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Notices for 29th March 2015 to 15th January 2012


Sunday, 29th March 2015

Abandon hope all ye who press enter here.

Friday, 8th March 2013

To the cretin who just sent this message to me via the contact form, yes it does work, thank you.

Date: 8 Mar 2013 21:48:28 -0000
Subject: (CF) Knock knock
From: Me <anonymous@telcontar.net>

Does this still work?

Sunday, 15th January 2012

I have maintained a collection of electronic music tracklists and cue sheets in /store/archive/tracklists for years. I have never been happy that Google search results for these are either plain text files with no formal heading, or snippets from the Apache directory listing.

A database-based solution would be trivial to implement, save for the complexities of dealing with a) incomplete tracklists and cues, and b) the need to maintain separate data in the database from the files on my hard drive.

As a quick late-night-hack workaround, I’ve written a directory parser that is able to format the list as a proper table complete with download links: electronic music tracklists and cue sheets archive. I’ve used title properties on the download links to help Google figure out what they point to. It’s not perfect, but it’s a lot better than a virtual directory listing.

While I was at it, I also implemented syntax highlighting for the files, and a cue sheet reformatter. The original cue sheet files remain untouched for now, but for display purposes they are reformatted tidily.