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This is the first "blog" of any kind I've ever had, so it's probably not the greatest...

Just a little snippet about me:

I'd like to consider myself relatively tech-savvy; obviously I use Linux (Arch to be precise; K.I.S.S. FTW), and I enjoy learning new things about computers in general (both software and hardware-related).

This blog is mostly just for whenever I feel like telling the world about my experiences with computers/Linux (or just life in general), or just posting for the hell of it.
Tech/Linux-related Stuff Mostly just random blurbs about my experiences with Linux and computers in general.

My first "FOSS hack"

Posted 02-04-2011 at 03:16 AM by MrCode
Updated 02-04-2011 at 03:17 AM by MrCode

I was mildly annoyed at the fact that LTris only lets you choose between 50, 100, 200, and no limit (as many frames as the system can render at a time) as FPS options, so I took the liberty of changing:

switch ( config.fps ) {
    case 1: fps_delay = 20; break;
    case 2: fps_delay = 10; break;
    case 3: fps_delay = 5; break;

switch ( config.fps ) {
    case 1: fps_delay = 17; break;
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Re-installing...because of a MOUSE problem!

Posted 01-24-2011 at 05:55 PM by MrCode
Updated 01-24-2011 at 06:06 PM by MrCode
Tags linux

I decided to completely re-install Arch from scratch on my lappy (save for keeping the /home partition of course).

Why? Mouse issues. Specifically, the newest Synaptic touchpad driver that came with the update to Xorg 1.9. I've been having a hell of a time getting the sensitivity correct (first it was too slow, then too fast), and the pointer would also stutter on occasion (I even posted in the Linux - Desktop forum about this little issue; still hasn't received any replies)....
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Something to do if you're REALLY bored...

Posted 01-02-2011 at 11:30 PM by MrCode
Updated 01-02-2011 at 11:40 PM by MrCode
Tags boredom

I've come up with a little something you can do with dd and SoX if you're really bored and can't think of anything else to do:

$ dd if=<whatever file here> of=<whatever output file here> bs=<1024/512>k skip=<# of MiB to skip through the file (or in increments of 0.5 MiB if you supplied 512k as the block size)> count=<MiB of content (or in increments of 0.5 MiB)>
$ play -q -t raw -s -b 16 -v 0.03125 -c 2 -r 48k <output file from dd>
Attached Files
File Type: txt isoechoexample1.oga.txt (159.2 KB, 7 views)
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Desktop wireless

Posted 12-22-2010 at 08:04 PM by MrCode
Updated 12-28-2010 at 08:27 PM by MrCode
Tags linux, wireless

Moving away from the general theme of depression and existential angst, I'd like to report a (however partial) small success: I'm posting this from my desktop computer, without the need for it to "piggy-back" on my laptop's wireless connection.

There's a slight catch, though: I'm having to do it roughly the same way I did it on Ubuntu: install ndiswrapper, set up the Windows driver for my Netgear WN111 USB wireless dongle through ndiswrapper, and hope for the best. It...
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I feel spoiled with binaries...

Posted 09-17-2010 at 07:07 PM by MrCode
Updated 12-28-2010 at 08:31 PM by MrCode
Tags solaris, unix

(Yay, something more technically oriented for a change! )

As the title says, I think I've been spoiled by binaries and package managers...

You people are probably going to think I'm nuts, but I've been trying to get Neverball to compile in an OpenIndiana VM that I've set up. Yes, that's right, I'm trying to get a stupid game to compile on an experimental OS (it's that new "spork" of OpenSolaris. I don't know why I care, I just wondered what a UNIX-like...
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