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Tony Northrup does a great job of picking apart various myths and misconceptions regarding photography. His channel is full of other great stuff on photography.

One of my goals for was to make posting events realtime, in that events appear without a page refresh, and within a fraction of a second. And that largely seems to work.

Here's a quick screencast that shows it working:

I'll post about how it works in detail at some point, but the general gist is that there is a Tornado websocket server that inthing uses to broadcast information about updates. That server may be worth open-sourcing if there is enough interest. It could be useful for other projects, and its entirely independent.

Nat Dunn of Webucator has created the following video based on my post about Sublime Text Fuzzy Matching with Javascript:

There's a lot more interesting content on his Webucator channel. I recommend checking it out!

Since I've upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04, I figured this would be a good time to play with video editing, which is something I've been wanting to play with for a while. I suspect that video editing could be a killer app for Linux, and there are a few packages to chose from. Kdenlive looked to be the most feature rich, but I'm afraid I found it buggy and prone to crashing, so I settled on OpenShot, which has a clean, simple interface and didn't crash on me once.

Here's the video I put together:

If you know the answer, please don't post it straight away – to give others a chance to figure it out…

Dear video player application writers, there is a simple feature that would improve my movie watching experience greatly. A feature that I have never seen implemented – on Linux or Windows, and that is the ability to remember the position in a video file where I stopped watching. With current video players, if I want to finish watching a movie that I started watching the day before, I have to drag the slider around and to do a mental binary search to find the point where I left off. What I would like the player to do is to remember where I left off and start playing from that point when I open the file again.

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