I have been developing a site using Ruhoh, a Ruby based static site generator. It use Moustache as a templating engine which I had not used before but am now very impressed with.

A cool feature is the ability to include and exclude parts of the template based on the presence of variables.

<br /> Only printed if is present<br />

<br /> Printed if is missing<br /> <br />

chorlton-beer-festival

On Friday I joined some friends in attending the Chorlton Beer and Cider Festival in glorious sunshine.

Enjoyed a modicum of real ale including, Dunham Massey – Mildly Ginger, Ulverston – Lonesome Pine, Blackjack – Summer Oddington, Beartown – Polar Eclipse, Brightside – Inn Crowd, Dunham Massey – Chocolate Cherry Mild, Medieval – Crusader, and Thwaites – Nutty Black.

I am torn between Dunham Massey – Mildly Ginger and Ulverston – Lonesome Pine for my beer of the festival as both were really nice.

July the first 2013 marks the discontinuation of Google Reader, which is sad.

Of course this is always the danger of using propriety code either as a local application or as a web service.

I have migrated to Tiny Tiny RSS which is an active open source project.

Today I finally took took the plunge and update to org mode version 8. As it had be announced as a major change and introducing breaks I thought I would give it a while.

So via elpa I am now running 8.0.3.

The big thing for me that broke was org2blog which I use to write content for both my personal site and theaudiopodcast site.

After a little exploring I find a working version though.

How I did it,

First you should backup the old org2blog install.

Then

cd .emacs.d

git clone https://github.com/ptrv/org2blog.git

git checkout org-8-support

then restart emacs.

Today while setting up a raspberry pi to be used as an airplay audio server I came across an error message which started,

unknown pcm cards.pcm.front

As I knew that the audio output was working fine normally I suspected a permissions issue.

In creating a new user under RPI Debian Wheezy, which I tend to do all the time for security reasons, the users is not add to the audio group, which is required.

So this command adds the user bob to the group audio,

sudo usermod -a -G audio bob

So if you have an audio problem that is fixed by running the application as sudo then checking the user is withing the audio group is a good starting place.

You can check what groups a user is in by just typing,

groups