Development, Fedora, GNU/Linux, Media, Subversion

ffmpeg from svn

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem Alhamdulillaah, I have really been engrossed in using ffmpeg, one of the most amazing a/v command-line tools out there, for my various personal video projects.  However, recently I was experiencing a recurring bug where I could not work with some specific codecs when either the input or the output file was on a particular drive (!).  The…

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Fedora, Fun, GNOME, GNU/Linux, Media, Technology

Time-lapse photography with CHDK

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem As I’ve already alluded to in a previous post, I’ve been using the CHDK firmware supplement with my Canon PowerShot A550, which on it’s own is an outstanding camera, alhamdulillaah. This firmware add-on, though, really takes the cake! One of the features made possible by CHDK is the ability to run scripts which take the enabled features…

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Fedora, Fun, GNOME, GNU/Linux, Media, Technology

CHDK – Unleash the POWER in your PowerShot

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem Alhamdulillaah, I’ve been playing around with CHDK, which is a free firmware add-on (note: it does not require flashing your camera’s firmware) that enables a multitude of features on your ordinary, run-of-the-mill Canon PowerShot digital camera. In short, it’s amazing. I haven’t had enough time to truly “unleash the POWER” yet, but I’m already amazingly pleased with…

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Development, Fedora, GNU/Linux, Internet

Fedora 9 is gold!

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem Alhamdulillaah, Fedora 9 is officially released! At least, the official torrents are available. The main site doesn’t seem to be updated yet, but then again, it’s not 10 AM, either. I’m grabbing the x86_64 DVD build on one server and the i386 on the other, so I hope to be seeding by midday. Update: The Fedora Project…

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Development, Fedora, Fun, GNOME, GNU/Linux, Internet

Fedora 9 – Why it’s so awesome

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem Okay, I know that title is a pretty pretentious statement by itself, as much of Fedora 9’s awesomeness isn’t unique to it. So, I’ll grant that much of the coming awesomeness is related to Gnome 2.22, which is not limited to Fedora 9, nor is Pulseaudio, Upstart (props to the Ubuntuees for that), or a plethora of…

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Fedora

Syndication

Note to self: If I want my blog posts to show up in an aggregator, make sure to give the admin the right link first…

Development, Fedora, Fun, GNOME, GNU/Linux, Media, Technology

Tapeless HD camcorders

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem I’ve been keeping my eye out for tapeless (e.g., hard drive or flash memory instead of tapes) HD camcorders for a while, because of the obvious flexibility of being able to transfer the recorded video directly rather than “recording” it via IEEE 1394 (i.e., “FireWwire”) – while an IEEE 1394 link is definitely fast, any tape-based camcorder…

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Development, Fedora, GNU/Linux

Hello Fedora Planet & People!

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem Hello!  I know I’ve already had a few posts show up on the Planet already, but I wanted to at least acknowledge the fact that I am now, as opposed to having been previously not, a member of Fedora Planet! I am an avid Fedora user – I have been using Fedora somewhat since FC5 and regularly…

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Education, Fedora, GNOME, GNU/Linux, Internet, Islam, Media, Projects, Technology

Texas Dawah Convention 2007 Audio Project – overview

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem Introduction Alhamdulillaah, a few months back, I successfully wrapped-up the audio recording & production project for the Texas Dawah Convention 2007. This was clearly one of the most ambitious projects in which I’ve been involved in my life, especially given the degree of responsibility I was given and the amount of work I had to do. The…

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Development, Fedora, GNOME, GNU/Linux

Shell History Meme

I got tired of seeing everyone on the planets (Fedora & Gnome) showing-up in Liferea doing this, and I was left out.  So here’s mine from work: [basil.gohar@escapdv01 ~]$ history|awk ‘{a[$2]++ } END{for(i in a){print a[i] ” ” i}}’|sort -rn|head 265 ll 210 cd 101 time 86 dbrestore 79 exit 28 su 24 vi 18 ssh 17 ping 16 less…

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Fedora, GNU/Linux

Fedora 8 rox

Basil / December 2, 2007

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem Alhamdulillaah, I just cannot get over how amazing Fedora 8.  I will be the first to admit, however, that a large part of that perceived greatness is due to the ATI 8.42 drivers that finally make using an X1600 or similar series of graphics cards tolerable on a GNU/Linux setup, walhamdulillaah.  However, the sheer amount of polish…

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Development, Fedora, GNOME

Trying out blog applet in Fedora 8

Basil / October 30, 2007

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem I’m trying out the gnome-blog utility again inside of Fedora 8. I had a bit of a challenge at first because when I tried to input my blog URL, it was trying to force the directory to be */wordpress/, which is not how my blog is setup. Alhamdulillaah, once I figured-out I had to append the xmlrpc.php…

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Fedora, Fun

Left: 58, Right: 41

Basil / October 3, 2007

Since testing brains seems to be all the rage amongst Fedora users, I decided to give it a go myself. Results follow.

Development, Fedora, GNU/Linux

100% Fedora 7 installations

Basil / August 10, 2007

Note: This post was originally written several weeks ago, and I’ve just been lazy in finishing it. I’ve been Alhamdulillaah, with my move to Fedora 7 on my workstation in my workplace, I am now running Fedora 7 on 100% of my machines (excluding my Linksys router and iRiver, which are running OpenWRT & Rockbox, respectively). This means my main…

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Development, Fedora, GNU/Linux

Fedora 7 Test 3 released

Alhamdulillaah, Fedora 7 Test 3 has been released. Torrents are available. I have both the Hidayah Online as well as Audio Islam servers in the torrent swarm for the 64bit DVD isos (hey, I have two 64bit rigs, only my laptop is stuck in the 32bit world). I’ll try to leave them seeding for a while once they complete, in…

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Development, Fedora, GNOME, GNU/Linux

fuse-sshfs – mounting a remote location using SSH with FUSE

Basil / February 11, 2007

SSH is a time-tested, powerful, and generally outstanding utility for connecting two systems in a secure and efficient manner. Enabling anything from simple command-line access to full X Window sessions, it would appear there is almost no limit to what SSH can do. Reading on will only affirm this assertion, as two open-source projects – OpenSSH & FUSE – combine…

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