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morituri 0.2.2 “my bad” released

Filed under: morituri,Python,Releases — Thomas @ 10:23 pm

2013-7-30
10:23 pm

The 0.2.1 release contained a bug causing “rip offset” find to fail. That’s annoying for new users, so I spent some time repenting in brown paper bag hell, and fixed a few other bugs besides. Hence, my bad.

I can understand that you didn’t all mass-flattr the 0.2.2 release – you tried it and you saw the bug! Shame on me.

Well, it’s fixed now, so feel free to pour in your flattr love if you use morituri! Just follow this post to my blog and hit the button.

The 0.2.2 packages are in the Fedora 17-18-19 repositories. Enjoy!

The GNOME pants are still alive?

Filed under: General — Thomas @ 5:10 pm

2013-7-15
5:10 pm

Wow. I had no idea GNOME still had the pants award. I don’t remember exactly which GUADEC it was, but I never thought that when I originally came up with the pants award for Jeff Waugh it would turn into a longstanding tradition.

Have the pants always been the same pants I bought back then for like 15 euros? Or has someone upgraded them along the way to a better model? Are there any photos throughout the years?

morituri 0.2.1 “married” released

Filed under: Hacking,morituri,Python,Releases — Thomas @ 9:02 am

9:02 am

I finally managed to set aside a few hours this weekend to fix some smaller issues in morituri and put out a new release. (For those who don’t know, morituri is an accurate CD ripper for Linux)

Life’s been a little busy lately and my spare time hacking has been suffering. But I’m happy I got a nice stretch of hacking hours in on morituri, and hope to repeat it in the next few weeks to knock out some more complicated issues, like tackling the reports of problems with latest pycdio releases.

The most important change is probably the filtering of non-FAT and other special characters, which I ended up doing a lot like sound-juicer does, because I trust Ross to have looked at this in detail.

In addition, after curiously reading Lionel Dricot‘s posts about Flattr, I decided to get a little more serious about trying Flattr again (I had only flattr’d about 4 things so far due to lack of content). I integrated Flattr in my wordpress install, upgrading it in the process, and installed the chrome extension which should give me many more options to flattr other people’s content – for example, github repos.

So if you like morituri, go to this post on my website and click the Flattr button you see at the bottom of this post or on the morituri homepage!

I don’t expect to get rich off it, but I think it’s a nice way of showing you appreciate someone’s work.

So then that happened

Filed under: Life — Thomas @ 5:04 pm

2013-6-7
5:04 pm

I’ve been more quiet than usual lately. I guess that’s what happens when you get married.

Oh, yeah, so that happened.

natalia-thomas-060-low

When I first met her years ago at a friend’s birthday drink she sat next to me all night and completely ignored me.

Years later I crashed a women only outing where she happened to be as well.

A random party, a six-o’clock-in-the-morning omelette on a terrace watching the sun come up, a birthday party, a jaunt to the Gentse Feesten and a long Christmas in august later, we were already together for two months before we knew it. I took her to my sister’s wedding, and not even three years later we went to our own, three weeks after I proposed. (Tip for anyone thinking of proposing: maybe the sauna isn’t the best place after all)

Getting married to her ended up being the most natural decision I’ve ever taken. And the answer to the most-asked question? Yes, it does make a difference. No, I didn’t expect it to. But it does.

Thank you to everyone who ever dumped me – I had no idea better things were coming.

Organizing photo libraries

Filed under: Life,Pictures — Thomas @ 12:51 pm

2013-5-18
12:51 pm

The weather’s picking up so it’s time for spring cleaning around the house. When I moved back to Barcelona three years ago I took with me my old analogue photos and negatives, with the idea of sorting through them at some point and getting them digitized. And while I’m at it, maybe it’s time to pull all my various folders of photos together too and organize them.

Well, I finally started. I grouped the negatives, labeled them by year, put them in individual envelopes, and handed them off to a professional lab to scan them after doing a quick test run on one set (which turned out great, but it’s *really* annoying me that they scan to JPEG by default, charge 40% extra for TIFF, and use a non-multiple-of-8 resolution to scan at which means I can’t losslessly rotate the negatives. Yes, I’m anal.)

So now I pulled together all my various folders of photos, and before I start doing tagging and stuff like that, I want to organize them in a decent folder layout. Googling for ideas pretty much suggests that the way to go is

YYYY/MM/DD

with possibly some description together with the DD

I’m not really happy about that, however, because there are certain things I’d like to be able to do:

  • easily see where photos come from – did I make them ? did I get them from someone ? Did I download them from Facebook ?
  • Are these original files from a camera without editing ?
  • Are these the original scans ? From negatives ? From actual photos ? Or are they retouched, rotated, denoised, …
  • Are these photos SFW ? Can I point my media center slideshow to this directory and have it safely show any photos under it ? (What do you mean, you’ve never snowboarded at night in only your underwear, and mooning the photographer ?) Or maybe not even SFW, but simply watchable and reasonable quality or subject material?

I realize some of these issues can not be resolved simply with a directory layout. But I’m sure some of you must have had similar issues or come up with a slightly better layout ?

Point me in the right direction please.

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