Trying an alternative blog editor...
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Since HTML brokenness can fubar the editor here in the developerWorks Community, I'm taking a test-drive of ScribeFire, a browser plugin that provides an alternative editor for blogs. So far it seems pretty nifty, but I won't know for sure until I see if this posts.
Suping up your Android phone
Today I got a tweet from @marekw about an article called "How to make Android faster, more productive and more secure than iPhone". Whether you believe the hype in the title or not, this has some pretty useful tips. I had been using the Dolphin HD browser for some time but am really impressed with the speed and clarity of Opera Mobile. True, Opera is not open-source, but they have been solid supporters of Linux and now Android. They appear to embrace the standards well. I'm going to try it out for a while. I can always switch later on.
I'm enjoying the chance to tinker
I'm hoping to shoot a video demo here soon with the ffmpeg technique I talked about earlier. I'll probably start with creating a multi-boot USB key with Ubuntu Linux, GPartEd Live, and Clonezilla Live. To do that I really needed a USB headset. I wanted something low-profile so I could wear it in a video without looking like a 70s DJ. I settled on the Plantronics .Audio 648. It's working fine for what I wanted, though I'm missing the functions of their little buttons. At some point it would be interesting to make use of those, but they were not my reason for purchasing.
This should give me a real "hit the button and go" approach to recording demo type material. After I produce a few I'll provide a train the trainer sort of video showing exactly how I'm doing everything. Doing simple demos in Linux is really easy. Adding a little polish to them is not that much harder. Stay posted.
OK. I'm going to hit the button to post this now. Wish me luck!