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Somehow has managed to break Shotcut since new year, or probably the QT5 dependencies. Compiling git-version from AUR worked as expected.

Discovered what stands for: Fiber Optical System Sale πŸ€”

Transfering 400GB between two systems is amazingly boring when I can only manage about 83 MB/s. Wish I could use HDMI 2.0s 18 Gbit data rate for file transfers.

Videos on are now back to something resembling normality. Videos where my archival copy was damaged and I have to redo the whole thing (065 up to 098 with some exceptions) has been temporarily replaced with a x265 version. Not as good quality but hopefully good enough.

Almost done with phase one of the re-encoding of corrupted videos. 64 videos done and it took 12 days. Now for the harder part where my archive is also corrupt so I need to get a fresh raw 😫

Videos up to though ART-043 at have been replaced with fixed non-corrupted versions.

Phase one of the recode is approx 2/3 done, average encoding time is 5 hours per video.

Another round of encoding are done. Dumping 11 GB of fresh video to

Oh, the iOS connector also functions as a micro-USB connector, so it should cover all three common charging methods

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Got a handy giveaway at work. It's a neck strap for keys and access cards, but the strap itself is an USB cable featuring an USB 2.0 connector in one end and a selectable USB-C or iOS connector in the other, so I always have a handy way to charge the phone. Strap is labeled "foss"


I'm 42, married with one child. I'm doing a PhD in soil microbiology at Melbourne Uni. Trying to teach myself something about linux shell for the purposes of bioinformatics (using QIIME 2) at the moment.

Interested in environmentalism and politics.

I like the idea of an open source alternative to twitter.

One of the systems at work has used a logon with username, password and a TOTP. They recently introduced a self service to reset the password in case you forget it, so now they require me to answer two security questions which will be used when doing the password reset, in addition to the usual TOTP naturally. *sigh*

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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