xplanetFX renders high quality wallpapers of mother earth on your desktop. An extensive GUI (GTK) provides a lot of features and settings. Various templates place the planet inside different scenes and make shure your desktop never gets boring again. With realtime light, shadows and clouds!

traGtor is a graphical user interface for the awesome conversion tool ffmpeg. With multi streams, presets, multi language and a lot of other features traGtor is a handy tool for converting all audio and video formats through ffmpeg. traGtor is based on GTK and Python.

Calf studiogear is an extensive and high quality plugin pack for professional audio production under Linux. It provides a lot of synthesizers, effects and signal processing for the use with LV2 audio production suites (like Ardour) or as stand-alone through JACK.

Calf with all of its new features and processors isn't officially released by now so you have to grab the GIT-repository from sourceforge.net until we are ready for a stable release.

» calf.sourceforge.net

guess is a tool to launch (and kill) different setups of programs. It was invented to startup all needed synthesizers, audio suites, MIDI sequencers and stuff with the correct source files on the right desktop for a single audio production with just one click.

xplanetFX - series: Mit xplanetFX ganze Bilderserien erstellen

oRainge Theme: GTK-, GDM-, Metacity-, Icons-Theme

oRainge gDesklets: Sprechende Uhren, Kalender, System-Widgets (manual)

photogen:c SVG-Icons: Diverse High-Quality-Icons im SVG-Format

traffick: Serverumgebungen testen. Durch skalierbares Threading erzeugt traffick Unmengen an Suchanfragen und Webseitenaufrufen, um ein hohes Maß an Vorratsdaten Netzwerkauslastung zu simulieren.

GIMP Plug-In “Moderated Blur” for Tilt Shift and Depth-Of-Field Effects

stuff (de) guess calf traGtor xplanetFX

Mein-Neues-Blog DEB Repository

Samstag, den 7. Februar 2015

Most of the software I provide is available as DEB packages in my personal repository. There’s no third party involved, it’s running exclusively on boomshop.net powered by a self-hacked Pike server. All DEB packages are signed with my GPG key.

To add my repository to your package management first add my public key to apt’s keyring:

wget -qO - http://repository.mein-neues-blog.de:9000/PublicKey | sudo apt-key add -

After that add the repositories URL to apt’s sources.list:

echo "deb http://repository.mein-neues-blog.de:9000/ /" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list

And after an update you’re ready to install the software contained in my repo.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tragtor xplanetfx giccler recjack guess

Software List

The repository from mein-neues-blog contains a couple of programs:

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Lenovo Thinkpad W540 – the very last Thinkpad in my life

Freitag, den 27. Juni 2014

Notebookcheck: denting the case above the ExpressCard slotI have to admit that I was blinded by some positive tests in the relevant platforms and media and – which was much more cruicial – my own experience with high class ThinkPad machines. So nothing to euphemise – that’s what you get when you blindly trust a big business concern. It’s completely my fault that I’m a displeased owner of an expensive but  cheap piece of plastic. Sadly there seem to be no replacements on the market atm, either significant parts like a trackpoint, enough USB ports  or a high resolution display are missing, the casing is even more worse than the one of this rattletrap or the internals are too lame to sell them as a “workstation”.

Oh, and not to forget: http://thenextweb.com/insider/2015/02/19/lenovo-caught-installing-adware-new-computers/

Anyway. Now that I own this crappy piece of downgrade I feel like I have to make my concerns public to prevent at least a couple of people to get trapped by some clever PR. The following list sometimes refers to a comparison which implies the ThinkPad t61p, my last and dearly beloved notebook made by IBM/Lenovo.

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Guitarix: Some Progress on the Inkscape Front

Samstag, den 28. Februar 2015

Design_HeadToday I got a little more specific on the first devices in the Guitarix rack. – amp, tuner and eq.

Guitarix: First Steps Towards New Design

Dienstag, den 24. Februar 2015

Layout.svg.2015_02_21_01_03_48.0There was a call for participation from Hermann Meyer, the main developer of Guitarix, for creating a new user interface for his very cool project. It may create the impression that I don’t know how to spend my days but I couldn’t resist to get in touch with him to talk about his wishes and preferences. Fortunately he had enough trust to give me a carte blanche so I started thinking about a visual concept. Earlier this day I sent him an export of my very first steps in Inkscape and it seems it met his expectations and preferences. He gave me commit access to the SF git repo so I’ll start implementing stuff as soon as my scribbles reach a mature state.

Don’t expect that things are done next week since the image represents a quit early stage of brainstorming. In addition Guitarix is in a rather advanced state and offers a quite complex user interface so realization will take its time. But it’s a start at least.

Calf Studio Gear: New Video – Rough Mix With Calf FX

Donnerstag, den 19. Februar 2015

xplanetFX 2.6.2: Option To Use Proxy Server For Downloads

Dienstag, den 17. Februar 2015
Version 2.6.2:
* Add option to use a proxy for all downloads
  (clouds, NASA blue marble, themes etc.)

PLEASE NOTE: This feature is completely untested and just implemented!

RecJack 0.2.1: Bug with working directory

Samstag, den 14. Februar 2015
Version 0.2.1:
* Bug: didn't change working directory on __init__

traGtor 0.9.0: Bugfix and Version Number

Freitag, den 13. Februar 2015
Version 0.9.0:
* Render stream ID in treeview always with dark gray foreground color
  (fix for using dark themes)
* Increase subversion number for no reason except causing confusion
  (I'm trampling around on 0.8.x since February 2009)

traGtor 0.8.84: Bugfix

Freitag, den 13. Februar 2015
Version 0.8.84:
* Bug when comma appears in input file names

traGtor 0.8.83: New Icons with Auto Color

Freitag, den 13. Februar 2015

traGtor_new_icons_dark

Version 0.8.83:
* New icons
* Icons automatically coloured
in opposite of the background * FFmpeg/avconv and traGor
informations on settings tab * Cleanup

RecJack 0.1.6: Config File

Dienstag, den 10. Februar 2015
Version 0.1.6:
* Stores/restores latest settings in ~/.recjackrc

Version 0.1.5:
* Use linear meter falling

RecJack 0.1.3: Bug fixes

Samstag, den 7. Februar 2015
Version 0.1.4:
* Use WTFPL instead of GPL

Version 0.1.3:
* Fix a bug with display expose on idle

Version 0.1.2:
* Reduce the amount of meter redraws