Thesis: Open Source implementations of encoding algorithms for video distribution in the HTML5 era

I finally finished and presented my thesis. I'm releasing the work under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution – Noncommercial – Share Alike Works 3.0 license.


This dissertation will cover the basics of video encoding and distribution over TCP/IP, focusing on Open Source technologies and the future prospects of podcasting and video fruition in general. Particular attention will be given to the state of the art technology (MPEG-4 Part 10 specifications) and the new possibilities of HTML5 and the integration of the patent-free video codec Ogg Theora.



Introducing Ubiquity for Firefox: looks awesome!

This is the coolest application I've ever seen in my life.


Firefox - Help to Set a Guinness World Record

Sounds like a good deal, right? All you have to do is get Firefox 3 during Download Day to help set the record for most software downloads in 24 hours - it’s that easy. We're not asking you to swallow a sword or to balance 30 spoons on your face, although that would be kind of awesome.

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Firefox hits half a billion downloads

Way to go!

Joy and jubilation everyone, Firefox hit the 500 million downloads today! The spreadfirefox community is celebrating with lots of interesting activities and featured projects, such as raising 500 million grains of rice on FreeRice. That, says Mozilla, is enough to feed 25,000 people for a day.

It's been a very prolific year for Firefox, version 3 is on its way (and finally it's a fast browser), also Firefox reached more than 150 million active users that represent roughly 17% of internet market share.


Stop using Internet Explorer!

While looking at my blog's statistics:

Graph that shows the usage of all the web browsers in my blog, go Firefox! IE sux!

I noticed that roughly 25% of my visitors still use Internet Explorer. I will put it as simple and as clear as I can.

Don't do it.

Stop using Internet Explorer, seriously, it's bad. There's so much discussion and documentation on the topic that I find it pointless to list all the innumerable reason not to use it, so I'll just point out the a few sites that talk about the subject.

Thank you.

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