Friday, April 1, 2011

Add-ons management speed up IE9

Just wanted to share I noticed something today about Internet Explorer 9. One of the things I quite like is they have really thought about addons. As every browser nowadays supports a gazillion plugins, it might be handy to see what kind of an impact those addons or plugins have on your browsing experience. As someone who used to have 10 to 15+  plugins in my Firefox days, this is a good thing.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Video editing in Ubuntu

A student asked me earlier today if I knew how to install the program Cinelerra, which seems to be a very nice open source video editing software. He had apparently tried installing it some time ago, but had failed to get it working, ending up in your usual hours of typing commands from sites and wondering what the heck they do.
As I was intrigued to see if this program would be so complicated to install, 10 minutes later I had it installed on our student library Ubuntu machine (especially for those support FOSS and/or Ubuntu), and afterwards explained how I'd done that. I'll do the same thing here, after the break.