Get down and dirty with Gumstix Goliath…

Electronics, gumstix, Linux
We've been covering quite a bit of Opensource/Linux/Hack-your-own GSM phones (some even with GPS), but here is the ultimate phone for the N.E.R.D's out there....From the Press Release:"Portola Valley, Calif., July 10, 2007 – Gumstix, Inc, today announced its integrated, open source cellular communications platform: the GoliathTM line of expansion boards. The Goliath-vx board provides GPRS/EDGE function while the Goliath-GPS-vx board combines GPRS/EDGE and GPS. Each Goliath board attaches to a gumstixTM motherboard (verdex only) using a 60-pin connector and includes audio, LCD, touch screen, USB host, 3D-accelerometer, and battery management. General availability is planned for late July and the company will begin taking pre-orders at gumstix.com starting on 16 July. The Goliath boards are by far the largest gumstix products at 105.5mm x 67.3mm, the same dimensions as the…
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One for the Penguins….

Linux, Ubuntu
Right on the heels of our story on reconstructor, a tool that allows you to create custom Ubuntu distribution CD's, here is APTonCD for Ubuntu. It's basically a graphical tool that allows you to create a CD of all the applications you've installed on your Ubuntu system since you installed the system initially. This used to be a pain, if you had to take care of a lab of machines. The drill was: install the OS, add all the required software and then created a master image, followed by multiple image installs.Well thanks to APTonCD you don't have to do this anymore. You can install the base CD/DVD (or make your own using reconstructor), add all the extra software from the repositories and then run APTonCD. At which point you…
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So you like Ubuntu….

Linux, Ubuntu
Came across this the other day. Reconstructor is the new cool tool that allows you to grab you favourite ubuntu distro (desktop, alternate or server). Now you can have your Ubuntu and eat it too :-). It's free and runs on linux (yeah there is a bit of a chicken and egg problem here). Well, I'm off to build Mabuntu (aka Many's Ubuntu).....hehehe.
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HDHomeRun: Multicast

CLI, HDHomeRun, Linux, Multicast, OSX
Using hdhomerun_config command you issue the following (after tuning into the channel ofcourse):1) hdhomerun_config set /tuner0/target none2) hdhomerun_config set /tuner0/channel qam:a) hdhomerun_config set /tuner0/streaminfo3) hdhomerun_config set /tuner0/program4) hdhomerun_config set /tuner0/targetMCast Address is in range of: 224.0.0.0 --> 239.255.255.255
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HDHomeRun: Linux/OSX command line reference for hdhomerun_config

CLI, HDHomeRun, Linux, OSX
You use hdhomerun_config to manually configure HDHomeRun to stream video to a PC running VLC...You will need:VLC - http://www.videolan.org/vlc/hdhomerun_config - http://www.silicondust.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19231) Discover HDHomeRunRun "hdhomerun_config discover" to find the HDHomeRun units on the local network.If you have more than one HDHomeRun on your network then replace the wildcard FFFFFFFF Device ID in the examples with the Device ID of the HDHomeRun you wish to control.2) Run a channel scanhdhomerun_config FFFFFFFF scan /tuner03) Set the channelAntenna:hdhomerun_config FFFFFFFF set /tuner0/channel 8vsb:Cable:hdhomerun_config FFFFFFFF set /tuner0/channel qam:Note that the channel is the physical ATSC channel, not the channel advertised by the TV station. Antennaweb.org is a good site for determining which stations are nearby and what physical channels they operate on: http://www.antennaweb.org/aw/Address.aspxCheck the signal strength using the following command:hdhomerun_config FFFFFFFF get /tuner0/status4) Select the program…
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