Saturday, March 20, 2010

Problems With Libgphoto2 in Karmic?

Strangely, gthumb is no longer able to import photos from a CD or from Compact Flash. What's up with that?

Looks like it's this bug.

This is a pretty easy bug for me to work around so far, and I'm sure Ill run into more Karmic Kola issues. I'm working on a post on transcoding in Karmic - apparently ffmpeg is left unable to use h264 and aac due to potential patent issues.

Health Care Reform

Man, February flew by without a thought! And much of March.

I'll have to say - I've been spending lots of time and energy watching and posting at other blogs about Health Care Reform. I'm not impressed with President Obama or the Democratic party. The proposed HCR is very weak, pretty much a bailout of the health care insurance industry that created our current mess.

Just giving everybody the option to buy into Medicare, with a graduated cost scale, and fixing Medicare, would have been much better.