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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. […]

    It’s Official… I Am Now A Mosso / Rackspace Employee.

    Monday, March 23rd, 2009

    It’s official. As of about 8:30 am this morning, I am officially employed by Rackspace. I work in the cloud files division, called Mosso, as a Linux Systems Admin. Tomorrow, I get to find out exactly what that means. I spent the day today going through their “new-hire” process. It was actually pretty interesting. We […]

    Bummer! HP replaces it’s 2605dn.

    Thursday, February 26th, 2009

    Just found out while doing some research for a customer that HP has discontinued it’s 2605 series of printers. What a bummer! They were inexpensive, reliable printers. The good news is that they’ve replaced them with a new series. If you’re looking for an equivalent to the 2605dn, check out the new P2055dn. Hopefully the […]

    KilaDesigns.com is now live!

    Monday, September 8th, 2008

    I’ve been helping my wife set up her web store so that she can sell jewelry on-line. We’ve been working on the store for a few weeks, and it’s now ready to go. Check it out! The store is powered by Zen Cart, which seems pretty nice. Buy something for your Significant Other! http://kiladesigns.com/

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