sábado, 18 de abril de 2015

Meme-Ninja: A Tool for Procrastinators

I've always wanted a Linux-based tool to make memes but it seems that Linux developers are far too serious (some people still believe that Linux is unfriendly to gamers!)

Still, I managed to find Meme-Ninja.  This is a .deb package so it may run well on most Debian-based systems.  But please remember that this is an alpha, so expect some unpolished elements and crashes.



First, you must make sure you install the dependencies.  Gambas3 is the biggest one: about 30 Mb. (So much to make memes? I know, I know!)

Other small dependencies you must install:

         cutycapt
         xvfb

Once you're done with that, you must go here to grab the .deb file:

     https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/29344756/MemeNinja-Alpha.deb

To install it, type this on a terminal as root:

     dpkg -i MemeNinja-Alpha.deb

That's it!  Now, to make memes!
You can export your creations, of course.  To add custom meme images, paste them to: /usr/share/meme-ninja/Characters
To add new frames, paste them to: /usr/share/meme-ninja/Frames
To add new effects, paste them to: /usr/share/meme-ninja/Text Styles


This might not be the most productive way to use your resources, but I still thank the developer of this application.  Also, I thank Geekster at LinuxG.net for letting me know about this.

Computing is not just about work, you know?   

7 comentarios:

  1. すごい!でも、.deb なら、。。。

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    1. 私はやっと書いたのに!文句ばっかり!

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  2. たぶん、ALIEN を使ったら。。。

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  3. Meme ninja accepts Japanese input?
    Well, what kind of ninja cannot handle Japanese? 😉
    It looks beautiful, too!

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    1. I does, indeed! That is amazing, right? (not to mention that it knows you and greets you when you select the "Text" tab) :P

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  4. A fun way to use computers! The workaholic speaking: it could also be used as a tool for teaching... I'm thinking about a warm-up or input for a specific task in English and Japanese as well. ;)

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    1. Remember that this is an alpha release. Using it for anything beside simple fun might lead to undesirable outcomes (those of the type I remember from my days using Windows. :P)

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