In this review, I will describe my first thoughts after unboxing of Satechi Smart Travel Router. This wonderful device allows you charging your devices like laptops in power sockets from 150 countries including EU, United Kingdom and USA/Canada. It also includes two USB slots for charging smartphones and tablets. On top of that, it offers very capable wifi router with four connection modes.
I developed this solution because I was tired for tedious tasks related to conversion of nowadays mp4 files to avi format readable by my Panasonic plasma TV. These tasks requires getting important parameteres from mp4 files like video and audio bit rates and concluding long command line for ffmpeg utility.
This blog post will be very short.
I published my thoughts about high probability of selling smartphone’s division to Microsoft 18 months ago. I ended blog article with the sentence “So, I would not be surprised if this current rumour happens in the future...”.
Now it happened and it is a reality. I am not surprised, but nevertheless yesterday it was very sad day for me. Although I am using Android and Blackberry devices today, Nokia N900 still keep place of unforgettable device in my memory.
It is a time to say definitively: Goodbye Nokia. It was pleasure to met your devices until Windows Phone platform set fire to your fundamentals. Ehm, remember Elop’s burning platform 🙁
For those who missed it, Google Reader service will be closed at 1st July 2013. I used and loved this RSS service for years, so I started looking for alternatives. Therefore I joined immediately to Feedly which seems to be one of viable replacement for me. The main reason was Feedly has similar design and features comparing to original Google Reader. And, on the top of that Feedly also announced development of Normandy project, e.g. clone of existing Google Reader API!
Some torrent servers do offer only magnet links instead of .torrent files. If you are curious what magnet links means please read the magnet link explanation on this link. If you have torrent client on the desktop (uTorrent, vuze), you are required only to configure your favorite browser to redirect magnet file to the desktop client. But what to do if you need to download the good old torrent file?
I’ve decided to make Photoshop tutorials for editing of photos. My friends-photographers asked me for to do it. They also requested the format of those tutorials – video supported by narration. Screencasting looks like perfect technology for this task, because screencasting is video recording of computer screen output.
There is a plenty screencasting tools on the market. I selected CamStudio Recorder. CamStudio Recorder is an open-source software, it makes possible to use lot of video codecs and it allows also voice recording. All of this was important, because I did not want spend money (I spent time!), I wanted to use video codec compatible with YouTube and I wanted to record my voice as narration of the tutorial.
I am preparing for the upcoming photo workshop in winter’s Scotland now. Because I recently switch from Nokia N900 to Samsung Galaxy S Duos, I also wanted to update my navigation toolset. I installed popular Locus application on my handset and tried to use it with up-to-date vector Openstreetmap maps.
This is just a remark for me, because occassionally I need to convert mp4/x264 video using DivX codec, but due to random applicability I am not able to remember it. Why DivX? Video encoded by DivX is only one reliable option for me how to stream video from my NAS to TV without any interruption. I am using ffmpeg utility for video conversions, it is a reliable cross platform tool with lot of features and I am mostly happy with it.
So how to do it? Simple run something like following command (the most important bolded):
As you probable now, I signed-up last year to the very special event this year – photo workshop in the USA. Now I’m back in the Czech republic, sit down before my laptop and I am still full of emotions and experiences from this unusual trip. Originally, we’ve plan to see canyons and deserts, which is not something possible to see in my country nor in the whole Europe, but… We abandon this plan at the moment when Jiri Stransky said magical name of Oregon!
Maybe you know, maybe not, famous photos from Marc Adamus. If not, checked his gallery later on. Sure, pure technically his images are composites from several exposures, some better, some worse, but who take care at the first moment? They are simple unforgettable. So we wanted to see places as Oneonta gorge, Ruby beach, Thor well etc. see for ourselves.