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Speeding up and tuning down the quality of podcasts (reducing disk space)

Posted 04-29-2017 at 10:49 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 04-29-2017 at 10:50 PM by the dsc

An interesting method I now realize is possible:

ffmpeg -i in-normal.mp3 -filter:a "atempo=1.4" -f wav - | lame -q 2 -v --vbr-new -V 9 -b8 -B 20 - out_speedup.mp3
A previous method I was using had sox and for some reason mpg123 or 321 I guess, to generate a "physical" temporary wav somewhere, this method use a pipe instead of an actual temporary file.

The input file isn't necessarily mp3, it can be m4a/aac at least, possibly also webm,...
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Interface design principles

Posted 04-27-2017 at 06:31 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 04-27-2017 at 06:41 PM by the dsc

Just an organized rant that I'll expand gradually as I think of new things. I'm not an expert in this subject but I believe that if more designers adhered to some of these principles, it would reduce somewhat problems related with stress, like high blood pressure, violence in the workplace, mass shootings. Things will possibly apply for webdesign, software GUI/CLI, and some stuff even for "hardwares" of any sort. Not necessarily in order of importance.

1 - ERGONOMY. For...
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Run Raspberry Pi PIXEL Desktop on a PC or Mac – an Exton modified Build 170425 with Refracta Tools

Posted 04-26-2017 at 08:48 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)

NEWS 170425 about Raspberry Pi Debian Pixel
I have updated my first Debian Pixel Build from 161223. Study all included packages – latest by 170425. I’ve also added NetworkManager, which makes it easier to configure wireless connections.

NEWS 161223
Yesterday I read that the Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the release of a new PIXEL image that can be booted on a PC or Mac. Study this site. I saw immediately that there was no installer included, which I thought was...
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Apparently [[ *"$a"* == $b ]] is DIFFERENT from [[ $b == *"$a"* ]]

Posted 04-25-2017 at 11:11 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 04-25-2017 at 11:25 PM by the dsc

a="foo/bar" ; b="foo/bar/gee" ; [[ *"$a"* == $b ]] && echo -e "\n 1 - b contains a; *a* = b \n" ; [[ $b == *"$a"* ]] && echo -e "\n 2 - b contains a ; b = *a* \n"

$ a="foo/bar" ; b="foo/bar/gee" ; [[ *"$a"* == $b ]] && echo -e "\n 1 - b contains a; *a* = b \n" ; [[ $b == *"$a"* ]] && echo -e  "\n 2 - b contains a ; b =
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Android-x86_64 Nougat 7.1.1 – Build 170423/170422 – with GAPPS and kernel 4.11-rc7/4.10.11-exton-android-x86_64

Posted 04-23-2017 at 11:56 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)

NEWS 170423: AndEX – Nougat 7.1.1 with kernel 4.11-rc7-exton-android-x86_64 respectively kernel 4.10-11-exton-android-x86_64 and GAPPS
My new builds of Android-x86_64 Nougat 7.1.1 have GAPPS pre-installed. I.e. Google Play Services, Google Play Store 7.6.08.N-all, Gmail and YouTube 12.09.58. Also many other apps. For example: Spotify, Clash of Clans 8.709.23, File Manager, Google Earth, Google Maps 9.48.2, SnapTube 4.3.0, Firefox 53.0 and Google Chrome 58.0. The two systems...
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