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It's 10.10.10 today!

Posted 10-10-2010 at 03:45 AM by Web31337 (In The Middle Of Nowhere [edK's blog])

Congrats with this yet another great date Wish you'll spend this day with great use. Like all your future days
GL & HF!
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mplayer vs vlc

Posted 10-10-2010 at 01:52 AM by Web31337 (In The Middle Of Nowhere [edK's blog])
Tags dvd, mplayer, vlc

I've been a VLC media player user for a long time. But some funny thing happened when I upgraded my gentoo and VLC started lagging extremely hard. I tried everything: from downgrading codec libraries to removing ~/.vlc : nothing helped. The problem was when I was trying to watch DVDs and some avi files, it shown "buffering" on every frame, and, of course, I had a hang of few seconds every time. I've decided to try mplayer, as many people told me it's teh best.
So I emerged mplayer...
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GNOME Shell 2.91: So far, nothing yet

Posted 10-09-2010 at 12:39 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)

My hands-on testing of GNOME Shell 2.91.0 reveals that the proposed changes located here haven't gotten implemented -- yet. However, this is a VERY early development build of Shell 2.91, so give it some time.

I know it's 2.91.0 because I actually built it from the JHBuilds; you can't get it as a distro package. And even then, there's bugs that can cause the build process to fail, so I wouldn't recommend it to newbies -- at least not for now.

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Programming is so much fun.

Posted 10-08-2010 at 06:31 PM by peonuser
Updated 10-08-2010 at 06:33 PM by peonuser

I like to program but sometimes it can be frustrating. First paying programming job was doing rpgii and databus on some Datapoint machines as a maintenance programmer eons ago. Though I do know several languages, I wanted to start using php to access mysql databases. Had lamp servers for many years using canned applications.

I started to write code from books like most people do and all was going fine. Then I hit a roadblock and the code did not work. I looked all over the web and...
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HTPC configuration series

Posted 10-08-2010 at 04:09 PM by serafean
Tags htpc, imon, zotac

In this little blog series I'll describe my process of configuring my new HTPC.

hardware :Goals :
  • HDMI connected TV, running a media center
  • DVI/D-Sub connected LCD screen on which a full fledged KDE desktop always ready for quick internet acces (and to serve a connected scanner)
  • Sound output simultaneously to an
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