Local Google web font hosting made easy, controllable and automated Changelog (last update: Oct 11, 2016) Comments Source code Bugs () The bash script best-served-local makes downloading and self-hosting a Google web font as easy as running the following command in a terminal: bash <(wget -q -O – "https://lacocina.nl/best-served-local" >dev/null) "Roboto:100,900" This will download the […]
Symptom After uploading a book to internet archive (IA), some task are started on IA’s servers to generate all the metadata files and derived formats. Like explained in the blog Scandata.xml –on the wiki of the university of Columbia– the generated bookid_scandata.xml file lacks a pageNumber element. This results in not being able to directly […]
Building an installation package for Debian with the latest version of mpd is easy, right? Sure, as long as you’re working on a Debian (or ubuntu) host. Therefore I’ve created the make-debian-mpd-chroot bash script, which lets me do just that, but on a host running Arch (or Fedora and friends). The script uses debootstrap to […]
Comments () Among audio and music lovers who use digital audio, bit perfect audio playback is hot. Time to explore the term and its backgrounds and guide you in setting up your own system. What’s in a name? Often the notion of “bit perfect” is used to describe audio playback systems that don’t alter audio […]
Information on installation packages for Ubuntu and Debian for the free and open high quality audio sample rate converter ssrc from Shibatch.
In the quimup-packaging repository on github, I track releases of Quimup (formerly known as Guimup), another graphical MPD-client written in Qt5. One may use the repository to create the corresponding installation packages for Ubuntu and Debian, or use the packages I’ve created. Using and installing the packages Quimup on Ubuntu Ubuntu users can use the […]
alsa-capabilities is a bash scripts that shows which digital audio formats and sample rates your sound card and USB DA-converter supports on systems running Linux and alsa.
When using your PC as a high end audiophile transport device for delevering digital audio to an external DA-converter as explained in How to turn Music Player Daemon (mpd) into an audiophile music player, one has to make sure that the audio files are in a suitable audio format for the DAC. Consult the Background […]
Changelog (last update: Jan 8, 2016) Comments () Source code Bugs () Music Player Daemon (mpd) is a great free and open source tool which, together with Linux, can be used to turn any computer into a highest quality bit perfect audio player. That way your PC will act as a transparant transport device for […]
Coon released version 0.3 of his great and fast graphical MPD-client guimup. Update: Dec 10, 2013: Guimup got it’s name changed to Quimup and upgraded to 1.3.1 for which packages are avaliable.
Introduction This article describes how to create a software environment on your desktop computer which will make it possible to boot a second computer from the network and use that as the interface between the desktop computer –from which the audio files and the boot environment are served– and the external audio equipment. The goal […]
When you want to configure linux for bit perfect audio playback, pulseaudio can get in the way. This article explains how you can disable pulseaudio easily, without breaking your applications and package management. Furthermore the working of pulseaudio and the relationship with alsa is explained.
The June 2010 Stereophile review of the YBA Design WD202 D/A-converter (watch out: flash-only!) is missing pictures of it’s internals. This is a shame, as Lukasz Fikus of Lampizator points out very eloquently. Inspired by him here we go.