Comment spam banished!

People of the world, rejoice, for I have fixed my comments page to prevent automated comment spam. Now when you add a comment, you are asked to add two numbers together. This is quicker than having to generate a captcha image and more accessible. This news will no...

Bug lover

Last night I spent a few hours hacking on RaccoonShow and resolved the bug with the PDF to JPG conversion. It seems the bug was triggered in an older version of Ghostscript (7.07 and below). In later versions of Ghostscript the conversion is fine. I am also using...

RaccoonShow

This weekend I started a new project which I have codenamed RaccoonShow. For a while now I have been wanting to find a tool that can take a presentation file, an audio file of the recorded talk and squeeze them together into a flash animation. I am certainly not the...

Birds have no burp reflex

Yesterday I published an article called Building up the Advocacy Community. This short piece just discusses why the advocacy community has slowed down and focuses on how to build the community back up. My band, Seraphidian, have decided when we are going to record the...

Speaking in Manchester

This is probably of most interest to subscribers of Planet Advocacy, but I will be giving a talk about sensible advocacy entitled On the Front Line: Convincing People of the Inconvincible at Manchester Linux User Group this Saturday (21st Jan). The meeting kicks off...