BSPlayer Custom Codec AC3/DTS

How to fix “error loading ac3 audio” BSPlayer on android. Not bad! It has all the features I want, like floating window mode, and the in-app subtitle downloads work really well compared to any other player I have tried. So I was getting a message like “error loading ac3 audio” when trying to play certain…

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When are leap card peak fares?

This information was surprisingly hard to find on my phone, and had to be found by reading a legislative proposal from 2015. Peak hours are 07:45 to 09:30 Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays. No thanks necessary.

New “Projects” Site is Active:

My new “projects” website is up at Currently it is dedicated to a Javascript WebGL project I am working on, but even the site itself is a “project”. The site is built using yeoman, which is a fantastic node-based platform for web development. Sites are served locally, and when you save files the browser…

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Easy Root Doogee X5 (3G version)

Preamble This works on the Doogee X5 running Android 5.1; the 3G version, i.e. not the X5 Pro (4G version). This method does not involve any risky flashing of unknown binary blobs. It uses the stock recovery and an update zip file to install root and SuperSU. There are of course risks when installing anything…

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One-Click Translate Page Firefox Add-On

New add-on released, awaiting review from Mozilla. Please leave bug reports in the comments. I made this AddOn as a big shortcut to my usual way of translating a whole webpage with google translate, by simply clicking a button once. I found myself quite repetitively clicking on to the URL bar copying a webpage’s address…

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Unbrick Root Vodafone Smart 4 Mini (Vodafone 785)

History Got one of these phones new boxed for €50 unlocked. It’s an Italian mobile. Has MT6572 dual core 1.3GHz and 512MB + 4GB (2GB /sdcard). Found the phone a little slower than expected, seems to have squashfs installed from errors I was getting (a type of zipped filesystem) :-/ Couldn’t find any updates…

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