Month: January 2007

  • Mike Sweet’s replacement for “(recommended)”

    Last week Mike added some code to CUPS to remove “(recommended)” from PPD NickName attributes, quite rightly saying that static recommendations without the benefit of the full context are not much use. Now he’s proposing a better system. See the full text of it, but here is a summary: new PPD attributes are proposed, to […]

  • Frightful weather

    Unexpectedly, we have snow this morning, so that’s nice. So much for early Spring though — hope it hasn’t caused too much trouble for the confused flora and fauna that jumped the gun. Lots of pristine patches of snow to put footprints in!

  • Form-feed funny

    I wish I could pinpoint the reason for this HP duplex printer having ‘form-feed funnies’. (It’s like a funny five minutes, but for printers.) I’m sure it’s to do with when it runs out of paper mid-job and then I refill its paper tray, but I haven’t caught it red-handed yet.

  • Music too quiet: bad; ReplayGain: good

    I listen to music a lot more since discovering Pandora and getting a SqueezeBox. Now Mugshot’s Music Radar is better for criticising each other’s musical taste I listen to our own music collection on the computer more as well. Some of our older CDs are noticeably quieter than newly-produced ones, so we have to keep […]

  • Manipulating PDF documents

    I heard about pdftk today, and installed it to take a look. Quite nice, but I wish there were a nice graphical interface for it.