The personal website of Scott W Harden
September 10th, 2003

video capture works

Woohoo! I've acquired a multmedia card from an old junky pc and it has rf, rca, and svideo capture capabilities! I'll be writing my 'nix tutorials in a whole new way! Now, I can take crisp clean screenshots of a linux CONSOLE to show things step by step =o) Ahh, the possibilities. This also makes it a ton easier than writing everything. See the image on the left? It's me playing Perfect Dark (yeah, for the N64). So what if I'm behind the times in games, its what I happened to have around my room to take a capture of. The cable lines to my room are horrible quality. This isn't that great quality, its bad interlacing, bad jpeg compression, and rca is bad to begin with. an S-video console should be really nice to work with!

note: my video capture card is running on my main linux workstation ^_^

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# video capture works

<img align="left" class="hideme" src="http://www.ScottIsHot.com/blog/images/pdouch.jpg"/>

Woohoo!  I've acquired a multmedia card from an old junky pc and it has rf, rca, and svideo capture capabilities!  I'll be writing my 'nix tutorials in a whole new way!  Now, I can take crisp clean screenshots of a linux _CONSOLE_ to show things step by step =o)  Ahh, the possibilities.  This also makes it a ton easier than writing everything.  See the image on the left?  It's me playing Perfect Dark (yeah, for the N64).  So what if I'm behind the times in games, its what I happened to have around my room to take a capture of.  The cable lines to my room are horrible quality.  This isn't that great quality, its bad interlacing, bad jpeg compression, and rca is bad to begin with.  an S-video console should be really nice to work with!

 note: my video capture card is running on my main _linux_ workstation ^_^
September 6th, 2003

working on the news system

work with me here! Before I add new posts, I'm working backwards adding old ones. I'll write here soon - give me time to work (add to the tagboard what you think of the new news system)

I know what you're thinking - "scott, why a new news system?" and/or "scott, it looks horrible".

well, to the first one, this new system will be a lot easier to work with and more flexable

to the second, this new news system will be easier to theme. Once I get it working right, i'll spend some time to make it look nice

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# working on the news system

 work with me here!  Before I add new posts, I'm working backwards adding old ones.  I'll write here soon - give me time to work  (add to the tagboard what you think of the new news system)

 I know what you're thinking - "scott, why a new news system?" and/or "scott, it looks horrible".

 well, to the first one, this new system will be a lot easier to work with and more flexable

 to the second, this new news system will be easier to theme.  Once I get it working right, i'll spend some time to make it look nice
July 24th, 2003

another new layout

cool 'eh? however as you can tell its not finished. It's just enough to squeak by though. I'll finish it up tomorrow night... though I may have company and be unable to. If the tagboard isn't here, forgive me, I'll re-add it soon enough =o) meanwhile, comment yout thoughts on this new look!

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# another new layout

 cool 'eh? however as you can tell its not finished. It's just enough to squeak by though. I'll finish it up tomorrow night... though I may have company and be unable to. If the tagboard isn't here, forgive me, I'll re-add it soon enough =o) meanwhile, comment yout thoughts on this new look!
March 18th, 2003

penguin power

Woohoo! My system's back up. I reformatted my main workstation (the one with five monitors) and started loading gentoo on it a few days ago. I say I started it a few days ago, because it took three days at a command line before the system, kernel, and window manager compile from thier sources. After that I loaded up a 'nix version of the direct connect client (for file downloading etc) and found there's a really nice one that's even a gentoo port (qt-dcgui, NOT dc-gui). It uses kde libs (stable on my system, gnome is iffy) and is pretty powerful. I got sound working with alsa (crystal clear with alsa, btw), video playback is beautiful, and I'm compiling arson (cd burner) now that my scsi emulation works as of 20 minutes ago. I'm posting this while it's compiling =o) Ok well arson just installed, I can't wait to burn this cd that I... err... akk I g2g to track. I'll post again soon =o, later!

