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Originally posted August 9 2005 at 23:08 under Computing. 0 Comments. Trackbacks Disabled.



Rachel reckons I qualify for geekdom because I wanted to watch the space shuttle land (welcome home Discovery). Mind she might be right. As the whole dual boot setup was finally completed at the weekend, I’ve been playing with linux. I haven’t done anything too technical with it really. I did however realise that the currently playing music bit of the blog front page wouldn’t be updating. Hmmm, I thought. Now my player of choice is AmaroK. That allows little scripts to be written. I found a script which did something like what I want, but not quite. Now normally I have a Winamp plugin send data to a PHP script, so if I thought I could probably get what I wanted. I’ve hacked that notifier script around and rebuilt the PHP stuff and things do seem to work. This is despite not exactly knowing any of the languages I was coding in. The only problem is that there doesn’t seem to be a way to get previously played songs but hey, it’s good enough.

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