I used to borrow a friend’s Hauppauge WinTV card (bt878 chipset) for tv viewing until I finally bought my own Hauppauge WinTV PVR 150 . I went for the PVR series as I figured recording would be much more convient (pvr series comes with a hardware MPEG2 encoder).
In the past I had used the brooktree wintv card under linux which was really a joy since it worked out of the box along with all available soft (after trying xawtv, motv, (whatever-)tv, tvtime, etc.. I settled with KdeTV (formerly kwintv)). It even seemed the card was better supported under linux than under windows. I figured the pvr series would be supported as well as it seemed to be a fairly popular card for HTPCs. Which turned out to be slightly nuanced.
Only a few weeks ago, I finally bought my first car, yet, I already managed to hit the jackpot… People wanting to do damage control in advance, will be interested in this site.
When I first heard the intriguing (at least to geeks I guess ) song Boten Anna, I couldn’t help hearing resemblence with some West-Flemish (my dialect) words. Soon I had a funny West-Fl version of (at least,) the beginning of the song. While I didn’t execute the implementation of it, I wasn’t surprised to see a Dutch guy has done it, it is so typical for them.
Also, it seems the Flemish are good at ripping of the rip-off
Last week I was starting my dinner with tv on and as Veronique De Kock was announcing Friends I suddenly heard some girl giggling and Veronique reacting indignified. By the time I had a chance to look up, the only thing I saw left were some feathers as proof of some ‘cat fight’. It certainly did not seem like a planned event, a few planned seconds later, the series took off.
I was wondering what was going on and if anyone else noticed that.
So today I get zita news in my mailbox, claiming the presenter’s attack. Still don’t get it..
P.S.: movies at link take very long time to load
In other gimp news.. You probably already saw the Content Aware Image Resizing movie on youtube. I read somewhere the guy was hired by adobe a few days after his initial presentation. I don’t know whether it’s true, he seems to work for Mitsubishi. But that didn’t stop some guy to make an open source implementation in the form of a gimp plugin. It’s a public paper after all!
Just another filesystem? I don’t think so.. It rather feels like the file system concept reinvented Future proof. But probably not ready yet for joe the desktop user. Here is an interesting interview with the devs. In the meantime, I also read that the upcoming new openSolaris project Indiana will be using ZFS..