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So, we're up to a beta of Kdenlive in Windows, and a beta of Wine in Android... Song!
It feels weird being on the lip of the volcano!
They're working on it! "By the end of 2017." So, let's just delay the experiment...
There's something about running "Wine" (the software needed to get Dreamweaver running) on an Android device onto which you've installed Linux that does not have an Intel processor (or an x86 equivalent). The ARM-style processors made by Annapurna Labs, Analog Devices, Apple, AppliedMicro, Atmel, Broadcom, Cypress Semiconductor, HiSilicon, Mediatek, Nvidea, NXP, Qualcomm, Renesas, Samsung, ST Microelectronics, and Texas Instruments are thought not to work. AMD has a mobile processor, too, but no word on whether it works. This whole experiment may be for naught.
To be clear, "Wine" is not Linux. Most other stuff that works in Linux is thought to work. But why bother?
There may be hope in that the experts are talking about running "Wine" directly in Android, and I'm not doing that. I'm attempting to run "Wine" in Linux, which is running in Android.
NOTE: The Raspberry Pi I'm getting for Christmas uses an ARM-style processor.
So, anyway, in researching this, I found out that my Motorola DROID Turbo has a Qualcomm "Snapdragon" processor. Dragons!
I haven't checked the Samsung Galaxy S3 experimental phone yet, but why bother. It's either gonna work, or it's not.
It just occurred to me that I've gone from administering this site with an old handheld Sony camera that had a fisheye lens and an old laptop with no display to what I got now... It may have taken 10 years and several more busted laptops, but it happened. I didn't even have a smartphone or tablet 2 years ago. Now I've got a nice laptop, a nice backup laptop, 2 smartphones, a tablet, and a Raspberry Pi! Wow!
I just added the Raspberry Pi brand computer to my Christmas list like I promised you guys I would. It's a $5 computer with a $24 starter kit. I wanna see if it works. If it does, these might be my future computers, and I'll buy the $30 in the future.
Dragon, check this out. It uses Linux. It needs a keyboard, mouse, and monitor. (Do you still have all those old monitors? I may buy one from you...) You can only plug one in at a time on this model without a $14 accessory. More expensive models may or may not have more plugs. Ethernet also works through the same USB, but you can just USB into your existing computer to play around. I think... I may cough up the $14 once Santa brings it...
The idea is that I can "tweet" onto my Blog from a mobile device. I can do it now, but I have to edit the code by hand, and want Dreamweaver. And it just occurred to me all I'm trying to do is run my specific version of Dreamweaver on a phone. Everything else is already in Android. The risk is that it will put my FTP password at risk, enabling someone to disable my website if they could unlock my phone, or stole it from me while it was unlocked. I suppose I could pick a simpler FTP password. Another option could be an "iframe" at the top of the Blog that linked to a completely separate FTP account and domain (in other words, a domain not linked to NewsKing). I already have another FTP account and domain, too. It's been sitting there for over a decade. Fuck, you can just get that for free now, too. A free one would give me less control, though. So, here are the Android apps I'd need (no Dreamweaver, of course, I'd have to use an Android text editor):
- GIMP for graphics: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.dandroidmobile.xgimp&hl=en
- Video editor: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wondershare.filmorago&hl=en
- FTP: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=lysesoft.andftp&hl=en
The GIMP gets around, yo!
The "no root" method won't work on the tablet, only on the smartphone my parents gave me to play with. I guess I'll try the smartphone first.
Here's a more consumer-friendly, marketed app that works on selected Nexus devices. They're selling the concept Ubuntu was developing, where you "dock" your phone and turn it into your PC (the dock is gone, though... it uses a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard, and an HDMI monitor). It would be nice if I could just go to Verizon or Best Buy, and buy the phone, mouse, keyboard, and monitor all in a single package, with the app already setup.
Change of plans. Why not install Linux on my tablet instead of on the smartphone my parents gave me to play with? Root the tablet, and follow the instructions for rooting and installing (scroll past the "no root" section)? The display will be bigger on the tablet, and I'm going to use a secondary device at first anyway. Wait... Does that article mention a Bluetooth keyboard? The next article is a "no root" method that tells you how to bring up the on-screen keyboard... Hmm... Picked a song, too!
I pushed this socialogy/psychology post into the "Development Area" because people liked it, and it seemed to help people. I think if I skipped the song list, called this area the "Development Area" and made a title bar for it, and put it in the list of headings, I could actually move on and have the Blog looking nice again, as well as engage more in social media. It is, in fact, conceptualizing how my site has evolved, along with the amount of work involved, that keeps me from doing more with the site, and more with social media. On the other hand, moving slow gave us a "Development Area."
