VideoLAN Web Plugin: xpi vs crx

One of the main issue while preparing streaming solution is answering the obnoxious question: Question: Is possible to use the service through a browser? Answer: No, rtsp isn’t* http, a browser isn’t a tool for accessing any network content. * Actually would be neat having rtsp support within the video tag but that’s yet another large can of worms Once you say that you have half of your audience leaving. Non technical people is too much used to consider the browser the one and only key to internet. The remaining ones will ask something along those lines: Question: My target user is a complete idiottechnically impairednaive and unaccustomed and could not be confronted with the hassle of a complex installation […]

About SSD drives performance

Sometime I get criticized about that, but I’m quite a massive disk space user: since I use my laptop as a desktop replacement, I always bring a lot of data with me and of course a lot of “things” (mainly accessories) that might be useful for some reasons. This make me feel quiet, but on the other hand makes my computer bag being really heavy sometimes. Anyway, there are some situations where having a computer with you could be quite useful, but obviously you don’t want to bring all that weight all around. In the last year, lightweight “netbooks” gained a lot of hype and I considered to buy one for those occasions, just like browsing the web or checking […]

Brother mfc5890 on Linux Gentoo 64bit

Actually we bought a new MFC-5890  printer for the office, we have a quite homogeneous environment with mainly Linux systems, a some with Gentoo, a some with Ubuntu, a few OSX systems and two Windows. We have been quite satisfied with the fact that Brother release packages for ubuntu, but we laso had to face the fact that there wasn’t a quick way to install it on Gentoo. So I spent some time to edit the Brother package to install on Gentoo 64bit and create a .tgz to permit to other Gentoo users to install the printer drivers in a quick way. You can download the package from here: http://www.axant.it/static/files/Brother.tgz Simply unpack it in /usr/local (the paths are not relative […]