Worst. YouTube Rip. Ever.
Dear BBC, if you’re going to rip content off YouTube, at least do it properly.
Fixing ffmpeg on Ubuntu Edgy
Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty) users might be interested in a newer version.
Shop and search
Here’s a modern dilemma: should I suffer a random shop employee to stop and search me, just because a beeping sensor has erroneously accused me of theft?
Ming/Ruby on OS X
Google’s new AJAX API cracked
Following on from my last post, I just had a quick look at the data being transferred by Google’s AJAX search API. It’s really simple:
Google helps you crack its new API
After hearing from colleagues that Google is discontinuing its SOAP API in favour of an AJAX version, I decided to find out more; I ended up at the Google AJAX Search API page.
Something about this news report amused me:
Five meeeleeeon dollars!
I’m glad that I can finally shout about it: we’ve (Reevoo) received $5m in funding. (That’s £2.5m, but it sounds even better in US dollars!)
I hate TV Licensing
I hate the TV Licence.
Under construction for Web 2.0
I was inspired by the story about Gap Inc. taking their websites offline for a month at a cost of $0.5m/day to renovate them (badly) in what they fondly imagine is a ‘Web 2.0’ manner.
Misery in the bagging area
I woke up early this morning. Strange but true. Since I had a couple of grocery-type items to buy, and there’s not much else to do at eight o’clock on a Saturday morning, I cycled to Tesco to get them. I anticipated, correctly, that it would be quiet: few people drag themselves out of bed at that time on a weekend. To be honest, I usually have immense difficulty in even waking up that early.
Rerouting Rails Part III
It’s genetic, innit?
Here’s a slightly belated story for World AIDS Day.