Archive for June, 2010

[Solved] sshd Does Not Run At System Startup (Ubuntu)

Problem: sshd does not appear to start on system boot, but runs fine when started from a terminal with /etc/init.d/ssh start Update Dec 2010: Thanks to Jeremie here. Change the following in /etc/init.d./ssh to stop sshd starting before the network is ready: Change: # Required-Start: $remote_fs $syslog to: # Required-Start: $remote_fs $syslog $network Merci Jeremie! […]

My Short APB Review

(Note: I also posted this over on Slashdot on the story about the fact that APB is to use in-game advertisements) Having played the beta, my short review of APB is: “drive here, shoot stuff, repeat”. Oops! Seems like I broke the embargo on reviews which was initially set at 10 freakin’ days after release! […]

Extract A Single Image From A Video Using FFMPEG

Dead handy, this: ffmpeg -ss 0.5 -i inputfile.mp4 -t 1 -s 480×300 -f image2 imagefile.jpg The various options: -t 1: limit to 1 frame extracted -ss 0.5: point of movie to extract from (ie seek to 0.5 seconds) -s 480×300: frame size of image to output (image resized to fit dimensions) -f image2: forces format […]

Black Screen (KSOD) Vista Solutions

Before I get started, some resources: Technet discussion LogBlog KSOD fix (RPCSS) Microsoft KB article on KSOD / black screen I’m looking at a friend’s laptop for him. It boots, gets past the progress bar, but before login or a desktop, the screen goes black with a cursor present which can be moved. There are […]