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One of lifes mysteries: solved!

If you’ve ever looked down at your zipper and wondered why it has YKK on it, like I have, then prepare for the answer. Now on to a few of the other questions that haven’t been answered yet…

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Mythbuntu 9.04 Vs. 9.10

So, as you may or may not know, I run Mythbuntu on my homebrew living-room DVR. I was really excited about the big improvements that Mythbuntu 9.10 appeared to offer, which includes VDPAU video decoding, MythTV 0.22 (including the MythUI … Continue reading

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Go robot!

Its your birthday! So very soon, the earth will be another year older and another year wiser; a rock’n roll star, king, czar, or a kaiser! Just wanted to say Happy Holidays to all. Hope everyone is well.

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So I was reading around various news sites this morning, and discovered something that just made my jaw drop. Apparently the city of Pittsburgh PA decided that it might be a good idea to tax college students 1% for the … Continue reading

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Windows party!

For those of you not in the know (e.g., you can’t avoid this if your eyes are open at least half the time during the day) today is Windows 7 day! All hail the benelovent Microsoftians that have worked hard … Continue reading

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Net Neutrality

Unless you’re a shill for some company, or are on the take for the government, then you should support the idea of Net Neutrality. Cory Doctorow, agree with him or not, is a smart man, and has a lot of … Continue reading

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How to set up my DVR…so I can remember how to do it.

So, obviously, step 1 is to download Mythbuntu and install it. (NOTE: Do not use ext4, it seems to implode after a week or two.) Step 2, run through the usual configuration riggamarole. Nothing out of the ordinary for anyone … Continue reading

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