How to add ISSN metadata to a web page

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creenshot of an email from the British Library. Dear Terence Eden INTERNATIONAL STANDARD SERIAL NUMBER (ISSN) Thank you for your recent enquiry, we have assigned ISSN to the following publication(s): Terence Eden’s blog ISSN 2753-1570 .

Inspired by John Hoare at the Dirty Feed blog - I've asked the British Library to assign my blog an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN). An ISSN is an 8-digit code used to identify newspapers, journals, magazines and periodicals of all kinds and on all media–print and electronic. Why? Shut up. OK. It turns out…

Reducing GPS accuracy in photos

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Unix is user-friendly — it's just choosy about who its friends are.

Here's a quick one-liner to reduce the precision of location stored in a photo's EXIF metadata: exiftool -c "%.2f" -TagsFromFile @ -GPSLatitude -GPSLongitude photo.jpg (Thanks to the EXIFtool Forum for their help.) Why is this useful? Modern phones automatically attach a GPS location to every photo you take. GPS resolution is around 10 metres. When…

Adding Semantic Reviews / Rich Snippets to your WordPress Site

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Screenshot of JSON code in a web page.

This is a real "scratch my own itch" post. I want to add Schema.org semantic metadata to the book reviews I write on my blog. This will enable "rich snippets" in search engines. There are loads of WordPress plugins which do this. But where's the fun in that?! So here's how I quickly built it…

Removing default metadata from .opus files

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Binary code displayed on a screen.

I'm trying to create some ridiculously tiny audio files. The sort where every single byte matters. I've encoded a small sample. But the opusenc tool automatically adds metadata - even if you don't specify any. Using the amazing Mutagen Python library I was able to completely strip out all the metadata! import mutagen mutagen.File("example.opus").delete() It…

Interesting Email Metadata

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For many years, my email footer said "Sent via my Casio cPhone" - my attempt to poke fun at the users who hadn't updated their iPhone's default email signature. This leads to an interesting question: Is there an easy way to see what device an email is sent from? If I type the attached on…