Sunday, June 29, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Forcing an EPG update in SageTV
Now go check your SageTV homepage (if you have the web interface installed). The datestamp for the "Last EPG Update" should be right about when you clicked on the channel button the second time. (Wiki notes here.)
Friday, June 20, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Case in point: a setup where the GXV-3000 calls an X-Ten softphone. The video from the GXV-3000 is quite nice, the X-Ten softphone displays it without any problems. It even scales well.
The X-Ten softphone, however, has issues with its own video stream. On an 800 MHz machine, it has a lag which noticebly grows over time, until the application is running so slow that the program's buttons are unuseable until you hang up from the other end. (The video from the GXV-3000 keeps up during all this.)
(Note: On a 1.2 Ghz dual core, it appears to keep up.)
A N800-to-GXV call is a bit different. The N800 is able to keep up. It's just that the resolution of the camera on the N800 is just so low that the picture on the receiving end is comprised of giant pixels and overdriven colors. It's just too dang ugly to look at!
My recommendation is to try and maintain end-point parity (use the same hardware or software on both ends). That way, it may be a bit ugly but you don't end up comparing mediocre (the soft phones) with the good (the hard phones).
Monday, June 9, 2008
What gets my hair standing on end is that certain organizations are trying to get laws passed to criminalize file sharing (vice being a civil matter), yet they can't do their own dang research properly.
Be sure to click on the links for the authors. They have some other interesting projects going on.
Note: the Slashdot article pointed only to the UW research paper, this is the associated web site. Free Printer741 now!