A Raspberry Pi-based Firefox Sync Server

The Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive and fully function computer. I use them for server projects, and here described how to setup a Firefox Sync Server on one.

Data ownership is a serious issue on the internet, especially given the revelations that spy agencies like the NSA have been sneaking into back doors in companies like Google and collecting massive amounts of our personal metadata. While the courts and other US public institutions wrestle with the difficult constitutional issues behind this unprecedented warrantless… Continue reading A Raspberry Pi-based Firefox Sync Server

Lessons Learned: MythTV and the Comcast/Motorola DCT700

Now that digital cable seems well under the control of sTeVo, my MythTV box [1], I thought it would be helpful to post some of my lessons learned in this process. Lesson 1: MythTV is robust and flexible. The dedicated team of MythTV developers have made an adaptable product. The fact that the software was… Continue reading Lessons Learned: MythTV and the Comcast/Motorola DCT700

Podcastingwith Skype for the Linux types

Ever since Skype upgraded its Linux client from the 1.X series to 2.X and introduced new features, plus compliance with the ALSA sound system, nobody has been able to record skype sound for podcasting. I’ve wanted to use Skype for a while exactly for this purpose. Well, problem solved! Some clever folks have setup a… Continue reading Podcastingwith Skype for the Linux types

Go Human with Dell

Well, it finally happened . . . again! Dell has officially begun shipping several desktop and laptop options with linux pre-installed. Yay! Today, the terrorists have officially lost a battle. <a href=”http://www.ubuntulinux.org/”>Ubuntu Linux</a> is the installation of choice. Based on the huge Debian Linux community, with strong customer support and a super-easy installation (does it… Continue reading Go Human with Dell