Mame Cabinet, continued.

IMG_1239.JPG Originally uploaded by eidolon Well last night I put in some time to assemble the frame for the pedestal. This is the bottom third of the cabinet, and will contain the PC and other hardware necessary. It’s pretty solid (and heavy) at the moment. Once I fabricate the front and rear panels, it’ll beRead More

Thank you Sun and Ubuntu!

… and the cast of thousands that made installing a Sun JDK onto Linux as simple as: root@endor:~# apt-get install sun-java6-jdk Reading package lists… Done Building dependency tree Reading state information… Done The following extra packages will be installed: gcc-3.3-base java-common libstdc++5 odbcinst1debian1 sun-java6-bin sun-java6-jre unixodbc Suggested packages: equivs binfmt-support sun-java6-demo sun-java6-doc sun-java6-source sun-java6-plugin ia32-sun-java6-pluginRead More

Fall in Massachusetts

IMG_0898.JPG Originally uploaded by eidolon I do love the fall, particularly when it gets cool enough to really enjoy the outdoors. Hiking in the woods is one of the best ways I have of unwinding. I took the new camera along and spent some time outside Callahan State Park, in Sudbury, and found the colorsRead More

Audacity Ate my Konqueror

I’ve been having a problem in KDE for the last 6 months or so (perhaps longer, I’m not sure). On the face of it, it seemed like a standard file association problem, but it was pervasive. Recently I switched to using Konqueror as my primary web browser. With the advances in plugin support for thingsRead More

My Gibbons Runneth Over

Now there’s a topic that won’t make much sense unless you’re in the Linux community. This week saw the release of Ubuntu 7.10, aka ‘Gutsy Gibbon’. I’ve been firmly in the “Stick with the stable releases” Linux camp for quite a while, even when Debian was pushing 2 years behind on their ‘stable’ release. I’veRead More

A new project – Mame Cabinet

For several years now, I’ve been considering building a MAME Arcade cabinet. I’d been using the MythTV box for retrogaming, but I’m becoming increasingly frustrated with the limitations: The MythGame interface is painful to use. MythTV is such a moving target, keeping it updated and stable is very tricky. Using USB based handheld controllers hasRead More

Random distractions

I generally don’t forward along memes, youtube videos, or whatever, but having just seen this one in Steam’s livejournal, I know enough cat owners to know it’ll be appreciated. Have the sound on, it makes it all more apropos. Totally worksafe, assuming your coworkers can handle “mrow?” and “BWAHAHAHAH”. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEmQHkdBHr0&rel=1&border=0] Personal observation. I believeRead More

Radio Silence

And now a word from our intrepid explorer… I’ve been quiet the last couple of days due to some health issues involving an abcessed tooth, hence the reason there’s been a shortage of geeky blatherings of late. Through the magic of Amoxicilin and liberal use of Tylenol, I’m back to almost human again, though there’sRead More