Category Archives: System Administration

Reports Of My Ethernet Big Disk’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

It turns out that my first dedicated network drive, a LaCie Big Ethernet Disk, wasn’t dead as I suspected after all, merely in a state of suspended animation for the last eighteen months. I’ve regularly returned to this LaCie drive … Continue reading

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Hacking The ReadyNAS

As you may know, I use a Netgear ReadyNAS RND4410 for my internal network’s mass storage. I’m very happy with the device, but it is a bit inflexible when it comes to back-ups. The problem is that most forms of … Continue reading

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New version of MythTV grabber

Another thing that kept me busy over the last few days was enhancing, tv_grab_nl_upc, my program for fetching television guide data for UPC’s digital cable network in The Netherlands and outputting the results in XMLTV format. Of all the stuff … Continue reading

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New MythTV Video

For a number of reasons, I’ve been dissatisfied with using our Hauppauge PVR-350’s on-board MPEG-2 decoder and TV Out port for MythTV. For one thing, the MythTV mailing-list makes it clear that support for the decoder of this device is … Continue reading

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Keeping Busy

What do you do when you’re missing your wife and darling daughter? In my case, you keep busy. I had intended to go into the crawlspace under our house at the weekend to lay down some CAT5e cable. The intention … Continue reading

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