cooperation was done this way.
Of course, the Playterm Web site
would not be possible without the GNU
and Open Source movement. Thanks also
to the developers of ttyrec ( 0xcc.net/
ttyrec) and jsttyplay ( encryptio.com).
Playterm is still beta, but it’s already
fully functional. Currently, we are curi-
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ous about how many users we can
serve, but in terms of global Linux
knowledge, we are very excited. At
this point, Playterm.org is a nonprofit
project to serve the community and
spread GNU Linux knowledge. Hopefully,
it will inspire youngsters to use the
shell more often.—LEON VAN KAMMEN
I may not be Steven Spielberg,
but every time I see a rerun of
Gumby, I’m convinced I could
be a famous producer. With
Linux, I don’t even have to get
a fancy movie set. I can make
my own science-fiction adventure film with nothing more
than a Webcam and a streak
of bizarre creativity.
Stopmotion is a Linux
program designed for creating
stop-motion films. It’s available
for most distributions and
easily compilable for the rest.
Stopmotion is simple in its design, and
it allows you either to import a series
of pre-taken photos or take live stop-action with a Webcam. I find the latter
to be slightly easier, as you can see a
ghost image of the last shot you took,
making the slight changes you need
easy to spot.
Roll Your Own Cthulhu Flick
Recording stop-motion films is
tedious work, but the end result can
be pretty cool. Check out the homepage,
short-linked here: is.gd/stopmotion.
If you create an interesting video, send
a link to firstname.lastname@example.org. If
we get enough, we’ll post them on our
Web site.—SHAWN POWERS