kvance.com Site Newshttp://kvance.com/feeds/news/What's new on kvance.comen-usSun, 01 Apr 2012 17:27:21 +0000Nectroid updated http://kvance.com/news/Posted a quick update to <a href="http://kvance.com/nectroid">Nectroid</a> to finally show the stream bitrate and type info. It used to be in the stream title, but that's been missing far some time now. Sun, 01 Apr 2012 17:27:21 +0000http://kvance.com/news/Dropping the multiblog http://kvance.com/news/<p>My website is due for a refresh, and I've decided not to include the multiblog next time. Back in 2009, I imagined that as LJ continued to decline, I would use a multitude of services to augment it. Aggregating them in a single feed made sense. I've since settled on Google+ and Twitter, and since the multiblog doesn't even pull from G+, it's become nothing but a mirror of my tweets.</p> <p>I'm still going to post about my projects here, but mirroring other services doesn't seem necessary anymore.</p> Thu, 13 Oct 2011 12:04:35 +0000http://kvance.com/news/Page for Nectroid http://kvance.com/news/Added a page for <a href="http://kvance.com/nectroid/">Nectroid</a>, my new Android app. Sun, 18 Jul 2010 19:40:41 +0000http://kvance.com/news/Multicrush added http://kvance.com/news/Added a new script: <a href="http://kvance.com/multicrush/">Multicrush</a>. It's a wrapper around pngcrush that takes advantage of multiple CPUs. Sat, 15 May 2010 23:08:19 +0000http://kvance.com/news/IP bans added http://kvance.com/news/<p>Comment spam hasn't been much of a problem on my website, but it's become pretty regular now. Since it's only coming from a couple of IPs, I've added some IP blocking code.</p> <p>Hopefully that will be the end of it. If not... don't think I won't add Bayesian filtering to the comments code :P</p> Sun, 28 Mar 2010 12:32:33 +0000http://kvance.com/news/Installed google analytics http://kvance.com/news/I put a google analytics script on the site, because I'm tired of paging through raw log files. I hope it doesn't cause any problems. I've apparently been blocking that script for years on other sites (ever since I started using NoScript!) Fri, 06 Nov 2009 13:29:00 +0000http://kvance.com/news/DSMZX build 2 released http://kvance.com/news/I have a new build of my DS MegaZeux port, <a href="http://kvance.com/dsmzx/">DSMZX</a>, available! It has an updated keyboard, improved error handling, and a significantly reduced memory footprint.<br/> <br/> I was hoping to add some sound code to DSMZX last weekend, but the port had fallen so far behind devkitARM and mainline MZX that it's taken me this long just to get it back to how it was. (With a few improvements, of course.) Much credit goes to ajs, who abstracted out a lot of platform-specific code since the last time I looked at this.<br/> <br/> Hopefully I'll have a nice new sound playing version next time (and hopefully it won't be on this KevEdit-style release schedule)! Wed, 07 Oct 2009 23:03:11 +0000http://kvance.com/news/Talk Like a Pirate Day! http://kvance.com/news/I had this amusing idea today. It kept on amusing me until I decided to just write it: <a href="http://guybrush.kvance.com/">Guybrush Threepwood Reads Ron Gilbert's Tweets</a>.<br/> <br/> It's a JavaScript toy that has a <i>Secret of Monkey Island</i>-era Guybrush Threepwood reading off <a href="http://twitter.com/grumpygamer">@grumpygamer</a>'s tweets. I probably spent as much time figuring out how to rip the sprites as I did actually writing the code. Sat, 19 Sep 2009 23:14:27 +0000http://kvance.com/news/Cleaned up RSS feed http://kvance.com/news/I've started using Google Reader lately. It's pretty nice, but it's made me aware that my RSS feed needs some tweaks. So I've removed the per-item headers since they take up too much space, don't add much, and don't really fit in. And I've also changed the placeholder titles from site names to entry names, e.g. "Twitter" -&gt; "Tweet".<br/> <br/> So now that's fitting in a little better. Tue, 18 Aug 2009 11:26:21 +0000http://kvance.com/news/Site Redesign Launched http://kvance.com/news/You are now seeing the redesigned version of kvance.com. It has user comments, <a href="/blog/">web-log aggregation</a>, shorter URLs, better organization, a <a href="http://www.geekisp.com/">new host</a>, and a new look! All of the old stuff from the archives should still be here, but please <a href="/contact/">contact me</a> if you find broken links or anything missing.<br/> <br/> If you're interested in tech stuff, the site is now a custom Django app (it was a collection of perl scripts before). This is nice for me since besides getting to use <a href="http://www.python.org/">my favorite programming language</a>, I also get Django's admin site, comments module, RSS module, etc. The admin site is especially important for me, since I was manually entering content into the database before. It was error prone, time consuming, and discouraged me from updating. No more!<br/> <br/> Anyway, enjoy the new site. Sat, 18 Jul 2009 21:06:01 +0000http://kvance.com/news/