It’s been nearly two weeks since I last blogged anything and this is because I have been stuck with a bit of a problem. I went to Mashed last Saturday and Sunday (June21 2008) it was like the previous years Hackday good fun though perhaps a little dull in comparison. I won’t lie I was disappointed with the talks on a whole but then with 30 minute slots its never easy, the one talk that did spark some interest was from the BBC on accessibility and covered the use of subtitling in videos and enhanced meta data in podcasts.
In fact this was enough to inspire a hack, we do ID3, it was interesting the BBC had decided to put Binary data inside Binary Data (i.e images) rather then concentrated on additional contextual data in there enhanced podcasts but that doesn’t mean other people have to.
So why the silence…
Well it worked not the hack my hat tip to Shaun who coded amazingly well considering at one point we were talking about the intricacies of binary extraction using nothing more then hand gestures and some very dodgy diagrams. No the silence was caused by the fact I came back and thought about where the id3 data was being kept and how the headers worked.
So there you have it success has made me silent but to give people a hint imagine how many badly formed html pages Google must see every day yet still manages to rank?