Thursday, July 27, 2006

District 13 (Banlieu 13)

Just saw this movie and was pleasantly surprised. This was the last night and I'm glad I didn't miss it. It's kind of a French Ong Bak which is no great coincidence given that Luc Besson was involved in the western release of Ong Bak. If that wasn't good enough, Warrior King/Tom Yam Goong (which is definitely not Thai for Warrior King!), the follow up to Ong Bak is out tomorrow! I hope it won't be disappointing but it has a lot to live up to.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Things to do in Dublin when you're really bored

Go to Brown Thomas and count how many people have sunglasses on the top of their heads. This is an all-year-round activity. If it's not too hot for carrying a jumper, you might also count how many men have jumpers over their shoulders.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Getting the free BT webcam working under lnux

It's fairly straight-forward under Ubuntu. This shows up as "SN9C10x" and "spca5xx" in dmesg when you plug it in. You just install libpt-plugins-avc and it works straight away in Ekiga. If only the rest of my interactions with Ekiga were as pleasant.

For the record, it's a fairly shit camera, it does nothing to compensate for dark or light, so it's fairly useless except in daylight! Whether that's the camera or the drivers fault, I don't know but the quickcam I played with was heaps better.