Act1v8’s Crap

Cut The Crap

Discontinued and other stuff

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Hello everyone,

I see this blog of mine has started to pick up quite some slack, especially on the Inkscape tutorial for The Perfect Triangle and banshee.is_audio_player. I am all ecstatic about that, however I am going to have to say that this blog has been discontinued for quite some time.

I’ve moved on to other things in my life, like writing in my native tongue — Macedonian, I very rarely post things in English because I think the English-speaking world doesn’t have to change as much as the Macedonian-speaking one. 🙂

I won’t be deleting this blog, for the sake of the people who want to learn a trick or two in Inkscape and maybe are interested in the contents which I have written about. But, I won’t be posting any more, or at least that much.

When I do post, it will most likely be something minor and quite rare (maybe once a few months, hence I don’t really have that much time), or on my Tumblelog (might not be in English) and my Twitter. They are the most up to date websites of my own.

I’m currently working on some projects, like this webapp for telling you very simply how the weather is in Macedonia or parts of Macedonia. I’m also beginnig to become much more active at the school which is giving me quite a headache in organizing free time. Actually, I don’t really have that much free time… nonetheless,

That’s it. Thanks for reading this and read ‘ya later, I guess… 🙂

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November 13, 2008 at 11:24 pm

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I’m Branding — Renewed

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The Avatar I created for myself, about a month ago, has been generating a lot of popularity.

That’s why I chose to republish it under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike license.

Here it is:

 Avatar 50×50
50×50 px

Please, don’t use it as your own avatar. 🙂

Sincerely,
Stojance Dimitrovski

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October 17, 2007 at 7:09 pm

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The Photo. On BoingBoing

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Scroogled Poster

A couple days ago (maybe there’s a week or so) I created this Photo for a really cool story called Scroogled, about Google turning bad from Cory Doctorow. I liked the story so much I created a poster for it.

Today, 11 October I saw the same picture up on BoingBoing.net (one of the most read blogs in the world)! I couldn’t believe my eyes! Approx. 1.7 Million people are looking at my photo! Cool!

Thank you Cory for posting my picture! I love Creative Commons!

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October 11, 2007 at 1:48 pm

Make Banshee Recognize Your Mass Storage Device As A DAP

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I have this cool phone, music phone, from Nokia. It goes by the name N91. It’s a great phone. 4 gigs of Memory, on a HDD, and arround 5 MB internal phone memory (even though the HDD isn’t detachable 🙂 ). Every time that I want to add new music to it I have to do it manually. Connect the phone to the computer, use Nautilus to transfer songs, if they are Ogg manually convert them to MP3 and so on…

As Banshee is the player I use, which has great DAP support, I wanted it to see my phone as a DAP (well it should, it’s a music phone). There were two ways:

  1. Teach HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) that the phone is a DAP; very hard — humans are smarter: so is Banshee
  2. Create a .is_audio_player file inside the root directory of the Mass Storage Device — my phone.

Then you need to add a few lines into the file:

audio_folders=My Music/
folder_depth=2
output_formats=audio/mpeg,audio/mp3,audio/x-aac

Now you can start Banshee and sync up the phone. Great!

P.S. This works with the newest Rhythmbox too!

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October 7, 2007 at 4:46 pm

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I.Listen.Tofu

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Tofu is the name of my newest project! It’s a super-duper voice recording application, based on GStreamer, written in Python and the GUI, which still hasn’t been written, in GTK. It’s supposed to represent Voice Candy for Gnome, but we’ll see how much of that will be done.

You can think of Tofu as Cheese for your Voice! 

Much of the codebase, for recording and playing has been written. I just need to upload it to Google Code. Speaking of code, the code isn’t really clean right now. It’s been two days since I started writing! I try to use as much as I can from the Python writing convention, thus having unclean code!

What’s up with the name!?

Well I’ve been thinking a lot and Tofu seemed the best. I wanted to call it Gofu, but that sucks. I even thought of calling it Schwa (as the wovel), but it’s just too weird a name of. 🙂 … what a sentence …

And basically it truly represents Cheese for your Voice.

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September 30, 2007 at 6:46 pm

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No Good Kids

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Are there such things like “no good kids”? Many people would say “NO” because many of them know that kids are as good as everyone, they have their qualities which should be respected no matter their color, religion, faith, geographical position and many other similar things. Me, as an adolescent, and trust me a recent kid must say that I was greatly insulted by a web site today. Why? Read on…

As I woke up at 8 am today, booted my Fedora 7 on the laptop, checked my mail, and went over to reader.google.com. Over there were waiting 100+ unread feeds. So I started reading, and somewhere on the 20th feed I read a sentence that I wish would have never been written.

The Guys over at CrunchGear have called kids “no good”! I wouldn’t quote the actual sentence here, due to copyright problems that may occur.

What’s the good in calling your future no good? Is it Okay if you were poor like those children in Africa, and be called no good because you are living in Africa and have no money to buy a real computer, or don’t have nice clothing, or that you believe in Who-Knows-What!? No! Kids should never be called “no good” because they are the future, and if they aren’t good god knows who will be!

You can find this very disturbing text ($100 Laptop, Only $400) on CrunchGear, the sentence that I’m refering to is the second sentence. The article was written by Ilya Kochanov.

Please, don’t call kids “no good” — they certainly are better than you are!

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September 24, 2007 at 8:35 am

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Some Things…

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Oh… It has been a while since my last post. Mainly because of my extreme business with school and other responsibilites. But, see how good of a person I am, I found time to post just for You!

Things that happened:

  • Started school, first year in RJK High
  • Studied
  • Made new friends
  • Spent SFD 2007 really great!
  • Got a new 100GB internet connection, for a good price, FINALLY!
  • Bought myself a Wireless Router, yippee

Idea:

I somehow got an idea that my favorite Music Player, Banshee, should support Videos.

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September 21, 2007 at 8:38 pm

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