Linux, musical road-dogging, and daily life by Paul W. Frields
 
I’m in ur workstayshun upgradin ur bitz.

I’m in ur workstayshun upgradin ur bitz.

Last night I did a test with my iPod using a TRRS-to-3RCA cable (lifted from my Sony miniDV camcorder), and found that I could very handily do a slide presentation by patching into the composite video input on a projector or monitor. With audio inputs, I could have backing music too. 🙂 The only drawback is that I have to individually convert each slide to JPG format in OpenOffice, and there’s currently no bulk option for that procedure. Usability––! But gpixpod sure makes moving the slides easy enough.

I think I remember something about this on Presentation Zen a while back, but I don’t have time to find the link right now. You should be reading the site already anyway. Yes, this means you, you over-bulleting snoremongers!

Upgraded “Bettie” to F7 tonight. Everything went smoothly except for the moment when I thought I had done something terrible to my MySQL partition and then realized it just wasn’t mounted.

Tomorrow morning first thing our LUG is holding an installfest. I’m trying to get last-minute work done tonight for that, making sure I don’t forget anything in the morning.

2 Comments

  1. Excellent tip, thanks Chris! I’ll definitely be using that in the future. This is definitely something that needs some improvement from the OOo developers, so I’ll file a bug for it and keep my fingers crossed for 2.4.

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