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Today I... [Mar. 11th, 2007|10:41 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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  • had breakfast with dan_erat at new place "toast" on Church @ 29th-ish. motorcycle = easy parking. good menu. will eat again.
  • played with X10 gear that I found in a bin. verified it still works, can control it, & outlets I want to control are all on speaking circuit. once I verified that, bought a Universal Module to close the circuit to the garage door, so I can open the garage door from my cellphone.
  • rode motorcycle all around Glen Canyon park, several times. and all over Noe Valley, and to Dolores Park twice
  • Russian vocab -- been typing in all the Russian/English vocab pairs from my textbook into a file for my vocab quizzing program (which I've used for years and is currently console-based, and I need to update to be web-based... probably will just rewrite it to keep its per-word/phrase stats/state in MySQL and stuff...). anyway, Russian typing speed is much improved... and don't need to look at keys anymore.
  • had a beer and laid in Dolores Park while listening to conversations and people-watching and enjoying the ridiculously awesome weather
  • gave NetFlix a bunch more data, rating movies I've seen, and adding crap to my queue.
  • played with audio distribution stuff -- looking like mpd + clients will play a big role. then probably having that inject into PulseAudio, and PulseAudio sync send audio UDP packets to all SlimPlayer devices? then "plugin an iPod" is easy too: just make a pipeline that's Line-In into audio device that PulseAudio's default output. we'll see. but I'm digging mpd. ALSA and I are still enemies.

[User Picture]From: adamthebastard
2007-03-12 07:05 am (UTC)
If you like MPD you might also be interested in checking out xmms2 which has similar goals but some other nifty features in the works. Once they have an official release I'm planning on running it on the media box in my office.
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From: evan
2007-03-12 07:30 pm (UTC)
I love mpd but for one main gotcha: it wants to build an index on the server. I can see why they want that and it is completely reasonable, but for my usage pattern it is annoying.
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