Monthly Archives: April 2014

Change XBMC Audio Offset for better viewing experience on Raspberry Pi

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The Raspberry Pi makes for a crazy-cheap media center running XBMC, but it’s not all that powerful and occasionally struggles with HD video. Particularly when combining HD MPG video with multi-channel audio, you may find that occasionally people’s lips (video)

Posted by Matt Chiste
April 30

Tiny SanDisk Cruzer Fit moves files easily in a tiny package

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I visited my parents last weekend and helped out with the usual tech support stuff, including putting movies and music on the XBMC/Apple TV and dealing with a full hard drive on one of their laptops. The solution for all

Posted by Matt Chiste
April 26

Moves is a great personal activity tracker

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Quantified Self, or Lifelogging, is all about being able to capture and record information about yourself, such as weight, activity/sleep, and location. After Google Latitude shut down, I went looking for an alternative to capture my location all the time,

Posted by Matt Chiste
April 22

The Spark Core is going to be awesome for Home Automation projects

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I’ve got my share of Arduino and Netduino devices that I’ve always planned on integrating somehow in my home automation projects, but never really got around to doing so because there really wasn’t any good way to integrate them with

Posted by Matt Chiste
April 17

Add an SSL certificate to your ISY-994i for secure home automation

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If you’re not using something like MobiLinc Connect to remotely access your home automation system, it’s likely that you’ve created a personal domain name, and maybe even secured the connection to your home network with free VPN software with DD-WRT.

Posted by Matt Chiste
April 7
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