Archive for January, 2012

Raichle 324 Snowboard Boots

My snowboard roots are in hard boots. I have a pair of Raichle 324 which have spent the last 6(?!) seasons living in my friend’s attic in France. Finally got them back last year, but the rubber pads / semelles had disintegrated. Really upset, then I found bomber online…

http://bomberonline.3dcartstores.com/Deeluxe-Toe-Pads_p_77.html#.TyQoyvFNlto.facebook

And if you wondered about what happened to Raichle they became Deeluxe: http://www.alpinecarving.com/boot_models.html

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Posted by admin - January 28, 2012 at 19:11

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splashtop for iPad

I just got splashtop for iPad… most essential app ever. I can now watch videos from my desktop PC beamed via the iPad to the AppleTV. I won’t go into why I do that, suffice to say you will know if you live abroad. Other essential app so far is airplayer.

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Posted by admin - January 15, 2012 at 00:56

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Buffalo and itunes server mt-daapd

I noticed that I lost my linkstation in the itunbes shared section.

Having just opened up the telnet access (see my earlier post), I decided to analyze a bit…
ps -edf|grep daapd
threw up nothing… it should have shown the itunes server running. Similar thing for twonky.

I therefore added 2 lines into /etc/init.d/rcS (be careful when you do this… this is the same level of danger as changing your registry on windows or using msconfig on windows) and I added in 2 lines to start “itunes.sh start” and twonky.sh… I copied the telnet line just above so that it pipes the log to /dev/null.

Now I can see my linkstation in itunes again (and my twonky server).

BTW: twonky installs onto port 9001 on linkstation – not the 9000 default (that is pcast), nor the 9010 mentionned in the twonky setup file.

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Posted by admin - January 15, 2012 at 00:51

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Windows 7 on iPad

Online gaming guys are setting up a similar service to access windows 7 in the cloud on iPad

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Posted by admin - January 14, 2012 at 15:15

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Unslung and twonky

I had to update my slug last week, so saved all the links:

http://www.nslu2-linux.org/

UNIX scripts/commands are courteousy of busybox: UpgradeBusyBoxUsingIpkg, http://www.busybox.net/about.html

 

ERROR: “http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/nslu2/native/stable/Packages.gz” “wget: server returned error: HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found”

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/nslu2-linux/message/24910

 Basically manually edit config files and change the path.

 

BUFFALO

http://buffalo.nas-central.org/wiki/Open_Stock_Firmware – this opens up the buffalo to telnet

/mnt/disk1/share

Packages: http://buffalo.nas-central.org/wiki/Category:LSPro 

Twonky: http://www.twonkyforum.com/downloads/6.0.38/: Linksys NSLU2, Buffalo Linkstation Live (for HS-DH500GL)

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Posted by admin - January 14, 2012 at 14:41

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Media Servers and iPad

I’ve tried a few media servers now: twonkymedia, tversity, squeezebox. I’m beginning to think that twonkymedia is the best of those. Synology and QNAP think the same, as that is the server they decided to use.

Best UPNP / DLNA player I’ve found so far on the iPad is airplayer. It plays all formats – including iTunes DRM files.

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Posted by admin - January 14, 2012 at 14:33

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Linksys WRT610n and Twonky

Hhhmmm interesting. I just found out that my Linksys WTY610n router has a media server built in. The media server is Twonky media. Unfortunately there are 2 disadvantages to this setup according to some posts:

1. version of twonkymedia is 4.4… and as you don’t have access to the normal config screens (it’s all configured automatically behind the linksys interface) and the integration is pretty tightly coupled, I wouldn’t even want to start updating it.

2. USB port is apparently 1.1… if you remember, this was even slower than USB2.0…

Still nice to know…

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Posted by admin - January 14, 2012 at 14:30

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webdav and webfolders in windows 7

One of the best features in Windows XP was web folders… this disappeared in windows 7. I found this article that covered the topic.

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Posted by admin - January 14, 2012 at 14:24

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