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webpd: a Polymer-based web UI for the beets music library manager

beets is the extensible music database tool every programmer with a music collection has dreamed of writing.  At its simplest it’s a clever tagger that can normalize your music against the MusicBrainz database and then store the results in a searchable SQLite database.  But with plugins it can fetch album art, use the Discogs music […]

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about:nosy is about:memory with charts, helps you lay blame more easily

about:memory and the memory reporter infrastructure that powers it are amazing.  They provide an explicit hierarchy that breaks down the memory use in the system to the subsystems and increasingly the causes of allocation.  about:memory looks like this (if you stand a few feet back from your monitor and take off your glasses): If you […]

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LogSploder, logsploding its way to your logs soon! also, logsplosion!

In our last logging adventure, we hooked Log4Moz up to Chainsaw.  As great as Chainsaw is, it did not meet all of my needs, least of all easy redistribution.  So I present another project in a long line of fantastically named projects… LogSploder! The general setup is this: log4moz with a concept of “contexts”, a […]

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Thunderbird and gloda go to meme-town

Sure, a word cloud of your blog posts is cool… but what if you could take any search of your e-mail, and turn that into a word cloud?  And then, if you click on one of those words, your search constraints would be revised to use the word you clicked on (and you’d get a […]

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I’ll be wanting that latte machine now…

in context credits where credits due: thread arcs a la the nice people at the IBM CUE group the search view prototype is implemented by David Ascher.  the positioning of the visualization is on me as a quick hack, though. the search view prototype is designed by Bryan Clark, and he has even better stuff […]

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Pretty Polish

As part of a continuing effort to make visophyte’s byproducts look attractive, I implemented a bit more shiny today. Using this aqua sphere effect photoshop tutorial at skdstudio.com as a basis, I have made the simple circle renderer support a ‘pretty’ option. Unfortunately, this took a lot longer than I was hoping. Cairo lacks a […]

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Cairo bakes Pretty Pies

Vacation found me actually relaxing, but some pretty progress has been had. I forgot to push my 64-bit aggdraw patches to the laptop I brought, so I implemented a cairo renderer. This has resulted in some backend cleanup and refactoring, although there is more to do. This also allows for attractive use of gradients: The […]

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