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Worcestershire Fried Rice
07 December 2016
I recently made fried rice with Worcestershire Sauce. It was really good,
here’s how to make it.
Calculating the Size of Your Video Library
07 December 2016
This command will calculate the size of your movie and video library in
days. You can modify the awk command as you see fit to calculate the time
07 November 2016
I was counting some coins and was wondering if some coins should be
produced more frequently because they would be used more often so I wrote
an minimized change count algorithm to decide if certain coins should be
produced more often.
Sine-Cosine Demo App
06 September 2016
I had to create a sine-cosine demonstrator for a class, this is that demo.
My Thoughts on the Amazon Fire TV
14 August 2016
I recently bought an Amazon Fire TV Stick. I really like it. It’s not
a bad streaming device, although I would like it to have more integration
with the various streaming services. As it can search Hulu through the
voice interface, but it cannot search Netflix. In my personal opinion it
make it much better. The other major flaw is that the keyboard sucks. If
it didn’t have the voice search, it would be impossible to use. I hate
clicking and scrolling to type, it stinks. Other than those flaws, I would
have to say that I really like it. It has a real smooth interface for most
uses. It supports casting from your cell phone for the major apps, so
that’s nice. The remote feels slick and well put together.
A Complaint About Modern TVs
22 July 2016
I recently bought my first TV and I have to say that the audio quality on
them just does not live up to some of the older TVs my family has had. The
old TVs had such dynamic range to them, and the audio didn’t sound tinny.
On my TV, all the audio seems to lack feeling to it. It’s just pathetic. How
the mighty have fallen, in order to sell us more junk like sound bars and
stuff. Just a few years ago TVs actually sounded alright without a sound
bar, and now you kind of need to buy one to make it sound correct. It is
sad, this death of quality. Such a shame.
Quick and Dirty I/O Benchmark for Linux
25 June 2016
A quick and dirty benchmark to see how much I/O bandwidth your machine has
is as follows. I created this because I just learned about pv, and I’m
sure its been done before.
Creating a Database to Track How Long You Worked
23 June 2016
I actually created a sqlite database to track exactly how long I worked at
various jobs. I created this database, because I don’t trust the payroll
system we use at work. I will share the schema and views in this post. If
you don’t want to read through this post you can get it here.
Things I Learned Setting up a Linux Lab
06 May 2016
This is a list of things I learned setting up a Linux lab for my
university. The lab contains 10 workstations, and 1 server. The users are
authenticated centrally against LDAP, and their home directories are
mounted as NFS shares on the server. The lab is powered by Scientific
Linux, which is a Red Hat Enterprise Linux derivative.
Tutorial on Using Apache as a Media Server
25 April 2016
This is a tutorial on how to use Apache httpd as a media streaming center.
I wanted to be able to stream my media across my local network, without
having to mess with a lot of things, so I will explain how I set it up
using apache and the built in modules. So, lets get started.
Technology Student Association Tips
31 January 2016
I participated for 4 years in Technology Student Association (TSA).
These are some of the things that I learned to be successful at the
competition as a student.