July 15th, 2007

good mood

I have been in a good mood all day.  I left the UNH radio station blasting all sorts of music, and sat here programming.

I did a couple interesting things this weekend, none of which I should have been working on-

I learned cURL and wrote an auto bank website login for my website.  It collects my balance every few hours and stores it in a chart using gnuplot.

Today I found out that there are many filetypes with extendable metadata.  Windows Explorer can correctly write to these attribute locations, allowing files to be represented on my website with deeper presentation.  I was happy to find that the function I wrote to extract metadata from files wasn't filetype specific.  It took about 3 extra lines per media type to incorporate the newly discovered data.