1. Trim/Convert mp4v2 files using ffmpeg

    I had to trim some videos to a 30 second clip, and needed to do it in a way that kept the codec. Using straight ffmpeg, I couldn’t figure out how to get an mp4v2 output from an mp4v2 input. The file looks like this: …


  2. Weechat, Slack and Dunst

    I run weechat to integrate chat communications and protocols. I recently found the notify.py script that was invaluable for dunst notifications. …


  3. Download Brightcove Videos

    I like to listen to video conferences and podcasts at higher than normal speeds. Brightcove video doesn’t allow you to speed it up, so I was wondering if I could download it and play it with mplayer, or mpv. Then I found this site: http://mrbluecoat.blogspot.com/2013/11/download-brightcove-videos-tutorial.html?m=1 …


  4. Cloud Foundry Set JVM Args

    In case you need to set arguments for cloud foundry application on startup: cf set-env appname-uat JAVA_OPTS '-Djavax.net.debug=ssl,handshake' …


  5. Welcome to Jekyll!

    You’ll find this post in your _posts directory. Go ahead and edit it and re-build the site to see your changes. You can rebuild the site in many different ways, but the most common way is to run jekyll serve --watch, which launches a web server and auto-regenerates your site when a file is updated. …


  6. Linux: bitlbee sipe and lync (skype for business) outlook 365

    I’m a big command line nerd. What can I say? And with so many ways to contact and communicate with people, what better way than to integrate everything into one place. It makes it easier to respond, and I can write filters as to not be overly distracted. …


  7. Tmux in 30 seconds

    I wanted to do some quick video tutorials on using tmux. Let me know what you think in the comments below: …


  8. Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review:: Yet another Death Star (YADS)

    Well everyone, I saw the new Star Wars last night. Was it good you might ask? I would reply and say that it was good…but that is all, only good. It could have been so much better though. …


  9. Linux i3 Window Manager and Chromium Kerberos Flags

    The normal method of editing the chromium.desktop file didn’t work in i3 setting the flags in chromium. I also tried some .profile settings too, which didn’t work. Or rather, they’d work from the console, but not from dmenu. This is the fix if you run chromium from dmenu. Tested in Debian Jessie. …


  10. Grossest Halloween Ever

    Although Halloween is over, the holiday had given my grey matter a good jogging. It brought back some memories of when I was but a wee lad. I remember there being a Halloween party at church; this one was actually inside the building. I’m sure I was looking forward to having a good time, hanging with my friends, and pounding as much sugar down my gullet as humanly possible. There were probably the normal games of beanbag toss, cakewalk, doughnut eating, etc. The only game I actually recall was “bobbing for apples.” …