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Upgrades

MathJax, open source licenses, and more!

I have pushed a lot of changes to my website in the last week.

\[ J_\alpha(x) = \sum_{m=0}^\infty \frac{(-1)^m}{m! \, \Gamma(m + \alpha + 1)}{\left({\frac{x}{2}}\right)}^{2 m + \alpha} \]

Hopefully that doesn't look like a jumble of backslashes. *crosses his fingers*

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Seems like #Firefox has restored #WebSockets and added Server-Sent-Events. Hooray! Now we just have to wait a decade for IE to catch up.

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New Website

But still under construction.

I have finally pushed out the start of my new website. While not everything works quite yet, and some of the formatting has been lost in the transition from Posterous, it is at least good enough for me to start using it.

Things which still need work include:

  • formatting of old content Done(ish).
  • better styling of general typography Done.
  • automatically pull in other services (eg. Flickr, Reddit, etc.) Done.
  • better separation between these blog posts and other services (eg. Twitter)
  • preparing the source for publishing (eg. remove secret keys) Done; see GitHub.
  • tags on blog posts
  • deal with timezones, as my dev machine and server are different Done.

And a whole bunch more!

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I <3 @imageworksvfx for their embrace of the open source community.

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Filtering solid gabornoise.com, FTW. #SIGGRAPH

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The animation festival at #SIGGRAPH is proving to be very inspirational for me.

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Way to much awesome stuff at #SIGGRAPH to see everything I want to; it should be a couple weeks longer.

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The many hidden versions in Dropbox

Dropbox has a lovely feature in which they retain multiple versions of your files in case you want to revert some recent changes you have made. When you log into their website they let you pick from approximately all of last month's versions of a given file. However, if you look at URL of the version previews they offer, there is something to notice; they look roughly like:

https://dl-web.dropbox.com/get/path/to/your/file.txt?w=abcdef&sjid=123456

The w=abcdef is the ID of your file, and the sjid=123456 is the version of that file. Even though the web interface only shows a limited number of versions, since the version numbers appear to start counting at 1 you can simply contruct your own URLs to grab versions that they would not normally allow.

If you are especially careful and copy your browser cookies you can even automate this process to grab all versions of a given file!

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OATH-Toolkit 1.10 on OS X: UPDATE

It turns out the issues I was having compiling OATH-Toolkit was due to a slight change to the build process introduced in version 1.8.1. It is something to do with autoreconf, but I wasn't able to properly diagnose the problem. Ergo my workaround was to simply build only the parts that I needed:

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wget http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/oath-toolkit/oath-toolkit-1.10.2.tar.gz
tar -xzf oath-toolkit-1.10.2.tar.gz
cd oath-toolkit-1.10.2
./configure
make -C liboath
make -C pam_oath
make -C liboath install
make -C pam_oath install

And now I have time-based one-time-passwords on my Mac as well. The next thing to do is figure out how to get it to check against hashed passwords so I can get back to using a single prompt...

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My camera may be going through its death throws. Hold in there little buddy!

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