Put 'em together, and what have you got...?
The term you'll probably hear most is "break the cycle."
It's both, Nash. You are both a product of your environment, and an "influencer" of your environment. On a large scale we use these theories to try to end violence in countries; on a small scale we use them to stop abuse in the home. I know that's a negative way to look at it, but that's unfortunately what we're dealing with. There could be positive cycles, too, though.
Okay, I'm going to pick up this topic from one of the posts below because it's a semi-famous topic. What's super-famous is this scene. Everyone in the world knows this river from the movies. It's LA's concrete river.
Why did such an environmentally responsible city do that? Well, LA grew rapidly. There was a tiny river, and homes and businesses went up next to it. But every now and then, it would flood. The problem got worse as more and more of LA got paved, leaving less ground for rainwater to soak into. So, they paved the river. It works! No more floods! It looks weird, though, and in hindsight probably wasn't the best way to handle the environment. So, what now?
They're fixing it up, and turning it into a greenway. It's going to be a nice outdoor space. Part of me wants to say, "Hopefully they don't fix all of it... It's famous and movies would be boring..." But here we go!
[I wanna work on this post and get the details...]
A friend of mine bought me some V.S.O.P. brandy yesterday. I looked up what V.S.O.P. means: It means "Very Superior Old Pale." It has to do with how the product is aged, and what's in it. But I kept going, and came up with a bit of info about liquor...
- Whiskey: Spelled "whisky" in Europe, Canada, and probably some other places, it's been likened to "distilled beer" because it's made from grains. In Germany, in addition to whiskey, they also have straight up distilled beer, called "bierschnaps."
- Bourbon: Whiskey made in America
- Scotch: Whiskey made in Scotland
- Rum: Liquor made from sugarcane and/or molasses
- Vodka: Very pure liquor that can be made from grains, potatoes, or fruit, though usually grains or potatoes are used. It is distilled in a way that gets rid of most impurities, so it doesn't matter if you make it from grains, potatoes, or fruit. It's the closest liquor to pure ethanol, but it is sold at a lower strength (it's ethanol + water, and really is that pure; you can even use industrial ethanol to make it).
- Gin: Vodka with juniper berries added during the process, although the process is different from vodka.
- Brandy: Liquor made from fruit. Usually grapes are used. If you can think of whiskey as "distilled beer," you can think of brandy as "distilled wine."
- Cognac: Brandy made from specific grapes in a certain region of France
- Armagnac: Brandy made from specific grapes in a certain region of France
- Tequilla: Liquor made from the blue agave plant.
- Liqueur: Any of the above mixed with flavorings. It gets weird here because you have products like Jägermeister, which is an herb liqueur. It isn't clear what that means. Can alcohol be distilled from herbs, or are herbs just used for flavor? In any case, there does not appear to be such a thing as "herb liquor." You'll be directed to "herb liqueur," suggesting alcohol cannot be made from herbs.
- Schnapps: A word that describes many liqueurs.
So let's test out the guide! What about "corn liquor?" I'd say corn is a grain, and corn liquor doesn't taste like vodka, so corn liquor must be a whiskey. Corn liquor is sold in jars and packaged to look "homemade." It is supposed to suggest a time when people made liquor at home, especially during prohibition in the U.S. When prohibition was lifted, these products still circulated "in the country (countryside)." In reality, corn liquor is manufactured in a licensed industrial facility. You're buying the look of the packaging. The ATF will come to your house and kill you if you try to make your own corn liquor... from all that corn on your farm?
This vid is designed to work with this article:
It's about how to create your very own social media video service, similar to YouTube, on your personal or business web site. And it's not affiliated with YouTube! It is free if you know how to get it on your server. I'll do a write up later 'cause I wanna make this a permanent post... (Basically, I didn't wanna fuck with the NewsKing server, so I turned my computer into a server. It works...)
CHECK OUT THE VID!!!
Alright, Chris B. I don't know if you were there for me and Sam's "getting to the top" adventure. But this has been an ongoing theme. I just now figured out that an old FLV on the 2008 Blog no longer plays (at least on this computer). It's pre-HTML5. And this is exactly why backward compatibility is important. I assumed everyone had seen it. It's probably time to bring it to the front again, too. So, now it's an MP4, and will be a new post on the Blog.
