Author Archives: fnx
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 …
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
Just a quicky today: I’d briefly adopted the GNOME 2 Hardware Monitor Applet, only to find GNOME 3 dropping support for such applets. However, all is not lost!
A week or so ago I received a parcel from Amazon. It was addressed to me, but inside the only thing was an HP inkjet cartridge (I own a Canon printer) and the receipt was someone else’s (their name, address, … Continue reading
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
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
We migrated from VSS to SVN some years ago, but the question of how to do it still crops up every now and again, so I thought I’d post my notes on the conversion process that I happened to use.
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
I’ve long wondered about a clean way to read terminal (xterm) escape sequence responses, especially from script/the command line. I’ve just come across a need to query the terminal size, and so it was time to go digging.
For various reasons I have 10 email accounts spread across various servers for the family and me, and have always used an instance of fetchmail to round-robin connect to these and download all emails locally (see my previous post about … Continue reading