Author Archives: jdboyd

Making Miro work with USB sound devices on Ubuntu

On Ubuntu (and possibly other linux distributions) Miro refuses to work with a secondary sound card, it will only work with the primary one despite what the ALSA default is set to, unlike most programs which offer some way to … Continue reading

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Seeking

I am now looking for a new job and am no longer with Sigma Electronics. My first preference would be a position writing software for post production or visual effects at either a software company or a post production or … Continue reading

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A few Solaris 10 notes

Actually, these are primarily Solaris 11 notes, but they will probably all apply to Solaris 10 when the next release comes out, which I understand to be scheduled for sometime later this month. First, recently a lot of SCSI hard … Continue reading

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Flash on Ubuntu 8.04 AMD64

I run Ubuntu 8.04 AM64 on a laptop at work.  I’ve been doing this since Ubuntu 6.10.  This has not been a smooth ride. Ubuntu 6.10 i386 on my old laptop (I only “upgraded” because the old one was stolen … Continue reading

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Vanilla Extract

I made vanilla extract.  Since I just followed the directions, here is the link.  I can’t try it for 4 weeks, and it won’t really be done for six months.  I hope it doesn’t come out weak.  I dropped a … Continue reading

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Pesto Tilapia on Tomato Risotto with Roast Asparagus

I made enough for 4 this time because I wanted left overs to pack for lunch. The tilapia was 1/2 pound rubbed with pesto from a squeeze tube, then fried. I didn’t love the flavor, and if I were to … Continue reading

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About ReferURL

ReferURL.net is a link shorting service I created. You paste in a long URL (say to an eBay auction or newpaper article) and it gives you a short URL to use (http://referurl.net/123). You also have the option of picking an … Continue reading

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SunPCI on Solaris 9

I just imported this page because I don’t want to forget the information. If you don’t know why you need to read this, then feel free to ignore it. About The SunPCI is a 400mhz AMD k62 card for running … Continue reading

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Poached Egg on Risotto with Spinach and Bacon

The goal was to have something more than frozen pizza, or reheated spaghetti and meatballs, using only stuff on hand.  Using up the spinache before it went bad was a nice benefit.  I bought a lot of vegatables at the … Continue reading

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Must have Emacs Mode

If you ever edit javascript code, the only emacs mode to consider is Steve Yegge’s JS2 mode.  The official page for it is here.  The annoucement page is here.  This javascript mode is an example of what more modes should … Continue reading

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