Sunday, January 25, 2009

Open .rm files in Real Player, not totem in Firefox 3 beta 5

Install Real Player from here
Inside Firefox, Tools, Add-ons, Get Add-ons, mediaplayerconnectivity (or click here
for .rm/Real Media files, you'll want to point to the path to realplayer that you installed.

Depending on your settings, you might have to click *again* the link in the black sidebar.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Maintain contact anonymity when adding facebook game friends

Did you know you could add people to additional groups and not just "All friends"? If you aren't interested in sharing your personal contact information, you can choose to allow friends except for a group to view your information.

For instance, I friend requested Scavenger Hunt Friends, and at the same time, added the request to Scavenger Hunt Friends group. Then, I went to my profile and for each padlock, I edited it and chose "Only Friends" Except "Scavenger Hunt Friends". I hope that helps a bit if you want a bit of anonymity while randomly picking people to befriend.

Otherwise, thanks for adding me!

(Also, it helps to know why this person you barely know is in your friend list.)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Upgraded Gutsy to Hardy, lost sound in mythtv

Do this:
sudo apt-get remove mythtv

sudo apt-get install mythtv

I upgraded Ubuntu Gutsy to Ubuntu Hardy and got no sound on my mythtv with my WinTV PVR-150. There was no audio.

After lots of dead ends, I tried the above and it fixed it for me.

Now if I can figure out how to get mysql to stay loaded during reboot...

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