Dropbox is an amazing service. It syncs your files across many different devices (phones, PCs, Macs) in a very efficient way. However, the basic service provides only 2GB of storage. Instead of putting all my documents in Dropbox, I am trying to use it together with my NAS — I put my active [...]
October 2011 is a bad month in computer history. After Steve Jobs, another computer giant, Dennis Ritchie, passed away. Dennis created the C programming language and, with Ken Thompson, created the UNIX operating system. He is the person who [...]
Steve Jobs 1955-2011 : Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he [...]
When I was still a grad student in Arizona working on my thesis, I was bored by wiring so I decided to dig into LaTeX and write my own thesis document class. The result was the az class which I put on my git repository a while [...]
I uploaded a simple bash script to create 3D stereo movies.
In the script, I use the one-liner `ffmpeg -i <input.jpg> -qmax 2 <output.mpg>` to encode video. The old mpeg1 video format makes the movie very portable — you can almost play it anywhere. The option -qmax sets the “maximum video quantizer” scale. Choosing [...]
I use 1Password to manage my all my passwords. It works beautifully. Every time I’m asked to created an online account, I fire up the 1Password Safari plugin and generate a random password. However, a recent Safari update (to version 5.1) broke the plugin. This problem forced [...]