Playing Blu-Ray under Linux

Posted on Mon 18 April 2011 in geek • Tagged with blu-ray, defective-by-design, drm, gentoo, linux

One of the many deficiencies of Digital Restrictions Management is the fact it makes doing legal authorised things hard for paying customers. For example my brother still can't play Blu-Ray disks on his laptop despite it having the requisite a) drive, b) power and c) display resolution. Because the OS …

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Gentoo USE flags

Posted on Wed 02 July 2008 in geek • Tagged with gentoo

I run three distributions most of the time. My servers all run Debian which despite recent cock-ups is a stable, unsurprising distribution. Exactly what you want from a server OS. My work desktop runs Ubuntu which is regularly updated, runs pretty much the latest Gnome, Firefox etc and is simple …

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Gratuitous Code Post

Posted on Tue 24 May 2005 in geek • Tagged with gentoo

I got home today and had a sudden urge to run. I think this is because I've been cooped up in an office all day and needed some physical exertion. I didn't run far, but I did run hard (so to speak).

I think it cleared my mind enough that …

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Many Threads

Posted on Sat 21 May 2005 in general • Tagged with gentoo, running

I've spent most of the morning trying to properly fix the glibc on my Gentoo system. It appears after much analysis my problems stemmed from the backward compatibility to the old Linux Threads system (TLS). Once I specified nptlonly in my USE flags and rebuilt glibc everything worked fine. I …

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