CheapCast – A ChromeCast daemon for Ouya

CheapCast coming to the rescue on Ouya!

In my previous article, I have discussed a lot of AirPlay and DNLA action with AirPin for Ouya. But what if you don’t have an Apple phone? What if you got a Android phone or even a laptop which is running Google Chrome? This is where installing another service onto your Ouya called “CheapCast” will aid you in your multi-platform streaming woes.

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AirPin – AirPlay and DLNA streaming on Ouya

My experiences with AirPin AirPlay for Ouya

If you have read my previous articles about AirPlay. You’ll know that I am no stranger to Apple and their magical protocol of transferring audio data from one device to another with the protocol known as “AirPlay”. However when it came to the Ouya it has been almost a dead topic. After-all; The Ouya is a cheap game system and could never be able to act as an AirPlay receiver of content like that. Or at least, so I thought.

This is not going to be a step by step guide as that would involve me showing you how to root your Ouya to access the GooglePlay store. Although this program works without your Ouya being rooted. You would have to think of more creative ways of getting those APKs onto your Ouya without the assistance of GooglePlay and I can’t show you that! I like my web provider very much thank you!

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IBM SurePOS 4800-742 AP04 and Chemi-Con Capacitor fail.

More IBM SurePOS hatred from a computer technician.

Another IBM product (which is now Toshibas nightmare), another capacitor fail. Unlike Dell and Samsung which moved away from the Chemi-con capacitors quickly after the lawsuits and disasters of PC’s and servers dropping over dead in less then a year. IBM stayed the course and decided to make this capacitor the “Industry Standard” kinda like how industry standard for generating power is using a water wheel. Unlike my previous article I don’t think I have illustrated exactly WHY the capacitors blow apart so easily in these SurePOS units.

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WinAmp – An end of an era.

WinAmp’s humble beginnings from this bloggers perspective.

The news of WinAmp has been sending shock-waves with their announcement of finally shutting down the program and closing the doors after 14 years on December 20th 2013 along with all sister media servers associated with it.  Throughout most of the older internet community and since I haven’t posted a blog update in a while I thought that I should give my views and insights about WinAmp since in a very strange way I had WinAmp even BEFORE I had a PC . I had a version of WinAmp Called “AmiAmp” for the Commodore Amiga computer which possessed a 68020 processor or better the first MP3 I ever got was on some french server on Lyon that had lots of anime p0rn, but for some reason they also had “The Cranberries – Salvation” in MP3 format on there. My Amiga 3000 with a 25Mhz 68030 processor was not strong enough to play the mp3 at 128kps sterio, I could only play it in mono with %100 CPU power.  When I eventually stopped drinking the kool-aid left the Amiga scene and got a PC I of course got Winamp right away.

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Raspberry Pi – CGMiner – Bitcoin adventures.

Raspberry Pi with CGMiner making the bitcoins.

My raspberry Pi runs almost 24/7 with some of the projects that I have done in the past such as OpenSIM and installing Airplay onto it so that I can send music to the amplifier to my living room and even running some P2P programs to get my latest linux distros faster. Because it runs on a 24/7 basis  that means that I’m pissing 3 watts of power non-stop. I decided to out my Pi to work on getting me bitcoin currency.

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Xela the Cat – Stepmania Character

Xela the Cat – for Stepmania

Xela the cat is a revamp of a character for Stepmania that I had on my hard drive for a while that I decided to push it out to the net. Compatible with Stepmania 5.0 (If you don’t mind the randomizes instead of actually CHOOSING your character) and of course backwards compatible with Stepmania 3.9.

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OpenSIM + Raspberry Pi + Rasbian Hard-Float= WORKs!

OpenSim + Raspian hard-float = What was once broken now works!

A while ago we decided to go into a journey of OpenSim. For those who are new to metaverse software; OpenSIM (Or OpenSimulator) is a program that emulates the back-end resources of a commercial metaverse known as “Second Life”. The client or front-end that connect to OpenSIM are third party clients such as firestorm and singularity. We liked working offline from SecondLife and keeping a backup of my stuff. What better way to do this then to keep it on something low-powered like a Raspberry Pi?

Read on to learn more.

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The Ouya Review on Launch – Part 1 of 2.

Ouya Review gaming console – What does it do? How well does it do it?

This is a mirror of a review I did for Industrial Strength Gaming back in July. Part two will be available there shorty.

It’s important to start off the Ouya review with the two greatest questions the military asks of anyone or anything that appears in front their their eyes. Which to answer this call, we will discuss in a two part review. For those who want the TL:DR abridged version of the review I’ll give it to you straight up for this section.

“Pretty console, won’t turn off, crap OS, requires a credit card. But at least they kept their word. And it’s cheap. Part two coming soon! – S”

Chapter 2 of 2 is available to read on Industrial Strength Gaming. Check it out!

Read Below cut to get into gruesome detail.

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