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1000 Plays

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

I used to listen to a lot of music. Before there was iTunes or Last.fm or even CDs I used to listen to cassette tapes, the radio, even actual records…

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My Favourite Albums

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

I keep trying to improve my various web mashups as APIs change and I pick up a new trick or two. Alas in 2019 I think many of the APIs I was using have become much more restrictive. One idea I had was to decrease the number of albums from every CD I own to say one hundred. I thought this would make the code run better as a lot of effort is spent trying to find information about obscure albums. Even my top 100 albums includes some unusual choices…

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Finding audio previews for album tracks in iTunes with PHP

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

My mashup codebase has not been updated in years but even without that APIs change their policies and the technique documented below probably no longer works. Sorry if you were counting on this code to solve all your problems, you may have to hire a developer to fix this or try another API…

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CD Cover Gallery PHP Code

Monday, October 29th, 2012

After finally getting my web mashup code into GitHub I spent a lot of time ensuring the code was easy to read and well commented. Now in 2019 a lot of methods no longer work because of changes to the APIs. I may be able to fix it, but I don’t have the time at the moment…

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Apple still struggles with social

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Lost among all the glossy photos of the new iPhone, Apple quietly announce the closure and failure of Ping…

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