Democracy

Today was a dark day for a republic that’s had a lot of dark days lately…

Alan Dershowitz, one of President Trump’s impeachment lawyers, pushed an extraordinarily expansive view of executive power during his trial on Wednesday, arguing that any action taken by the president to help his own re-election is, by definition, in the public interest.

“If the president does something that he thinks will help him get elected, in the public interest, that cannot be the kind of quid pro quo that results in impeachment,” said Mr. Dershowitz, a celebrity lawyer and constitutional law professor.

The New York Time, 01/29/20

Posted in Politics at January 29th, 2020. Comments Off on Democracy.

2019

OK, one more – until I remember better (or don’t), the album of the year was Better Oblivion Community Center…

Posted in Music at January 13th, 2020. Comments Off on 2019.

Year End

I used to do year end lists in another lifetime.

The only thing I have to say this year is this is the best song of the year:

And yes, I know this is a song for old people about being old. But my daughter also loves it…

Posted in Brooklyn, Music at November 19th, 2019. Comments Off on Year End.

I hated that theme…

I think it made me use this site less, although probably not.

We’ll see I guess.

Posted in Meta at October 15th, 2019. Comments Off on I hated that theme….

Gallery2 Ffmpeg module

I’m probably the only one still running Gallery2, but the latest version of ffmpeg broke video sizing.

Output went from:

Stream #0.0: Video: mjpeg, yuvj422p, 320x240, 15.00 fps(r)

To:

Stream #0:1(eng): Video: h264 (High) (avc1 / 0x31637661), yuvj420p(pc, bt470bg/bt470bg/smpte170m), 1920x1080, 21959 kb/s, SAR 1:1 DAR 16:9, 27.15 fps, 30 tbr, 90k tbn, 180k tbc (default)

Fix is a pretty easy one, but here it is in case anyone needs it (Line 300):

- if (preg_match("/Stream.?Video:.?(\d+)x(\d+).\ +([0-9.]+) (fps|tb)./",

+ if (preg_match("/Stream.?Video:.?, (\d+)x(\d+).\ +([0-9.]+) (fps|tb)./",

Posted in Uncategorized at January 2nd, 2019. Comments Off on Gallery2 Ffmpeg module.

Out West

Posted in Music at November 1st, 2018. Comments Off on Out West.

Thielen

I was going to go out there and give everything I had. It’s still something I try to carry to with me to this day, just not really worry about what’s going to happen in the future, just focusing on the moment

Words to live by

Posted in Football, Sports at October 31st, 2018. Comments Off on Thielen.

As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore

We must respond, but the character of that response will determine for us and for our children the world that they will inherit. I do not dispute the president’s intent to rid the world of terrorism — but we have many means to reach that goal, and measures that spawn further acts of terror or that do not address the sources of hatred do not increase our security.

Representative Barbara Lee

Posted in Politics at September 11th, 2018. Comments Off on As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.

Mastodon

Posted in Meta at July 11th, 2018. Comments Off on Mastodon.

Love $$$

I’m showing my age with this one, but whenever it comes on I’m likely to listen to it 20x.

Posted in Music at February 8th, 2018. Comments Off on Love $$$.