Script to download and host google web fonts and generate css: best-served-local

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:

This will download the appropriate font files (like Roboto_Bold_v15_latin_700.woff) to a…

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Adding pageNumber elements to an internet archive generated scandata.xml file

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…

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A comprehensive guide to bit perfect digital audio using Linux

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 on purpose, like…

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Quimup packages for Ubuntu and Debian

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…

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Script to convert FLAC files using Shibatch Sample Rate Converter (SSRC) while preserving meta data

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…

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mpd-configure: automatically turn Linux into an audiophile music player

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…

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How to setup a bit-perfect digital audio streaming client with free software (with LTSP and MPD)

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…

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