I enjoy making software and applying technology to help myself and friends and family achieve things as well as earning a living doing it.

My creative aspirations cross over into other disciplines including radio where I make programmes myself and with others for several local and community stations, in professional capacity as well as voluntary.

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awarded Announcer
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comment What hook gets called at the formation of a form? (hook_form_alter called for adjusting a form)
accepted the answer as I can see, from trying it out, that the MYMODULE_form_file_entity_add_upload_alter enables support for new types. We had some unrelated issues with filesize which, at the time, blocked completion of trying it out, but I feel certain enough that this answer is what is needed.
Oct
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accepted What hook gets called at the formation of a form? (hook_form_alter called for adjusting a form)
Oct
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awarded Notable Question
Oct
8
accepted how to over-ride 'reserved' URL paths for use by site visitors, e.g. /update?
Oct
8
revised how to over-ride 'reserved' URL paths for use by site visitors, e.g. /update?
hook_menu is not relevant here
Oct
8
accepted How to stop Apache from finding a filename from a URL path (without the extension)
Oct
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revised How to stop Apache from finding a filename from a URL path (without the extension)
RemoveType
Oct
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answered how to over-ride 'reserved' URL paths for use by site visitors, e.g. /update?
Oct
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answered How to stop Apache from finding a filename from a URL path (without the extension)
Oct
6
comment how to over-ride 'reserved' URL paths for use by site visitors, e.g. /update?
@Mołot let me know if you can supply your Apache config. I'm going to look at this problem this afternoon myself but if I have a config that doesn't have the problem it could save me a lot of time. If successful I'd want to write up the answer here / on serverfault, by all means contribute (and take credit).
Oct
4
answered Most efficient way to 'export' iTunes protected aac to FLAC (for personal use)?
Oct
4
comment Most efficient way to 'export' iTunes protected aac to FLAC (for personal use)?
Presumably @dstarh for this approach to work, once one's protected aac files (m4p) are in the iTunes Match "cloud", Apple can use the same technology that the iTunes application does to unlock these using one's iTunes account credentials, such that they can run audio fingerprinting on the audio to match it to something in the cloud. Audio fingerprinting on the compressed file directly would not work as this is to all intents and purposes another data file which can't be played.
Oct
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comment Most efficient way to 'export' iTunes protected aac to FLAC (for personal use)?
The FairGame link looks very old (much earlier versions of OS X) and since then I think Apple have long closed the technical loopholes that FairGame exploited. Again a no go.
Oct
4
comment Most efficient way to 'export' iTunes protected aac to FLAC (for personal use)?
Thanks but I won't install AppleMacSoft - there is no detail about 1) the company (raising concerns about product quality) and 2) how the DRM by-passing works. My guess is that the DRM by-passing isn't, instead I guess they siphon off the uncompressed audio stream just before it's output. At this point, creating a new unprotected file based on this audio would mean it has gone through a further generation of compression, introducing artifacts and not the same as the compressed audio in the original protected file. They say this is legal, but compared with what exactly?
Oct
3
comment How to stop Apache from finding a filename from a URL path (without the extension)
Drupal is not the factor here - in my question, I mentioned that the behaviour happens with a flat html file in a folder orange.html can be displayed by typing test.dev/orange (on my local setup). I supplied the .conf file for the test.dev folder and also the entire puphpet manifest that was used to build the server with vagrant. The mention of Drupal was really background information explaining why I needed /update to "pass thru' apache without it attempting to match it to file, and so allow me to associate the /update as a URL alias with a content page. Thanks for your input @HBruijn
Oct
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comment how to over-ride 'reserved' URL paths for use by site visitors, e.g. /update?
OK thanks @Mołot
Oct
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awarded Notable Question
Oct
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comment how to over-ride 'reserved' URL paths for use by site visitors, e.g. /update?
@Mołot can you link to copies of your Apache config files here so I can study them? My full puphpet manifest to build the VM is here: github.com/therobyouknow/VagrantVMSetups/tree/… and see also the Apache config shown in the page linked in previous comment.
Oct
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comment how to over-ride 'reserved' URL paths for use by site visitors, e.g. /update?
New question to help me solve this issue, need to know how to configure Apache the best way: serverfault.com/questions/633257/…
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