Category Archives: General

FFmpeg and the Google Summer of Code

Are you proficient in C, interested in highly technical problems and do you want to learn more about multimedia and free software while earning $4500? Apply as a student for one of the FFmpeg projects in the Summer of Code … Continue reading

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FFmpeg release

The rocking guys at FFmpeg have just released version 0.5, the first release in eons! Congratulations! You don’t know what FFmpeg is? Go read about it on Wikipedia. For most people, FFmpeg is what provides the horsepowers to their media … Continue reading

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Firefox, GMail and content-type of attachments

Dear lazyweb, I – being a developer – like to send patches (“.patch” files) using GMail to a mailinglist. My peers will want to read these patches, and thus I’d like to associate a content-type (or mime-type, or file-type) with … Continue reading

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Superbowl post-scriptum

Dear NBC, ESPN & NFL, please fix your website, it lacks a “watch live now” button, or if it’s there I couldn’t find it even though I looked for well over 15 minutes into the match. I would’ve happily paid … Continue reading

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27 years and a lobster

Today, I turned 27. To celebrate, we got 5 lobsters from Chelsea market, and a big soup-pan (+/- 20L). We boiled some soup, put shellfish, potatoes and sweetcorns in it. Then the big piece: Yes, 5 big lobsters, alive in … Continue reading

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Kuala Lumpur – Day 1

I’m in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to visit my girlfriend’s family. Today, we went for a touristy ride to visit the Batu Caves (which contain an in-cave Buddhist Hindu temple and monkeys), Kuala Lumpur itself and a butterfly garden. Tomorrow, we … Continue reading

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FFmpeg Hall of Shame

FFmpeg is the project that provides multimedia codecs to your favourite media player. Be it the MPEG-4 playback in AmaroK, the WMA-playback in Xine, the H.264 playback in Totem or the playback of WMV in mplayer, FFmpeg is the reason … Continue reading

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Home for christmas

What happened last week is just amazing. I was planning to go home (to Europe) for christmas, so I booked a flight from Newark to Schiphol, Amsterdam for Saturday the 22nd. I left home over 4 hours before the flight … Continue reading

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Verizon Wireless and getting a cell phone

Today, I was in a Verizon Wireless shop, trying to buy a cell phone. Actually, I was just trying to get my old one fixed, it broke for the 3rd time within a year (LG is completely crap, so it … Continue reading

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Tiesto

While all those poor GNOME rockstars were at GUADEC hacking on features… I was at DJ TIESTO (ti-jes-to, ti-jes-to, ti-jes-to) at Hammerstein, Manhattan. And yes, he is amazingly good.

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