[workaround] ImportError: libffi.so.7: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Too advanced tl;dr: if you have issues and can’t update, you can install the libffi7 package as a temporary workaround After a recent Arch update, python packages / applications using ctypes, such as yt-dlp, were throwing an error: ImportError: libffi.so.7: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory or more fully: (you may […]

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Transcribing A Video’s Audio Using Google Cloud Text-to-Speech

Navigating a series of pitfalls Background: I created a highlights video recently for the monthly subscriber crown that I run. I figured the highlights video itself was worth posting, but I like to have the speech captioned. I’ve previously written a small script to generate the appropriate transparent PNGs for overlaying, but that was for […]

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