Mythtv Awesomeness

So, quite a bit has happened, inspired by mythtv podcast post. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1118209 https://help.ubuntu.com/community/iPodVideoEncoding Video podcast client Miro works really well http://www.getmiro.com/ TVersity is a upnp media server that will pull in content from an RSS feed, such as the one on my MythTV box… This enables playback on the Xbox 360 http://tversity.com/ Of course, thisContinue reading “Mythtv Awesomeness”

Fruit Salad?

While Apples aren’t my favorite fruit, they are pretty easy to manage… Here’s a few tools I use. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PuTTY http://sufian.org/2008/12/03/apple-software-update-via-terminal/ http://www.apple.com/remotedesktop/ http://www.tightvnc.com/download.html (Viewer executable, does not require installation) I have a G5 on my desk, but I dislike having multiple keyboards and mice, so I use Synergy http://synergy2.sourceforge.net/ http://sourceforge.net/projects/synergykm/

Apache 2 bandwidth control

So,  Apache has some pretty cool modules… I think this one is in order… the only weirdness is that it uses bytes/s instead of bits/s. This config should allow unrestricted speed on my local network / VPN and restrict everything else to 600kbit/s http://ivn.cl/category/apache/ BandWidthModule On ForceBandWidthModule On BandWidth 192.168.0.0/255.255.0.0 0 BandWidth 0.0.0.0/0.0.0.0 75000

XRDP

XRDP is pretty cool! It’s an RDP to VNC gateway… The second link is where things get really cool. It can connect to VNC sessions on other computers! I now have something to do with my wyse RDP terminal that doesn’t require a windows box. 🙂 http://ubuntuwiki.net/index.php/Xrdp,_installing http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1168264 I had the following issue / fixContinue reading “XRDP”

Roku Tricks

I’ve been playing with my roku netflix player (roku digital video player HD) http://www.roku.com/roku-products http://greggreno.com/rokuremote.html http://forums.rokulabs.com/viewtopic.php?t=19958 http://www.roku.com/developer http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1118209 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21Hxu2vYn6U http://forums.roku.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=33704 https://github.com/ear9mrn/MythRokuPlayer http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/ROKU_HD_Frontend http://forums.roku.com/viewtopic.php?t=23520

1wire attic cooling

The attic was hot. Mounting a large fan in the vent seemed to help, but it was drawing 5.5A continuously, which is too much for the thermostat/humidistat my roommate bought. He left it on all the time, which is quite a bit of wasted power. I’ve seen 1wire devices online for quite a while andContinue reading “1wire attic cooling”

Time Lapse Webcam

Project Requirements At work we needed a time lapse camera of our new student center construction project. It needs to run continuously for entire length of construction project – approx 18 months. It should run mostly unattended. Features It captures 1 picture every 5 minutes. Storage capacity is cheap, so after using excel to makeContinue reading “Time Lapse Webcam”