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I usually have more computers/laptops available for a thing like that, but I have recently shipped them all to where I will be retiring in a few months (Philippines). Thank goodness I kept my Raspberry Pi here. I post this comment by using that computer.

Plus, granted a keyboard, mouse, TV, and HDMI cable.

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Slideshow with pictures and video

Linux - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 21:04

I have searched many hours myself, and attempted and failed to write something in python, but I can’t find anything that can reliably display a slideshow combining videos and pictures besides Kodi.

This is for an always running art exhibit and needs to:

  • Start automatically
  • Be Controllable via ssh ( for switching folders on the fly)
  • have a Ken burns effect with customizable zoom
  • hold images for any duration (I like long holds, like 10 minutes with a very subtle zoom)
  • update when new pictures are added
  • shuffle and loop

Kodi can do all of this, but I can’t believe there’s not another solution that is lighter.

I’ve tried VLC (no hold frame on pictures) gthumb ( doesn’t mix video and photo in same slideshow ), fbi with omxplayer (too complicated)

Any other ideas?

EDIT: forgot to mention that Kodi deprecated the functionality, which is why I’m searching for a new solution

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Microsoft's Jet crash: Zero-day flaw drops after deadline passes

The Register - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 19:32
Don't click on the link, people – well, people using the database on a vulnerable installation

The Zero Day Initiative has gone public with an unpatched remote-code execution bug in Microsoft's Jet database engine, after giving Redmond 120 days to fix it. The Windows giant did not address the security blunder in time, so now everyone knows about the flaw, and no official patch is available.…

Microsoft's Jet crash: Zero-day flaw drops after deadline passes

The Register - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 19:32
Don't click on the link, people – well, people using the database on a vulnerable installation

The Zero Day Initiative has gone public with an unpatched remote-code execution bug in Microsoft's Jet database engine, after giving Redmond 120 days to fix it. The Windows giant did not address the security blunder in time, so now everyone knows about the flaw, and no official patch is available.…

How does one become better at architecting Android apps?

Developing Android Apps - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 18:59

So, a few weeks back I had an Interview for an Android Dev position where I was asked to architect/design a Whatsapp like Chat app. The question seems like something that might be common but I was not prepared for it. And as someone who had read about MVP only a couple of months back and wasn't really responsible for architecting any apps before it was even more difficult to give a convincing solution. (I think I was lazy and din't try to improve) Obviously I wasn't called again.

Anyways, I managed to find another Sr position (I have 3 years exp) and I have been reading others code, blogs, going through popular apps on github etc a lot in the past weeks. I would say even within this very short time I feel much more confident. But I am wondering if there are any less obvious ways or resources that people should know about. There is lots of info regarding designing full software systems or backends. I wonder if stuff like this exists specifically for Android too. Thanks!

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Something is rotten in the Linux Foundation

Linux - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 18:57
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Developer goes rogue, shoots four colleagues at ERP code maker

The Register - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 18:25
Shooter dead and now named by cops, one worker in critical condition, two serious

Cops have named the programmer who went on a gun rampage at WTS Paradigm – a US maker of enterprise resource planning software – this week. He shot four colleagues, leaving one in a critical condition.…

In a race to 5G, Trump has stuck a ball-and-chain on America's leg

The Register - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 17:59
China tit-for-tat tariff tiff a terrible thing, warns FCC Commissioner

Comment President Donald Trump's trade war with China may come with a serious cost to America's next-generation cellular networks, a federal regulator has warned.…

Suggestion to improve Code of Conduct to address community concerns

Linux - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 17:44

Personally, I'd prefer having no code of conduct at all. Have one for events in physical spaces like meetups, but online, I don't think they are necessary.

However, if you're going to have one, then the one which was chosen has at least two major bugs. And no, the author being transgender is not relevant.

The first bug is the ambiguity of the term "harassment." This term is not defined in the text. It could mean anything. This has led many, including myself, to "fill in the blank" with nightmarish Orwellian scenarios like what happened to Brendan Eich and James Damore.

But if enforcing political orthodoxy on a partisan basis is not the intent behind the new code of conduct, then it should be open to amendment to address these concerns. The community should be able to suggest changes to it whem they see bugs, just like in the code itself.

To fix the problem with the ambiguity of "harassment" I would suggest adding an additional rule: "NO POLITICS. Contributors are required to keep their political views outside the project. Political discussions outside the project, no matter how controversial or extreme, will have no impact upon contributor status in the project. This also applies to religion, philosophy and any other matter of public controversy."

Adding that would answer the objection about the ambiguity of the term "harassment" and reassure people that this is not going to lead to purges of developers with unpopular political opinions.

The second bug is the anonymnity protection for complaints It seems to encourage lying.

I would suggest adding a rule such as, "Accusers making claims of harassment will be publicly exposed as liars if they are found to be intentionally dishonest in their claims. There is no promise of anonymity for a liar."

That would get rid of the problem with false claims.

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