Lets Encrypt on Ubuntu using Apache, Nginx, or Lighttpd Cheat Sheet

If you are using Lets Encrypt ( certificates on your Ubuntu servers, you may find the following information useful if you work with Apache, Nginx, or Lighttpd. Installing Lets Encrypt on Ubuntu 14.04 (or older) Reference: apt-get install git git clone /opt/letsencrypt /opt/letsencrypt/letsencrypt-auto The 3rd line sets up Lets Encrypt and installs any necessary […]

GetID3 analyze() function new file size parameter

You can now read ID3 (media file headers) information from mp3 and other media files using GetID3 library without having the entire media file present. The new 2nd parameter to the analyze() member function allows you to detect play time duration with only a small portion of the file present. Years ago I added this […]

HTML5 audio / video and mp3 / H.264 is the future of new media but does not replace Flash

HTML5 is the future of new media (also known as downloadable media and podcasting). Anyone who has used an iPad or Google Chrome and watched a video knowing it was through an HTML5 video element knows what I’m talking about. Playback is instant, smoother and is much more responsive than via Flash. It is also […]

Firefox Extensions I Use

I’m often asked what Firefox extensions I use in my web browser. For those who ask, here you go. Basic plugins that anyone may like: Gmail Manager – check and manage multiple Gmail accounts History block – prevent some sites from crowding your web browser history Echofon – Twitter client (formally known as TwitterFox) I’m […]

Subscribe to RSS, Atom, Twitter, iTunes, and Google Reader links for WordPress

I’ve created a WordPress plugin called Subscribe Sidebar! If your familiar with my blog, you’ve seen my Subscribe sidebar before. Now it’s available as a plugin for WordPress. I got sick of copying/pasting the HTML from theme to theme and after Todd Chochrane requested the same links for the RawVoice Blogs I decided it was […]

Columbus Social Media Cafe – Central Ohio Bloggers, Podcasters and Social Networking

Anyone in the Central Ohio area who is a blogger, podcaster or social networking enthusiast/expert should be aware that there is a potential meetup group organizing called the Columbus Social Media Cafe. Yesterday was the 4th SMC meetup and I gathered that they are just now working on defining what the goals are of the […]

A Good Keyboard is Important

Last summer, I purchased a new computer, right away I had to swap the new keyboard that came with it (HP Pavilion) with my previous worn down IBM keyboard. Well in October, the keyboard wasn’t working so well so I hunted through the house till I found a keyboard I could live with. Oddly, it’s […]

Firefox Crashes because of QuickTime

Well, I’ve finally found others who are finding the same problem. I will be surfing the net, open a page and bam! Firefox crashes. More recently the computer was running slow when Firefox crashed and I swear I saw a pop up from quicktime asking me if I’d like to update. Since then, I’ve used […]

New Year Update

It’s been a while since I blogged anything. I’ve been very busy. Here is my update of what is going on in my life. RawVoice Been very busy working on a number of projects as usual. We are about to launch a new web site on Monday, January 14, 2008. If things go well, we’ll […]

Fundamental issues with Windows Vista

I just recently purchased a new computer. It’s very powerful. It has a 320GB hard drive, Intel core 2 Duo 4400 running at 2Ghz and 2GB of memory. There is one problem though, Windows Explorer in Vista. I can’t explain how unstable Windows Explorer is in Vista. The operating system itself does not crash, but […]