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date: 2003-03-18 13:38:20
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# penguin power

 Woohoo! My system's back up. I reformatted my main workstation (the one with five monitors) and started loading gentoo on it a few days ago. I say I started it a few days ago, because it took three days at a command line before the system, kernel, and window manager compile from thier sources. After that I loaded up a 'nix version of the direct connect client (for file downloading etc) and found there's a really nice one that's even a gentoo port (qt-dcgui, NOT dc-gui). It uses kde libs (stable on my system, gnome is iffy) and is pretty powerful. I got sound working with alsa (crystal clear with alsa, btw), video playback is beautiful, and I'm compiling arson (cd burner) now that my scsi emulation works as of 20 minutes ago. I'm posting this while it's compiling =o) Ok well arson just installed, I can't wait to burn this cd that I... err... akk I g2g to track. I'll post again soon =o, later!
December 18th, 2002

woohoo!

yeah! oh yeah! oh yeah! who rocks? I do, of course. I just got this news script fixed up and bugged out and dang this is lookin' nice. I used the same format for logging news as the old news database and got this new script to be able to read the old databse. I spent two hours of coding/workarounds to save myself 20 minutes of retyping old posts =op but oh well at least I got it to work. I REALLY need to work on my tagboard script its so stupidly simple, thats what happens when you make things yourself with the intention to improve it "when I have more time". The reason I'm procrastinating on that tagboard is because, well... to keep all the old tags i'll have to re post them and then it's a pain - I want to be able to have the user view all tags of he or she wants to, but only show the top five in the right colmn. (under the links and things) We'll see what I come up with. As you may not have known (3 weeks late posting this) I'm back in America and things are coo. I'll have to talk about it when I have a little more time. I just finished building my webserver (I gave that other one to my friend as 'thanks' for maintaining it while I was in china) but now this server really whipps the llamas' :D in case you would like to know whats next on my list of wannados i'll write them for ya

1.) add content to some of the 'dead' links on this site

2.) add a tagboard thats constantly on the right column with only 5 posts and a page for archived posts

3.) make use of the 180 gigs on this computer that I am planning to allow websurfers to access.

4.) add new sections with some content - I have lots of it pre-typed I just have to wait until I have some time. Christmas is coming though, that is a good thing.

but before I can do any of THAT I feel I need to do THIS

1.) format my @#$% laptop (with three bad pixles in it now :urgh: ) and dual boot with FreeBSD and Windows2000 so I can use 3dsmax4 and ps7 and dwmx on the only windows os in my room

2.) set up my printer somewhere on the network. DeskJet720 is being a pain to me =op I can't get it to print in FreeBSD

3.) set up a secure ftp server on my webserver so OTHER people can upload thier own websites

4.) stop making these news postings so darn long

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date: 2002-12-18 13:23:59
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# woohoo!

 yeah! oh yeah! oh yeah! who rocks? I do, of course. I just got this news script fixed up and bugged out and dang this is lookin' nice. I used the same format for logging news as the old news database and got this new script to be able to read the old databse. I spent two hours of coding/workarounds to save myself 20 minutes of retyping old posts =op but oh well at least I got it to work. I REALLY need to work on my tagboard script its so stupidly simple, thats what happens when you make things yourself with the intention to improve it "when I have more time". The reason I'm procrastinating on that tagboard is because, well... to keep all the old tags i'll have to re post them and then it's a pain - I want to be able to have the user view all tags of he or she wants to, but only show the top five in the right colmn. (under the links and things) We'll see what I come up with. As you may not have known (3 weeks late posting this) I'm back in America and things are coo. I'll have to talk about it when I have a little more time. I just finished building my webserver (I gave that other one to my friend as 'thanks' for maintaining it while I was in china) but now this server really whipps the llamas' :D in case you would like to know whats next on my list of wannados i'll write them for ya

 1.) add content to some of the 'dead' links on this site

 2.) add a tagboard thats constantly on the right column with only 5 posts and a page for archived posts

 3.) make use of the 180 gigs on this computer that I am planning to allow websurfers to access.

 4.) add new sections with some content - I have lots of it pre-typed I just have to wait until I have some time. Christmas is coming though, that is a good thing.

 but before I can do any of THAT I feel I need to do THIS

 1.) format my @#$% laptop (with three bad pixles in it now :urgh: ) and dual boot with FreeBSD and Windows2000 so I can use 3dsmax4 and ps7 and dwmx on the only windows os in my room

 2.) set up my printer somewhere on the network. DeskJet720 is being a pain to me =op I can't get it to print in FreeBSD

 3.) set up a secure ftp server on my webserver so OTHER people can upload thier own websites

 4.) stop making these news postings so darn long
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