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11 December 2005

Catching up with unread blogs - Nat Friedmans blog has two very interesting entries: one huge entry about parties (with lots of photos) and another about parkour featuring a bunch of Latvian-Russian guys from the second larges city of Latvia - Daugavpils, which is ~50 kilometres away from the place of my birth. The video has several scenes from the very centre of the city. While on that topic I must say that I have also done some soft parkour when I was ~10 years old - not like it was popular in the day, I was just naturally good with climbing, jumping and balancing on strange places. :)

Also note: It is possible to watch Google Video videos without Flash plugin - view the source of the video page, copy the first parameter that is passed to the Flash plugin (the one that starts with "http"), decode that with something like Python's urllib.unquote() and then pass to wget or even directly to totem. I didn't get sound from the stream, but as I also can gen no sound from Flash, I am not complaining.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

or you use Greasemonkey with Google Video and just download the video with firefox.

11 December, 2005 17:05  
Anonymous Paul Jakma said...

I use the following smart booklet with galeon:

javascript:if(frames.length>0){
alert('Frames!')}
else{
ulBV3pQy=document.getSelection();
if(ulBV3pQy!=''){
location.href=unescape(ulBV3pQy.replace(/\042/g,'').replace(/\047/g,'').replace(/\s/g,''))}
else{
alert('Select text on page like:\n http://www.domain.com...')}}

Just select the URL in the source and use the smart-booklet.

11 December, 2005 18:21  
Anonymous Niks said...

Try this.

11 December, 2005 19:03  
Anonymous zeedruif said...

Thanks for the tip on how to view the videos without flash! I would totally have missed them otherwise...

15 December, 2005 10:55  

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