There is a Swiss army knife of video handling that’s called ffmpeg. A real workhorse. See examples of what it can do. Those are 19 real-world use-cases for this command-line tool. ffmpeg’s website says: FFmpeg is a complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video. It might sound smug, but it’s quite […]
Yesterday, at Forskningsavdelningen (geeking every Tuesday night!) we had a blazingly fast run-through of web tools. This link-dump will probably be amended. I had time to set up a Redis, and do a test run with Rediska – a PHP interface to Redis. It worked, and it’s in PHP. I was more impressed with the […]
I have yet to start using the popular package management system Homebrew (brew install postgres), so I was happy to find the simple, graphical Porticus package browser, written by a Richard Laing. Porticus is a Cocoa GUI for the MacPorts package manager A longer Linux Journal article has details. Oh, like journalism. I can’t find […]
Weaving at home Originally uploaded by olleolleolle This picture is now a part of a huge collection of images of looms. I just love the Internet for that.
When not using ack, my favorite search tool, you can still exclude SVN folders. Here is an example of me looking for a file: $ find . -not \( -name .svn -prune \) -name ‘EosController*’ ./web/models/controllers/EosController.php ./web/models/controllers/EosControllerTest.php This mode of expression might be better for your scripting needs.
Here is a list of very simple bugs to fix, to make PEAR better: Deprecation bugs for PEAR code. I fixed two. The list was a wee bit shorter when I reloaded its tab. How many of these bugs remain?
Many interesting web APIs require SSL, for instance Google’s GData API. This adds OpenSSL support to your MacPorts-installed PHP, so that you can use the “ssl” transport layer: sudo port install php5-openssl Done. Thanks, jmr_mp in the MacPorts IRC channel, for telling me about the existence of this short and neat patch-applying port, so that […]
So I went to a NoSQLSummer meeting yesterday night. Upon entering the deathly empty MINC complex, I thought “startups never sleep?”, but I found most of Neo’s staff in a cosy war-room called “Innovation Lab”. No coffee, but soda bottles. Copies of the paper were spread around the large table. We met. We hung out. […]
Tuesday Forsk yesterday, it was awesome. Just great. People were their normal selves, but everyone just had that extra edge of greatness that night. It begun with a minor planning meeting in one corner. Pragmatic. Anna F came by and planned her workshop. StG had worked on his Rbox project, and murmured “Do you want […]