Converting rm to mp3

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Recently I’ve run across a realmedia stream that I really want to convert to mp3 (mainly because my portable player can’t read rm files. I’ll talk about capturing rm streams in another post, but this one is going to talk about converting from rm to mp3. For starters, it’s possible to use mencoder for this [...]

WordPress 2.0.4 Update

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

It has been a few days now, but I noticed that WordPress 2.0.4 has now been released and is highly recommended due to the fixing of a few security issues. They also list a number of bugfixes as well. So, if you’re running a site based on wordpress it’s time to update. It’s really a [...]

/bash/rm: argument list too long

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen this complaint from the bash shell when trying to remove a bunch of files. In this case, I was trying to clear a directory where log rotating had run amuck and there was a 10 second lag in typing ls ∗.gz and seeing any output…. So, [...]

“rm -f *” undelete

Thursday, January 19th, 2006

I really ought to find a way to alias “rm -f *” to “rm -i” IF the time is between 1 AM and 7 AM…. Last night I was working late (2:30AM or so when this happened). I had just made a few “refinements” to some of my audio streaming scripts (kept in a “Foreign [...]

Recording online streams (real / wma) to mp3 format (or ogg) with mplayer

Thursday, January 19th, 2006

So, I’ve been looking back over my list of “scripts” that are pulling in audio from various news sources online for the site. It’s also got me doing a bit more spanish language listening than I had been. In the car, I usually use an mp3 player (the nexia) with a small FM transmitter [...]

More Command Line Interface Magic…. Aliases

Monday, December 12th, 2005

Enterprise Linux has a good article on some handy aliases under linux that can make CLI usage much more handy. The only warning I would have is to be careful that an alias you want to create doesn’t conflict with another useful program. (One of the comments noted that ld is the executable of the [...]

Apache2 ( apache webserver ) not restarting

Friday, November 18th, 2005

This is an error I’ve run into a few times. It’s rare enough that the second time I saw it, I had a vague memory that it had happened before. The third time though (was within the last week) I remembered and even remembered where the file was located to solve it. Here’s the problem…. [...]

Realplayer has issued a critical patch for a couple vulnerabilities

Friday, November 11th, 2005 is reporting that realplayer has issued a patch in response to two vulnerabilities discovered by eEye. The first involves a skin file which could be loaded through the browser without permission and the second, a specially made .rm file which could allow code execution. Update 11/11 – The security fix has further coverage    [...]


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