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Low-Latency Streaming – AVerMedia Live Gamer HD C985

I’m still on a crusade to solve the problem of having a HDMI output (my Xbox) in one room, while playing it in another room. In my previous article I did all the research I could to find potential solutions

Long-Distance HDMI Video Solutions

Near the end of this year, I’m moving to a new house. The “media room” with the Xbox is going to be upstairs, and my “office” with my gaming PC is going to be downstairs. The one thing I asked

Kicking off User Daemons at Startup on Linux

There are many times I find myself using a GNU/Linux machine to run a process 24/7. Often times, I don’t want or can’t get root on the machine where I’m running this process, however. In this article, I’ll give you

netflix-desktop – Netflix on Linux (& Much More!)

I use Ubuntu on my Linux desktop and for the most part I’m reasonably happy with it. Mostly I run a browser, (Chrome or Firefox) a text editor, an IRC client, and an IM client on it. I hit very

Fixing Audio in Linux Guests | VirtualBox

I use VirtualBox to use Ubuntu in a Windows host environment. It’s not perfect, but it’s free and it works fairly well. The one major issue I have is the audio in the Linux (Ubuntu) guest. Sometimes, especially after using

Fixing Ubuntu MOTD and Landscape Related Login Delays

I recently switched OS’es on my home server from CentOS to Ubuntu. However, after the Ubuntu install I found that it was taking me several seconds to log into the server. There’s a long delay that I attribute to the

TP-Link Archer C7 (AC1750) Wireless Router Review

It’s been many years since I last made any significant changes to my wireless internet setup. In fact, the last major router I bought was a Linksys WRT54G, and I bought it at the (now bankrupt) CompUSA store near my

Automating Google Spreadsheets – Email Reminders

I use Google services almost constantly, but the one that I find myself truly intrigued by is their Drive service. It has completely replaced every other program out there for any word processing and spreadsheet needs I have. What’s more,