Moving to MythTV Part 2 – The Frontend

By | April 24, 2010

So, in the last 3 weeks I’ve done a lot with MythTV.  Most notably, I’ve finished the frontend system that is connected to our TV.  There was a lot of trial and error, frustration and an entire system replacement, but its now up and near perfect. So, a week and a half ago Comcast got installed.  I didn’t… Read More »


Moving to MythTV Part 1

By | April 3, 2010

Going to preface this by stating this will be a multi-part blog post, and I have no idea how many parts there will be when I’m all finished.  Oh, and like most other things I write, it will probably be really verbose.  Sorry ’bout that, its just the way I tend to write. So, lets begin then. This… Read More »


Remote Desktop on Xubuntu 9.10

By | November 25, 2009

So I was planning to work from home on the Friday after thanksgiving so I wanted to be able to access my work desktop from home just in case.  Normally I just ssh and use terminals and such, but for some reason I decided I wanted a full desktop.  I use Xubuntu at home and at the office,… Read More »


Fedora out, Xubuntu in

By | June 21, 2009

The number of minor annoyances in Fedora 11 turned into a major annoyance.  Last Saturday I wiped Fedora 11 from my home machine and installed Xubntu, which is the Xfce-centric Ubuntu distribution.  I did the same on my office machine on Wednesday. Overall, I’m quite pleased with Xubuntu and Ubuntu in general.  For the most part, everything just… Read More »


Fedora 11 First Impressions

By | June 13, 2009

So this week I did something unprecedented for me.  I downloaded and installed a new Fedora release the same week it was released officially.  After reading a bit about how stable and quick it is for others I decided to take the plunge.  I’ve now installed it on three machines (in this order): My laptop, an older Toshiba… Read More »


MediaTomb revisited

By | April 18, 2009

As I mentioned before, I keep coming back to MediaTomb, playing with it for a few hours and then going back to uShare.  Not this time.  For the last couple of days I’ve been reading a lot more on the MediaTomb wiki, particularly the scripting pages. I’m not sure why it wasn’t obvious to me before, but somehow… Read More »


FUPPES Revisited

By | April 14, 2009

So after a bit more Googling, I took another look at FUPPES.  The “release” (SVN-578) seems quite a bit more stable.  The version I was working with is SVN-634, which is the latest from the author’s subversion repository.  It still has the mostly the same pros and cons.  The stable version doesn’t automatically watch directories, though.  So the… Read More »


UPnP Media Servers

By | April 13, 2009

After doing quite a bit of research on media players in 2007, I convinced Jessica to get me a D-Link DSM-520 for Christmas that year. Since then, I’ve made most of our DVD collection and all of our music “on-demand”. Well, sort of. Things still have a long way to go in the whole “digital entertainment” arena. The… Read More »


First update of 2009

By | February 22, 2009

Well, the last two years have been…..Interesting. This is just a quick update to give the site a recent post and start to get back into the whole blogging thing again.  Things have been extremely hectic for the last two years.  Some good things have happened, some bad, but mostly just busy.  I haven’t wanted to spend much… Read More »


Fedora 9 and KDE4 – I wanted to love them

By | May 24, 2008

I’ve been running Linux as my primary desktop since about 1996 (switching from OS/2 when IBM started dropping support for it), and running Linux servers since early 1994 (my first Slackware system was running Linux Kernel 0.99pl15). Over the years I’ve tried many of the various distributions including Slackware (which is what I started with), Caldera, Debian, SuSE,… Read More »