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+ - OpenShot Video Editor Achieves $35k on Kickstarter, Final Goal in Reach!-> 5

Submitted by JonOomph
JonOomph (1922630) writes "The popular open source video editor, OpenShot, has less than 39 hours remaining on popular crowd-funding site, The lead developer, Jonathan Thomas, has proposed a revolutionary new feature, which would allow users to offload CPU, memory, and disk cache to a local server (or multiple local servers), dramatically increasing the speed of previewing and rendering. The more servers added to the pool, the faster the video editing engine becomes (with the primary limitation being network bandwidth). If the final goal of $40k is reached in the remaining hours, this feature will be added to the next version of OpenShot."
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Comment: Re:Low tech solution (Score 1) 301

by Brendan Robert (#43058737) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Software To Help Stay On Task?
Linux users could use the Gnome-shell-timer extension, which is perfect for Pomodoro. Of course cell phone timers work well. My most productive weeks look like this: 1) Spend the first hour of the day going through the list of to-dos. If anything is too vague or undefined, I either need to set aside time to research it, or if I break it up into small measurable pieces. These are key because crossing them off later lets me know I'm not a total f**k-up. 2) I keep this to-do list in a very simple editor called "Focus Writer" which occupies the full screen when it is active. This prevents me from getting immediately distracted. 3) Once I get the tasks listed, I prioritize them. Usually the ones that are absolutely important go to the top (criteria: If I skip this will the customer or my boss yell at me?) 4) I stick to the list. I really should try pomodoro because I too get way overly distracted. You're not alone. Damn internet. My core non-web programming tasks get done faster. Why? Because when I'm testing non-web apps, I don't have a browser open. I don't have to google how to solve basic javascript problems. I just get stuff done. But when I'm dealing with a quirky browser behavior with extJS or jQuery.... yeah, where did the time go? And why am I reading TheOatmeal again???

Comment: This is old hat (Score 1) 149

by Brendan Robert (#42650771) Attached to: JavaScript Comes To Minecraft
I don't see how someone reinventing the wheel should get /. coverage. WorldEdit, a very popular plugin, already has javascript integration. Also, check out GroovyBukkit for groovy integration that is incredibly easy to use. I did one-liners in Groovy to, say, lay rail tracks wherever you're standing if you are holding a rail in your hands -- that way you just walk and the tracks follow you. I have a 100-line bot named "David" (named after the Prometheus character) which helps non-op people obtain things without having to bug me all the time -- it's basically a switch statement and a lot of regex. Anyway, back to the point: It is extremely trivial to write a minecraft mod if you know how to code already. Writing a mod that is actually useful and doesn't crash the server -- that's another story. My only advice is to learn how to manage threads (so that uncaught exceptions don't crash the main server thread) and write watchdogs into your code to avoid infinite loops. :-D -B

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