ffmpeg on openSUSE

From the opensuse docs we see that ffmeg is found in the packman repository. From the instructions here we can see how to use yast2 from the commandline to add the repo (I used ftp://ftp.uni-erlangen.de/pub/mirrors/packman/suse/openSUSE_12.1/) and then install the package.

Shooting yourself down

From this story on futility closet I came to know about Thomas W. Attridge’s F11F ‘Tiger’ flight where, after firing off two volleys of 20mm cannon he put his aircraft into a supersonic dive and ran into the shells damaging his aircraft enough that he had to ditch it. The full story is here.