Batch Conversion to High Efficiency AAC v2

This post isn’t so much about an idea but a useful tool that doesn’t quite fit into the other two categories on this blog. It details a script used to batch convert mp3 files into mp4 files encoded with the high efficiency AAC v2 codec.

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Advanced Safe Lists

This post doesn’t relate to my HCI research work but instead details an idea I had about new standards which could be put in place to stop spam.  The crux of the idea is that all e-mail accounts become required to use safe/white lists.  Could improved functionality of safe lists make this possible?

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Stopping Nuisance Calls

Normally I post about my HCI research but I thought today that I’d do something which is unrelated but may be of use to some people. Earlier this year our house’s landline was being bombarded by nuisance calls. We had, on average, six calls a day from sales persons, phishers and fraudsters. I managed to find a cost effective method of stopping them using safe lists.

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