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I hear money is the new black. [Jan. 20th, 2005|12:40 pm]
Lindsey Kuper

Almost forgot to mention this: Pam zerbie got a part-time job, and J-J meterbridge got a rockin' contract-to-hire gig that pays really well. I'm happy about this, because our extensive field research on the subject of "How long can three geeks in various states of (non-)employment maintain their lifestyle and still make rent on their apartment?" was rapidly coming to a conclusion, the conclusion being "Not very much longer."

I hear money is the new black.

I actually feel like a developer this week. At work, I've been playing with wget so that we can have local copies of our websites on a CD for our salespeople to demo. (The websites normally don't work without lots of server-side glue). I've almost got it, with wget --convert-links --html-extension --restrict-file-names="windows" -r. The only problem is that the embedded .wmv files (*twitch*) aren't picked up by default. I don't know if there's any good way to do that, and I don't know if it's worth it anyway since we're switching to a new video format soon. Ooh, and today I wrote something that used a two-dimensional array. The last time I used one of those was maybe sophomore year.


From: (Anonymous)
2005-01-20 09:26 pm (UTC)
Let me just state publicly that WMV was not my choice. They were using that format long before I started there. - Matt
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2005-01-21 05:15 am (UTC)
Duly noted. Actually, though, I think that getting Wget to follow embedded links to video would be hard for me no matter what video format we were using. Hmm...maybe the answer is to have direct text links to all the video files buried somewhere.
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[User Picture]From: leadsynth
2005-01-20 11:46 pm (UTC)
Score another one for being able to use a skill for which you have a specific class in school to thank. =) I already told you about this, but I got to do that this week when I made a chapter track in a Quicktime movie, which made it practical for last week's voice-to-picture workshop, where I have to have fast access to each of 22 spots in any order. I was also able to import the chapter track into DVD Studio Pro and burn a DVD with a chapter selection of the 22 spots. This way, the workshop is archived on DVD, so we can use it next year, plus it plays in any old DVD player, so Kate can include the voice-to-picture workshop as part of her seminar in Kalamazoo next week. Also, although the workshop takes up 2.1 gigs as a full-quality Quicktime movie, it only takes up half a gig on a DVD. So now Kate is talking about building a vast library of commercial spots on DVD, so we can do voice-to-picture workshops at the drop of the proverbial hat. Yay, more hours for me! :p
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2005-01-21 05:17 am (UTC)
Yeah hours.

The QuickTime chaptering thing is cool. I wonder if Flash Video has anything like it.
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