Month: May 2015

Books On My To-Read List

Let's move away from tech for a while, shall we? I still have lots of more pressing things, so I think I won't be able to write my usual reviews or even enjoy a book. So on the foot of my bed (and on my laptop) I still have a small stack of mostly unopened … Continue reading Books On My To-Read List


Helping a friend

During the past two weeks, I've helped my friend to do several things. Two weeks ago, she asked me to reduce the size of some scanned documents in pdf format to only 50-200 kb, while still being readable. I found out that I can use Ghostscript to compress the files (thanks to Jorge) using the … Continue reading Helping a friend

App Showdown #2: Linux Media Converters (Part 2: The Results)

On the first part of this article, I have broken down the interfaces of three converters: Curlew, FF Multi Converter, and dmMediaConverter. But how good are they really in converting and editing videos? To find out, I've created two tasks. Let's see how the converters handled them. Test 1: Converting video and change its volume … Continue reading App Showdown #2: Linux Media Converters (Part 2: The Results)