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Old 05-24-2007, 02:48 PM   #1
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I have a problem solving addiction


Know the feeling?

What I mean is you decide to start some linux project or tech thing and spend all sorts of time and energy on it and then when you finish you feel all empty and listless inside like "what do I do know??"

Its the same feeling you get when you finish a video game you've been playing for 2 days straight.

So you start a new project...
 
Old 05-24-2007, 03:02 PM   #2
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been there, keep doing that.

I've been looking for a solid project ever since I set up my mythtv system.

Suggestions for great linux projects for the house would be welcome.
 
Old 05-24-2007, 03:18 PM   #3
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great Linux projects for the house?
Hmmm...

How about completely computerise your house?
Control every little detail of your house from your *nix box. Hmm... Now there's an idea...
*writes it on a scrap of paper and files it.*
 
Old 05-24-2007, 03:22 PM   #4
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Nothing like turning an old computer into a silent diskless X terminal. For extra bonus points, get remote sound working properly.

And then turn it into a multi-seat terminal (one computer, multiple monitor/keyboard/mouse interfaces).

And if that isn't enough of a challenge, get multiple sound cards and somehow manage to get remote sound routed to the correct set of speakers!!!
 
Old 05-24-2007, 06:52 PM   #5
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I'm pretty sure most *nix users suffer(happily) from this addiction.
 
Old 05-24-2007, 09:36 PM   #6
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>> "*writes it on a scrap of paper and files it.*"

dont ever files them up ... fold them into airplanes and fly them across all of the rooms with some accuracies ... ^_^


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Old 05-25-2007, 05:29 AM   #7
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Quote:
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>> "*writes it on a scrap of paper and files it.*"

dont ever files them up ... fold them into airplanes and fly them across all of the rooms with some accuracies ... ^_^


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I'm not as organised as this makes me seem. My filing cabinet is small, round and red. And it's in the corner, piled high with other notes. And the occasional crisp packet.

On a slightly more serious note, problem solving is an addiction that is hard to get out of. (I seem to keep breaking things to give me something to fix.)
 
Old 05-25-2007, 05:32 AM   #8
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have a go at LFS,
taht should take up some of your spare time if only waiting for things to compile

or mabie move away form linux for a while and have a go with GNU/HURD

Last edited by dasy2k1; 05-25-2007 at 05:33 AM.
 
Old 05-25-2007, 12:27 PM   #9
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great Linux projects for the house?
Hmmm...

How about completely computerise your house?
Control every little detail of your house from your *nix box. Hmm... Now there's an idea...
*writes it on a scrap of paper and files it.*
I've been looking into MisterHouse (misterhouse.net) to do just that. It seems that I want to become a pearl programmer now, but I'm in the middle of trying to walk with C++ so I'm going to have to wait.



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