World of Cheese

Sun 29 April 2018

Recording with Linux

Posted by Andy in Music   

I was inspired by Wulf to do the RPM challenge (see here) so after much umming and arrghing, I tried to record some music using my thinkpad and ubuntu. The whole process was really painful and hard to get a system to record. The whole set-up with thousands of cable …

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Sun 10 December 2017

Church Jam

Posted by Andy in Music   

So, the disaster/dream that everyone loves/hates at church. Can we have 10 mins of quiet background guitar music? Well, this time, I was completely unprepared and was only armed with my delay and acoustic guitar. I accidentally recorded the background music and it is a surprisingly good quality …

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Sun 23 April 2017

OSMC

Posted by Andy in Computers   

Our rather nice TV has been powered by a RaspberryPi from day 1. The discover of Openelec enabled a relatively easy install of Kodi. These were the early Pi days and there were very little alternatives. The binary image JeOS blob just worked well. However, over time, the updates introduced …

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Mon 17 April 2017

Resurrected First Love

Posted by Andy in Music   

You never forget your first love. My first love is my first electric guitar -- A Japanese white squire stratocaster from 1993. I bough this for my 13th birthday and I've never looked back. The teenage years were good for this guitar and after a a good setup, it started to …

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Sat 14 January 2017

puppy to dog

Posted by Andy in Computers   

Since the IT meltdown, I've been keeping a eye on puppylinux. I've been impressed by the speed, size and os fixing tools. However, there are a couple of problems which have really bugged me.

  1. Updating/installing non default software is a lottery - It could work really well or not at …

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