quick and dirty dns lint

I run a DNS server that I and a lot of my friends use. The problem with it being “free” and being between friends is sometimes people forget to tell you if they have switched DNS serving arrangements or just haven’t kept the registration.  I wrote a quick and dirty script, thanks to the whois …

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FFI for Ruby and an mp4v2 example

Previously on my blog: In my TiVo2Podcast stuff I automated the process of putting chapters around commercials, but had to call out to a small C++ app I wrote to put the chapters in using libmp4v2. A few weeks ago I was looking at some ruby gems for a project I was working on and …

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Using Ruby with Viewpoint unhork an Exchange mailbox

(It’s been awhile since I’ve done a technical post, so I may do that on the next few.) Through some craziness we haven’t figured out, a user at work managed to get over *pinky to mouth* one million items in their Deleted Items folder in Outlook which is hooked up to our Exchange server. This …

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Tivo2Podcast update

I’ve made a few updates since my last release a few weeks ago. I thought I’d toss an updated version out there.  What’s new in this version: Duration is no longer hard-coded to 32:00 and actually reflects the duration of the show The script will attempt to find the TiVo via Bonjour/mDNS/ZeroConf/DNS-SD/whatever unless passed a …

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TiVo -> Video Podcast

Previously on “You can imagine where it goes from here”: We released a script to download stuff from the tivo, and then made some improvements to it. After two years of saying I was going to fully automate the process of downloading and transcoding shows for my iPhone, I finally got off my ass and …

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Great syntax highlighting plugin for WordPress

At times, I think I spend more time writing about using wordpress than actually using it sometimes. I’ll need to fix that. Today, thanks to WordPress’s dashboard, I came across the WP-Codebox plugin. THanks to GeSHI, it can color up a lot of languages and fixes some problems I’ve had with other plugins. Honestly, I’ve …

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