## Monday, March 3, 2014

### Take screencast and ogv to Avi conversion in Ubuntu

For recording your screen, where we can demonstrate some videos or some functions, RecordMydesktop is a nice option in Ubuntu. It can be downloaded using Ubuntu Software Center. It is pretty easy to use too.

Here is the link for RecordMyDesktop:

https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/gtk-recordmydesktop/

However, this tool generates the video in ".ogv" format. If we wish to convert it into a commonly used format such as ".avi", we can use following commad:

\$ mencoder input.ogv -ovc lavc -oac mp3lame -o output.avi

Courtesy:

http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-unix-bsd-appleosx-convert-ogv-to-avi-video-audio/

## Saturday, March 1, 2014

### Show that A^2 = 0 is possible but A’A = 0 is not possible (unless A= zero matrix).

Found a solution in Stackexchage and quoting it here:

http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/435880/if-aat-is-the-zero-matrix-then-a-is-the-zero-matrix

if we put A=(aij)1i,jn , then At=(bij) , with bij=aji , so by definition:
AAt=(k=1naikbkj)=(k=1naikajk)

If you now look at the main diagonal's general entry of the above, you get
k=1naikaik=k=1na2ik

So if AAt=0 then the above diagonal's entries are zero, but a sum of squared real numbers is zero iff each number is zero, so...