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AudioPump, Inc. Projects (internet radio)

Analytics Connector - Connects your SHOUTcast servers to your Google Analytics account, allowing you to monitor your website and streams in one place.

Stream Metadata API - Simple RESTful web service for accessing real-time metadata from internet radio streams.

Consulting - Contact me at brad@audiopump.co for vendor-neutral streaming media advice.

Other Projects

WiiMusic.net - An internet radio player for Nintendo's Wii that utilizes jQuery for the interface and Flash in the background for audio playback.

MindMaster MIDI/DMX - Software that interfaces with consumer EEG hardware to translate brainwave patterns into controls for MIDI and DMX to control synthesizers and intelligent lighting fixtures. Interfaces to USB HID hardware, as well as common MIDI devices and USB-serial controlled DMX interfaces.

Laptop Theft Prevention - Uses the accelerometer in IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad series laptops as an anti-theft alarm. Sends alerts over e-mail/SMS.

Color Filter - Enables people with scotopic sensitivity syndrome to use a computer for longer periods of time by placing a simple color overlay on top of applications. Can be calibrated to the user's specific color needs.

New Chrome Session - Launches a completely blank Google Chrome session with its own cookies, cache, and history. Enables one-click testing of login functions, as well as logging on to multiple accounts on services such as Gmail and Facebook.

Can You Ping Me Now? - Simple website for determining if your Internet connection is working properly. Utilizes Socket.IO... not actual ICMP ping packets.


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comment Windows move very slowly (<1 FPS) until I kill dwm.exe
@magicandre1981 Unfortunately, the problem has occurred again with Chrome hardware acceleration disabled.
Mar
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comment Unable to type in Putty after a few minutes of inactivity?
It's very likely that your TCP connection is a bit shaky. Does it disconnect 30 seconds or so later? Or does it appear to remain connected, and you just don't see any text?
Mar
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comment How accurate is CURL's 'current rate' in the progress meter?
Maybe, but what I can't answer is what is the time period being quantized. And, I see now that you edited your comment asking about the data from the last 60 seconds. I think your first comment is correct, that it's probably the average bitrate over the last second as I see it swing up and down wildly sometimes. But, you would have to inspect the source to be sure. In any case, I promise you that it isn't just some made up number. It's a count of data transferred over time... just what time period I'm not sure.
Mar
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comment How accurate is CURL's 'current rate' in the progress meter?
It's accurate. You can test this yourself with a packet sniffer.
Mar
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comment How accurate is CURL's 'current rate' in the progress meter?
What's accurate to you? The rate over the last second, or the rate from the whole download? Maybe somewhere in between?
Mar
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answered Is battery mAh measured per cell?
Mar
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comment Pixelated video (from scaling?) with video playback
@DavidPostill Good to hear it isn't just me. Rebooting doesn't solve it for me though, and neither does restarting VLC. Upgrading graphics card drivers and chipset drivers also didn't resolve the issue.
Mar
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comment Pixelated video (from scaling?) with video playback
@JakeGould Added Windows 7 64-bit to the question. And, the question you posted is asking specific about VLC, and is not a duplicate. The answers posted there are also not relevant. Aero has always worked before with HD video. This problem has cropped up recently.
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Feb
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comment Windows move very slowly (<1 FPS) until I kill dwm.exe
@magicandre1981 I disabled hardware acceleration and the issue hasn't happened again, but it can sometimes take weeks to occur so I'm waiting to see.
Feb
15
comment Windows move very slowly (<1 FPS) until I kill dwm.exe
Interesting, I'll try it. I've had this issue since I bought my laptop over a year ago, but I have always used Chrome.
Feb
15
comment Windows move very slowly (<1 FPS) until I kill dwm.exe
@magicandre1981 Trace captured. It doesn't look very helpful though. I've looked through it and posted some of the highlights. Let me know if you see anything suspicious that I can look at. If you need the full report, please provide your e-mail address as I would rather not post it for anyone and everyone on the internet. Thanks again for your suggestions!
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comment Windows move very slowly (<1 FPS) until I kill dwm.exe
@magicandre1981 No, I have to catch it in the act again. It doesn't happen all the time.
Feb
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comment Windows move very slowly (<1 FPS) until I kill dwm.exe
@MonkeyZeus Yep, that's the one! As far as I know, the Nvidia card hasn't fired up at all as I haven't ran any games or anything, nor Photoshop. But, I suppose it's possible that some piece of software has used it. I will try disabling it and see how it goes. Unfortunately, this only happens on average once every couple weeks. (Sometimes it will happen every day in a row for a week though.) So, it may take a couple months to definitively answer.