Video Editing

I’m not a video person, I’ve made an occasional slideshow but even that has been over a decade ago. Recently, I needed to edit a video of an event and splice in the live recording with some pre-recorded segments and stitch it all together with some simple transitions. I didn’t know what the “standard” FOSS offering was when it came to video editing. For photography I would go to Dark Table, GIMP for images, but what for video?...

August 8, 2021 · 3 min

Termux + Emacs

One of the biggest advantages of Android is that it runs on Linux and Termux [1] is a very capable terminal emulator. Until pine phone (which I own for playing around on) type devices reach daily driver maturity (to use with job related corporate apps etc.) Termux is my only realistic option to run Linux terminal apps on the phone. This is where being able to use Emacs as a TUI application on Termux is great....

August 7, 2021 · 2 min

Latte Art

Getting into home espresso has been fun, it’s a rabbit hole like most fun things. And with rabbit holes it’s best to decide how far you’re willing to fall in before really starting down that hole. For me, it was an used Rancilio Silvia modded with a temperature PID controller and a refurbished Baratza Vario. At this level it’s definitely possible to get good espresso and latte art if one tries, gets lucky, and practices… it’s a good balance....

August 2, 2021 · 1 min

Gemini Capsule

With a certain nostalgia for the early web ever present, a Gemini site (gemite? edit: I’ve learned it’s called a capsule 💊🚀) is a good spiritual successor. Albeit much fewer under construction gifs and red text on black background… gemini://gem.shom.dev

August 2, 2021 · 1 min