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Creating 2D Animations using Blender 2.8 and Blender 2.9

Monday, October 5th, 2020

Blender is well known as a 3D modelling tool, but it is also good for creating 2D animations. It includes the ability to create timeline based animations using Keyframes with automatic tweening and fine control over all the objects. If you don’t know what that means then hopefully this video for beginners will provide a […]

New Raspberry Pi 4 with 8GB RAM – Use as a desktop PC

Friday, May 29th, 2020

The Raspberry Pi is now available with 8GB of RAM. The cost is higher, costing almost twice as much as the 2GB version, although only about £25 more than the 4GB version. The question is what can you do with 8GB of RAM and do you really need that much? The fact that you can […]

HDMI Pi – 9 inch screen for the Raspberry Pi

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

The HDMI Pi screen for the Raspberry Pi has now been made and is shipping to the kickstart supporters. It’s been a long wait, although much of that is due to changes and improvements in the design and we’ve been kept informed about the progress. So was it worth it ? … Yes! The final […]

Software review – Mandriva Linux

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Back in the 1990’s I used to use Mandrake Linux as my preferred distribution. Back in the day it had great hardware support and looked good.Mandrake merged with Lycoris and Connectiva to form Mandriva Linux. Mandriva went through a stage where the distribution was not as stable as it should have been and about that […]

Progress on video editing with Linux Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

Since my post Video editing on Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid vs Windows Vista, I’ve now had a chance to play a bit more with the Video Editing options on Ubuntu Linux. I have still be unable to get the community version of Cinelerra to install, but I have been able to install the one provided by […]

Editing HD Video on Ubuntu Linux (kdenlive / Cinelerra) – is this better than Windows Vista?

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

One of the main reasons I still Windows Vista is for video editing. Just about everything else I’ve been able to do do in Linux which is by far my preferred operating system. Now I have a HD flash based camcorder I tried to edit the video in Windows Vista using Adobe Premiere Elements. Despite […]

Batch resizing images on Linux or Windows – ImageMagick convert command

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

With the resolution of today’s digital cameras it is often necessary to resize the files to make them smaller. You may want to reduce the file size before publishing them on the web, or sending in an email. When you have one or two images then it’s not a problem. Just load the file into […]


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