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Saturday, 23 January 2016

riseup.mail in clawsmail

riseup.mail in clawsmail

Monday, 11 January 2016

Clean as a whistle

Clean as a whistle 

A little humor before work is a good thing

New D3 icons

New D3 icons

Some new some remixes some renamed

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

20" Apple Cinemas display ADC to DVI....I hope

20" Apple Cinemas display ADC to DVI....I hope

work in progress so we shall see.

ADC on left Dvi on right obviously the colours are for my cables and where they are boxed it's to show the groups the cables were bundled in.

The weird one is ADC pin 10 as the apple documentation for DVI shows no connect!   

Monday, 28 December 2015

Peace Love and good will to all men...but I'm not so sure my Ex was listening

Peace Love and good will to all men...but I'm not so sure my Ex was listening after she sprayed my GPZ I was rebuilding with paint, chucked all the parts, tank, fairing, panels, exhausts on the garage floor. Then proceeded to add my welder axle stands and ramps to the ever increasing pile.  Then decided she shouldn't have done it so tries cleaning the paint off with white spirit removing said paid.  Yadda yadda yadda.

She can be lovely sometimes :-)

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Dragora dual monitor set up.

Dragora dual monitor set up.

I had to edit my xorg.conf to get it working without breaking fittstool



Tuesday, 8 December 2015

xdm work in progress

xdm work in progress

xmessage bug

Saturday, 5 December 2015

No more tree hugging for me

No power no internet and no more big beech tree

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Preposed default applications of Dragora 3

This is kelsoos first draft list of proposed default applications for the Dragora 3 CD. Dragorians please comment.

After looking as all the options many were rejected as to bloated and not in the spirit of keeping things simple and pure and nearer to the Unix way as we could. We decided to avoid GTK3 and QT5 at least by default. We decided to avoid systemd and all it's baggage.
Dragora users tend to make their system their own but we all have a similar desire to keep the system light, flexible and libre. In short non of the current developers or users would keep the default install, we all know what we want and can build the packages to make our perfect desktop or working environment.

We felt that the new D3 CD should be geared for ordinary users and try to use the one application for one job model. In a clean functional interface that would allow them to either just use it or help use make it better.  If ordinary users have the bandwidth and higher spec computers and reguire higher spec applications they should add them from the repo or use the Dragora 3 DVD.iso.


The desktop will is aimed at ordinary users (Non technical)that want to run free-libre-software.
It aims to be light so it is available users with old low spec computers (512MB pentium4) as a base but usable on less.
It aims to be accessible for people with slow or expensive internet.
It aims to be easy to use for most common tasks.
It aims to be secure and offer some extra level privacy to the user.
It aims to try and avoid large monolithic dependences.
It aims to offer a good base for users wishing to learn to program.
It shall not use systemd.
It shall not use pulse-audio by default.

(AP = action point)
(D3 = Dragora 3)
(Nessie = seamonkey)

Proposed default D3 setup for Dragora 3 CD.

xdm made pretty ap (kelsoo)

window manager: 
openbox   ap (kelsoo)

file manager:
comment: spacefm has an excellent range of plug-ins that can be added.

audio & video:

lxmusic or gogglesmm (fox tool kit)



fbpanel (I shall do a config for  tint2 as well)

volume applet:
fbpanel (built in?) or gvolumicon 3MB (built for gtk2)  or fittstool? verylight but not intuitive. volwheel uses perl 7MB volti is even heavier 10MB

audacity or sweep

mpv (with gui) ap (mprodrigues) done and tested on D2
spacefm has a mpv plugin

ripping & encoding:
in weight order > undvd or oggenc or handbrake

spacefm plugin or simpleburn or xfburn?

movie making:
openshot or flowblade or blender?

Graphics: viewing:
in weight order > viewnoir or mirage or qeegie
Graphics: editing: bitmap:
xpaint > gimp
Graphics: editing: vector:
skencil or sk1/2 or inkscape
shutterbug  (built in to fox tool kit) or xterm -e scrot -d5 -c5 setup to "print screen"

icecat or midori or Nessie



chatzilla plugin or hexchat or lostirc or dxirc or loqui or a link in icecat to the webchat


in weight order > sylpheed or claws-mail or thunderbird

Nessie (seamonkey) as it provides browser-email-chat-and-addressbook-editor and is lighter overall

fireftp browser plugin or gftp or filzilla
Comment: gftp seem abandonded


xsane or simplescan?

adie (built in to foxtool kit)

calculator (built in to foxtool kit)
ObConf 2.0.4
LXAppearance 0.6.1
LXTask 0.1.6
xterm or lilyterm or lxterminal
clipit or parcellite

Saturday, 31 October 2015

screen capture

I wanted to do a screen capture to show how my fittstool desktop worked, but I wanted to use free/libre software for the capture and the end product.

I found I could capture sound and video with this command

ffmpeg -f alsa -ac 1 -ar 44100 -i hw:1 -video_size 1440x900 -framerate 30 -f x11grab -i :0.0 -c:v libx264 -qp 0 -preset ultrafast  `date +%Y%m%d%H%M%S`.mkv

Then I had to re-encode to a freer format that took ages and looked crap.

I tried using vp8 and after many attempts I got a reasonable webm screen capture. Running sound and video capture in the same command failed to grab all the sound but I discovered that running them as seperate commands worked fine!

I added both commands to a script and muxed them without the need to re-encode.

Capture screen and rename with date and time year-month-day-hour-seconds in a libre format.

##"capture-libre" script##

## capture screen and rename with date and time year-month-day-hour-seconds in a libre format
ffmpeg -f alsa -ac 1 -ar 44100 -i hw:1  `date +%Y%m%d%H%M%S`.ogg &

ffmpeg  -video_size 1440x900 -framerate 20 -f x11grab -i :0.0 -c:v libvpx -crf 10 -b:v 1M  `date +%Y%m%d%H%M%S`.webm &

This will produce two files an ogg with the sound and a webm video both named the same and as near as damn it the same length.

Then killall ffmpeg to stop it! crude I know.

Now mux them in to one file, video with sound.

ffmpeg -i mux20151104112754.ogg -i mux20151104112754.webm -c copy  -shortest mux20151104112754.webm

edit: I have since modded the scripts and now have a capture script and a stop-mux-clean-move script