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Extracting a boot image from a CD
Date: March 18th, 2009 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Linux, Software

Just needed to extract a boot image from a CD, geteltorito works nicely (except it outputs to stdout, sigh 😉 )

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Date: January 18th, 2009 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Wordpress

Woah there, has it really been a month since my last post? On popular request, here we are again 😉

Happy new year for starters… just installed blogspam ‘s wordpress plugin, impressed with the new WordPress in-dashboard plugin installer… nice!

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NVidia accelerates Linux Video
Date: November 17th, 2008 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Software

I read on IRC today (#mythtv-users) NVidia has just released support for VDPAU (Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix), aka support for their "PureVideo HD" feature in recent chipsets, decoding h.264, VC-1, MPEG2, and MPEG-1 in hardware. A great jump forward for people wanting to play HD video without getting the latest and greatest 3GHz+ dual-core CPU’s.

More in the MythTV users list archives.

A pity that you of course still need their binary driver, but they released a whole bunch of docs, header files and patches for a bunch of programs such as ffmpeg and mplayer.

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The fourteen stages of any real software product
Date: November 16th, 2008 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Software

Over on Ahu’s blog, The fourteen stages of any real software product .

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Date: September 27th, 2008 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Interweb, Software, Wordpress

While updating my WordPress installation for the 187th time, anyone have the last version of PwnPress available somewhere? All Google links seem to lead to the end of the internetnowhere.

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On software upgrades
Date: July 13th, 2008 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Software, Wordpress

Congratulations to the WordPress team for making just about all of my blog software upgrades completely headache-free!

Update 1 hour later: New wordpress just lost _5_ brand new blog posts due to idiot handling. BOO. Fuckers. (and #wordpress is contains quite a bunch of asshats)

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Horde 2 on PHP 5 (or 4.4+)
Date: December 11th, 2007 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Computing, Interweb, Software

Still hadn’t upgraded some servers to etch, apparently. So did some upgrades this weekend, and got a call today that my webmail (horde 2 imp 3 based) no longer worked. Only displayed a few errors like Notice: Only variable references should be returned by reference in /usr/share/horde2/lib/Auth.php on line 80.

Luckily I found an old blog post which explains what you need to do to make the code newer-PHP-compliant 😀 

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Dreamweaver vs SFTP
Date: October 6th, 2007 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Interweb, Linux, Software

My wife couldn’t log in (anymore?) on my server with her Dreamweaver installation configured for SFTP. After some research she found this Adobe Knowledge Base article, which indeed contains the solution to the problem. A bit silly this has to be enabled, I think, but hey, it does the trick now.

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Software Freedom Day
Date: September 16th, 2007 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Interweb, Software

Seems I missed something yesterday, Software Freedom Day … Never heard of it, keep up the good publicity :p

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Saving a(n MMS) stream to disk
Date: August 8th, 2007 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Computing, Interweb, Software

 Turns out we had an MMS stream that needed to be saved again, I used to have some tool that did that but it wasn’t all that great and in the meanwhile my PC got reinstalled so I went to look for a solution again. Streamripper doesn’t do MMS (or so it seems), so I landed at Swiss Army Knife VideoLAN .

What to do:

  1. Save your ASF file
  2. Open it up in an editor and copy/paste the mms:// url
  3. Open up your commandline (if vlc(.exe) isn’t in your path, change to your VLC directory or type the full path)
  4. vlc -vvv mms://foo –sout file/avi:bar.avi (replace foo by your mms url and bar.avi by your desired output file)

Could it be any easier? 

Probably, but still. 😉 

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