Category Archives: linux

Building a Steam Chat Bot

First off, I’ll admit, this is a kludge built upon at least two dirty hacks. But it works! We were running in to problems with getting preferred users in to the video game server when full. Battlefield and the Frostbite engine supports … Continue reading

Posted in computing, Games, linux | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

A case for the Nexus S that doesn’t suck

Google phone owners sometimes have bad luck when it comes to accessories, compared to say the Motorola Droid, iPhone or Blackberry. It’s easy to find good cases and docking stations for those devices. I finally found a hard shell case for … Continue reading

Posted in computing, linux | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Pizza Box PC Case

My buddy sent me this link yesterday. ASUS demonstrated an example of shipping a motherboard in a box that could serve as a case. It’s pretty clever. As has been demonstrated many times before, nothing under the sun is new. … Continue reading

Posted in computing, linux, Mechanical | 3 Comments

Relational Databases and Vector Graphics

At work I’ve had some contact with working with Microsoft SQL Server 2005, and then I got thrown on to another project using AutoCAD 2011. I thought it would be neat to combine the two, and brush up on my … Continue reading

Posted in computing, Games, linux, Mechanical | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Second Generation Web TV devices

I call them second generation. The first gen TV devices were the current “7th generation” consoles – the PS3, the Xbox 360, the Nintendo Wii – they had web browsers, voice chat, and most importantly, streaming Netflix capability. They were … Continue reading

Posted in computing, linux | Leave a comment

Fixing Ubuntu 10.4 Window Buttons

For whatever reason they decided to break window buttons in the gnome GUI for Ubuntu 10.4. I dual boot Windows and Ubuntu and can’t be bothered to have such inconsistencies. Here’s how to “unbreak” this. push Alt+F2 type ‘gconf-editor‘ without … Continue reading

Posted in linux | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

HP’s Billion Dollar Bet

For as much as I hate tech journalism, I sure do read a lot of it. Google’s “Fast Flip” feature turns up a lot of good, or at least interesting articles. I was dubious Palm would even find a buyer, … Continue reading

Posted in computing, linux | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

More on the Mini 110

Well it’s a tad nerve-racking getting Ubuntu 9.10 UNR working properly just days before I leave on my trip. The microphone didn’t work, but apparently reinstalling your alsa audio drivers (fix here) solves that. It just takes about an hour … Continue reading

Posted in linux, travel | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

HP Mini 1020NR

Ok so I finally broke down and bought a netbook. After carefully looking over the options, the HP Mini (11.2″ netbook, Atom 270 processor, intel GMA 945 graphics chip) seemed like the best bang for the buck. Decent 1024×592 screen, … Continue reading

Posted in computing, linux | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tethering your blackberry to your laptop in Ubuntu

It works! I’m currently updating on my Dell laptop, which is tethered to my T-Mobile curve blackberry (8320 model I think) via a USB cable. In my bedroom, with poor signal, I’ve peaked at 36kb/s, with an average of somewhere … Continue reading

Posted in computing, linux, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment