iCalendar of NSW Public Holidays

As a Producer, Line Producer and Production Manager in the film & TV industry I need to know about upcoming public holidays when pre-pre-pre-production planning. You’d be surprised how often a public holiday ruins a budget. Anyway, I have a mix of databases, spreadsheets, text files and industry specific software that helps me do my […]

An Idea to Stop Vehicle Terrorism

Last updated on December 31st, 2017 at 06:32 pmAs I write this, news is coming in of another runaway vehicle mowing down pedestrians on a busy street. This time in Melbourne. No details yet other than the police have arrested the driver. If this is an act of terrorism or a tragic accident, there is […]

iTunes Match and Apple Music Breaks Play Count Edit

In 2010 I wrote a script for Windows’ iTunes users called Adjust Play Count. I though some people may be interested in it. It is the most popular post on my blog and it’s had more than 400 comments (although I’ve lost a lot of them in server moves). There’s a bug on Apple’s side […]

WordPress There has been an error cropping your image

I was updating my theme with the pretty amazing Twenty Seventeen from WordPress. Attempting to add a site icon it was just… failing. The blue select button in the Media Library would just go grey. When I tried a picture larger than 512×512 pixels I got a step further with the cropping dialogue, but then […]

Apple Touch Icon Sizes Updated for iOS 11

Last updated on May 27th, 2018 at 12:26 amhttp://stackoverflow.com/a/19933647/5118345 Stack Overflow user felipep posted an answer to the question “What size should apple-touch-icon.png be for iPad and iPhone 4?” His brilliant work is that he updates with all the suggested icon sizes for iOS10, including iPad Pro and every new iPhone and iPad as it is […]

Never Add Analytics Code to Your WordPress Theme

Last updated on June 9th, 2018 at 11:32 amBest practise is to use a plugin to add Analytics code to your website, not the options in your theme. When you change themes you lose the code and often the first thing you know about it is a gap in your analytics data. A detailed explanation […]

Mary Karr’s Poetry

I’m really enjoying the poetry of Mary Karra contributor to the New Yorker. From her short bio: Mary Karr teaches at Syracuse University and lives in Manhattan. Her New York Times best-seller, The Art of Memoir, will appear in paperback this fall. I first readThe Crotchgrabberher article “On a shockingly casual case of sexual assault”. […]