Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Y-Radio development update, undocumented APIs and stuff

I started to add support for showing program information in Y-Radio and I would have wanted to get that ready before a new release. Of course, the information on how to get to that data had to be sniffed from the official-only-on-major-OSs YLE applications.

That was easy, but as the API is not an open one and undocumented... guess what, the data is not available in the old format anymore! Fun ain't it. Sigh...

Luckily #opendata is all the rage these days, YLE is opening up their data into a public and open API and there is already a beta available, unfortunately licenses and public usage is still work in progress.

Monday, March 03, 2014

How to send feedback of a PDF the wrong way

A Monday facepalm moment:
  1. Receive a PDF
  2. Print it
  3. Read it and mark changes/error with a pencil
  4. Scan in the pages into a new PDF
  5. Send the scanned pages PDF as an e-mail attachment
No, that is definitely not how you are supposed to do it.