I'm not sure exactly when the big storm was today... but when I got home from work around 7PM it was fairly clear. Driving by a few places in Belgrade on my way home from the bus stop... the lower level parking lots were a bit flooded.
When I got home I saw something weird in my front yard. I mean, this is June 26th... just a few days before the 4th of July holiday, right?
Poorly shot video but you get the point. For some reason Google Chrome doesn't like the webm files I create with ffmpeg anymore... but it will play fine in Firefox.
btrfs (butter filesystem) is something that many of us have been interested in for years. Here is a very recent talk from LinuxCon Japan 2014. There is some Japanese at the beginning of the talk, but fear not, it is in English. The presenter is Marc Merlin... who if I remember correctly used to make really extensive LinuxWorld reports back when LinuxWorld still existed. Anyway, enjoy this btrfs update. Here's the slide deck PDF that goes along with the talk.
I wish I could find a video for the presentation on LXCF (pdf).
I just ran across this on the Raspberry Pi blog and wanted to share it. Enjoy.
Brazil has a big FLOSS conference named FISL. I'm not sure what that stands for and whatever it is is probably in Portuguese. Anyway, I was surfing through some of their video presentations and happened across this gem... being that I'm a big RHEL, CentOS fan:
Growing CentOS as a Platform (Jim Perrin)
I was lucky enough to be a guest on the Sunday Morning Linux Review episode 115 to talk about OpenVZ. In prep for the show I wanted to provide the hosts with some recent, updated videos that show off OpenVZ. I made the following videos which are in webm format... so you can play them in your browser or download and play with a media player:
- 1-openvz-2013-intro.webm (Slides 18min/11MB)
- 2-minimal-centos-install.webm (Optional - Basic CentOS Install 5min/7.5MB)
- 3-openvz-install-on-centos.webm (Installing OpenVZ on CentOS 14.5min/21MB)
- 4-openvz-demo.webm (OpenVZ demo 41min/51MB)
- 5-openvz-gui-container.webm (How to make a GUI container 25min/82MB)
I've been playing one form or another of electronic Mahjongg for a number of years. One of the first games I remember was Activision's Shanghai for my Atari ST back in the late 80's. In modern times I mostly play KMahjongg. GNOME has a pretty good flavor too... but since I've been using KDE for so long, I've got more time in with KMahjongg. One feature of the Atari ST version that I miss was the competitive mode that had two flavors: 1) two player, take off as many tiles as you can before you choke and hand it off to the other player, or 2) Take off one tile and pass it to the next player... or at least that is how I remember it. KDE has a second flavor of Mahjongg for online play named Kajongg but I haven't figured that out yet. Anyone played Kajongg?
One question I've been asking myself over the years though... is how good am I at Mahjongg? I'm posting this video to show a sample play session. It isn't my best game/time but it isn't bad... and I also show my top 10 times. Anyone else close to me? I challenge you to post your top times. The video has no sound. I could have put some loud trance beat behind it, but I find those videos annoying. I prefer the default tile layout (dragon?) and the traditional tile theme.
Red Hat Summit is going on in Boston this week. Here is promo video they released about Red Hat turning 20.
This came out a couple of months ago but I just noticed it.
Google has finally started talking publicly about the upcoming VP9 video codec that will be integrated into the FLOSS and patent unencumbered webm video container format. I'm a big webm fan and I have found the existing VP8 codec to be pretty darn good. webm with VP8 is way better than Ogg Theora (which is pretty good) but not quite as good as H.264. Google plans on changing that with VP9. Supposedly VP9 will be able to be 1/2 to 1/3 smaller than H.264 and provide as good or better quality. That is exciting.
Here is a video detailing VP9 and showing some samples from the recent Google I/0 2013 event:
I hope that shows up as webm in your browser but if not, use youtube-dl.