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December 7, 2010

Bug: Windows appearing behind the top window on Ubuntu

Filed under: Google bait — foone @ 10:22 am

Disable your always-on-top windows. If you don’t have any, disable your onscreen keyboard (OnBoard was doing it for me)

It seems this is a metacity bug but Compiz hides the problem, so it’s getting no developer love.

January 31, 2010

python’s curses module and delwin

Filed under: Google bait — foone @ 5:07 am

If you check the docs, you’ll notice it’s missing. Googling “curses delwin python” gives a few people asking about it but no answers. HERE IS AN ANSWER:

You don’t need it. Python internally calls it when the window object is deallocated, or when you shutdown curses with curses.endwin(), whichever happens first.

October 31, 2009

Canon FS20, Canon FS21, Canon FS22, Canon FS200

Filed under: Google bait — foone @ 9:59 pm

Posting in the hopes that Google will help others fix this problem:
Ditch the USB cable that comes with the camera. This camera is VERY sensitive to cable length. I swapped it for a two-foot cable from some old device and it worked fine.
If you’ve already got the camera in USB mode and it’s failing to connect with the supplied cable, you’ll have to pull the battery to get it out of USB mode. Try with a shorter cable (connect the power adapter first) and you should be golden.

It’ll mount as a removable drive, and the movies are in SD_VIDEO as PRG001, PRG002, etc. They’re in MOD format, which mplayer/mencoder can handle just fine.

Or if you want to get fancy, you can always use Kino which has no problem importing them.

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