I don't know if there's a top, Chris B. But my experience with it is that it looks like this vid. The vid is a clip called "The Ediface Sequence," and it's from a longer vid called Why Man Creates by Saul Bass. The clip was used to open the Annenberg/Corporation for Public Broadcasting series The Western Tradition, hosted by Eugen Weber.
Check out the vid!
Trying to sort of narrow in on the direction that seems popular for all the stuff I put up yesterday. These two stories are related, and I thought they were interesting. For different reasons, though. I left the TTIP post up. It'll probably need to be a permanent post.
1) I'm pretty sure I read somewhere else that McDonald's had invested in this product, too. It wouldn't surprise me. McDonald's also helped start Chipotle. But apparently this company has really nailed the taste and texture of chicken, and done it so it's suitable for vegans. And you can have it now instead of waiting for the cultured meat version (I really think a lot of the cultured meat effort, but they need to get products out to us...).
2) This is a look at the market environment. This company has an apparently good product with wide distribution. It's vegan mayo that supposedly nails the taste of regular mayo. They are (or were) being sued by Unilever, maker of America's best selling mayonnaise brands (Hellmann's and Best Foods). Unilever is a huge company. They make everything from soaps to chewing gums. Anyway, the article is from 2014, and Just Mayo hasn't changed their name or logo...
I supported the TTIP (US/EU Trade Agreement) in a blog post back in 2013. I said the following (all that I knew at the time) about problems with the agreement:
"Of course, there are some concerns. Concerns over agriculture are currently at the forefront of talks. One of these concerns involves the U.S. so far supporting genetically modified plants, while the EU does not. However, it is likely problems related to agriculture can be solved by simply leaving agriculture out of the agreement. There are other areas for concern as well, but the two sides have been meeting for over a year to assess whether some of these points can be resolved so that no single issue, industry, or interest group can sabotage the talks, as has happened in the past."
They did a horrible job, and my stamp of approval is still on it. And there are a lot more issues surfacing. I'd say industry has sabotaged this. I'm withdrawing my support until the issues are resolved to my satisfaction. And I think people know where I stand on the issues. I agree with the video. Check it out!
They have this, Swifterrs, but I haven't tested it or anything. I bookmarked it when you asked for it. I'll add it to the list of shit I'm supposed to do.
This was a bigger hit than I thought... I should redo the sleep post. And if you like NewsKing catching the details for ya... Uhh... Cultured meat... (You know this boy have good taste!)
I read on Reddit about these new solor panels. It got me thinking about a post I did in 2009. There's a picture of a roof shingle that doubles as a solar panel. A "solar shingle." I thought it would look better on people's houses than solar panels. I did a Google search back in 2009, but there was no such thing as a solar shingle. So, I just put the picture there (it's a Photoshopped shingle roof) and said nothing. Well, now the solar shingle is here. Did I invent it? No. It was invented in 2005 and wasn't practical yet...
The idea is that they look good and the whole roof matches. (Some companies are doing half the roof, with thin stuff overtop the regular shingles. Put that on the back part of the roof, okay?) I want the whole roof to match, even if they're not all solar shingles (you could throw in some matching "dummy shingles" if you don't need it all solar).
So, this company is doing the whole roof, and it looks good. The only one with a decent webpage to see the potential, as well as the aesthetics.
Anyway, I read a few of my old posts, too. It's like I'm talking to a more conservative audience. Trying to change someone's mind. Not the confident style I have now. That's what happens to everyone, though. That's why the election is important. You'll be sitting at a bar or hanging out with friends and suddenly realize there's no one to talk to. And where now they laugh and nod in disbelief, if their party is in power, they yell at you and insult you. So your style changes...
Sam suggested I pull the old vids, and I think I'm gonna do an edit spree, too. Just change it a little... Like, on that post, the conservatives at the time were all about whether Obama was an American. So, I went after Rupert Murdoch for being Australian. (If you wanna make the mental leap, that makes Fox News Australian. It's a writing trick. I said it was Australian-based, as in the mind of Rupert Murdoch. I didn't say it was based in Australia.) Anyway, I could clean shit like that up. I dunno. I have to cut the grass...
Okay, so that's it for now... Let's make tomorrow about at least getting the tabbed songs on the list, and starting to fix what I can on Twitter and YouTube...
New Year! - Jan. 1, 2016
Every new year, I like to start The NewsKing Blog off by wishing everyone a happy new year! While I'm not always on time (with so many time zones, it's impossible for me to wish everyone a happy new year right at midnight...) I usually come pretty close to January 1st. It's a great holiday, and I love celebrating on new year's eve. So, let's make this year a great one!
Happy New Year!
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