WordPress 2.0.4

Great! Yesterday I took the time to finally update my WordPress install to 2.0.3 and also update all my used plugins to their newest versions. It took me very long since I changed a fair bit of code in the original WordPress install and in addition the FAlbum plugin seemed to behave strangely.

And now today I get notified via RSS that WordPress 2.0.4 is out and all users are recommended to update (as always) because it contains several security fixes (again).

Ok, it’s too late today I’ll probably update tomorrow.

When will WordPress include some kind of web-accessible function for upgrading instead of the cumbersome file based way?

iTunes – Music I never heard

In an addition to my previous iTunes Quiz I’m posting this entry.
I’ve always kept a smart playlist in my iTunes called “Never heard” featuring an auto updating list of all songs which have a Play Count of zero.

In the last two days I started to shuffle this playlist and listen to it. There’s a lot of cool music buried in my Library without me recognizing it! In those two days I’ve added a bunch of high rated music titles to the stack – it’s really worth it. You should try it!

So to get back to my iTunes Quiz, make a smart playlist like mine and tell me how much music it contains.

Never heard 144 songs, 11,5 hours, 909,3 MB

…steadily decreasing ;)

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Growl additions to iCal & NetNewsWire

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In an attempt to make Growl even more useful on my Mac I added two scripts today.

The first one is Growl Notifications for iCal. It lets you add reminders to events in your calendar via Growl in addition to eMails and the standard giant iCal reminder that always gets in the way.

Picture 2Thomas Aylott made a little hack for the Mail reminder Applescript for iCal, allowing it to remind you via sticky Growl notifications. This is how it ought to be, it’s perfect in my eyes!
If you want cool iCal notifications as well get his script here (including instructions how to install).

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The second Growl addition to my Mac is NewsGrowl. This script is an addition to my favorite newsreader NetNewsWire. It shows you which feeds have new news items and how many there are. Simple, unobtrusive … Growl style!
The script binds into NetNewsWire as a “special subscription” at the bottom of your feed list.
Get NewsGrowl (including installation instructions).

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irssi proxy usage

Because I searched for it now for half an hour and could only find it in the Google cache.

Irssi proxy usage:

First you’ll need to have the proxy module installed, either configure
irssi with –with-proxy and do make install, or manually:

cd src/irc/proxy
make
mkdir ~/.irssi/modules
cp .libs/libproxy.so ~/.irssi/modules/

In irssi, say:

/LOAD proxy

You really should set some password for the proxy with:

/SET irssiproxy_password secret

Then you’ll need to configure the ports/ircnets the proxy listens in, something like:

/SET irssiproxy_ports ircnet=2777 efnet=2778 freenode=2779

There we have 3 different irc networks answering in 3 ports. Note that you’ll have to make the correct /IRCNET ADD and /SERVER ADD commands to make it work properly.

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iTunes Quizzzz

It’s summer, I’m kinda bored so ….

How many songs: 2982

Sort by song title:
First Song: Metallica – -Human
Last Song: Wir sind Helden – Zuhälter

Sort by time:
Shortest Song: Kyuss – Yeah 0:04
Longest Song: Green Carnation – Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness 1:00:00

Sort by artist:
First Artist: 3 Doors Down
Last Artist: Wohlstandskinder

Sort by album:
First Album: Metallica – …and Justice for all
Last Album: Clawfinger – Zeros & Heroes

Top Three Most Played Songs:
1. Caliban – Forsaken Horizon [from Shadow Hearts]
2. Avenged Sevenfold – I won’t see you tonight (Part 1) [from Waking the Fallen]
3. Silbermond – Durch die Nacht [from Verschwende deine Zeit]

Search ….

“sex”, how many songs come up? 35 most of them due to their album title

“death”, how many songs come up? 116

“love”, how many songs come up? 58

I’ve seen this Quiz in a journal entry on last.fm

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