Friday, December 10, 2010
Apple Support cheerfully told me it couldn't be done:
"Andrew, unfortunately I am sorry to tell you that this is not possible. Please understand that Apple Print Product service does not sell or ship to customers whose billing or shipping addresses, are outside of their own country."
Luckily the Internets were more helpful and told me how to change my iPhoto print product store.
Looks like it worked, unless my credit card is rejected for being out of country...
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
I finally bought a Hauppauge HDPVR to go with our mythtv system. It's hard not to HD once you know it's there.
Installed using mostly the HDPVR page on the mythtv wiki.
Our Rogers Ottawa Scientific Atlanta SA4250HD might support firewire, but I don't have firewire on my machine, so I kept going with the MCE IR blaster to change channels.
Unfortunately every channel change would hang the HDPVR. After some attempts to figure that out I pressed the distribution upgrade button and went to mythbuntu 10.10 from 10.04. Magically things started to work.
I could now record HD video, but NVIDIA VDPAU playback had stuttery audio through Pulseaudio. A little comment about VDPAU & cpu frequency scaling caught my eye on the VDPAU wiki page and with a little fiddling I changed my lower limit to something that worked.
Not sure why, but I had to "sudo su -" to be able to enter this command:
echo 2700000 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_min_freq
Before I changed it the minimum frequency on my machine was at 1GHz. Seemed like a good idea when I set it to save power, but apparently it slows down a bus somewhere and doesn't allow the GPU to communicate fast enough.
That worked until the next reboot. I'll have to figure out how to get it to stick another day, probably when I figure out how I'm really supposed to use cpufreq/ondemand.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
- You can never have too many clamps
- Dozuki saws cut on the pull stroke
- J.B. Weld is duct tape's liquid state
Monday, November 22, 2010
Google Maps Working Out Kinks in Bicycle Directions
Originally uploaded by acodring
The bicycle logo is there, but it doesn't look like it's all connected up just yet. It was able to quickly calculate walking directions for this difficult route.
I'm sure it'll work soon so I'll look forward to yet another useful addition to Google Maps. Will it work on my iPhone without a software update? Stay tuned!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
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Saturday, July 31, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Good question. I don't have a 'Best practise' answer, but I'll jot down how I'm using Twitter Favourites (aka Favorites in 'merica).
When I started out, I thought of Twitter favourites as a quiet way of showing I liked a tweet. I didn't expect anyone to actually look at my favourites, just that some tiny bit of tweet karma would somehow flow to the original author. If I wanted to give a tweet more exposure to my massive list of followers (cough) I would retweet it.
Later I included them as a feed in my friendfeed stream, but still didn't consider them anything anyone would actually see. @TinyBuddha probably got most of my favourites.
Lately I've been using Tweetdeck on iPhone for most of my twitter reading. It's relatively quick and painless, except for following links to longer posts that don't have mobile themes enabled. My lowly 3G just can't render the pages fast enough to make it worthwhile.
To work around that slow painful experience I've effectively assumed I'm the only one that would ever look at my favourites and started using them as a quick "ReadItLater" bookmark to make sure I can find potentially interesting links when I get back to my laptop. I set up a column in Tweetdeck to pull in all my own favourites and click away when I have some reading time.
The fact that I haven't even looked at what I'm flagging as a favourite introduces some risks (e.g. RickRollingByProxy) if anyone actually is looking at my favourites, but for now I'm willing to take that chance.
Anyone know of a 'best practice' for Twitter favourites? Hopefully Darcy's tweet will garner some good responses.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Dear Ottawa residents,
Last week at City Hall, I hosted a press conference with Professor Ian Lee, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University and concerned taxpayer, Jean-Marie Leduc.
A few of the highlights from the press conference include:
- Taxpayers will be on the hook for $284 million over 40 years for the stadium and stadium parking.
- Compare this to the $250 million needed for sewers for a clean river in the next 5 years.
- The stadium subsidy is $6.4 million per game - the team is only guaranteed for 5 years.
- The estimated useful life of the refurbished stadium is 40 years.
- You think the Lynx is a white elephant - wait for this stadium.
For more information, Professor Lee's slide presentation is available at the following link:
It's not too late to change the outcome of this stadium "deal". Write to your councillor and the mayor.
The next Council vote on Lansdowne will take place on June 23, 2010.
Councillor, Capital Ward
Saturday, January 23, 2010
These stunning collections serve as reminders that Canadian musicians have been rocking it, literally, and building a spectacular portfolio these past 10 years.
CBC Radio 3 has been a huge part of breaking these artists, and it makes me proud to be a taxpayer here in Canada.
Do yourself a favour (Canadian spelling!) and have a listen right here or on the CBCR3 site.
Best of 2000's Part 1 on CBCR3 or here.
Best of 2000's Part 2 on CBCR3 or here.