Today on HN someone posted a small ruby utility to send iMessages via
the commandline, which piqued my interest. I would love to send messages
to my phone when one of my cronscripts discovers something interesting.
However, the utility doesn’t allow sending to self.
So I looked around and found a way to get around this restriction, and
it doesn’t even require ruby anymore!
Recently I started on a new side-project:
gofinance. It dowloads and stores
financial data from the likes of Yahoo Finance, Bloomberg et al. It’s
under heavy development but already provides me with a nice way of
viewing my stocks from the commandline. A blog post about it is underway
but I’m waiting until I can get a bit of security analysis code
Anyway, I felt the need to upload binaries when I got around to tagging
a usable release. Normally one would go to github after tagging and
pushing, and create the release manually, adding a description and
uploading the binaries.
Naturally, being a programmer, I wasn’t content with this repetitive
clicking, so I automated the task, and
github-release was born.
Today I had to determine whether a video file is interlaced or not.
This has an effect on which flags I pass to the underlying video player
(mpv in this case) to enable deinterlacing and get rid
of that nasty combing effect.
For the impatient: get it here and read the migration guide. SDL is an open-source game development library. It’s been a long time coming, and some thought SDL2 was going to follow the path of Duke Nukem Forever: always a spectre on the horizon, but never being released. According to twitter it was in development for 2666 days, but the end result is beautiful.