Category Archives: tech

First purchase with bitcoin

I used the first payout from Eligius to buy 20GH of SHA256 hashing from Hashie.

They have been running a deal where you can claim Continue reading


What do I get from CyanogenMod?

Recently I posted I had reverted to  stock froyo  on my Optimus p509 (p500, same as Optimus One).  I’m still stock, but now it’s a 2.3.3 Gingerbread stock-based ROM[0] originally for the Indian market Continue reading

Real world EIT data

I run a MythTV box with both analog (dual tuner  Hauppauge PVR-500) and digital (dual tuner HD Homerun) capture devices.

For reasons peculiar to my setup Continue reading

Crossing Sabayon off my list…

Sabayon has popped up on my radar several times in the last month so I decided to give it a try.  Didn’t go well. Continue reading

life in dial-up mode

Although it’s been a long while since I’ve actually connected to the net with dial-up, I am currently tethering Continue reading

NAS dying a slow death

A few years ago I found a 500MB NAS drive (WD My Book world edition with USB port for daisy chaining) at Fry’s for about $120.  Plugged Continue reading