Archive for September, 2006

mp3 to wav conversion

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

Looking to convert those “legally” purchased mp3 files to wav so you can play them in your boombox? Here’s a handy dandy little shell script to facilitate the conversion process:

for i in *.mp3;
do lame –decode $i `basename $i .mp3`.wav;

The obvious usage:

Navigate to the directory where your mp3 files are located. Run this script in the directory, and viola, all the mp3 files will be converted to wavs  with matching filenames and the .wav extension. Perfect for burning to CD!

Do note that this requires lame and basename to execute properly. Enjoy those “legal” mp3s!

Collabofit is live (kinda)

Thursday, September 14th, 2006

We pushed live the other day, restricting access to personal invites for the time being. Interested in the experience? Want to be an early adopter? Shoot me a mail and I’ll set you up. Check out Katanaa and the collabofit blog for more information.

Holidays are here

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

Ah, its nice to be on holiday. What holiday is on September 13th you ask? Programmer’s Day, of course!!! Internationally recognized as ‘the’ holiday of choice, Programmer’s Day is all about celebrating the fun of being a geek. So come on everybody, live it up!

That’s so rufus

Friday, September 8th, 2006

In the quest to continually update our language and give it new forms of expression, and because I === geek, I am going to help promote an alternative to the geeky “you got owned” and its various l33t spellings, one that should hopefully appeal to a broader audience.

Now, instead of getting “owned”, its “you just got Mario-ed!”. This is short hand notation for saying “You got one-upped”, and as we all remember, 1-ups were fairly elusive in the original Mario Bros. So there you go, inspired by xkcd, I challenge you to let people know when you’ve Mario-ed them.