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It's Not Magic, It's Work!

24 Apr 2004

U2

Today I'm trying to rip all my U2 albums to Ogg, so I can have them all in one place on a CD-R. Music sounds much better on my separates hi-fi system, with proper speakers, but lugging CDs back and forwards between work and home is a pain. While a 128kbps data stream isn't as good as a full CD data stream, on computer sound cards, with computer speakers, against the background noise of case and power-supply fans it's not too bad.

What has quite surprised me is that even with aggressive compression, a few albums take up over 450MiB of disk space. Given that the first PC I ever used has only 100MB of disk space (unformatted), it's interesting how time changes perception. You can never have enough space...


XML::RSS::Tools to PAUSE

I've just uploaded a new version of XML::RSS::Tools to PAUSE, it will be on CPAN shortly. The module is unchanged, but there is a new test to try and help diagnose some of the unpredictable test failures. If I know what versions of XML::LibXML and XML::LibXSLT people have, I'll have a better chance of working out the range of valid correct responses.