linux

Replacing AirPlay with the Raspberry Pi

A number of years ago I decided to use AirPlay to stream audio through my condo. I picked the best solution for the time but had issues since day one. For a ...

My New Blog

“That which has been spoiled through neglect can be rejuvenated through effort.” - I Ching

Back to my Open Source Roots

So much has happened, I hardly know where to begin. I haven’t written any articles in a while and have pretty much stayed off social media, except for an occ...

Taking a Byte of the Raspberry Pi

I became excited about the Raspberry Pi as soon as I heard about it. I had no idea if a blind person could even put one together, but I ordered one anyway. I...

How to Make MPD work with AirPlay

As I wrote last night, AirPlay rules! As I have written previously, iTunes does not. It has always seemed like a bloated program to me. I far prefer the M...

A Trip to the Mac App Store

Today, Apple released Mac OS 10.6.6, which adds the Mac App Store. I wanted to give a sneak peak, especially from an accessibility point of view. I also want...

My Awesome New Router and Firmware

I find it ironic that after bashing an inferior phone company and praising Verizon in my previous article, that I should now rail on them a little. This conc...

Summer Shines in the Winter

I have done it! I have gotten Linux installed on my Netbook. Specifically, I used Arch Linux for the Blind. Coming from Slackware, it made a good choice, sin...

Back in Slack!

I write this from a barely configured system. I sincerely hope I don’t need to reinstall it, but we shall see. I wanted to document what happened, in case so...

Moving to a New Machine

The time has finally come. I got my Windows computer redone with all new hardware. I thought I’d gradually get my other two Linux machines redone, and contin...