Monday, May 14, 2007

Japanese vixy baby!

Gosh, I really hope you didn't get here while searching for Manga :D
I have to admit that although flash video is great to watch on YouTube and all over the net for that matter is not that easy when it comes to grabbing it to your hard drive to watch later. Well that's why I still keep my IE around. But even if you know where to get the cached file from and you have the flash video player it still doesn't feel easy enough.
Well it just got easier thanks to recent developments in the secret Japanese art of video format conversion. Secret because I could not read the blog post :)
Well they released the converter as OS on sourceforge so I guess it's not that secret ;)
Hey, it's even on OSFlash!
Well go on and try it for yourselves. It seems the service is under heavy load so you'll have to be patient and try a few times.
And here's a nice test movie:

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

I really Digg it! NOOOT!

You just goota love it!
Is it just the spring setting in or have all the web surfers just got tired of being monetized and getting shit in return!?
First there's the new Digg'd effect acting on Digg itself. Someone hacked the HD DVD key that would allow HD DVDs to be played on Linux and posted it on Digg. They deleted the story but didn't see what was to come. After that every single story on the front page of Digg and every story in the queue have the key in them in some fashion. The site was rendered unusable by it's own users. Here's the official comment from Digg's founder Kevin Rose from their blog.
The other one, on a much smaller scale but interesting nonetheless is the readers of Guy Kawasaki slapping their host when he asked for some "help". Here's the post.
Forgive the title. I' ve just watched Borat over the weekend and had to use the only decent piece of humor in that horror movie...
And if you've read all the way to here you really deserve something useful so here's Eric Meyer's final css reset. Use it, don't abuse it ;)