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Setting up a Roku 3 and a Logitech Harmony One remote

Friday, February 14th, 2014 Posted in geek out, popular | 3 Comments »

EDIT MAY 2015: Are you using the new software? Their new software, MyHarmony, available at https://setup.myharmony.com/ makes Roku Setup much easier. You don't have to follow these steps if you update. It isn't as straightforward as one would like to set ...

2 Tips to Speed up your Synology NAS

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 Posted in from the road, geek out, popular | 1 Comment »

I've been using my Synology DS-212j Network Attached Storage (NAS) device. Mine is loaded with 2x3TB Western Digital Green Drives. This post details my build-out. The device performs brilliantly from my desktop wired PC running Windows XP. I could regularly ...

How to install an IPFilter for uTorrent 1.8.1 on Mac

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 Posted in geek out, popular | 2 Comments »

IPFilters are useful things: they are supposed to block anti-piracy companies like MediaSentry that attempt to stop all kinds of file sharing. It blocks the government and companies that work for the government in order to root out p2p file ...

How to DeCrypt a Samsung Galaxy S III

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 Posted in geek out, popular | No Comments »

I have a Verizon Galaxy S 3. I also have a corporate policy that forces encryption of devices. This is a big problem when I want to try a new rom on my phone. If the partition "/data" cannot be ...

Installing matplotlib on Mac OSX

Friday, December 24th, 2010 Posted in geek out, popular | 6 Comments »

I have had a god-awful time installing matplotlib for Mac OSX. I thought it was going to be easy to port my python development environment from Ubuntu to my new(ish) macbook pro, but NO. I found myself googling errors like: matplotlib tar: ...

Audi A3 Radiator Problems

Thursday, July 8th, 2010 Posted in geek out, popular | 3 Comments »

My 2006 Audi A3 has been leaking coolant for many months now. Usually it had been a slow leak, and I would need to top off the fluids about once a month. This is not standard - in most radiators ...