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  1. Deep Linking into YouTube Videos

    Posted on January 8th, 2010 by Neil Crosby. Filed under Uncategorized.

    Just a very quick post today to highlight something I only became aware of a couple of days ago because of Jake Archibald, when he posted a youtube link on an internal mailing list – it’s possible to deep link into an arbitrary point within YouTube videos. I had thought that this was something most […]

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  2. Using WordPress’s “Upgrade Automatically” Feature

    Posted on December 19th, 2009 by Neil Crosby. Filed under Uncategorized.

    Yup, it’s time for the WordPress upgrade dance, yet again – 2.9 Carmen has just been released and everyone using WordPress is being “urged” to upgrade. Now, I’m slightly ashamed to admit it, but up until last week I hadn’t been upgrading regularly. It had seemed like in order to be able to use WordPress’s […]

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  3. Locking my Mac when I want to step away from it

    Posted on July 20th, 2009 by Neil Crosby. Filed under Uncategorized.

    I’ve noticed a few people asking recently “How do you lock your Mac desktop when you want to nip out?”. It’s a reasonable question — after all, security of your machine and the data on it should be at the forefront of your mind if you decide to leave your machine whilst you go and […]

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  4. Turning `diff` up to eleven

    Posted on January 27th, 2009 by Neil Crosby. Filed under Uncategorized.

    Yesterday, I had a problem. I had two files that were almost the same, but one of them had a few chunks of new data in it, and there were a couple of places where there were lines that only had a word or two changed in them. What I wanted was just the new […]

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  5. How to get more than the last 10 Recently Played Tracks from last.fm

    Posted on December 1st, 2008 by Neil Crosby. Filed under Uncategorized.

    I don’t have time for a full entry today, so here’s a quick tip for last.fm users who are making use of their “Recently Played Tracks” RSS to do cool things. It turns out that you can increase the number of tracks returned by the feed simply by adding a limit=somenumber parameter to the URL. […]

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