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Video Editing in Blender using Video Sequence Editor: Part 2

by Reynante Martinez | February 2010 | Open Source Web Graphics & Video

In this article series by Reynante Martinez, we will learn the basics of how to do post-processing and perform color correction on your videos, add them on to the sequence editor, cut them, move them along the timeline, mix and blend the video strips, add effects, and finally, control the speed of playback in an individual manner. Read Video Editing in Blender using Video Sequence Editor: Part 1 here.

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Drupal 6 Performance Optimization Using Throttle and Devel Module

by TJ Holowaychuk Trevor James | February 2010 | Content Management Drupal Open Source PHP

In this article by Trevor James and TJ Holowaychuk, authors of Drupal 6 Performance Tips, we're going to learn how to throttle modules and blocks on our site in order to increase performance and reduce server load during high traffic periods. We will use the Throttle module to do this. We'll also discuss the Devel module and how it can be used to generate dummy content, users, and taxonomy categories for our development site. Using Devel to generate test or dummy content provides an easy method of building a test or demo site quickly. To summarize, here's what we'll be doing:

  • Throttling modules and blocks
  • Using the Development module to generate taxonomy, users, and content
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Drupal 6 Performance Optimization Using Views and Panels Caching

by TJ Holowaychuk Travis Tidwell | February 2010 | Content Management Drupal Open Source PHP

In this article by Trevor James and TJ Holowaychuk, authors of Drupal 6 Performance Tips, we'll look at caching mechanisms in two of the larger scale contributed modules, Views and Panels, which you may find yourself using frequently. Panels and Views both allow you to cache the data and content that you insert into these modules. We'll look at how these caching mechanisms work and how you can maintain your cache in both modules. To summarize, here's what we'll be doing:

  • How to run Views 2.x for best performance, including how to clear your Views cache
  • Panels module caching mechanisms and how to maintain your Panels cache
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Building a Calender Application in Joomla! using Fabrik

by Suhreed Sarkar | February 2010 | Joomla! MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

Joomla! has many extensions that can help develop a custom application, especially simple form-based applications. With introduction of Content Construction Kits (CCK) now it is possible to create many types of contents without knowledge of coding PHP. Besides these newly introduced Content Creation Kits, there is another application builder for Joomla! that can be used to build database applications without coding PHP. It is called Fabrik. Fabrik is Joomla! application builder that can be used for building many types of applications. In this article by Suhreed Sarkar, we will learn how to build a event calendar application for Joomla! using Fabrik.

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Trunks using 3CX: Part 1

by Matthew M. Landis Robert Lloyd | February 2010 | Networking & Telephony

If you have a working phone system with extensions, voicemail, digital receptionists, call queues, and several other features and you want to call home or have a customer call you, what will you do? For that, you need to connect 3CX outside your internal network. This connection is called as trunk. In this article by Matthew M. Landis and Robert Lloyd, authors of The 3CX IP PBX Tutorial, we will cover:

  • PSTN trunks
  • SIP trunks
  • Introduction to dial plans
  • Hardware needed for analog lines
Read Trunks using 3CX: Part 1 in full
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