So I messed up and deleted a bunch of photos off my Camera’s memory card by not paying attention to it. With Linux there is a way to recover.
First you need the “testdisk” package to get you “photorec”
# sudo apt-get install testdisk
# sudo photorec /d /MYPATH /dev/MYDEVICE1
then I put together a quick python script to list out which files were recent of the 900 I had not backed up (this is just a one-off for my use case. I just wanted the new photos from the 4th through the 9th of March 2013
fh = open(filename,'rb')
tags = EXIF.process_file(fh)
return tags['EXIF DateTimeOriginal']
for f in files:
date = dateFromFile(f)
if matchDate(date) != None:
filnames = os.listdir('.')
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Both my laptops died within a week of each other. The bottom keys of Dell Vostro keyboard died. I tried ordering one a week ago but still don’t when or if it will arrive. I started using my MacBook again, got everything setup and working, then the hard drive started acting up, then the logic board died and I was left once again without a personal computer. I went to the local shops and looked around then looked online.
I decided on an Asus EeePC 1201n Mine is actually the red (well really wine) one. It isn’t quite a netbook it is more of a small laptop. But the 12 inch display is nice bright and crisp (1366×768) no CD, and good keyboard, also a nice bumpy touchpad. The Nvidia Ion chipset is enough to do 3D graphics fairly well and the Dual-core atom CPU at 1.6Ghz is enough for good multi-tasking. 2GB of RAM.
I installed the Ubuntu netbook remix, which worked pretty well. Performance is horrible before I enabled the Nvidia proprietary drivers (via the UI), but after that it plays HD video just fine. Audio, Video Camera, Ethernet, X-Server, blue-tooth all work straight after install (though video was slow, until I went to System -> Administration -> Hardware Drivers .)
WiFi did not. I needed the driver for rtl8192se chipset (from launchpad bug 401126), which has broken Makefiles so I just made a shell script to install it, when I upgrade the kernel.
After that the laptop works great. I like the:
- battery life (around 3.5 hours of real usage)
- power adapter (small and light)
- video performance (outside of fullscreen flash video, where 420p is as high as works well, avi’s xvid and whatnot work great at 720p)
- the UI on netbook remix is well done for a small factor screen
One note it will not hibernate if bluetooth is turned on. You can just right click on the icon and turn it off and then hibernate works just fine.
Closing note, now that Microsoft has dropped the motto Best Version of Winows Ever. Windows 7 does qualify (Vista did not), it worked fine, I have it dual booting, but I spend most of my time in Linux. It did come with Windows 7 Home Professional, which is a usable version of windows for when you need that.
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Blogging from Tantek’s
Welcome to the Barcamp/Podcamp Berlin II-Network. The event will be held in Berlin, Germany at the weekend of the 3rd to 4th of november. That is the weekend right before the Web2.0 Expo.
Blogged with Flock
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This was a nice sunset
Blogged with Flock
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It is here, the Flock 1.0!
Now you can just browse the web and have your friends and Media with you wherever you go.
It works differently for different people, if you are a super power social media user it makes your life easier. If you are like me and think stuff is fun, but have difficulty remembering to login to Facebook and your email box is way too full to pay attention to Flickr, now your notifications are just part of you daily user experience.
All the old Flock favourite features are still there, the ability to store referenced notes, the blogger, drag and drop.
But now it is even easier to actually find stuff and more things than every before just work. Try it out. It is a good .0 piece of software and once you use it for a week you miss your connections to everything else on the web when you are using another browser.
Blogged with Flock
Tags: flock, release
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This was my favourite part of CA-20
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We are busy working on 0.5.14 comming out very shortly.
It doesn’t offer any new features over 0.5.13, but it does include the security fixes from Firefox 220.127.116.11, snapshot downloads are available. Looks fine on Winodws and Linux, but Mac seems to have developed some UI problems.
Once an official 0.5.14 is release user of 0.5.13 will recieve auto-update notifications, you will not recieve this if you are running a development build.
Release candidates 0.5.14 RC2 are up:
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In München in Apianstraße
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