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My thoughts on Ubuntu Adware

Linux penguin Tux

Recently Canonical announced that in Ubuntu 12.04 Amazon adverts will be included in Unity search results. This would mean that desktop searches through Unity will now be sent to Amazon and in return Amazon adverts will be included in the search results. Now this could spark up privacy concerns but lets face it, lots of […]

Cheltenham Geek Night Open Source Talk by Upayavira

Open Source

Last night I went to my first Cheltenham Geek night and I was impressed by groups organisation and the turnout. The theme of the night was Open Source with a talk from Upayavira titled a ‘Talk and Discussion on Using and Contributing To Open Source Projects’. Upayavira is a the VP of Fundraising at the Apache Software Foundation. He runs a Odoko Ltd which provides Open Source training and consultancy.

Converting an mp4 file to an avi file using ffmpeg

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This post is mostly for my own reference as I keep forgetting the correct parameters. To convert an MP4 file to an AVI file use ffmpeg and supply the codecs like so

Fixing broken widgets in WordPress admin


Recently I was asked to fix some broken features in a WordPress admin system. Now WordPress have an active release cycle and so it’s admin system is usually quite stable, so my first guess was a recent plugin update may of broken something.

C++ Video Tutorial Switch Statements and Conditions

C++ is a statically typed, free-form, multi-paradigm, compiled, general-purpose programming language.

In the last part of tutorial two from Reconnectworks we are shown how to finish the simple command line calculator using C++. This tutorial demonstrates how to write switch and conditional statements as well as while loops.