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Since I pushed the self-destruct button on my other domain and deleted every toot and information from it, I should probably do another . (or )

Hi, I'm Espen, born and still lives in the nothern part of Norway. I'm linux enthusiast, developer, administrator and a DIY kind of guy when it comes to internet services.

At the dayjob I'm involved in providing providing populated areas with fiberaccess and remote areas with a radio link, and making sure all areas have access to electricity.

When creating my tools, I usually turn to Python but have lately begun to feel that the spirit of Go is very much similar, so I should take a close look when I can find the time. But I'm very much a jack of all trades, goverend by whatever I find interesting at the time. As a result, many things never see the light of day and one project is replaced by another. If it can be done on a computer, chances are I'd like to tinker with it at some point.

I also have a healthy interest for retro technology and hardware, and can often be found trying to get older software to work, and recently got hold of an old C64 and Amiga 600 which require some TLC. I have been following the Demoscene for a long time and am enthusiastic about it, both the old stuff and the new stuff.

I can't draw or make music, so I try persuading the computer to do it for me. Love podcasts that do well-told stories about interesting things or tech, like Radiolab, Reply All or Darknet Diaries. Also a fan of humoristic podcasts like "No Such Thing As A Fish" and "My Dad Wrote A Porno".

When bored or need some private relaxation time, I play videogames.
Also passionate about privacy and encryption. I like the thought of having secure communication cahnnels with people and the theory behind things like web of trust, but find it challenging because most people just don't care.

I could probably list a lot more but this would do.

It is always a pleasure to meet new people, so don't be a stranger.

Wind warning: RED
Icing warning: ORANGE
Avalance warning: YELLOW

Things are about to get interesting again until Saturday

Videos ART-001 though ART-017 at have been replaced with fixed non-corrupted versions so these should be properly viewable.

Starting to do a mass-replace on my videos. Getting a video uuid could probably have been somewhat easier, this was a bit of work

Boring AV1 encoding update 

Encoding is chugging along and some have been completed. Ran a full decode on a few of them and it seems like the corrupted frames have are completely disappeared. Also, running things in parallell seems to have done wonders. Previously after 24 hours, I had completed 2 videos, now I'm approaching the 24 hour mark again and 8 are completed.

SVT-AV1 recently reminded me of why I skipped using it previously. aomenc at least partly works when you learn of its quirks. But since it refuse to multithread and use more cpu cores leaving most of the system idling, then the next best strategy is to process several videos at once. Reworked the script to fork of a new encoder process once it detects some of the old ones have completed.

24 hours in and I've completed .. one.

Restarting with SVT-AV1 as the encoder to take advantage of better multithreading

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Worked on my video re-encoding script today and got it into shape. Basically adapting the encoding script but its running in a loop and all the interactive bits removed. Its now running to process the first 64 videos.

This ... will probably take a while.πŸ™„


Notice that the news are talking about investigations, domestic terror charges and court martial for people involved. While the current head hochno in the white house doesn't have long time left, I guess he still have an unlimited amount of Full Pardons in his pocket that can be thrown around ..

Regarding corrupted videofiles on

It's not all doom and gloom fortunately. My archival copy up to ART-065 is encoded with VP9, so I should be able to re-encode from this and don't have to throw out everything. From 065 onwards, AV1 is used so most likely anything damaged will need a re-capture, fortunately not all are corrupt, the damage seems random.


PeerTube v3: it’s a live, a liiiiive !

πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ PeerTube v3 is out today!!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

On the blog :
➑️ The stages of development
➑️ Peer to peer live streaming
➑️ A behind-the-scenes short film
➑️ What we imagine for the future!

Illus CC-By @davidrevoy

One downside with is that doing any kind of editing beyond minor tweaks of your content can take a looooooooooong time

just randomly started playing "Journey of the Sorcerer" by Eagles and I immediately reacted with "WTF, why is Spotify playing the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy song?"

Finished updating tags and descriptions on That only took hours.

Noticed that I have a copy of Darkwood laying around that I do not need. If anyone is interested in some survival horror, give me a toot and you'll get a link.

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