Category: computer

Things that have to do with computers

ffmpeg: Batch Converting

    I was getting tired of converting each individual flash video to mpg by hand, so I wrote a script to convert every .flv file in a d ...

Snapfish/Costco Quick Upload in Firefox 2.0

    After upgrading my wife to Firefox 2.0, she complained to me that the Costco quick upload feature was no longer working.  She ...

ffmpeg: Converting Flash Video

    I had some flash videos I wanted play on my MythTV box.  I had tried just about every method of converting and playing the vid ...

Forcing Nvidia Video Drivers to Load in Kubuntu (Ubuntu)

I installed the Nvidia video driver via Automatix, I'm not going to describe that process here.To force Kubuntu to use the Nvidia driver follow th ...

Blacklisting modules in Kubuntu (Ubuntu) Dapper

I found the answer on this page.  I am paraphrasing the instructions in case the page disappears.Dapper no longer uses hotplug, so to prevent ker ...

Tracfone and SMS

After experimenting with my Motorola C139, I have determined that it costs 0.3 units to send a text message and 0.3 units to open a new text message.& ...
Upgrading the Archos Jukebox 6000: Part I

Upgrading the Archos Jukebox 6000: Part I

My Archos Jukebox had been crashing more and more.  I thought that maybe the hard drive was starting to show its age.  I wanted to replace t ...
DD-WRT: Fixing local DNS.

DD-WRT: Fixing local DNS.

It was actually easy to configure XP to look up local names from the DNS server on my router. I did not need to bother with editing text files. ...
Lost The Magic Smoke

Lost The Magic Smoke

Last Saturday morning, just as I was preparing to go to Mille Lacs, I discovered my MythTV server had stopped working.  Luckily, just the power s ...

DD-WRT: First Problem

One of my motivating factors for installing the DD-WRT firmware was to keep track of my growing list of hosts.  It is time consuming editing the ...