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2018-04-19

My iPad got updated to 11.3 and I lost the ability to use my usb-midi interface reliably. I had an M-Audio Uno which worked great on 10.3.3. On 11.3 it keeps stopping and a dialog is displayed stating that the "accessory is unsupported".

I think this is related to the M-Audio using more than 100mA. My lightning adapter couldn't inject voltage, so I looked at getting a Bluetooth MIDI adapter.

I ordered an MD-BT01 and of course the iPad could not see the adapter. I was able to see the…



2009-11-04
I don't really see the benefit of using adsense anymore. Everyone knows they're ads, no one clicks. It doesn't pay my isp bills anymore, so I'm dropping it. They were only annoying anyway.



2009-09-01
Ok, I accept a little bit of the blame for this one. I started to import my photos using picasa. The first three pictures that were imported were poor, so I decided to delete them. At that point they were the only pictures in the folder, so Picasa decided to delete the folder, even though an import was going on to that folder. All the rest of the pictures went into the abyss. Pretty lame IMHO. Picasa should probably check that it's copying the files to a good location before deleting them from the card.

Luckily someone was nice enough to write an easy undelete,…



2009-08-17
We've had this dream for some time of having a display that we can control from our desktops but mounted in the hallway. The idea would be to use the sign in place of post-it notes or some other sort of messageboard arrangement. We've tried the Kodak EX811 in the past with limited success, we used mediatomb to control the kodak, but wheneverthe wireless network had problems or the kodak got confused, it would just go to a blank screen, hardly useful.

In walks the mimo, it's a usb connected display, we found drivers for it here. You can extend your X desktop onto the screen…



2008-02-29
I was thinking of making a component cable for myself, but this turned out to be too big a project. Here is the dismantling of the gamecube instead. There are 4 proprietary screws holding the bottom of the case to the top. They look like an E6 to me, external Torx #6. I tried an E6 socket with no success, the hole in which the screw resides is very deep.

First…



2008-02-29
The original Gamecube had two ports on the back, DIGITAL AV OUT and ANALOG AV OUT. It is possible to get Composite and S-Video out of the Analog port. The Digital Port is actually digital, the component cable from Nintendo has a digital to analog converter chip embedded in the plug.

I've read people say that the digital port on the gamecube is a standard in Japan, I can find no evidence of this though. AFAIK the plug is nintendo specific and the HD connector in Japan is a D-Terminal. Also, the D-Terminal is an analog…



2007-06-11
A couple of friends and I decided to try out rifftrax. We decided on the Matrix as our first film. Rifftrax.com is a great idea, finally the MST3k style can be applied to movies too popular or expensive to otherwise make fun of. We eventually enjoyed the riff, but syncing wasn't as simple as we had hoped. We initally just opened up two vlc windows and manually synced that way. One great line was in the dojo, Morpheus: "You think that's air you're breathing?" Riff: "Little baby thinks he's breathing air little baby air breather" I enclose my crow file, I hope it works for someone. To…



2006-03-06
I purchased a Proxima DPP6850 off ebay. Because the projector is a few years old, it doesn't have any component video capability. It has composite, s-video and two rgbvh (VGA) inputs.

The composite video display is not…



2006-03-06
The Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) has many messages that are identified by a "type" field. I use the types to specify what actions to take in my custom iptables config. My iptables configuration has a separate table for icmp traffic. This way icmp traffic is handled on it's own. I create the table in /etc/sysconfig/iptables: :icmp-in - [0:0] :icmp-out - [0:0] Then I create some allow rules so that all icmp traffic is allowed within my own network, adding the first rule for lo (loopback) is really important if you are going to…



2006-03-05

Digital AV Out

To watch Gamecube games in progressive scan, you need to have a gamecube with digital out. Since 2004, Nintendo took the digital port off the gamecube. You can get your gamecube replaced with a model with the port directly from Nintendo.

Component Cable

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