I’ve gotten to rather like qmmp. It offers a nice balance of simplicity and functionality, and has the added benefit of being modeled visually after my favourite windows based media player, winamp. To make this style more complete, i’ve added the official Winamp base skin. The classic skin came from here. Just download the .zip … [Read more…]
We’ve got a Sharp LC32DA5U in our dorm connected to a homebuilt PC from Frys. Recently we upgraded to Ubuntu Karmic and the latest SVN releases of XBMC. In order to get a reasonable resolution out of the TV/PC combination we needed this little xrandr script to set the resolution before xbmc starts up. The … [Read more…]
I am at Lime Rock Park this weekend for the Rolex Vintage Festival. I had to check in to a college website for course registration, so I fired up my laptop with a Virgin Mobile Broadband2Go card, and got it done. Using the modemmanager PPA with Jaunty seems to make things really usable.
If you are looking for the excellent Google gflags python module as an Ubuntu package, look no farther. It is available from my PPA: https://launchpad.net/~compbrain/+archive/ppa A quick how-to install is included below. $ sudo apt-key adv –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com –recv-keys E5C2D9CD $ sudo sh -c ‘echo “deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/compbrain/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main” > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/compbrainppa.list’ $ sudo apt-get update … [Read more…]
Quick note for myself and anyone else looking to replace lighttpd or apache2 with nginx for serving php (ala wordpress): http://frankkumro.com/2009/01/03/ubuntu-nginx-and-php5/
Recently I was given a video by a friend in AVI format that caused trouble when playing it on my Neuros OSD. When I watched the video on my laptop with mplayer, everything was fine, but when you tried to seek with the Neuros it reported a video 16 minutes in length instead of the … [Read more…]