We got robbed in Barcelona the day before yesterday. It happened a little after 23:00 hr on the Passeig de Colom. We could have lost more, but in the end it was just my Canon EOS 60D with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens attached to it.
We filed a report at the police station on Carrer Nou de la Rambla with the serial numbers of the devices. We believe we have identified one of the two robbers — the one who had confronted us from the front. I must say that the police were friendly and helpful, and they had people who spoke good English.
But that is not the point of this blog post.
Thanks to my friend, Arjun, we figured out that the EXIF data has the serial number of the camera and the lens embedded in it; and if, like me, you upload your photos to Flickr, you can easily see all the metadata even if you do not have any fancy photography software at hand. This makes me wonder if it is possible for websites like Flickr or Facebook or Imgur to flag uploads originating from a tainted device. Client-side programs could do this too. I guess, this needs some kind of stolen cameras and lenses database, which could be tricky. Does something like this exist?
Anyway, I will leave the details of my stolen camera and lens here to leave a trail in the sands of the Internet.
- Serial number: 1881125429
- Internal serial number: WB0778966
- Lens serial number: 0000124725
The GUADEC 2013 videos are now available from http://www.superlectures.com/guadec2013/.
Some of the other highlights of this year:
- Flickr support.
- The ability to push to digital media renderers (or DMRs) using dLeyna.
- A new selection pattern and title bar.
The Gnomies, our Creative Commons (CC) movie night, is going to be running from 18:30 to 21:40 hr today (ie. 2nd August). You can see some really cool CC movies that are currently making the rounds.
From 18:30 to 20:00
- Your Face is a Saxophone (part 1) – 24 min
- Your Face is a Saxophone (part 2) – 25 min
- Tears of Steel – 12 min
- L5 (part 1) – 27 min
From 20:10 to 21:40
- Time Expired – 93 min
Room D0207 at the GUADEC venue.
It is going to be awesome!
GUADEC 2013 is starting in Brno from 1st August (ie. tomorrow). We will be holding a welcome event at Ventana Café today from 16:00 to 21:00 local time. The café is located right across the street from this year’s venue.
We have a couple of more social events lined up during the core conference days – a party at Klub Fléda on the 1st of August, and another one at Starobrno Brewery on the 3rd. There is also going to be a film night on 2nd August at the venue.
See you in Brno!
If you are planning to host a BOF at GUADEC this year, please ensure that you have scheduled it on the wiki. Please go to https://wiki.gnome.org/GUADEC/2013/BOFs and claim one of the following rooms on a date and time that is convenient for you:
- Room A112 (~64 seats)
- Room A218 (~35 seats)
- Room C209 (~30 seats)
- Room C236 (~20 seats)
A volume monitor is a D-Bus session service that uses the org.gtk.Private namespace (eg., org.gtk.Private.MTPVolumeMonitor, org.gtk.Private.UDisks2VolumeMonitor, etc.), has an entry in /usr/share/gvfs/remote-volume-monitors/, and exposes your disk partitions, iOS devices, MTP or PTP devices as volumes. These volumes eventually show up on the GTK+ places sidebar.
We wrote a volume monitor which exposes your online file storage as a volume. It listens to GNOME Online Accounts and when it notices an account that implements the GoaFiles interface it exposes it as a volume.
To unlock support for, say, Google Drive or SkyDrive we would first need to implement the protocol as a GVfs backend, and then add the GoaFiles interface to the corresponding GoaObject.