Archive for January, 2010

Waving with Adobe Air

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Recently, the blogger group that I am part of had a lot of discussion online via email thread… it became really horrific when we have hundreds of emails with different branches and threads. So, one geeky blogger (not revealing his name here 😀 ) suggested that we use Google Wave. Which is a great idea. But many are skeptical of Wave as they are so used to either email or YM/MSN client. And they complain that Wave runs slowly on their web browser.

To solve that problem, let me introduce you to WAVER! A small desktop app written for Adobe Air runtime. All you need to do is to install Adobe Air support (something like Java virtual machine) and you can download this small application from Adobe Air Marketplace.

Picture 1

One good thing about Adobe Air, the apps are very small and it runs across Windows, Mac and Linux. Waver is only one of the many apps available in the fast growing Adobe Air marketplace where a lot of useful widgets/apps are available for free. I have downloaded a bunch to handle pictures and stuff. It’s worth a look.

Cocktail

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

cocktail, cocktail
hatred molotov cocktail
one for A/G
one for Assumption
another one for the Life Chapel

I walked upon the street
and saw screaming racists
violence is all they preach
a threat to society it seemed

did the enforcement really care
to serve justice and be fair
living the the state of blackmail
where all the leaders had failed

cocktail, cocktail
hatred molotov cocktail
one for A/G
one for Assumption
another one for the Life Chapel

We once geared towards IT
worshiped Information Technology
Some people redefined IT
set course for Internal Terrorists

they commit act of terror
they want to create fear
I live no days in horror
because I am not inferior

cocktail, cocktail
hatred molotov cocktail
one for A/G
one for Assumption
another one for the Life Chapel

Open Source Video Editing Tools

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Great articles from the Linux Journal. Forward by a friend, Kai Xiong from Singapore, in the TXAP network.

Blender and OpenMovieEditor
http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/openmovieeditor-and-blender-more-nle-delights

CinelerraCV
http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/cinelerracv-project

kdenlive
http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/kdenlive-meets-studio-dave

LiVES
http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/it-lives-video-editing-foss-movie-makers

OpenShot
http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/introducing-openshot

SAVE MySQL!!!

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

“In April 2009, Oracle announced that it had agreed to acquire Sun. Since Sun had acquired MySQL the previous year, this would mean that Oracle, the market leader for closed source databases, would get to own MySQL, the most popular open source database.”

There is worldwide campaign to keep MySQL free and open. Please go to this page, read about the issues and sign the petition to save MySQL from corporate take over.