Hear me now

Some new Last.fm features today prompted me to search out a WordPress Plugin for RSS. I settled for RSS Import in the end which although all the info is in German was pretty simple to setup. I now have my recent tracks displayed in the sidebar 🙂

Enjoy the extra knowledge you have about me.. 😛

First thoughts of the Humax PVR-9200t

Not sure when it was released but I ordered the new Humax PVR-9200t as soon as I saw it was available. Now, I’ve been really impressed with my 8000t and looking forward to this new version but I have to say there are good things and bad things. I wont bother with quoting standard features as good things, just additionals that I/you wouldn’t necessarily know.

Firstly the good things –

  • EPG Guide now displays the currently watched program in preview picture (PIP kinda thing) with the audio
  • The display on the front of new box displays the currently viewed channel name rather than number, simple but very nice

Next the bad things –

  • The new remote is bulky and is cheap plastic
  • The new remote doesn’t control your TV anymore
  • There doesn’t appear to be a quick way to get to the recorded programs list now, there used to be an eject button, not anymore UPDATE: Found this now. Under the flap of the remote there is a button that resembles a list which actually takes you to the recorded programes list.. very unintuitive, but at least it’s there.

More to follow I suspect but I haven’t had a full play with it yet.

One last thing… I’ve now got about 60GB of programmes on my 8000t with no apparent way of getting it onto my 9200t, bummer 😦

Suspicious behaviour on the tube

This is unbelievable. My business partner is going to London tomorrow to install some new equipment in our hosting facility, he is now NOT taking his laptop!

Suspicious behaviour on the tube

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Free Sudoku

I finally finished the free sudoku puzzle that we’ve been working on for our client. My business partner did all the complicated back-end stuff to generate new puzzles and I did some nifty JavaScript to make the UI kinda funky 🙂 The puzzle is fully interactive and each number added to the puzzle is checked against existing numbers with each error being visually highlighted. As you complete the puzzle a status area maintains a count of errors and cells left to fill in. As solving a sudoku puzzle often requires making notes on the grid to record possibilities, an additional working grid can be slid out beneath to help you along your way. When the puzzle is complete and no errors exist, an option to check the solution becomes available, this actually triggers an AJAX request to double check your solution. On completion you can then send your score to your friends and challenge them to beat you 🙂

Anyway, it took me ages so let me know what you think!

Britpop – Where are they now?

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Music | Britpop – Where are they now?

Nice look at where the britpop stars of our youth are now.

Google Maps – Scarey sand formation

How scarey is this?
Google Maps

Referrer Spam

I had a case of referrer spam yesterday from an adult site, very annoying!

So I’ve installed a referrer spam killer – referrer karma

Let’s see if it works 🙂

Update: It’s caught one already! Note: this is not a WP plugin and can be used with other PHP sites.