Another Month Gone

May 29, 2009 at 7:33 pm | Posted in Day To Day, Employment | Leave a comment

Well this month seemed to pass too quickly. I’ve been busy with my job search. I got some “free” business cards from Vista Print. I’ve joined a couple networks and attended a “Pink Slip Party” by At the networking event they had a professional resume writer who looked at my “grocery list” resume. So I’ve been reworking it to more reflect me accomplishments and skills and not just a list of my old jobs. All in all I think is was a worthwhile evening and plan on attending more.

I also plan to hit the pavement and distribute my cards to local businesses to see if they have any IT needs. Hopefully with the rumors that the economy may have bottomed out folks may start looking to the future and have computer things they have been putting off.

I need a better Media Server!!

May 1, 2009 at 1:46 pm | Posted in Day To Day | Leave a comment

I haven’t had any issues with going with the 64 bit version of Ubuntu and am very happy with that decision. The only thing I haven’t gotten working to my liking is my Media Server. I have an older D-Link DSM-320 media lounge that I have setup in the family room and like to watch my media there.

I had been using Tversity on my XP box and was waiting for a Linux version they said they were working on. When I went to the site, they had released a new ‘Pro’/Pay version with no word on Linux so I decided to move on since I put all my media on my Linux Box.

I tried Mediatomb but couldn’t get it to transcode properly when I was viewing some videos it was stuttering and pixelating.

I had always liked the Twonky Product but it’s not free so I had to search around for the 30 day trial 64 bit version for Linux. I installed it and it worked great. The transcoding worked great. The true test is watching scenes with water like fishing or swimming. It all seemed to work great but again they seem to be heavy on the Windows Development so I hope they keep up on the Linux side. I just now have to decide what I’m going to do after my 30-days especially with my current underemployment it’s hard to justify the $30.

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