Unfortunately I did not have much time to update my blog. But I’m not dead and neither audioserve is – actually last half of year or so I focused on building new client. As of now new client is ready for production (version 0.3.3 +) and server has some new functionality too, mainly to support new client.
Continue reading What’s new in audioserve
There is now online demo automatically built from master branch (shared secret is mypass).
I have been working on some new features in audioserve and they are now available in latest releases. In this article I’d like to talk little bit about them and probably later also provide new demo videos, as there has been many changes from last demos.
Summary of new features:
- Single file audiobooks (m4b) support
- Alternative subfolders sorting (recent, alphabetical) and most recent folders list
- Folders download in web client
- Easier deployment with smaller docker image or static binary
- Server config file
- Playback sharing/synchronization between clients
See below for details.
Continue reading Audioserve new features
As I’m using audioserve for almost a year, I’m becoming quite keen about it – it’s exactly what I wanted – simple, lightweight and works as I needed. With it listening to audiobooks is just a simple pleasure. Recently I updated audioserve server with couple more features, which might not be essential, but can be useful: multiple transcoding formats ( meaning target formats) and transcoding cache. Continue reading Next Audioserve Version
Some updates have been done on both audioserve server (now in version 0.6.0) and Android client (now in version 0.7.0): Continue reading Audioserve Update
So finally there is something. I’m using it myself now to listen to audiobooks and it have almost all functionality I wanted it to have. It might be still bit unstable and few things is not well behaving (keep up long time in paused state, navigation between notifications and activities is still bit messy and few more issues), but generally it works. Continue reading audioserve Android Client Early Beta Is Available
Mybookshelf2 enters the stage, when code can be considered of alpha quality. Basic functionality is there, so it could be tried and I plan to move my ebooks collection to it soon. MBS2 is packed with new technologies and comparing to previous version (Mybookshelf) it can be considered a completely new application.
So what’s new? Concerning functionality not much, but a lot happened internally. For me it’s more about testing and playing with new technologies then managing ebooks (which is still important of course). Maybe some of currently used technologies are bit of overkill (like using WAMP protocol), but nevertheless they play important part in the application. Continue reading Mybookshelf2 Alpha Version is available
Finally I decided to update theme of my site. New theme is twentyfourteen, with very few custom css styling in child theme.
As a key benefit of new theme I see its responsive design, which it looks well also on mobile devices. Key mine customizations are:
- Customized logo
- Extended max-width of content – twentyfourteen has width of content some 440px, which leaves much unused space on normal screens, I extend it to double size.
Continue reading Updated Theme (Widening TwentyForteen)
I put MyPlaces live on Internet for a pilot run – it’s a new project of mine, I’ve been playing with it in spare time for last few months. Live site is at http://myplaces.zderadicka.eu. Continue reading MyPlaces are live!
Bit more on my old site. Old site was created some 15 years ago, with intent of simple and minimalistic space for some of testing and playing SW projects of mine. It had served me well so I decided to keep a copy also on this server, however I will not transfer all content to new site – mainly because some stuff there is really ancient and I’ve lost interest in it. I may transfer some content, which I consider still interesting or something that I’ll return to..
So my new site is started.
My old site will be still available – either here in full copy or on its original address.
Final decision for CMS was WordPress – why to try something special, when tons of people are happy with it. Hope it’ll be OK for a small site like this. (Some time ago I’ve tried Drupal, but it’s much more complicated, WP seems to be much easier and intuitive. I can easily modify a theme to fit my ideas and also fix some plugins without any in depth knowledge).
So let’s see how it will be going on.