So you pay for a cable/dish subscription, and want to be able to use the WatchESPN/ESPN3 website to watch live content. But for some reason it just doesn’t work on Linux. Turns out, the Adobe Flash plugin depends upon the now defunct HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) to assist in mediation of DRM protected content. The [...]
Category Archives: Linux
Here you’ll find ramblings on Linux, including some incredibly useful scripts, config files, and links.
Simplex Talk-In Frequency (Simplex): 147.555 Local Repeaters: 145.23- | May require Tone 118.8 MHz – Operated by Mecklenburg ARS Located on Spencer Mountain, its antenna is at 1574 feet above sea level, which is almost 900 feet above average terrain. The Johnson CR1100 puts out about 100 watts ERP into a four bay commercial [...]
I frequently use SysRescueCD to perform a variety of tasks. In this case I was wanting to clone a hard drive onto a new SSD. However, the default shell in SysRescueCD is zsh, and it doesn’t interpret commands how I’m use to. To change shell: chsh -s $(which bash) You will need [...]
One of the niftier but lesser known features it Windows is the ability to use Alt Code Sequences to type special characters, such as accented letters. Anybody who has done work in a foreign language on a computer knows the value of having this functionality. Good news … KDE allows you to do [...]
Simplex Talk In: 146.520 Major Local Repeaters: 147.315+ (Net every Monday/Friday at 8:30 PM) Operated by SPARC – Moderate signal, but very close to hotel. 442.075+ (Net every Thursday, 8:30 PM) Operated by SPARC 147.165+ (Net every Thursday at 9:00 PM) Operated by GARS – Moderate signal, but far enough away to require an [...]
Traditionally, if I have the time, I nuke all those little insignificant partitions that come on a HP/Dell/Acer/etc with Windows pre-installed when I partition up the hard drive for installation. Pro-Tip: Don’t delete the first tiny partition if it’s a Windows 7 machine. It’s important, and stuff. Luckily, I didn’t delete it … but when [...]
So, LIRC started acting up on you? You have a problem with buttons being hypersensitive and repeating many times? LIRC ignores you telling it to disable repeat? When you run the command “irw” … nothing happens? Well, here’s the bizarre and almost undocumented fix. Apparently the kernel has decided it can handle RC-6 (infrared protocol) [...]
In case you didn’t see my prior post New Windows 7 FUD: Faking User Delight, I signed up for a Windows 7 House Party, with the intentions of ALSO showcasing Linux to the curious people who showed up. I put out some flyers at USC Upstate and told the Computer Science faculty. So, what happens [...]
Linux In The Ham Shack – Ohio Linuxfest Booth – Talk-In Simplex: 146.520 MHz Ohio State University Amateur Radio Club Repeater: 442.6 MHz (shift: +5 Mhz, PL/CTCSS: 114.8 Hz) West Central Ohio Amateur Radio Association Repeater: 145.110 MHz (Dayton and Columbus), Cross-band link: 224.160 University of Cincinnati Amateur Radio Club Repeater: 147.060+ MHz – 100Hz [...]
So I finished my QSL cards. This post will serve as a placeholder showing my current QSL card (and any past ones), as well as an explanation of the items on the card. Pics and details after the jump!