Mimicking the GoogleTV Browser with Chromium

Written by on 20.03.2011 | Uncategorized

There are a bunch of websites that are optimized for the “leanback” GoogleTV experience. I wanted to get these pages to load on my ubuntu media computer in my living room. To launch chromium that mimics GoogleTV, launch it using: /usr/bin/chromium-browser –user-agent=”Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U: Linux i686; en-US) AppleWebKit/533.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/5.0.375.127 Large Screen Safari/533.4 GoogleTV/b39389″ Now […]

Tethering android and OSX without root

Written by on 19.06.2009 | Uncategorized

This guide explains how to tether your android phone to a OSX machine over USB. It supports Android 1.5 Cupcake.

Outdoor Computing

Written by on 06.04.2009 | Uncategorized

Originally posted to the SF-LUG and DorkBotSF-blabber mailing lists: While enjoying the incredible weather at Baker beach today, I found myself wanting to get some work done outside, in bright bright sunlight. So here are some brief requirements for a machine that I want to build: need to hook up to a battery of some […]

Ubuntu and full /tmp

Written by on 10.11.2008 | Uncategorized

Recently, firefox screamed at me because my /tmp “partition” was full. This stuck me as odd because I did not create a manual /tmp directory. After running “df -h”, I found that ubuntu had created a /tmp virtual partition and set it’s size at 1MB. This also stopped videos on Youtube from playing as 1MB […]


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