It’s time to move on

Some of you already know, others have guessed, yet others are completely unaware of the fact that I am leaving my current employer PrimeTel Ltd and starting my own company Exwebris Ltd. My contracts ends on November, 30th, 2006.

Everyone have been notified in advance, as appropriate. The decision has been made some time ago, and it wasn’t easy to make, but I believe it is the right one for me. I’ve spent six great years with the company, I’ve learned a lot, tried a lot, and met a lot of interesting people. The company has been great to me and I tried to give back as much. But now our roads seem to go towards slightly different directions.

So, from the next month, I will be swimming the open waters. I’ve never done it before, and, quite naturally, I am scared and worried. But I am sure that this is the way to go and only time will tell if I am right or wrong.

Capturing video in Linux

Video capture in Linux is easy and simple, as long as you have these steps done:

  1. Connect camcorder to the Linux box via FireWire cable
  2. Load dv1394, raw1394, ohci1394, and ieee1394 kernel modules with modprobe command.
  3. Make sure that device /dev/raw1394 exists. Also make sure that the user who runs the capture can read and write to the device file.
  4. Run kino (you can get it from here), select the Capture tab and grab the video. Play around with the settings to get the results you want.

Getcy – the Cyprus search engine

Remember I told you about that really painful experience the other day? I said it was the work that had to be done…

Well, now I can tell you what was that all about. I was going through the biggest part of Cyprus Web to select resources for Getcy. Getcy is the search engine powered by Google Co-op technology. It searches through only pre-selected web sites, which makes its results more relevant to Cyprus. Finally, there is a way to find something without typing in long advanced queries!

Try it out and let me know if I can make it any better. If you know of any resource which does not show up in the results, but should, or, if you see something which shouldn’t be in there – let me know and I’ll check it out.