; mine was used for disc rentals, and hers for streaming. Eventually we realized we were mostly just streaming, so

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A Better git-svn Log

This morning, Devon tweeted a great git tip that shows how to create a git alias that produces more readable git logs. I decided I wanted to set this up. At work, we use a central Subversion repository, but a number of

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Empty Expo Hall

Wish I could play with the demos now…

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Full Expo Hall

PAX was crazy busy today. I stuck to the tabletop area mostly.

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Instagram-negative

If you were on the media social much shortly before Christmas, you no doubt heard quite the kerfuffle about changes to Instagram’s Terms of Service that would take effect on January 16th, 2013, in part related to Facebook’s purchase of

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PAX East 2012 Indie Megabooth

Intro Early this year, I made my fifth PAX pilgrimage, this time to PAX East 2012. Even though we only attended two days (because of Easter Sunday and impending travel), we managed to fit in a mix of activities, including

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Baby Got Backup

A Mind Changed About two years ago, after a primary hard drive failure, I wrote a long post on what I called the “backup tripod”. As I said then, the tripod consists of three classes of regularly performed backup: offsite

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Robot Evolution

Although it’s been almost a month since the end of the semester, I wanted to share some of the final project that consumed most of my time and mental capacity in April. I was taking CS266: Bio-inspired Multi-agent Systems from Prof. Rhadika

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Captain Picard Doesn’t Have an iPad

It should be of no surprise to any of you that I am a huge Trekkie. You are probably also aware that I am a total MacAddict. What better binding of bailiwicks than to blather about both? Star Trek has

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