If you’re annoyed with the startup chime of your Mac, my friend Dan Tullis has developed an app that will cool your rage: Start Ninja will disable the startup chime so you won’t have to remember to turn your volume down before you shut down your machine.
Recently, I needed to implement a minimal web server in C#. The .NET HTTP classes worked great, but there’s nothing built in to provide MIME types (other than looking in the registry, which I don’t trust to be complete/consistent). So I extracted the data from the Debian /etc/mime.types file for anything with a file extension and created a simple static class to do lookups for them.
// do a lookup
String mimeType = MimeType.Get(".jpg");
// the dot is optional
String mimeType = MimeType.Get("jpg");
// non-existent extensions will return the default application/octet-stream type
String mimeType = MimeType.Get(".foo");
// you can also provide an explicit default type
String mimeType = MimeType.Get(".foo", "text/plain");
You can download MimeType.cs or view it in-line below.
I’ve updated the Android Dislexicon with some additional suffixes for a bit more variety. I’m planning to add more prefixes and suffixes periodically as I have time.
Attention: This version of the SeekBar is obsolete, check out the new version instead
While working on my Android implementation of the Dislexicon, I realized I would need a SeekBar preference to adjust the text-to-speech speed. I found a couple of SeekBar prefs online, but none of them fit my needs. Specifically, I wanted it to:
- Appear on the main preference screen, instead of a separate window accessed via a button
- Fill the entire width of the screen
- Allow a minimum value other than zero
Here’s what I ended up with, as it appears in Dislexicon:
I’ve released a new version of Weatherspect, primarily because the weather data source it uses, Weather::Underground, isn’t working at the moment. The new version includes a fixed version of Weather::Underground. It also has turkeys and pumpkins for thanksgiving, and the ability to control how many things are walking around the screen.