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    Automating Handbrake

    Saturday, February 4th, 2017

    Last night I wrote a script to automate HandBrakeCLI. I ended up needing to rip a DVD with many chapters that were originally individual movies, that I had foolishly lost the sources for. (Always keep backups of your source files!) Generally, when you rip a DVD, you want the Title to be one movie file, […]

    Home Automation with HomeBridge

    Monday, March 14th, 2016

    I found a cool project called Homebridge; it lets you bridge Apple’s HomeKit (and therefor Siri) to home automation items that aren’t natively HomeKit compatible. tl;dr I have my WeMo lights and my Craftsman AssureLink garage door opener added to my HomeKit configuration, along with my HomeKit native Ecobee 3 (which is not actually discussed […]

    YouTube on AppleTV2

    Monday, March 14th, 2016

    tl;dr: To get YouTube working on your AppleTV2, Install Plex Media Server, then PlexConnect (or OpenPlex if you have a Mac), then the updated YouTube channel. Continue reading for more detailed instructions. After Google & Apple disabled the YouTube app on my AppleTV2, I’ve just been sending YouTube videos over Airplay to it. My dad, however, was very […]

    Comparing Epiphany and Midori on the Raspberry Pi

    Sunday, September 7th, 2014

    I wanted to play around with the Raspberry Pi again, and what better opportunity than the release of a new browser choice? Since I’ve used the rPi, there’s really only been one good choice for a browser, and that’s Midori. I took the opportunity to run some benchmarks on both browsers, as I hadn’t seen […]

    App Updates On A Schedule

    Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

    This is a Mac-specific tip, if you don’t have a Mac, it might just be an interesting read for you. For the software that’s not available yet through the Mac App Store, use AppFresh. I have been using AppFresh for over a year, so I don’t worry that it’s still a Development Preview. Continue reading […]

    Whew! (WordPress Upgrade)

    Sunday, May 1st, 2011

    Well, that was strange. Some of you may have noticed my blahg was down for a day or so. I tried to upgrade WordPress (to the latest 3.1.2) using the built-in function that I’ve used many, many times now and it did not work. Everything seemed to go correctly, all the way through, including the […]

    AT&T, Tethering, Data and my other devices

    Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

    So, today I bit the bullet and gave up my iPhone 5GB “unlimited” data plan with AT&T. Previously, I was grandfathered into the “unlimited” plan, from the early days of the original iPhone. I looked back at my data usage since I upgraded to my iPhone 4, and only once have I gone over 1GB. […]

    Of 2am Showers

    Sunday, November 28th, 2010

    And now I know the truth. I won’t vomit when vomited on. My 2yo vomited for the first time today. I don’t mean spit up — all babies do that — I mean blew chunks. We were driving after lunch, and he got sick in the car. He’d gone the rest of the day with […]

    Of speeding fines

    Monday, October 25th, 2010

    So, this morning I had a spirited discussion, that is to say, debate with several of my fellows on the topic of speeding fines. One gentleman was adamant that “everyone speeds, so when it’s your turn to pay up, you just do it”… and that by choosing not to pay, I was instead destroying the […]

    RHCE, finally.

    Friday, April 23rd, 2010

    Finally, after the third time taking the test, I got my RHCE. Officially, I got my results / certificate on the 24th of March, but the cool thing is that I passed the test the day before, on the 23rd. The 23rd was my one year anniversary date with Rackspace. Wow. I scored well on […]

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