Update: I have changed this post based on Graham’s recent comments regarding Trace Magic since the trace settings that I recommended were not actually compatible with Trace Magic. Please see the following link for information regarding Trace Magic:


However, when manually reading a trace file (e.g. in Sublime Text, Notepad++, etc.) I would recommend the following trace settings:


I still find these settings useful for non-performance related debugging issues.

I wanted to be able to play music over Skype. I also wanted to be able to play my keyboard which is currently connected to a Komplete Audio 6 soundcard. I managed to get this working utilising the following setup with Virtual Audio Cable:













Here are the specific steps to be performed:

1. Create two VAC lines (Line 1 and Line 2) using Virtual Audio Cable’s Control Panel









2. Route Playback to Line 1














3. Route Keyboard Input to Line 2











4. Route Microphone to Line 2











5. Route Line 1 to Line 2











6. Route Line 1 to Headphones














7. Configure Skype Settings

Update: I now use Crayon instead of SyntaxHighlighter Evolved as my blog syntax highlighter.

I managed to create a PeopleCode Brush for SyntaxHighlighter Evolved. Feel free to perform the following steps to add the brush to your own blog:

1. Create brush file “shBrushPeopleCode.js
2. Upload brush file “shBrushPeopleCode.js“ to your WordPress “/wp-content/plugins/syntaxhighlighter/third-party-brushes” folder.
3. Log into WordPress dashboard and click on the Plugins menu link.
4. Select SyntaxHighlighter Evolved from your list of plugins.
5. Edit file “syntaxhighlighter/syntaxhighlighter.php“.
6. In the syntaxhighlighter.php file, search for “// Register some popular third-party brushes“.
7. Find the wp_register_script function calls and add the following:

8. Search for “$this->brushes = (array) apply_filters( ‘syntaxhighlighter_brushes’, array(“.
9. In the section of code below where you searched, add the following:

10. Finally, update (save) the file.