I generally like to watch lot of conference videos and lectures in youtube. Most of the time these videos are long (> 1 hour) and sometimes the speakers speak slowly. I wanted to see if there is a way by which I can increase the playback speed of the videos.
So, if you are interested in controlling the playback speed of youtube videos, then just go to youtube html5 experiment page and enable it. You should also be using one of the latest browsers for this feature to work. I think youtube is saving this setting per browser and not per user account.
Once you enable the experiment, there will be a small settings icon in your video player which will allow you to vary the playback speed.
Hope this small tip is useful for you 🙂
Okay, I got to admit. My latest crush is CouchDB. 🙂
I found lot of people referring to CouchDB when they were talking about node.js which made to find out more about CouchDB. I read a couple of articles and then came to know that O’Reilly was having a webcast (in fact two), in which Chris Anderson, one of the core committers of CouchDB explains about it. I thought of posting the videos here, so that even you could get hooked up to CouchDB 😉
Introduction to Apache CouchDB
This is part one of the webcast. In this webcast, Chris gives a technical overview. He also describes some of CouchDB’s existing users. This webcast also had a question and answer session where Chris answered user’s questions.
This is a talk which Chris Anderson and Jan Lehnardt gave in JSConf 2009 titled “CouchDB to the edge”. They give a nice introduction to CouchDB and also explain about how to write offline web apps that can synchronize the data once they are online.
This is an upcoming webcast (again by O’Reilly) which will happen on June 22, 2010.
In this webcast, Jan Lehnardt will be talking about the new features that will be coming up in the latest version of CouchDB like Views, Replication, Authentication, Virtual Hosts and the Rewriter etc.