Soundcloud StreamingI started working on an Alexa skill recently to stream a podcast series from soundcloud. While there is a wealth of developer documentation on the site, this is one of the few services I’ve ever encountered that seems to be intent on crippling developer interactions. Currently developer registrations are closed and most of the existing documentation is filled with information that is no longer valid. As a result, there are a number of difficulties in trying to find a way to stream from soundcloud. Continue reading
I’ve been slow to update this, but that’s because I’ve spent the last few months finishing up in one job and starting a new one! New posts incoming!
LaTeX is amazingI hate formatting documents. Actually, I hate REFORMATTING documents. When I had to tackle my CV after my first job, I got the feedback that my CV needed to be updated to make it easier to read and more succinct. Ever since then, whenever the CV needed to be updated, I would end up having to copy the text out and find a new format or template to copy the data in. Continue reading
Configuration Management Tool ComparisonAs part of my masters, I did my thesis on comparing a collection of the most common configuration management tools on the market for speed of execution, cost and ease of implementation. What I’ve detailed below is a summary of the findings I made, and if you’re interested in the learning more about the test framework, conditions and low level detail, please feel free to download the full thesis here. Continue reading
This is a ridiculously useful site for removing backgrounds of images, handy for blog posts for example!