Since the week long summer break, my sleeping schedule is extremely off. The good side to this is that I'm waking up before my alarm clock (by like 4 hours) and making it to class on time for once. Did I mention that I'm going to be in Albany on Wednesday (tomorrow) and I have to be up and out at 6am? I digress.

So, I've been playing with video format converting for awhile now. I've gotten more into it ever since I've been helping Media at GCC lately, and doing video and song edits for the Dean of Students who coaches the GCC Cheerleading team. The best program I've found (and I'm pretty sure it's cross-compatible between Windows, Mac OS X and Linux) is FFmpeg. It's a command line program, however, the flag syntax isn't too hard to grasp and there's several frontend programs for it (personally, I use WinFF). As far as knowing which format to convert to, I find the Wikipedia entries on the variety of file formats to be extremely helpful. Moving on.

Inkscape is an open-source vector image editor (basically, the Linux equivalent of Illustrator) and I've been using it for about a day, converting my resume into something more of a black and white newspaper ad. My original resume, like everyone else's, is a boring, monotone list of all the things I can do, things I've done, and education. What I'm doing looks much better and far more visually striking.

Google Wave is getting a small mention in here simply because I've had an account since December and just found someone else that I talk to on a semi-regular basis that already has an account. It's amazing. I love it. In a nutshell, it's basically Microsoft Groove, but you are limited to needing the program. All you need is an invite and a Google account. Those interested (and that I at least know in real life) are welcome to comment asking for an invite.

The "stuff" part of the this post's title is simply so I can briefly mention how I love 63/37 lead solder over the lead-free stuff. That's all.

Unfortunately, I have a handful of things I need to do in less than an hour, so I'm done blogging for now.