Fedora RPMs

Here are links to RPMs or (where available) repositories for software I’ve packaged for Fedora. hdrmerge – take Raw image files and create a high dynamic range DNG file for tone mapping. Repository here ccextractor – used to get Closed Captioning from older DVDs that use CC embedded in the video rather than subtitles. Repository […]


Adobe is doing some pretty despicable stuff – logging EVERY book (whether or not you are using Adobe Digital Editions) and sending it back to a server. (Here’s the guy who first discovered it). Why is this an issue? Because the books you read can be used to discriminate against you or, in some countries, […]

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

As with my discussion of Recettear, playing The Secret of Monkey Island involved revisiting a gaming genre from my past.  Unlike Recettear, TSoMI is not a parodic look back at an old genre, it is an original game from that time period.  TSoMI is an adventure game, a genre that is pretty much only kept […]


I was on the phone with my dad a couple weekends ago and he asked if I was playing Civilization 5.  He’d heard that Dan was playing it and was surprised that it was still around and Dan and I were still playing it.  I told him I was playing it and reminded him that […]