For those who aren’t aware, Microsoft started a program through House Party to encourage people to throw Windows 7 House Parties … by giving them a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition … and a bunch of surplus stuff from Party City. Being a big Linux and open source advocate, I immediately saw this […]
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Finally! I’ve released a long overdue new episode of DistroCast, a podcast that is a humorous but honest look at Linux distros. This was a .5 episode, so we reviewed the T-Mobile G1, and let you know just what happened to SourceCast. Also, I’ve pushed tons of updates to ArchLinux out through AUR (ArchLinux User […]
Have a webcam or a TV tuner? Need to test it to make sure it’s working? Have some video files you want to combine? You’d be surprised what the command line tool cat can do. Test a webcam or TV Tuner: # cat /dev/v4l/video0 > /tmp/vidtest.mpg (Note, your device may be video1 or similar.) Wait […]
Here’s a flyer I created for the Southeast Linuxfest. It lists the speakers, and has pull tabs at the bottom. Enjoy! SELF Flyer PDF
One of the things you’ll notice about Linux distros is that they often have different color schemes for the command line. I always found Gentoo’s default to be head and shoulders above all others. That’s great if you’re using Gentoo, but what if you don’t? Well this post includes the full Gentoo .bashrc file (as […]
Installing Linux on Software RAID in 10 Steps. While this guide is primarily targeted at Gentoo, the concepts and core operations apply to any distro. This guide is a hybrid of several sources, including the Gentoo wiki (which seems to come and go and come and go…) as well as my own notes from doing many Gentoo installs on Software RAID over the years.
This is my LIRC (Linux Infrared Remote Control) setup on my desktop. I have a Hauppauge WinTV PVR-250 tuner. In my setup, I have configured LIRC to work with Amarok, MPlayer, and MythTV.
Came across this today. It’s simply too hilarious not to post: Please excuse me while I go kick something. Of COURSE it’s the users’ fault. They’re still using this most expensive piece of defective crapware in the entire solar system. But its incurable defects are not their fault. (We need to give up the notion […]