In both my previous and recent projects, I have been working with tags (metadata) of music files. One of the reason being I am rather particular about having a nicely organised library with all tag data aligned to the same format. Until recently while I was seeking for a solution to read and write tags of (potentially) all music formats1I only have MP3, FLAC, AIFF and M4A in my library, so that’s kinda all for me., and I encountered FFmpeg, the Swiss Army Knife of media processing.
FFmpeg has always been my go-to solution for processing media programmatically or in batch, and I have recently found the way to write into the tags of music files using it. The way of doing so might be a little verbose as everything have to fit into the command line interface with other components.
Weeks ago when I was playing around with the docs of EFB and the Crowdin translation widget, I realized that the default theme for Sphinx — Alabaster isn’t really doing well in term of translation. It seems like the author isn’t really confident on that (or simply didn’t care since 4 years ago).
As the theme itself is open source, and Sphinx is flexible enough, couldn’t we just translate it ourselves? It turns out that things are not that complicated.
This is my 6th article on Telegram, the IM platform of my preference. In this article I’m going to introduce about how I wrote the integration tests for my EFB Telegram Master channel — a Telegram interface for EFB, using a userbot-like strategy.
To get started, you need to have a bot ready to be tested, and a Telegram client app key that is registered with your account. While alternative tools are available, we will be using Telethon and PyTest in this article.
Here is a collection of all extracted chat background/patterns came with Telegram in their original resolution, extracted from Telegram for Android 5.14.0. In Telegram, they are also sometimes called Wallpapers.
This consists of 39 photographs that are there since no long after first Telegram release, 7 patterns in PNG added sometime after that, and 33 patterns in SVG (vector) added recently in 2019. All patterns are monochrome — black drawings and transparent background.
This is a list of awesome command line tools collected by SelfhostedServer. They have provided a detailed article for each of the tools in their paid membership subscriptions. The list below is based on the list of article titles from SelfhostedServer which are freely available, and attached with a short description from each project.
If you are interested in reading more about these tools, I’d recommend you to subscribe to the articles on SelfhostedServer (in Chinese).
This article talked about how I applied for my J-1 waiver from a third country. As this article mainly involves concepts and organisations related to China, it is written in
Telegram is a growing platform of instant messaging which has gained great popularity in the past few years. With its openness and superior user-friendliness, it has attracted a lot of users, along with spammers.
While I was trying to look for if I am eligible for H-1B visa petition. I wasn’t able to find much information online on this matter, as most Australians would use E-3 visa to work in the U.S. instead of H-1B. Since I have found it out finally, I thought it’d be good to share it here as well, in case anyone else may also need it. TL;DR: