If I did NOT email you a linux cheatsheet you are not the intended recipient of this message. Go ahead and watch it anyway if you want to. The original video is crystal clear. However, it is an 84 MB file in MKV format. How to realistically get that off my computer and share it with others? None of the web hosts I use allow direct upload of MKV.
I haven’t mastered the conversion process as you’ll see in the video – the result after conversion to .mpg is not nearly as clear as the original, and the uploaded version is not even as clear as the converted .mpg file. Someday there will exist a thing called standards, and they will be open and free, NOT set by a cartel of corporate behemoths hell-bent on enslaving the world. But that’s a blog post of its own…
Noticing the large number of desirable titles available to stream Instantly from the big A (Amazon, not Apple – keep up!), I thought I would test the service by viewing a trailer at home on my desktop (Firefox on CentOS 7). Got the infamous Install Adobe Flash message. Went straight for the Feedback link and shared my feedback. Some emails back and forth followed, leading to more frustration (they lie!) and eventually to a chat session with the gracious help at Amazon.
Here’s the transcript:
Yes and no mean the same thing, right?
If, for some reason the image is not convenient for you, or you don’t want to zoom in that far, here’s the highlight (paraphrased):
Amazon: You can stream the videos without Silverlight or Adobe Flash.
Amazon: You need Silverlight and Adobe Flash.
Think I’ll stick with Netflix for now anyway. At least I know where I stand with them.
I love this:
Take this and shove it up your proprietary behind!
Of course, I’m quite sure this keyboard will work with any modern computer. But, as we can see here, it’s about time someone said something about this.
[And, as an update to that old post – of course it is now widely acknowledged Best Buy is a Microsoft affiliated dumping grounds for unloved hardware.]