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Distrohoppers' Digest

Posted 02-18-2022 at 04:36 PM by zaivala

I just updated my spreadsheets, on number of listeners (by episode) and number of distros reviewed (by date).

At this time, we have reviewed 65 distros in our 34 months of existence. These are only separated in our statics according to desktop if they are an Ubuntu spin... We don't currently have stats on which desktops we have reviewed, but that has always been part of the distro review.

We have had over 21,000 total downloads, according the the incomplete statistics...
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Episode 338 Complete

Posted 06-28-2020 at 11:56 PM by zaivala

We completed another episode of mintCast, the podcast from the Linux Mint community for all users of Linux. We had 5 of the usual cast (out of 7) and a special guest. I messed up my own audio by doing something on my computer during the broadcast but nobody will know it happened; indeed, I had to figure it out for myself. But we have great audio editors and lots of backups. Now the audio will be combined and then split into two shows, one released next Tuesday and the other the following Tuesday....
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Passing some mplayer options to smplayer from a script

Posted 12-18-2014 at 12:56 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 12-28-2014 at 06:22 PM by the dsc (fixing the method)

PS/edit.: renamed the title as it's really something that makes more sense from within scripts, not from the command line itself. Unless perhaps one makes a wrapper script that edits smplayer.ini with whatever parameters are set by command line and resets afterwards, while still somehow preserving smplayer's own syntax, if that's even possible.

Major edit:

Apparently the best way to go is to dinamically edit or switch/rename the smplayer.ini file, in the following...
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Regarding the American Patent Regime

Posted 08-03-2011 at 03:59 AM by William (Dthdealer) (Whaling the FOSS)
Updated 08-03-2011 at 03:59 AM by William (Dthdealer) (Fixed URL tags)

From the page:
Why would a company rent an office in a tiny town in East Texas, put a nameplate on the door, and leave it completely empty for a year? The answer involves a controversial billionaire physicist in Seattle, a 40 pound cookbook, and a war waging right now, all across the software and tech industries.
A more informative summary: A 50 minute report from NPR America about patent trolls.

Check it out here:
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