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See my profile on Advogato for links to my contributions to the world of free/open-source software.
- In 2020, I made notes on using the ia, the Internet Archive command-line tool.
- In 2012, I made some notes about DVD file formats and DVD ripping.
- In 2013, I started some notes on video capture hardware.
- In 2014, I started keeping a set of FFmpeg command-line examples.
- In 2015, I made some notes about the Serviio streaming media server software.
- In 2016, I started keeping track of MP4Box command-line examples.
- In 2018, I started keeping notes on AviSynth usage.
Music & audio
- In 2008, with the help of DJ Mark E Quark, I managed to piece together tracklists for some of his classic 1991–1992 mixtapes.
- In 2008–2010, I tried to keep track of DJ Beppe Loda mixes and links.
- In 2011, I started making a tracklist for a mixtape recorded in my chill-out room at the 1993 Columbus, Ohio rave Starseed, and documented as much as I could remember about the event.
- In 2013, I made some notes regarding RTLSDR, which is using software to control special radio-tuning hardware.
- In 2013, I documented how to set up viewing of CD ripping logs in the Windows audio player foobar2000.
- In 2013, I documented how to generate UTF-8 playlists for Winamp.
- In 2014, I made some notes about ripping vinyl.
- In 2014, I started tracking the results of digital audio extraction (DAE) quality testing on my computers' CD & DVD drives.
- In 2015, I made some notes about ripping CDs.
- In 2017, I made notes about configuring spectrograms in the foobar2000 audio player and other foobar2000 settings.
- In 2017, I made some notes about my Nakamichi CR-3A cassette deck restoration.
- In 2017, I started some notes about Logitech Media Server, which I use with my SqueezeBox Boom.
- In 2017, I researched the issue of how most vinyl contains digital recordings, for records mastered after circa 1978.
- In 2018, I relocated my collection of Discogs notes, undocumented guidelines, etc.
- In 2019, I summarized time-constant-based EQ in order to understand how a frequency response curve can be expressed as just "70 µs" or "50 Hz cutoff".
XML & XSLT
- In 2005, I started writing a report on Oracle XSLT processor bugs.
- In 2006, I wrote an XML, XPath, and XSLT technology quiz as potential questions to ask in a technical interview.
- In 2007, I was writing OASIS XSLT Developer Questionnaire answers for 4Suite.
- In 2012, I summarized what I learned about Windows 7 folder sharing.
- In 2012, I summarized what I learned about Windows folders that can't be renamed or deleted.
- In 2012, I summarized what I learned about setting up Remote Desktop.
- In 2012, I summarized what I learned about setting the application compatibility mode for multiple programs at once.
- In 2013, I summarized what I learned about Java updates and affected apps like Serviio.
- In 2015, I summarized how to make Windows report disk failures.
- In 2016, I documented how I recovered the boot sector on my Lenovo desktop PC's boot drive after corruption.
- In 2018, I documented how to configure Simple DNSCrypt on Windows.
- In 2021, I documented my experience using Simplix to install Windows 7 security updates after January 2020.
- In 2007, for Discogs, I researched how the phonorecord copyright symbol renders in various circumstances.
- In 2016, I researched 1970s rotary phone dial card fonts.
- In 2021, I made a list of some of my favorite monospace console fonts.
MP3 & AAC
- In 2008–2010, I made some notes about MP3 editing, splitting, and gapless playback.
- In 2008, I experimented with SHOUTcast stream transcoding.
- In 2008, I used Visual C++ 2005 for the first time, and logged my experience compiling AACGain with it.
- In 2015, I attempted to use Liquidsoap to generate crossfaded SHOUTcast & Icecast streams.
- In 2013, I started compiling random things regarding FreeBSD system administration, in order to make room for other things in my head.
- In 2015, I started keeping notes on my adventures in getting FreeBSD running on a BeagleBone Black (plus general notes about the BeagleBone Black).
- In 2015, I started keeping notes on running FreeBSD on VirtualBox on my Windows 7 system.
- In 2015, I massively enhanced my tcsh configuration files (.cshrc, .login) to customize my terminal, shell, and core app behavior.
- In 2015, I also started keeping track of my nano configuration files (.nanorc and files included therefrom). nano is a text editor.
- In 2013, I made some notes about making a custom ruleset for HTTPS Everywhere, which is the EFF's web-browser extension (for Firefox & Chrome only) to rewrite
https:URLs when accessing a predefined list of websites that support such access.
- In 2018, I backed up my custom CSS rulesets for various websites before uninstalling the banned extension I was using to apply them.