Category Archives: Misc

New Software Released

I released a bunch of software related to a message passing middle-ware that I developed at work. My employer, Impact Technologies, agreed to release the code. I call the middle-wave iobroker. iobroker uses a post/subscribe mechanism and passes around arbitrary … Continue reading

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Placing Packages On Hold

Sometimes you need to update packages on a Debian based system but you don’t want to updated all of them. For example there are security updates available right now for a system I manage. One of those updates is the … Continue reading

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XBMC and the Shuttle SD11G5

I recently learned about XBMC, a very nice cross platform media center application.  After encoding all of my music in mp3 format I tried to use the Myth Music plugin.  It works but I found it awkward and difficult to … Continue reading

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Dual Head with Intel i915GM on Linux

It’s been a long time since I’ve run a Linux machine in a multi-head setup.  Much to my surprise (and delight) a lot has changed.  Unfortunately there’s still a lot of information out there on setting things up the old … Continue reading

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