Archive for February, 2010

Labs News : Autowhack 0.3, DownTheTubes

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Some quick news from the Shinypixel Labs – AutoWhack 0.3 is officially stable and available to download.   AutoWhack is a small GUI application to assist with compressing and obfuscating Javascript for production websites.  It uses the YUI Compressor under the hood, and allows you to conveniently concatenate and compress whole folder trees of Javascript automatically or as a one-shot process.

Autowhack 0.3 is now available.

(Usual disclaimer applies.  May turn your cat green, but it’s pretty unlikely.)

There’s also DownTheTubes, which is a little experiment of mine in the world of Maemo 5 development for my Nokia N900.  It’s a map for giving you a tube map and status in a convenient little package; it’s kinda working but nowhere near being finished, but it ‘s got its own page now.

Bottoms up!

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

The oft-repressed part of my brain that likes Carry On films was amused by this advert on a local phone box.  I applaud the efforts of anyone assisting others to quit smoking, and doubly so when they use such a great name.

Encore Une Fois

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

I discovered this embarrassing-but-danceable slice on the Funky London podcast last week and it kept me humming all weekend.  A pop-house rehash of Sash!’s ancient Mysterious Times replacing the original’s miserable overtones with a lot more fun.  Maybe the 90s were worth something after all..

Sash! – Mysterious Times (Spencer & Hill remix)

Puttin’ On The Ritz

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

I may well have posted this before, but since I’m actually going to the Ritz today, here’s a YouTube video of Taco’s excellent synthy cover of Puttin’ On The Ritz from sometime back in the 80s…

Taco – Puttin’ On The Ritz