Handbrake 0.9 Released

Version 0.9 of Handbrake has been released. This version incorporates both my Transport/Program Stream changes, and also the fixes for MPEG-2 Audio, no need to get the source and build it yourself if those things are something you want.

There are a lot of other new things in this version, including a revised Mac UI and much better de-interlacing algorithms.

The servers are under a fair amount of load right now, so the download might be a bit sluggish, be patient.

Posted under Handbrake

This post was written by awk on August 20, 2007

Adult Supervision ?

Back in the ‘90s there used to be a commentary about Tech Startups in the Valley having ‘no adult supervision’. Am I just realizing my age ? Or does this lot look like they qualify :


Half of this team looks like Guys our High School Senior Babysitter would date ! Of course since Facebook has had stories of billion dollar (pinky in corner of mouth) buyouts if she was dating any of them she probably wouldn’t be babysitting for us.

Posted under Uncategorized

This post was written by awk on August 16, 2007

My FIOS Install was nowhere near as flammable

Seem’s like Verizon is in a bit of a battle over a FIOS installation that went wrong in Needham.

My install was nowhere near as complicated (or incendiary). You’d think that the tech would know to be careful when drilling, after all in nearly every home the Phone (Fibre), and Electrical house ingress points are very close to each other.

Posted under Personal

This post was written by awk on August 15, 2007

Bunnies !

I think I can scoop my brother with this one New Sony Bravia TV Ads to feature multicolor bunnies

Posted under Personal

This post was written by awk on August 14, 2007

Just call it ‘Geek Air’

Virgin America received permission to begin operating in the US recently. Artur Bergman at O’Reilly has an article about the tech in the planes.

Although they’re currently only offering a limited service between San Francisco, LA, Las Vegas, Washington DC and New York I’m definately looking forward to Boston being added to that list. Virgin fairly well shook up the UK airline industry and I’m looking forward to them doing something similar here in the US, more competition (even for JetBlue whom I really like) is always a good thing.

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This post was written by awk on August 2, 2007