Play an MP3 in WinRT using NAudio

The current title of my final year project is "Extracting bass rhythms from popular music", which naturally involves a lot of signal processing. For those that don't know the subjects I've studied at uni, this project is basically the academic equivalent of jumping into the deep end. So, to make…

Installing Ubuntu?

Over the last week or so I've been preparing for my final "student Christmas" (one where I'm in the corner hunched over a laptop for about three weeks) with the plan to finish all my C coursework in time for the usually-omitted but definitely necessary "code maturation phase" [1]. The…

Ghost

Check it out! I'm now running my blog on Ghost. WordPress no more. This is the actually the second platform move I've made in the last two weeks - the other being moving my phpBB forum to Discourse, a sweet new forum software designed this century (details of that epic…

Capture Windows Phone 8 Network Traffic with Fiddler

Hi! Long time no post. I've been busy with my internship at Nokia Music. I've got some time off now though so I've been working on one of my own projects: a Last.fm history viewer for Windows Phone 8. As well as Last.fm (I'm developing an open source…

Background Audio in a Windows Store C# App

If you've been following my Twitter or you happen to know me, you might know that I'm developing an app for Windows 8/ Windows RT. I'll leave the announcements for another day, but just know this: it's gon' be good. One of the main problems I had when starting out…

Class III Malocclusion

Taking a quick break from the technical posts One of my good friends recently had surgery to correct his underbite (his top jaw closed behind his bottom jaw). He's also somewhat of a blogger (using Blogger, though I try not to hold that against him), so he wrote a series…

Mango to Apollo (Updated)

The Verge broke a story today claiming that no current Windows Phone will be upgraded to Apollo come Autumn. This is what their source (who remains unnamed, by the way) said: Now, a trusted source close to Microsoft tells us [the information in the evangelist video] is absolutely not the…

Metro

So I saw this in my Facebook feed... ...and it piqued my curiosity. How many people would be complaining about Metro? Surprisingly, not that many. Maybe people are getting used to the idea. However, https://www.facebook.com/Microsoft/posts/301906409878419?comment_id=2551379 did strike me: A philosophy? That's…