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Linux Router - Building a Cable/DSL Router Out of Old Junk
GRUB Intro - Introduction to the GNU Grand Unified Bootloader
OpenBSD Mac - Installing OpenBSD on a Vintage Macintosh
Linux+ Exam - A Few Notes On CompTIA's Basic Linux Certification
AT Keyboard to PS/2 - A Silly Hack to Convert an AT-style Keyboard to PS/2
DVD Ripping with Linux - Storing DVD Video Data with DivX, XviD, and Other Cool Codecs
HPing Demo - Exploring the HPing utility
CHAOS-Chattahoochee Area Open Sourcers - the 706 Area's BSD and Linux User Group
Temple Evangelism - Sharing the Shaolinux Way of Life
Geek Scrapbook - Various Bits of Technical Info That I Keep in Case I Forget
Back From the Dead
Okay! The Temple has survived an uncooperative hosting provider, a
domain battle, and a horde of projects competing for equal time.
Well, here it is! Now let's see if I can freshen up the content a bit...
Quiet around here lately, eh? Well, aside from the daily bustle of
dealing with work, I've been putting my extra web development time into
CHAOS706.ORG, my Open Source user group's
web presence. Give it a look, if you'd like.
Temple Plugged on WBAI/Off The Hook
I forgot to mention last month that my Winn-Dixie rant made it onto the
New York airwaves via Off The Hook. If you want to check it out, you
can stream the show from
Off The Hook's archive. It was on the July 31st show, at about 8
minutes into the program. The parody logo Emannuel mentioned can be
Google's Bad-Ass Catalog Search
Google's Catalog search (still in Beta) has had my attention for a while,
I think it's a great idea... but I just recently noticed that now you
can actually search for keywords within the scanned images' text.
They've aparrently dumped their entire catalog scan collection through
some sort of OCR doohickie, and cross-referenced it into a database. It
even high-lights the keywords within the image! I very nearly
filled my pants when I saw this today.
Oh, and check out their stuff at Google
Labs... you'll like the Voice Search thingie.
More DVD Stuph
I enjoyed talking to the ALE-NW crowd last night. For those that wanted
to see the Copyright Office study of the DMCA,
here it is. Also, someone had the interesting idea of crafting
a system run-level specifically for ripping DVDs... i. e., all unnecessary
processes disabled, no X, etc., to expedite the ripping process. If anyone
actually tries this, I'd love to see some benchmarks.
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