I’m Not Dead Yet; Also, Ideas Wanted
I missed my Photo Friday post last week. The week before was a rushed job, and, honestly, wasn’t up to my standard of This is Pretty Interesting. I assure you, I had good reasons for sucking.
Now, I usually avoid meta posts about this blog, but I’ve been attempting at establishing more online presence, and missing a single post, even if just a photo, was too much of a personal let down to simply brush away. Let me assure you that Photo Fridays will continue to be a regular feature, and I’ll try my best to stop being lame.
That said, the primary purpose of this post is not to make excuses, but to solicit some ideas.
One thing I would like to do regularly here is to write technical articles on topics within the GNU/Linux and open source software domain. Having been involved in X.org at a capacity beyond being an average user for some time, the amount of misconceptions and misunderstandings surrounding some of the open source platforms have been both surprising and frustrating. As much as I have tried and mostly succeeded in remedying individual cases, there’s definitely more that can be done in terms user education.
Item number one on the list of article ideas is a three-part series on video playback, specifically rendering. Item number two may be an (simple) exposition of the state of graphics in Linux: where things have been, where things are going, and why certain things are so difficult. Three and beyond: I haven’t a clue.
This is where you come in—what would you like to know better?
Post a comment, dent me, tweet me, or even suggest ideas in meat space. I can’t and won’t guarantee that I will be sufficiently knowledgeable in most topics suggested or care enough to find out more about them, but I believe most of you are aware of my ability to ramble on about obscure technical trivia, and how much I seem to enjoy it.
It’s win-win, really. You have a chance to learn about something without first having to do all the legwork (assuming you trust my competencies) and I get to explore more interesting things.
Give me your best shot.