Colour Picker Released

Colour Picker in action

I created a colour picker in JavaScript, then I created 3 variations that simulate the common colour blindnesses. They are all linked so that when you select a colour in one it picks the “same” colour in the others. I mainly just created it out of interest. I realise there are similar colour blind simulator tools, but I hadn’t seen any that used linked colour pickers like this.

I don’t normally use JavaScript, but I had fun doing this. The syntax is easy to read and relatively sane. The rapid development is great and the HTML5 features such as canvas are easy to use and quite powerful.

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Diesel Photo Manager 0.1 Released

I couldn’t find a photo browser for Linux that also imported my photos in the folder format I wanted so I created my own.

This is the first release and it has these features:

  • Simple interface
  • Thumbnail grid mode
  • Single photo mode
  • Import and sort photos into folders based on the date
  • Convert files to dng
  • Show the background thread progress on the statusbar
  • Check for updates via version.xml
  • Default to dark theme (Can be overridden with the –light command line parameter)

Still to come:

  • Fixes to the single photo viewing mode
  • Popup notifications when a new track is played
  • Work out what I want to do with the photo browser

Thumbnail browsing mode
Thumbnail browsing mode

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Medusa Music Player 0.9 Released

I’ve release a new version of Medusa music player with these features:

  • Simple interface
  • Last.fm support
  • Date added and a full file path column
  • Drag and drop from the file manager
  • Moving files to the trash folder
  • Move files to a particular folder and remember the last 5 folders
  • Extra columns
  • Show the background thread progress on the statusbar
  • Import playlist from Rhythmbox and Banshee
  • Autoplay at last track at startup
  • Web server for controlling playback, volume and deleting tracks remotely
  • Check for updates via version.xml
  • Popup notifications when a new track is played

New:

  • Various bug fixes
  • Web server bug fixes
  • Default to dark theme (Can be overridden with the –light command line parameter)

Still to come:

  • Easy tag editing for multiple files at once

Dark Theme
Dark theme

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Medusa Music Player 0.8 Released

I’ve release a new version of Medusa music player with these features:

  • Simple interface
  • Last.fm support
  • Date added and a full file path column
  • Drag and drop from the file manager
  • Moving files to the trash folder
  • Move files to a particular folder and remember the last 5 folders
  • Extra columns
  • Show the background thread progress on the statusbar
  • Import playlist from Rhythmbox and Banshee
  • Autoplay at last track at startup

New:

  • Web server for controlling playback, volume and deleting tracks remotely
  • Check for updates via version.xml
  • Popup notifications when a new track is played

Still to come:

  • Easy tag editing for multiple files at once

Medusa Main Window
Medusa Main Window
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Medusa Music Player 0.7 Released

I’ve release a new version of Medusa music player with these features:

  • Simple interface
  • Last.fm support
  • Date added and a full file path column
  • Drag and drop from the file manager
  • Auto play last track at startup
  • Moving files to the trash folder
  • Move files to a particular folder and remember the last 5 folders

New:

  • Extra columns
  • Show the background thread progress on the statusbar
  • Import playlist from Rhythmbox and Banshee
  • Add autoplay at last track at startup

Still to come:

  • Easy tag editing for multiple files at once

Medusa Main Window
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Medusa Music Player 0.6 Released

I’ve release a new version of Medusa music player with these features:

  • Simple interface
  • Last.fm support
  • Date added and a full file path column

New:

  • Drag and drop from the file manager
  • Auto play last track at startup
  • Moving files to the trash folder
  • Move files to a particular folder and remember the last 5 folders

Still to come:

  • Easy tag editing for multiple files at once

Medusa Main Window
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Medusa Music Player 0.5 Released

I’ve been working on a music player for Linux. What I really wanted was foobar2000 for Linux but nothing on Linux is quite like it. There are lot of iTunes clones (Amarok, Banshee, Songbird, Rhythmbox, etc) but they are all too complicated or make copies of your music or show you lyrics and Wikipedia articles and include a web browser. I just want a simple music player. I can list the features I want one hand (I’ve only implemented the struck through items so far):

  • Simple interface (Most are not simple but can be configured to be simple)
  • Last.fm support (They all do this)
  • Date added and a full file path column (You would be surprised at just how many music players do not have these columns but they are so useful for sorting by)
  • Moving files to the trash folder (Most can do this)
  • Easy tag editing for multiple files at once (Most are ok at this)
  • Move files to a particular folder and remember the last 5 folders (Useful for remembering which songs I like by putting them in a “Collection” folder. I haven’t seen any other players do this)

This is a very early version, I’ve only implemented 3 out of 6 of the proposed features. By the time I release a 1.0 version I hope to have all of these features implemented.
Medusa Main Window
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