I recently updated ProgPress, my progress meter plugin for WordPress, based on some outstanding requests for functionality and better documentation. It now has (hopefully) useful documentation, new options, and works as a shortcode. If you have a self-hosted WordPress blog, and you want to track progress towards a goal, you should check it out.
My friend Thomas “cmdln” Gideon mentioned that chapter marks in the AAC version of his amazing podcast were going away, a casualty of his switch from Mac OS X to Linux. I’ve spent a lot of time messing with this very thing, and I was glad to share this useless information specialized knowledge, and give Thomas a pointer to the mp4v2 project, which has a utility for just that purpose. After an email explaining how the tool worked Thomas announced that chapter marks would be staying, and he was able to automate the process.
I was happy to see that epubcheck added to MacPorts. I was less happy when the wrapper script it installed didn’t work for me. Luckily it was easy to fix, so I submitted a patch. My automated MacPorts update installed it this morning.