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MP4 / H264 Errors in Adobe Premiere Pro / Media Encoder / MainConcept

I’ve been editing together a few gameplay videos recently (eg DayZ Tread Lightly).I came across a rather perplexing error when trying to encode a long video. Basically, I have a few sequences of footage taken with FRAPS that together run to about 2 hours and 45 minutes. I created a project for these to run […]

My Phone Won’t Load SMS Conversations

I posted this on Google+, but I’m not sure it’s quite the right venue for troubleshoorint queries. I have an #android #troubleshooting query. I have an HTC Desire HD through 3 in the UK. When I go to open messages using the stock message application, it gives a “loading” spinner but never shows the messages. […]

Virtual Multiblog and .htaccess

TLDR: RTFM (http://striderweb.com/wp-content/multiblog/multiblog-readme.htm#permalinks) I had problems with permalinks and Virtual Multiblog (yet another linky), basically that for every wordpress instance I added I would have to add another set of permalink-related Apache Rewrite rules to prevent individual entries 404-ing. This was fragile and prone to failure. Fortunately, there is a Proper Way To Do It: […]

[Solved] Could not create java implementation loader / No JRE Found

After installing LibreOffice Portable (from here), I tried to install the Google Docs Sync extension, ooo2gd. However, installation failed with the error message “Could not create java implementation loader”. There are many posts about this, most of which suggest either disabling, then re-enabling “Use a Java runtime environment” on the Tools > Options > LibreOffice […]

TF2 Connection Problems Persist

Team Fortress 2 has recently gone free to play, which I am guessing has resulted in a big spike in players (it is currently the most played game on Steam, with a peak of nearly 100 000 players today – no doubt it was busier at the weekend). As a result, my old post on […]

Sort a List By Length and Alphabetically Using jQuery

A fairly common problem in jQuery is to sort a set of elements eg a list of <li>, and most examples I came across seemed to offer pretty decent solutions – provided you want to sort alphabetically. If you want to do this in a number of ways, then tinysort is a great way of […]

Show Progress Bar During dd Copy

There are a number of ways of showing the progress of a dd copy. The easiest is sending the USER1 signal to the dd process, like: dd if=FILE1 of=FILE2 pkill -USER1 dd But that only gives a current status – eg 12345678 bytes transferred (11.77MB) … [8.56MB/s]. Not that helpful if you want an ongoing […]

Polish Demotivational Posters

I have some images up on this blog, images that are sometimes linked to. I occasionally check out who is checking out what, and found out that one of the mosaics I generated a few years ago is being used in what appears to be a demotivational poster. You can see it at http://demotywatory.pl/2483873/Jestesmy-tym-wszystkim. Google […]

Nostalgia is Playing Wipeout 2097 Again

Let me paint a picture for you. It’s 1996. Clinton is in power in the US and can do no wrong, while on this side of the pond John Major’s grip on power is weakening. One bright grey afternoon at my sister and brother-in-law’s flat my sister pointed out a new device on the floor […]

Project Euler Problem 17

Check your spelling / letter counts. Seriously. Sixty is 5 letters long, not 6; a false friend numeral. Also, from the forums: look at the use of the word and. The examples are your friend.