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by why in cult

A lone falcon took an updraft to improve his view.

Videos will be piling up at the tracker. I’ve got the Ruby v. Python one up, it’s encoded in DivX. Please let me know your codec woes forthwith. I’ll work on getting the rest of these up when I get back to Lilliput. I’m hopped on a WiFi that’s shaky as a muffin’s eyelash. Hang in with me for a day or two and you’ll have the whole set.

In the meantime, do have a look around in the cult section and you’ll find the previous six Least Surprised comics. That way you can see how many times I’ve hammered that eigenclasses joke.

The OSCON show was loverly. Such nice people, I can’t stand it anymore. I simply cannot wait two months for the next one at RubyConf. Why is everyone so blasted distant??

Okay. More videos. I’m offering some slim Quicktimes in the case of The Least Surprised. (The other videos I haven’t been able to successfully convert yet.)

Don’t miss the Autrijus Tang video!! Pugs is Perl 6 raised to the power of Woot!

said on 05 Aug 2005 at 10:34

[Because] everything looks perfect from far away

said on 05 Aug 2005 at 10:42

I can hear the sound on my Powerbook, but I can’t see the pictures. Any advice from other MacHeads out there?

said on 05 Aug 2005 at 11:11

Try using VLC to view it – can’t verify because laptop is at home today, but it should work.

said on 05 Aug 2005 at 11:48

Works perfectly here on Linux using mplayer. Why, you’re a pure genius :)

said on 05 Aug 2005 at 11:56

Quicktime 7 on the Mac plays it just fine and so does the latest VLC …though that PCM audio track is pretty hefty. :(

said on 05 Aug 2005 at 12:21

Why – your performance moved me… it moved me with the grace of man in a deer skin.

Once I’m out of OSCO Ns network I’m looking forward to slurping down those movies.

said on 05 Aug 2005 at 12:57

Eigenclasses are no joke, Why!

said on 05 Aug 2005 at 13:07

Cool! I’ll give the video a spin when I’m not at work.

said on 05 Aug 2005 at 14:38

I’m using Quicktime 7 and get sound with no picture. Using VLC I get a picture but no sound – then it crashes! :(

said on 05 Aug 2005 at 15:10

Download Divx 5.2.1 and installing it got it to play great in Quicktime 7 on Mac OS X 10 .4.2 for me.

said on 05 Aug 2005 at 15:14

Mplayer OSX worked great, but died 3/4 of the way through. I guess that isn’t working great.

said on 05 Aug 2005 at 15:37

Why do you hurt me so? My side. My aching side! LOL !

said on 05 Aug 2005 at 15:46

You’d think that any kind of movie would just play on a Mac (maybe even the Marx Brothers on Betamax). That’s why I spent the big bucks for this Powerbook, isn’t it? I mean that was what we were promised, right?

But instead we’re living in this video Tower of Babel. Punishment for our overreaching hubris in which we thought that spending a little extra $$ would solve our problems. Now our wings are melting in the hot sun. Such great promise. Such great disappointment.

Now on to create our own movies which will only play on the 7 remaining Commodore 64’s (and a handful of early Amigas)! With jokes that won’t makes sense in your language, but will be exquisitely funny in FORTH and ancient sanskrit.

said on 05 Aug 2005 at 15:55

Powerbook. OS X 10 .4.2. Quicktime who.knows. Played wonderfully. Made my day.

said on 05 Aug 2005 at 16:35

Powerbook. OS X 10 .4.2 Quicktime 7.0.1. Sound plays wonderfully, but no video. Still funny.

said on 05 Aug 2005 at 17:06

Eh, what the heck. Working late, Friday night. Here’s what happens on the office PC.

Win2000. VLC . video fine, sound flagrantly choppy and out-of-sync

Win2000. WMP 9 . mostly perfect

MenTaLguY. Brain. very, very entertained

said on 05 Aug 2005 at 17:09

That’s VLC 0 .8.2.

said on 05 Aug 2005 at 17:10

My, RedCloth is just not liking version numbers, is it?

said on 05 Aug 2005 at 17:20

WinXP, latest VLC : video fine, sound choppy.

WinXP, WMP 9 : sound perfect, no picture.

WinXP, Quicktime Player 7: CRASH .

I miss .mpg

said on 05 Aug 2005 at 17:28

Holy crap! That’s awesome.

said on 05 Aug 2005 at 18:24

PB 10 .4.2 QT

Safari get only audio, firefox gets audio and video.

said on 05 Aug 2005 at 21:10

Hah that was very entertaining. I eagerly await the rest of your stuff.

said on 06 Aug 2005 at 08:19

Thanks Dwight! The Divx download did the trick.

Great stuff Why. Any chance of seeing the Foxes or the dragon slaying Rabbit with the luckies in a video?

said on 06 Aug 2005 at 09:24

Where’s the file? It’s missing?

said on 06 Aug 2005 at 09:45

We did get to see and hear the foxes at OSCON . Hopefully that video will be up soon.


said on 06 Aug 2005 at 12:18

Running OS X 10 .4.2 with registered QT 7 plus DivX 5.2.1 and it now plays properly. For some weird reason the DivX download decompressed into a folder that kept trying to open with OpenMan instead of running as an executable. Ended up renaming it via the Terminal:

mv DiVX\ 5.2.1 DiVX\ 5.2.1.app

Then it executed the installer package properly. Weird…

Still looking for the Ruby vs. Python vid…

said on 07 Aug 2005 at 10:37

The quicktime versions seem much happier than the AVI ones everywhere I’ve tried. Smaller, too. Which audio and video codecs are you using for each?

(Well, IIRC the AVIs were DivX and PCM , respectively. What about the MOVs? [yeah, I could tell easily if I had QuickTime Pro, but I don’t…])

said on 07 Aug 2005 at 23:03

MPlayer OSX works too.

said on 08 Aug 2005 at 07:12

Not for me. It quits partway in. VLC plays without sound, and randomly dies.

Does anyone know what it is about this that makes it different from every other divx/xvid thing I’ve ever tried to play?

said on 08 Aug 2005 at 09:56

Ruby vs Python, can’t seem to find it.

said on 08 Aug 2005 at 10:51

It’s the one titled The Red Scared.

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