Category Archives: Tech

Controlling Sonos via a Google Home and Google Assistant

I just bought a Google Home Mini to play with while they’re on a Black Friday offer.  They don’t connect to Sonos by default yet, so I thought I’d try to do something about it …

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Fixing TV screen size via nVidia HDMI for MythTV

A bit of a brain-dump to record what I just (re?) did having bought a new telly and finding that the HDMI output of my MythTV PVR was overscanning so I was losing a large margin of picture around the … Continue reading

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Adding a guest WiFi connection to a Technicolor broadband router

I recently had to switch out my older router to the latest PlusNet “stock” router as it was playing up.  The old one had a “guest” WiFi capability which I liked, and so I set about trying to add it … Continue reading

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HDMI Audio in Scientific Linux 6

I had expected that this was going to be a long post with excruciating detail on what I had to do to get audio out of my new PVR’s nVidia card HDMI output.  But like all correct solutions, the answer … Continue reading

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Changing the default iPod application under GNOME 3

I’ve taken to using the rather nice cross-platform Clementine in lieu of Rhythmbox, which has been glitching and freezing since I upgraded to Fedora 16.  However, Nautilus (the file manager) was still proffering Rhythmbox when I plugged my son’s iPod … Continue reading

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MythTV and the UK Digital Switchover

We had part one of the Digital Switchover in our area on Wednesday, so I finally had to bite the bullet and do a proper DVB channel re-scan on my MythTV box.

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Moving my emails (sort of) into The Cloud

I’ve been meaning to migrate my email to the “cloud” for some time now (well, a little local cloudlet), but my last attempt a couple of years or so ago came a cropper & scared me off.  But now I’ve … Continue reading

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Fixing the HTC Sensation WiFi hotspot app

Last year I got an HTC Sensation, with which I’ve been very happy (well, except for the ol’ dust-under-the-screen issue, but I can live with that for now).  However, I could never get its WiFi hotspot app to work.  Till … Continue reading

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Recovering missing iPlayer icon from PS3

OK, I was going to make my first post after the house burnt down about that, but frankly life’s too short.  Check out the pics. on Picasa if you’re interested.  Instead, this is about missing icons on the Playstation 3 … Continue reading

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Send files to a bluetooth device from Linux

Short and sweet, this one.  I think nautilus tries to be clever and produce a “send to bluetooth” menu option when you right-click on certain file types.  I’ve never had this work terribly well, if at all, so I’ve added … Continue reading

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