Thursday, December 29, 2011

First days...

During these first two weeks of my internship, it has been studying time...
Studying a lot of things useful, about: git (mostly, python (mostly, gstreamer, ges, video formats generally.

It has been a greeat time learning in detail, how powerful git and python are! I think that sacrificing some time in the beginning to get more general knowledge and confidence is something worth doing, than attacking specific tiny parts of the project. And I am sure that this time "lost", will be compensating us afterwards.

Now, I am focusing in understanding the pitivi project better... I am following the commits and the irc discussions from the pitivi team, which helps a lot and I will be trying to re-enable the undo/redo functionality in the ges-ported version for the beginning.

The beginning is never so elegant, but it is so refreshing and challenging, feeling as a newbie again and again...

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Say hi to the other kids, tsinaski!

-Hi other kids, this will be my blog!

The quest for knowledge, wisdom and originality never stops. Sometimes you think it advances, but then you see that you are only on the wrong way. 

When one is about to finish his studies, the professional originality and integrity is really taking a lot of place in his mind (or should... or it just does, in my case) ... I have been studying for a Computer Science bachelor 4 years and for a Computer Science master 2 more years. What I like mostly about it, is the freedom in this field. But freedom is not so ea-eas-sy to find! ("Freedom is impossible, this I know" Madrugada) But I know it is there! I know I can use these things I have been studying for purposes that my heart and mind approve and NOT just design the next processor who will sell as the Devil and make Me Rich!

Ah, ha, ha, ha (Professor Chaos - evil laughing) I know I can do that... (in the future?!)

A very wise Greek (and surely, not only Greek) proverb says: "Never postpone something for tomorrow, if you can do it today". So, let's look towards the open source - free software.

I have been accepted for the Gnome' s OPW internship and I feel so happy to consume my energy, mind-work, back-ache for something that seems such a good idea (between so many baaad ideas I can see in the world around me).

I will be working on Pitivi - video editing software during my internship, which is very appealing, as I will have the chance to work on video formats, python and GUI environment, which is something I have missed (snif) while dealing with hardware in my Master :) This blog will be hosting updates from my work on it.

Bon appetit!

P.S.: YES, I am naive, I live in an utopia and I know. Nice to meet me!