[CentOS] Capturing audio streams with Linux?

Preston Crawford me at prestoncrawford.com
Thu Sep 15 20:02:52 UTC 2005

On Thu, 15 Sep 2005, Bryan J. Smith wrote:

> Preston Crawford <me at prestoncrawford.com> wrote:
>> No. I'm just trying to stop these tit for tats before they
>> get out of control.
> You took offense, not I.
> Then you tried to pin it on me.
> What is this "tit for tats" issue?

I think you're missing the point. I mentioned my choice of palmtop as an 
aside. You used it as a launching pad to try to convince me I was wrong 
about something (wow, shocker). And I was simply trying to stamp out that 
fire. You won't let it go, though. You have to be right, always.

> All I said was that if you're going to say something doesn't
> do what you need under Linux, I'm going to list some options.
> That's all.  Don't take offense.

Not taking offense, just don't understand the point of it all.

>> Of coures not and now I wish I didn't.
> On a Linux list, it was unnecessary, just like this very next
> statement:

It was an aside. If that's your criteria of unnecessary then 50% of what 
gets posted is "unnecessary". You're so fixated on being "right" that 
you're spinning webs of logic that don't connect.

>> No guilt here. I use the right tool for the right job.
> And by that statement, you're saying a Palm-based,
> Linux-compatible solution was not.  I _only_ said "to each
> his own," but it sounded like there were many options you had
> not considered.  You even started talking about price, which
> is one area where Palm is typically (and was in this case)
> cheaper.

If you wanted that kind of device and a phone to boot. Please, no more of 
this. For my purposes the Pocket PC was the right tool for the right job. 
Do you even understand what that phrase means? Right tool means the 
correct tool. Right job means for a specific job. In my case the specific 
job and what I wanted out of a PDA meant a Pocket PC was a better choice. 
You take that and turn it into some kind of holy war, it's ridiculous.

> Why oh why do people have to explain their
> non-Linux/non-Linux-compatible purchases by claiming things
> that might not be true in the eyes of others?  That only

Ummm... huh? So if someone buys anything that isn't Linux they have to 
answer for it?

> means when some stupid schmuck like myself points out some
> Linux or Linux-comaptible options, you will get defensive.

No, not defensive, just really tired of your verbal onslaughts that come 
out of left field.

> I am so sorry I decided to mention things.  I was not trying
> to "Challenge" you but everytime you made your very -- and
> quite unnecessary -- "excuses," you were basically saying
> "Palm doesn't do this, Palm doesn't do that, etc... Pocket PC
> was the only option for X, Y and Z"  That's what I have
> problem with!

Why are these "excuses" to you? I made a choice. The choice that was best 
for me. It's funny that in your world I have to justify my PDA purchase to 
you, otherwise I'm making "excuses". Hello, I'm from Earth, where are you 

> I really, _really_ tried to say "to each his own, if you like
> the way Pocket PC does this better, great."  But you felt you
> had to justify it in another way.  Why?


>> But it's kind of pointless when I already have the device
>> in hand and am only asking about encoding.
> But you are _asserting_ what is _not_ available in the Linux
> / Linux-compatible world.  That's the problem.

Now that's not THE problem, that's YOUR created problem.

>> I did investigate. And I chose Pocket PC.
> But then you claimed things like capability, price, etc...
> I am very, very, _very_ sorry you saw this as a "you must go
> Linux/Linux compatible."  From the get-go you had a guilt
> complex, and were trying to make reasons why.  Why did you do
> that?

Guilt complex? What are you talking about? I have no clue what you're 
talking about. You're raving mad.

> 99% of the time, you're only going to say things that aren't
> true.  It's the worst-case-scenario I see from Linux
> advocates in the IT Profession -- they actually market
> against open by stating their non-open choice by falicies
> about the open option.


> Just say you preferred the features and don't add the other.

Don't tell me what to say and not say. I think I was pretty clear. You 
have a problem. A big one. You fixated on something very small and blew it 
up, yet again.




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