Hurray for open source!

In 2001, I filed a bug for the Evolution email client because one of the email filter actions, “forward to email address,” didn’t work. Today, 8 years later, it got fixed. I don’t even remember exactly what I was trying to do, but I seem to recall others telling me to “just do it with procmail.” I know that if Apple Mail or Outlook was missing this feature there wouldn’t be a bug database to lodge the problem in the first place, but I also suspect that Mail or Outlook wouldn’t have overlooked such an obvious feature in the first place. That’s the open source conundrum for you.

Thanks to Milan Crha for finally closing it out.

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Building an Online Suite: Almost done

Aside from the desk and some simple things like an end table and filing cabinet, my edit suite is done. I’ve already had one client in to do an HDCAM output, and other than my own ignorance of 720p issues, everything worked as expected. Other than my desk, I just need to take care of various paperwork and my company website.

The room turned out just like I wanted. It’s nice and quiet inside the edit suite, and the light is pleasing. All the equipment is hidden in the next room where I can get at it easily. One sucky thing is that I don’t have a rack, so inputs and outputs are spread across the back of the Mac Pro tower, the Mojo DX, and the loose Kona cables. I can probably solve that problem with some short BNC cables and female / female adapters. Then I’ll have short extension cables that I can bundle together and hook up as necessary without crawling around the back of the machines.

Everything up and running, still on a cheap desk
Everything up and running, still on a cheap desk
closer up image of work area
closer up image of work area
equipment in the next room
equipment in the next room, connected to HDCAM deck off-screen
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