Work desktop .conkyrc

  • Posted on: 25 May 2018
  • By: charm
Conky

I recently changed up my desktop system at work for an almost "stock" Gateway DX4860-EF11P (I changed the graphics card). The system I had prior was overkill for what I use my desktop for and was better suited as a server (it had 32GB of RAM). The Gateway is powered by a Core i5 processor and is powerful in its own right. The exact specs are:

Processor: Intel Core i5-2320 @ 3.30GHz (4 Cores)
Motherboard: Gateway IPISB-VR v1.01
Memory: 8192MB
Disk: 500GB Western Digital WD5000AAKX-7 + 250GB Portable
Graphics: NVIDIA Quadro K2000 2048MB (954/2000MHz)

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Troubleshooting KODI add-ons (on Linux)

  • Posted on: 14 May 2018
  • By: charm
KODI event log

If you've already checked out our KODI setup page you already know that we mainly use KODI to organize our existing media collection. We don't use a lot of add-ons and we tend to steer clear of third party add-ons not found on the kodi.tv web site. But sometimes even the add-ons found on the kodi.tv web site don't work. Troubleshooting them can be a bit puzzling since the add-ons refer you to the kodi log file. When locally stored television shows and movies are scraped and not found they generate a log entry.

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Fedora 28 Torrents

  • Posted on: 11 May 2018
  • By: charm
Front page of the Fedora Linux distribution web site

I'm a torrent kind of guy. Torrenting makes a lot of sense for distribution of Linux distributions, share the load among torrenters so the servers don't have to work as hard. It frustrates me a bit when I can't find a torrent for a particular Linux distribution. I'm a bit puzzled as to why a project as big as the Fedora Linux project wouldn't mention Torrent links below their download section. Does the project think it's going to make Red Hat look bad?

Our KODI Setup

Introduction

KODI is open source entertainment system software commonly found on Android boxes and often used to stream Movies and Television shows. Our KODI setup is a bit different. While we do watch some streaming shows through the Crackle and Popcornflix add-ons, we mainly use KODI to store our Blu-rays, DVDs, CDs and Photographs. We run KODI on a variety of hardware: Desktops, Laptops, Android boxes, and we use our systems, tablets and phones to stream and control KODI.