Posted: 2005-05-02
Converting .3gp videos

From this blog information on getting mplayer to play .3gp files: In /etc/mplayer/codecs - find the section for the videocodec ffh263 (just search for it) and add: format 0x33363273

Posted: 2005-04-20
Rounded corners in CSS

Simple working example Rounded corners in CSS :: Adam Kalsey

Posted: 2005-04-08
What Every Computer Scientist Should Know About Floating-Point Arithmetic

Sitting up on Sun's site - an article that every programmer who has written should read What Every Computer Scientist Should Know About Floating-Point Arithmetic

Posted: 2005-04-05
Migrating package list

On machine 1 Note - the "*" is important - otherwise you don't get the required purge lines On machine 2

Posted: 2005-03-29
Belkin Bluetooth XP SP2

When using XP SP2 you need to make sure that the bluetooth dongle (this is talking about a F8T003 v2) is using Belkin's driver and not the standard one from Microsoft. The following document at Belkin…

Posted: 2005-03-17
Disable IPv6 in a 2.6 kernel

Debian linux running a 2.6 kernel To disable IPv6 you need both the following lines in your /etc/modprobe.conf file Thanks to the guys on the #debian freenode channel for help with this. Update Moved…

Posted: 2005-03-15
Ad Blocking Hosts File

Want to get rid of lots of annoying adverts? Modify your hosts file - here's the link: Mike's Ad Blocking Hosts File

Posted: 2005-03-15
XDM shutdown buttons

When using xdm instead of gdm/kdm it's useful to have buttons to allow for shutdown/restart. This is possible using Tcl/Tk and some config tweaks. Most of the info needed is here: XDM shutdown buttons

Posted: 2005-03-15

Running a dial-up over bluetooth to a S700i. Most of this is cargo-culted from the pages listed on (page no longer available) - with most of it coming from…

Posted: 2005-03-01
Displaying classpath in ant

Something I always forget :-) Given use

Posted: 2005-02-12
New firewall

The new firewall box is now bootable to OpenBSD 3.6. It boots from compact flash to mfs. Waiting for a second IDE-CF converter - the H instead of the V (connectors horizontal instead of vertical - so…

Posted: 2005-02-12
udev and DVD/CD RW under debian unstable

To get CD and DVD burning running under debian unstable on a 2.6.x kernel Under 2.6 ide-scsi (SCSI emulation) is deprecated. It's recommended to use ide-cd instead. Using ide-cd under debian will also…

Posted: 2005-01-16
Myth TV - further hardware ramblings

At least 2GHz CPU Between 256 and 512 MB ram Disk - two 200Gb disks? Maybe LVM? Either XFS or JFS? 2x Hauppauge 350 capture cards or 1 350 and 1 DVB card (is DVB available in Norway)? Soundcard…

Posted: 2005-01-16
Myth TV - testing software

Testing some of the software that Myth TV uses. XML TV for Norway is currently broken in the release version - but the CVS version of the grabber seems to be sorted. So - how to make a box that is…

Posted: 2005-01-11
New firewall?

Currently running an OpenBSD box as firewall on an old slow desktop box that's very noisy. Thinking of changing to mini-itx format. Probably: Compact Flash IDE Adapter - V1 VIA EPIA PD6000 Mainboard…

Posted: 2005-01-07
Myth TV

Looking at setting up a MythTV box ( MythTV ) Normal questions - what hardware to get - why can't you get motherboards without inbuilt sound/screen/net etc etc. Could be fun - so far it may look like…