• I want to build an archive without filling my disk

    02 Aug | 06
    • in Computers • 
    • by FozzTexx

    I finally got the living room box rebuilt with a new MythTV which is compatible with my backend. Now I can see that the HDTV tuner card is really working. I also set it up to netboot, man what a difference! It's so quiet now without an HD inside it whining away. I discovered that KTXL is broadcasting their digital stream at 1280x720 and 60fps. No wonder my 866mhz P3 can't keep up and stutters trying to play it! The obvious thing to do is to transcode it down to a resolution that it can...

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  • TiVo definitely has no competition here

    16 Jul | 06
    • in Computers • 
    • by FozzTexx

    Well I finally broke down and did it. I bought a tuner card to use with MythTV. Not just any tuner card, an HDTV tuner card. Why? Because I found out the local PBS station has two more channels that are being broadcast in digital! Yes, that's right, I wanted to receive more PBS! After a bit of research to make sure that the extra channels were really being broadcast and not just available over cable/satellite, I went searching for a tuner card. Not an easy task, all the online stores...

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  • What cool thing can I do with a 486 sub-notebook?

    10 Jul | 06
    • in Computers • 
    • by FozzTexx

    Thursday & Friday I did my monthly backup in Napa, and I also picked up an entire truckload of old Macs. Almost all are 6100/7100 class Performas, there are also a couple of old 68k Macs too. All were working when stored a couple of years ago, although I may have to go back and look for the cables, I don't think I got them all. My mom also gave me her old HP Omnibook 600C. It's a 75mhz 486DX4 with a small dual-scan color screen. She also tossed in a cue-cat she got at radio...

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  • Remains of a good 4th

    10 Jul | 06
    • in Fireworks • 
    • by FozzTexx

    Yah, I'm a little slow in getting this posted. Had to go right back to work after the 4th and have been working every day since. Party was great. Everyone really enjoyed the Skee Ball. I even had it spitting out tickets and had prizes people could "earn." With the Skee Ball on free-play though it was kind of pointless, but people thought it was fun anyway. Next party I think I will see about putting the Skee Ball on a different size token than my other machines and give people...

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  • So much to buy, so little info!

    29 Jun | 06
    • in Fireworks • 
    • by FozzTexx

    Ok, I'm excited! Fireworks went on sale here yesterday. Right after noon I ran around to several of the nearby booths to get flyers and other info. The two Phantom booths I went to weren't setup yet so all I got was their flyer. TNT Freedom and TNT Red Devil both carry the same things, not sure why they need to have two different names. I was able to get a TNT flyer as well as some bad photos of a poster that details what comes in the variety packs. My friend Pat also dug up info from...

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