Android Digiweb App

For the first time in 5 years i banged out an android app, and here it is Digiweb broadband usage indicator.
It fetches your broadband usage and displays it as a widget on home screen. Fairly basic, but does the job nicely.


PyGTK Threaded Nautilus Filebot

As a heavy user of Nautilus and Filebot, i decided to integrate the two.
Following on from my previous article on column providers for nautilus, here as the additional functionality for nautilus filebot integration.
Its a basic threaded extension; for the most basic and most used operation, “Strict file renaming”.

It solves 95% of my usage scenarios. To find out how to use the code, see the article


FileBot Nautilus

The code

Python column provider for Gnome Files (Nautilus)

Below is an example of a python column provider for nautilus.
Identifying poor quality video files 480p, 720p … is difficult in nautilus at a glance.

You need to open the file properties to view the video metadata.
While there are a number of extensions out there for EXIF etc, i decided to implement my own.
Originally i tried to use MediaInfo, but it was far too slow. This is what i ended up with.

To activate it, just login and logout, or kill nautilus and restart it.

preview nautilus

Create target directory and file

Install python libraries

Add this to ~/.local/share/nautilus-python/extensions/

Namecheap DDNS Updates via DD-WRT

DD-WRT has limit support for different DDNS update mechanisms.
A simple workaround is the following script.

Login to your router and go to Administration > Commands

Add the following to the startup script, modifying it for your details

Finally, go to the Administration > Management and add a crontab to update it hourly.

Enjoy 😉

DD-WRT with CA Signed certificate, bundle and key

Surprisingly enough, finding new documentation on DD-WRT, with a custom certificate, is difficult.
Yes, there is information around, however it’s date years old which doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence.

Login to your DD-WRT front end.
Go to Management -> commands.

In the commands box, paste your keys like so.
Finally at the bottom choose ‘save startup’ and your are done.
If you are concerned about it going wrong, you can run it interactively on the console first to test 🙂