Monday, October 31, 2011

REVIEW: Minitube 1.5.1


When I first installed Ubuntu in my laptop, Minitube was part of the package (I think, it was there). I gave it a try, did not like it, uninstalled it. 

It wasn't until I was browsing the Ubuntu Software Center last week that I decided to reinstall it. There were a lot of reviews, thought I might as well give it another go.

PROs
  • Fast.
  • Nice GUI.
  • I love the search engine, opening screen and top right of the window.
  • Sounds are good.
  • There is not a lot of clutter on the window, you have the menu buttons, the viewing window and the search list.
  • I love that you can download the clips with just one click!
  • Downloading is fast!
  • Downloads are available in different formats. (the selection is fair enough)
  • You can change the quality of the clips. 
  • Search history :-)


CONs
  • No "Like" button. (Yes, I know that Minitube is mainly for viewing - but we'd like to give good videos a thumbs up)
  • No "Share" button upfront. (If we have the download button, why can't we have a share button?)
  • On the download screen, there is no button to clear what you have downloaded during that session. (However, downloaded clips will be deleted automatically when you close the app - but I still wanted to be able to delete it during that session.)
  • It keeps going to the next clip after the first one finishes - it's so annoying, I do not want to see the next clip!

Have you tried using Minitube before? What do you think?

Updated (11/1/11): Version 1.6 of Minitube was released on 10/9 - new feature includes sharing of videos to social network sites - I am still doing some research on how the hell I can update it. (I really am that silly!)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Where do you keep your old race bibs?



I keep my bibs at the back of my door, hanging. I use a binder ring to keep it together. 

Before, I used to keep my bibs and race maps in a binder folder, it was expensive and it takes space and lastly I don't get to see it (I can, only if I open the binder). I got this idea from a documentary called "Spirit of the Marathon." A couple had some of their bibs in a binder ring and some on a frame - I thought it was cool.

How about you, do you keep your bibs? If, where do you keep them?


Adidas King of the Road Race Results


They finally brought out the race results for 5K and 21K for the KOTR...my name was not on the 21K official list. :-(

I wonder if it is because I removed it halfway through the race...or maybe there is something wrong with my chip.

Oh well....

You can find the race result lists at the Adidas KOTR site.