Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Binary Wedding Ring

Our computers, like our love, are built upon very simple foundations. In the case of computers, that foundation is binary code.
These sophisticated, yet simple rings bear your personalized message in that computer code.

Binary Ring

Video Editing on Linux

I was trying to do a simple thing with AVI file made by my digital camera, I wanted to rotate it by 90 degrees. Out of the box there no tool that could do this simple task on OpenSUSE 10.2. I start searching internet for answers. I found this article: The Status of Home Video Editing on Linux & Unix. There is a list of tools I might potentially use there.

  • Cinelerra
    It seems to be powerfull tool but I have to compile it and couple dependencies so I decided to skip it.

  • Kdenlive
    I found x86_64 rpms on Packman: kdenlive-0.4-0.pm.1.x86_64.rpm. Nice tool but I could not rotate AVI file :-)

  • Kino
    Got it from Packman: kino-0.9.4-0.pm.1.x86_64.rpm It could not even load my AVI file.

  • LVE
    Installed package from Packman: lve-0.050926-0.pm.0.x86_64.rpm. It could not load AVI file.

  • Avidemux
    Installed avidemux-2.3.0-2.pm.0.x86_64.rpm from Packman. Finally this one can do many things with AVI files I got. Mission accomplished ;-)

  • Thursday, February 22, 2007

    Canon EOS-1D Mark III - The world’s fastest D-SLR

    Found on DPReview:
    "Canon announced the latest generation of their EOS-1D series. The Mark III has a ten megapixel APS-H (1.3x FOV crop) CMOS sensor and can shoot at ten frames per second. It features the updated DIGIC III image processor, a new 19 area Auto Focus system, up to ISO 6400 and a 3.0" LCD monitor (with a live view feature). The Mark III should ship in April for US$ 3999. As has become 'the norm' with Canon we had no information on this product before announcement, so no preview or analysis. I'm sure many were expecting an EOS 30D update, well not yet."


    Thursday, February 15, 2007

    How To Give A Good Compliment

    Found on Life Coaches
    "There’s nothing like a warm, sincere compliment to make your day. Instead of waiting for one, why not give one out? Take it from me, the more you give, the more you find you’ll receive."

    Monday, February 12, 2007

    SIW - System Information for Windows

    SIW (System Information for Windows) performs computer configuration analysis and diagnostics. It gives detailed information about your computer properties and settings. SIW can create a report file (CSV, HTML, TXT or XML), and is able to run in batch mode (for PC Auditing and Inventory). SIW does not require installation, it can run directly from a USB flash drive. Download it here.


    Friday, February 2, 2007

    Scientific American: The Truth about Online Dating

    Interesting article about online dating. The hype is huge, and the findings are somewhat disturbing--but the future of online dating looks good


    Thursday, February 1, 2007

    DVD Flick: Burn any video file to a DVD

    DVD Flick is a free, open source DVD authoring tool that will take care of pretty much all of the legwork involved in authoring your DVDs. So thank the gods of open source and go download it here.

    DVD Flick

    DVD Flick can create an ISO image that you can easily burn to a DVD later on using a tool like ISO Recorder or ISOBurn.

    Workaround Discovered For “Clean Install” With Vista Upgrade DVDs

    Microsoft internal documentation reveals workaround for Vista Upgrade DVDs with no need for a previous version of Windows.