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Stitching Videos

Heavy overnight rain swelled the creek on our property and we went for a walk with the digital camera to take photos. Three videos of the flow were also taken.

Son #1 seemed a bit bored so he was set the task of finding a program (for Ubuntu) to stitch the three videos together into one – along with some static text between each one. He found Kdenlive and it, and he, did a brilliant job:

[kml_flashembed movie="" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]

In case the embedding doesn’t work, here’s a link to YouTube: Toms Gully Creek near Boorolong Road – 31 July 2010.

The creek has a mostly perennial flow, but will stop flowing during extended dry periods – such as one that only finished a few weeks prior. It was certainly a stark contrast.

Toms Gully Creek is a tributary of the Gwydir River including the Copeton Dam which is at 6% capacity. Hopefully this will knock that up a bit.

Published in: open source, ubuntu on August 2, 2010 at12:36 pm Comments (0)

INX Reaches 1.0

In my (copious – I wish) spare time I contribute in minor and probably annoying ways to a project called INX which stands for “Is Not X” (and is pronounced ‘inks’). It’s a Linux distribution designed to teach the command-line and some of its tools in an easy and fun way.

Today it reached its version 1.0 release (click on this text to learn more).

Congratulations Peter!

Published in: open source, ubuntu on October 6, 2008 at6:37 pm Comments (0)

multiuser screen

Published in: open source on September 16, 2008 at9:03 pm Comments (0)

“Be transparent. Share your work constantly. Solicit feedback. Appreciate critiques.”

Published in: open source on June 13, 2008 at10:17 pm Comments (0)

goto in Python

An oldie, but I just found out about it:


Published in: open source on June 4, 2008 at2:02 pm Comments (0)

FET – Open Source Timetabling

“FET is open source free software for automatically scheduling the timetable of a school, high-school or university. It uses a fast and efficient timetabling algorithm. It is licensed under GNU/GPL.”

Published in: open source on May 17, 2008 at10:53 am Comments (0)