@ wrote... (8 years ago)

I currently use a modded xbox running XBMC (xbox media center) and although I've loved it for many years it is starting to show its age. Its 10 year old cpu just can't decode an h264 encoded movie, plus I'd really like to be able to surf from the couch and view TED Talks and YouTube videos.

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Category: tech, Tags: fedora, linux
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@ wrote... (8 years, 1 month ago)

A static variable in a class method are shared between all instances of that class and not per class instance.

#include <stdio.h>

class Foo {
public:

    int foo() {
        static int i = 0;
        i++;
        return i;
    }
};

int main() {

    Foo a, b;

    printf( "a: %d\n", a.foo() );
    printf( "b: %d\n", b.foo() );
}
a: 1
b: 2
Category: tech, Tags: cpp, programming
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@ wrote... (8 years, 4 months ago)

EventSync from fbevents.net is a great app to sync OSX iCal with Facebook. However, if you ever do something to your calendar and EventSync is no longer updating your calendar then do the following from a terminal.

rm -r "~/Library/Application Support/SyncServices/Local/clientdata/com.llsoftware.fbevents"
Category: tech, Tags: osx
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@ wrote... (8 years, 7 months ago)

I still don't know what eigenvalues are, what they're for, or how to use them, but I needed to calculate them for work and make sure they were positive.

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Category: tech, Tags: cpp, programming
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@ wrote... (8 years, 7 months ago)

I took a vacation over Christmas to Costa Rica with Gap Adventures (code CRA) so here is my packing list, including some much needed info about Rara Avis.

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Category: life, Tags: vacation
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@ wrote... (8 years, 9 months ago)

Despite my previous [/tech/time-machine-on-a-network-drive post] on how to get Time Machine backing up to a network drive, this turned out to be flaky. So far using iSCSI has been bomb proof and without having to do anything arcane, it is likely a lot more reliable.

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Category: tech, Tags: linux, osx
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@ wrote... (8 years, 9 months ago)

Since it's been two years since my last raid cost analysis, I figured it was about time to do another one.

Goals:

  • increase my storage. Currently 1000GB using raid5 (3 x 500GB drives)
  • preferably only use 2 drives as it costs money to spin an extra drive
  • not spend too much

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Category: tech, Tags: hardware, raid
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@ wrote... (8 years, 9 months ago)

I saw a recent post of the most incredible maze I've ever seen. Well I just had to solve it.

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Category: tech, Tags: mazes, python
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@ wrote... (8 years, 9 months ago)

I thought I had posted this ages ago, but in case anybody needs to know how, here's how you setup a virtual kvm firewall. I'm using Smoothwall but any distro would work.

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Category: tech, Tags: kvm, linux
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@ wrote... (8 years, 10 months ago)

Open files with jEdit from the terminal is a pain. Here's a script to help.

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Category: tech, Tags: osx
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