Simon Wenner


Totem Arte Plugin 3.2.0 released

After a long period of no activity a new version of the Totem Arte plug-in has been released. Version 3.2.0 fixes the parsing of the new Arte website among other things. Get the source or various packages as long as it’s fresh.

Date: 11 Sep 2013 | Tags: noise gnome

Die Sendung ohne Namen ist zurück

Da ich kaum mehr Fernsehen schaue, habe ich gar nicht bemerkt, dass die Sendung ohne Namen wieder ausgestrahlt wird. Die beste Sendung des ORF. Ich würde den Inhalt der Sendung als zusammenhangslose audio-visuelle Informationsüberflutung bezeichnen. Genial.

Hier sind Links zu den ersten paar Folgen der neuen Staffel. Ich hoffe sie bleiben ein paar Tage online.

Date: 04 Nov 2012 | Tags: noise german

Blog Update

Finally I found the time to update my blog. I merged my blog at with my photo blog. I also abandoned the doubtful PHP platform and switched to a static blog engine called Jekyll. It does the job, but despite its plug-in functionality it lacks flexibility.

Date: 20 Oct 2012 | Tags: noise

Fresh Totem Plugins

Sadly I can't attend this years GUADEC as it overlaps with my examination session. Nevertheless I had some spare time to do some useful, i.e. GNOME related, stuff.

Totem Arte Plugin 3.0.0

I released a major update of the Arte+7 streaming plugin. Version 3.0.0 was ported to Gtk+ 3.0, Libpeas and GSettings and can now be used with Totem 3.x. I rewrote the parsing and loading of the video feeds to improve the robustness and the quality of the list of available videos. You can get the source tarball from here.

Totem Rotation Plugin

Some videos that are created with hand held cameras or mobile phones are oriented in strange ways. I developed a plugin for Totem to adjust the orientation. The new orientation is stored as a GIO file attribute and it is restored the next time you watch the video. This completely new plugin is part of Totem 3.1.4.

Date: 07 Aug 2011 | Tags: gnome

Snow Simulation

As a part of the Physically-based Simulation lecture Martina, Fabian and I had to implement a small project. We decided to simulate snow fall and accumulation in real time. The wind field is calculated by solving the Navier–Stokes equations on a 3D grid. You can watch a video of our simulation on Youtube or download it from here.

Date: 02 Feb 2011 | Tags: eth graphics simulation

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