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Mother’s Day

So sitting here as my wife is celebrating her first mothers, I was curious what is the true meaning of Mother’s Day. I am thinking this cause it appears that Mother’s Day is the day that the husband has to be a slave to his wife. You buy them a gift or 2. So I was looking on wikipedia website and I found a except about the original meaning of the holiday.

A common early activity was the meeting of groups of mothers whose sons had fought or died on opposite sides of the American Civil War .
So I am sure I am going to be hated but it appears that this should not really be celebrated but it should be a day of reflecting on the mothers who lost a love one in war. I hope I will not be targeted by woman for this.

The article I was reading from was here on wikipedia.

Uncharted Drake’s Fortune

Yesterday a friend of mine let me borrow a games for the Playstation 3 called Uncharted Drake’s Fortune . Now I do realize that this game is not new but I will tell you my opinion about it has changed. When I first looked at this game I thought that this was Tomb Raider rebuilt. Well it kinda is but the graphics are better and so is the game play. I have not gotten far in the game but it is good as of now.

Controls are not that bad. I thought it was going to be tuff. Camera angles are pretty good but sometimes they are not that good. If you have not played this game it would be a good pickup or even a rental.


A fellow colleague told me about an application that he was told was a must. CSSH is an application that allows you to send a command to multiple computers. So lets say you have to update multiple linux/unix computers to update for work or home. If these computers are running SSH server you can use CSSH. You need to be running X Windows for this application to work. Basically you install CSSH on one of the computers then you can run the following command from the terminal.

$ cssh root@ root@ root@

So let me put this in an example just in case I am not being understood. Lets say you have 10 computer running Ubuntu. Using CSSH you can send apt-get update and apt-get upgrade to all 10 computers at once. This saves you from having to type that command in 10 different terminal windows.

cssh root@ root@ root@

Screen Recording Part 2

In yesterdays blog I was talking about screen recording. And of course don’t you know it I found a free one that I really like. It is still new but it does what I need and I happy about that. The name of the app is called Berio.

It is very basic with really no preferences. It records your whole screen with no option at this time to do just part of the screen. So I will have to probably use Adobe After Effects to crop just the parts I need when I would not want to record my whole screen. But for free I really cannot complain. I am even thinking of donating if they have that option.

Screen Recording Mac OS

So I am seeing that it is time that I have to get a screen recording software for the mac. I have been using a Ustream and that is just not working anymore. So I have been searching for a real replacement software to do this. So I am going to do a post here and feel free to post comments on your thoughts or maybe something that might be better.

So the first piece of software I was looking at was iShowU. They have 3 different versions to choose from. They have the basic version which I tested but it lacks some features. Mostly I believe is HD content stuff. The next version up which does have some HD recording possible. The last version which is the most expensive is the Pro. You can view this link to see a comparison chart. The basic version is $20 USD. The next version is $29.95 USD and the Pro version is $59.95 USD.

The next once I did pay for but was not fully happy. It is called Jing. I really liked this one but the only downfall was it limits you to only record for 5 minutes. I wish I could understand the concept on why they did this. I do not know if they really did this cause they rave about video compression without losing quality. At least that is what I was going for. They do have a free version but at the end it will show their logo. You can pay $14.95 USD and they will remove it.
I did look at some others but they were just too expensive. I mean if I was making money off tutorials then I would see paying the money. Of course I am not going to illegally download any software either.

New Site

Well I decided to go ahead and make this site a wordpress templated site. I have heard that this is the new thing people are doing instead of HTML pages. Well I thought I would learn how to make my own WordPress template. So the theme will change soon once I build the new layout.v