Miro Internet TV Blog - Archive for June, 2006

Translations Update

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

The democracy localization project is still chugging along. We now have over a dozen translations that are near or completely finished. They are:

Basque, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, and Spanish

These translations still need people to verify correctness and finish off the one or two untranslated phrases remaining. On top of that, as Democracy changes, we need people to check back and make sure that new phrases are translated. You can do that by pulling into our Translation Station and checking on your favorite language using Rosetta’s easy-to-use interface.

On top of that, we have several major languages still in the works, including Russian, Korean, and Hebrew. We need all the help we can get to ensure that these translations are finished by the time Democracy will support translations across all of it’s platforms. If your language still hasn’t been translated, you can help us out by doing it yourself. You can do this by going into Rosetta. Create an account, and then select your preferred language. That language should automatically appear as untranslated in Democracy’s language list, and you can go in and get started. We need your help to make democracy world-famous. Thanks.

Looking For a Few Good Moderators…

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

We need a couple of sharp volunteers to help moderate the Channel Guide. Currently, we have lots of great channels waiting to be released, but not enough eyeballs to verify and publish the feeds.

We’re looking for dependable folks who have a few spare hours they can commit each week to helping us cultivate an open and accessible media ecosystem. Being web savvy is a big plus! For those who think they can hack it, please send us a message at: Channels |at| PCulture.org and include a brief explanation of why you would make a great channel mod.

Democracy now in Debian Unstable

Monday, June 26th, 2006

Thanks to the efforts of Uwe Hermannm, an amazing volunteer on this project, Democracy Player is now in Debian unstable, as of today. Debian is a very popular version of Linux and having Democracy accepted into Debian unstable means that users can get the latest version of the application simply by typing:

apt-get install democracyplayer

Uwe also says:

“Bug reports against the Debian package will be listed at http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?pkg=democracyplayer

I think I’ll forward/copy any non-Debian-related bugs to Trac, or does somebody read the Debian bug reports regularly? If no serious bugs occur, the package will migrate to Debian testing in 1-2 weeks…

I’ll update the package to soonishly, btw…”

If you want to stay updated on this type of news about the platform, join the developer list.

Desiree Bassett: Worcester Girl Rules on Guitar

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

The most popular video on Video Bomb right now is this video of a 13-year-old girl who is *amazing* at guitar. Since she’s from PCF’s hometown of Worcester, MA, I had to post it here. We are very proud. We found the video in Democracy Player on the Worcester Community Cable Access internet TV Channel. It’s from the Hermis Yanis show.

Here’s the video (Desiree starts playing about 30 seconds into it and then is really thrashing a few minutes later). Prepare to be blown away.

<a href="http://www.wccatv.com/files/video/hy/desiree.hy.46.mov" target="new">view video</a>

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