Confessions of a vista user… And tuxcast
So, there I was, happily enjoying my shiiny new vista laptop.
Well, not so much. I’m starting to remember why I dislike windows – I’ve had the odd BSOD (About 3-4 so far, though, not too bad). But worse than that are the random slowdowns that I have now traced back to something to do with the SATA / harddisks. But I don’t actually have a clue what it is, or how to find out. Oh, and bootup takes *ages*
I had an odd moment earlier. I wanted to watch some things on 4OD, and was poking around it’s website. My heart sank when I read about how I just had to download and install a small application. Zero chance of a linux version, and wine probably wouldn’t work…… Wait…….oh. I still have similar moments regularly.
Finally, I have discovered god in the form of two programs. WinFF – Why did nobody tell me about this little piece of heaven? And windows movie maker – the *only* flaw I can point out in it is the lack of a “reverse” video effect. Apart from that, it is truly perfect for me cutting together clips of friends pratting about to funny music.
(PS: To any people with any interest in tuxcast who might read this, it is not actually dead… There hasn’t been any active development because it does everything I want it to and that it is designed to pretty much perfectly on all the systems I’ve thrown it at. If it is failing miserably at a particular distro/arch, or doesn’t do something it’s designed to, give me a poke, I’ll probably be able to find time to fix it. I just don’t have time for slogging away at mostly useless “Ooh shiny” features which I, nor anybody else, will ever use. So long as tuxcast keeps doing what it’s designed to do, I’m not going to prod it, but I’d rather it didn’t die completely (I.e. not work on any reasonably new setup). If anybody wants to help out, that’s also welcome, bearing in mind that what many people might see as a limitation, I consider a feature (Lack of GUI, for example). And bugfixes are especially welcome).
Tata for now.
(Brief update, I *probably* won’t be able to make this year’s lugradio live as it is in term time of both the unis I have applied to. So, if I do turn up, you know I utterly screwed up the modules I have in a few days, and nobody wanted to take me out of pity. I will be welcoming a minimum wage job as a cable monkey )