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AudioPump, Inc. Projects (internet radio)

Analytics Connector - Connects your SHOUTcast servers to your Google Analytics account, allowing you to monitor your website and streams in one place.

Stream Metadata API - Simple RESTful web service for accessing real-time metadata from internet radio streams.

Consulting - Contact me at brad@audiopump.co for vendor-neutral streaming media advice.

Other Projects

WiiMusic.net - An internet radio player for Nintendo's Wii that utilizes jQuery for the interface and Flash in the background for audio playback.

MindMaster MIDI/DMX - Software that interfaces with consumer EEG hardware to translate brainwave patterns into controls for MIDI and DMX to control synthesizers and intelligent lighting fixtures. Interfaces to USB HID hardware, as well as common MIDI devices and USB-serial controlled DMX interfaces.

Laptop Theft Prevention - Uses the accelerometer in IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad series laptops as an anti-theft alarm. Sends alerts over e-mail/SMS.

Color Filter - Enables people with scotopic sensitivity syndrome to use a computer for longer periods of time by placing a simple color overlay on top of applications. Can be calibrated to the user's specific color needs.

New Chrome Session - Launches a completely blank Google Chrome session with its own cookies, cache, and history. Enables one-click testing of login functions, as well as logging on to multiple accounts on services such as Gmail and Facebook.

Can You Ping Me Now? - Simple website for determining if your Internet connection is working properly. Utilizes Socket.IO... not actual ICMP ping packets.

comment Preventative maintenance for rarely-driven minivan in heated garage
Yeah, I am considering getting rid of it. The only problem is, I tend to do DJ gigs in the summer, and renting a truck to haul equipment around often adds up very quickly. I'm going to keep it until the end of my apartment lease (which includes the parking spot) and re-evaluate after that. Thanks for the advice, all!
comment Loud rumbling and burning smell when turning on defroster
Excellent, thank you for your assistance.
comment Loud rumbling and burning smell when turning on defroster
Tonight, I pulled out the a/c relay, and that seems to be preventing from the compressor turning on, and hot air blows out of the vents on the windshield. This will work well for me until I can afford a new compressor. Am I damaging anything with this method? Is there anything I am not considering?
comment Loud rumbling and burning smell when turning on defroster
Thanks Brian, that seems to be what the problem is. My A/C quit working near the end of the summer, due to a leak in the tubes that go to the rear of the van. I had assumed the compressor wouldn't kick on, since there is no pressure of refrigerant. Is there a simple way for me to disable the compressor, so I can at least use the blower on my windshield? Pulling a fuse or something so it doesn't engage? I can't quite afford a costly a/c repair at the moment, and would rather replace the compressor next year.
comment Loud rumbling and burning smell when turning on defroster
Thanks Nick. I found out this morning that this only happens when the defroster is on. It doesn't happen when I turn on the heat. With heat only, the blower works just fine.
comment Air conditioning gradually stopped working, hissing noise
I will give it a try, thank you.