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Stuff IV

  • Finally. I finished the Battle for Wesnoth campagin Heir to the Throne. If you're interested you can download replays of my games (425 KB). Level 23 is missing, as I accidentally deleted the replay file :(
  • Some of you might already know this - SNES Mega Man X & X2 played simultaneously. "This movie is essentially constructed by taking one controller and wiring it into two SNES emulators at once. The same input is used to play both games to completion. In other words, the player plays two games simultaneously with one controller". This is a 48 minutes video. Absolutely insane!
  • Interesting concept - Multi-Cursor Window Manager, "allows multiple users to simultaneously interact with a Unix desktop environment".
  • Hm, invisibility...

kitty, a Qt/KDE based RSS podcast and video aggregator, is now in unstable

kitty screenshot

As mentioned earlier, I wanted to package the KDE videoblog client kitty for Debian. I finally found the time to really do it, and the package has entered Debian unstable a few days ago. The first bug has already been reported (sigh), but I'm working on it.

kitty got even mentioned in Debian Weekly News (w00t!)

How to watch videos from your 5g video iPod on TV without buying the Apple video cable [Update]

I stumbled over a very nice article over at MacDevCenter which explains how to use a cheap, standard A/V-to-RCA cable to direct the video output of a 5g video iPod to your TV.

That's sure something I need to try soonish! I was a bit reluctant to buy the not-so-cheap Apple cable. This guide not only saves me some money, but it's also nicer being able to use standard components instead of proprietary stuff...

Update 2006-01-07: I have tested video playback using such a standard cable today and it works fine! The video quality is quite good, too, even at 320x240 (but you can probably also have bigger videos, I guess). Using a cable which only has two connectors (white and red probably) works too, but you only get audio and no video then.

iPod as RSS reader?

I noticed iFeedPod, which seems to be an RSS Reader for the iPod. It sounds like it syncs the feed items from your computer to the iPod for "offline" reading. I really like the idea, but the implementation is Mac-only and only free as in beer (not free as in speech) as far as I can tell.

Does anybody know of a similar software which runs on Linux and is Free Software? Do I have to implement it from scratch?

Video: Richard Stallman jamming with Gilberto Gil

Richard Stallman and Gilbert Gil

OMG! I would have never believed this if I hadn't seen the videos with my own eyes: Richard M. Stallman of GNU and Free Software fame singing various songs, and Gilberto Gil, famous musician and currently Brazil's minister of culture, jamming on his guitar. Unbelievable.

(via Boing Boing and netzpolitik.org )

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