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The knights who say ‘meh’!
Date: November 17th, 2008 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Language

‘Meh’ makes Colllins English Dictionary . Doh.

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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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Firefox 3’s retarded SSL handling
Date: November 16th, 2008 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Interweb

I switched to FF3 a while ago but quickly got fed up with the "friendly" and "secure" SSL certificate handling (for incorrect ones). Set the following in about:config and be happy:

  • browser.xul.error_pages.expert_bad_cert = true
  • browser.ssl_override_behavior = 2

This adds the "add exception" button to the info page and preloads the certificate already so you can just click add.

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On music style
Date: November 14th, 2008 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: TV

Why call all cool stuff "punk" then call your new car "Jazz" ? I’ll never understand advertisers.

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Power or the lack thereof
Date: November 8th, 2008 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Interweb

Following the cascade of power failures in Dutch Datacenters SARA and Nikhef, AMS-IX made some interesting changes to their Colocation POP Pages (hilighted in blue). It’d be funny if it wasn’t so very true 😉

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The boys are back in town!
Date: November 2nd, 2008 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Car, TV

Top Gear. BBC2. If you’re reading this in time, and not watching, hurry to your remote!

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