I've been busy lately so it's hard to find time to write posts. I've managed to look over some C# code by Lucas Teske and write a low-pass filter for my Java Costas loop. I did get some cool output in Audacity that looks kind of like digital symbols at the beginning.
What I'm mainly writing about, however, is a quick hack I learned about Commotion Internet radio. I wanted to listen to a station called Way FM on my Windows XP computer, but it wouldn't work in Opera or IE. The page remained silent without giving any errors. I was able to make it work on my Windows 8.1 tablet (Opera), Windows 7 x64 PC (Opera), and ZTE Sonata phone (the app), but it stubbornly refused to work on Windows XP. Using a mobile phone or tablet to listen was the only convenient way but it required keeping the screen on, which in turn usually means staying plugged in, which is hard on the battery, so this was not ideal.
I was concerned that this MP3 issue was a nail in XP's coffin, so this fix was fortuitous.