You are totally surrounded! (finally)

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After many years of struggling with trying to get my AppleTV (mk1) to a state where the surround sound actually works, I finally have it solved. The answer was, buy a new surround decoder box. So now I have a nice, shiny Yahama A/V amp that decodes AC3 and DTS from the optical output of […]

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‘Tip of the day’, for most of this week

I had this plan for doing a tip of the day, as I have this week come across some small but useful things to share with the world. So here they are on the Saturday. Tuesday: In Windows 7, Right-click on a scrollbar and it’ll give you a context menu. Then you can press ‘T’ […]

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mbox2maildir & dovecot

I tried a test yesterday of converting my inbox on the gb server to Maildir (preparation for migrating all the mailboxes) and it would appear that the debian dovecot then decides to use that created maildir as it’s default location. I was wondering where all my other folders had disappeared to, then I noticed that […]

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My Martini Music…

…as in anytime, anyplace, anywhere… After reinstalling storey (my net-facing machine) with xubuntulast weekend, last night and today I was having another go at getting ampache (the web-based mp3 cataloguer and player) working (previously my slackware 7 install couldn’t hack it owing to rather old libraries). So now it’s running and streaming via mpd -> […]

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Printing to Windows from Linux

Download the ppd for your printer for CUPS from linuxprinting.org – install in /etc/cups/ppd (for debian) Install Windows print servies for UNIX (Add/Remove Programs, Windows Components) With the CUPS admin interface connect to: lpd://hostname/PrinterName Tried this because printing via SAMBA was giving an NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED error which is obviously some kind of Windows authentication error (had […]

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Grrr!!!

Was installing quicktime after reinstalling my Tosh laptop with XP so it could run with the BCD2000 (new drivers, runs well now 😉 ) and it came up with an unpacking error, with a suggestion to reboot my computer. Though ok, best to try it again cleanly, then spent the next hour or so figuring […]

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