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Zamzar – video converter, audio converter, image converter, eBook converter – via @Matijn

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/12

Even for Geeks like me, this is a great on-line tool for converting media files: [WayBackZamzar – video converter, audio converter, image converter, eBook converter

Thanks Matijn for pointing me to this.

And for nerds there is ffmpeg:

for name in *.ogg; do ffmpeg -i "$name" -ab 128k -map_meta_data 0:0,s0 "${name/.ogg/.mp3}"; done;


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¯\_(ツ)_/¯ bot not ¯\_㋡_/¯ or using Katakana for Smileys

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/12/06

Recently I see a lot of people using the ¯_(ツ)_/¯  emoticon as a meme for shrugging arms (though *shrug* is both shorter and easier to type).

It’s based on the Tsu kana (which is has no meaning by itself, but is a mora indicating a glottal stop) and seems to be in use since 2011.

There is also the Shi kana (which also resembles a smiling face), which would lead to ¯_(シ)_/¯.

The fun part is that the for Shi, Wikpedia mentions ㋛ (which is basically Shi enclosed in a circle) it would become ¯_㋛_/¯ which is as short as *shrug* but more visual.

But for Tsu, Wikipedia doesn’t mention ㋡ (maybe coincidentally, the Tsu enclosed in a circle Wiktionary page isn’t there yet as well) which would make ¯_㋡_/¯, again as short as *shrug* but more visual and the one I would prefer.

The below Unicode code points were all added in 1993, quite some time before they got used as emoticons:


PS: there is a little visual trick to cope with shi, tsu, so and n: watch the stroke order and top/left line.


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