Of Rice and Pen

And terrible puns.

Just over a week after getting it, my Wacom Bamboo Stylus feel (which is quite a name) ended up going through the wash cycle. I'd clipped it inside one of my cargo pockets, and forgotten to take it out.

Published 26 August 2014. A 2 minute read.

Thanks, IE.

Cross-Origin fun.

While updating Is it on Spotify? to use the new(ish) Spotify Web API, I ran into an issue when testing things out locally.

Published 18 August 2014. A 2 minute read.

Fourcast v1.2 Changelog

...or not.

Another UI redesign, and long-overdue improvements to tiles.

Published 07 June 2014. A 1 minute read.

A Look at Fourcast

The past, and a bit of the future.

It's been almost two years since Fourcast launched. I thought it'd be fun to look at how much it's changed since then, and talk about how it'll change soon.

Published 24 May 2014. A 5 minute read.

Fourcast v1.1.1 Changelog

Final call...

Bug fixes and more useful error messages.

Published 11 May 2014. A 1 minute read.

Windows Phone 8.1

Thoughts about an OS.

Windows Phone 8.1's been out in near-final state through the Preview for Developers program for about three weeks now. Though there're a lot of new features and changes, I'm not going to go over all of them in detail; by now there are loads of other articles and posts available which would do a much better job. These are just my thoughts on things I came across.

Published 08 May 2014. A 11 minute read.

Setting the Pace

Custom speeds for IVLE's Silverlight-based webcasts.

For one reason or another (read: I have no idea why, but...), the few webcasts I've watched recently seem to work better when viewed faster than real-time. I’d download the MP4 version, open it up in VLC, and use the playback speed controls to speed things up anywhere from 1.1 to, on one occasion, 1.3 times the normal rate.

Published 27 April 2014. A 1 minute read.