21st March 2017

The twisty passages of Kodi

After a long afternoon, I’m left to wonder. If something only half-works, is it successful (as a project)? Today, I decided to explore the twisty passages of Kodi. After all, if the courts are deciding whether or not I have the right to purchase the associated “black box”, then I’ll go ahead and make my own.

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28th February 2017

More Pi possibilities

I’m unable to keep up. Another variety of Raspberry Pi announced and shipped today. Keep this up, and that IofT (Internet of Things) will be more than a wish. Already, people are planning how to turn a ten-spot into something of value!

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21st February 2017

Not exactly a winter sport, folks

I’m in a holding pattern. We leave on a road trip, but not until tomorrow. Packing is on the list of “things to do”, but I did get the dog’s stuff ready, so the majority of the job is complete. Now I’m working my way through the expendables (open jug of milk, etc) while trying to get control of my worry side; there’s rain coming, and the sump solution is unsure.

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10th February 2017

There will be a do-over

There was, it seems, a storm last night. I was on standby, but by daybreak the outcome was clear. A bit of snow on the ground. Actually, only on the front walk. How does that work? In the back of the house, no new levels to report (or shovel). There will be another one, later in the weekend. A do-over, if you will. Maybe the snow shoes will finally come out of storage.

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8th February 2017

Trying various flavours of audio Pi

Remember that time when the president had members of the press gallery scrambling? No, not for the usual reason; they needed access to the “urban dictionary”, to see if the Rosetta Stone to presidential chatter might lie therein. It didn’t, of course.

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25th January 2017

A non-standard version of a standard

Standards are just ideas, in the part of the software world I frequent. I have/had a wonderful little app for displaying my GEDCOM that suddenly stopped working. This was a transfer mechanism, to get data from the PC onto iOS, and my PC version hasn’t changed in close to two decades. I imported the file into another PC program, exported the file back out (in what is called a “standard”) and was able to import back into iOS without a hiccup. On the developer’s site, no mention of anything changed, so I’m going to go with “no explanation available”. And carry on.

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20th January 2017

Automatically update? Maybe

I wasn’t going to watch. But, it’s like they say about train wrecks; you can’t not watch. And so, promptly before noon, I let CBC take me along on their efforts to capture the news. There’s a new sheriff in town. He walks with a real swagger. And then I returned to regular programming. Or in my case, a good movie. After all, you have to balance the ridiculous with the best efforts of Hollywood.

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18th January 2017

Too much work

After a long afternoon, I’m ready to admit the inevitable. We’re not ready to put a Linux machine on the desktops of our neighbours, any time soon.

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13th January 2017

Serving Pi on the TV

I like pie. Raspberry Pi, that is. Have a few, destined to do great things if ever I decide to have a productive day. In fact, this afternoon my first dedicated unit went into play.

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10th January 2017

A decided lack of standards

Spent today upgrading one of the PC machines. Now, I’ve done a lot of this sort of thing, through the years. Had to seek answers to a few questions. But, did someone change the industry standards without announcing their intentions?

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