I live in Canada. We don't get Hulu.
I personally have been looking at the Gbox Midnight MX2. They come pre-rooted, with a bunch of pre-loaded software such as Xbmc.
Right now I use a WD TV Live, and it works alright. I really do not like how it organizes content and is not very customizable.
I had a HTPC at one point, running Linux and my own custom interface I developed myself, but the lack of Netflix is what drove me to the WD TV Live. Now netflix is supposed to be easier to set up on Linux via pipelight, I haven't played with it yet though, and I'm sure I could integrate it into my software... but the Gbox Midnight MX2, with Full Android and access to Google Play, hard to pass up, honestly.
I use KeePassX on my desktop, workstation and laptop (all Funtoo Linux), and KeePassDroid on my mobile.
In addition, I've been playing with BTsync lately. I've found it invaluable for my password.kdb file.
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I'll have to look more into it.
Good to know. I just assumed it used the Android Kernel much like Firefox OS, and was more or less android-ish. I didn't know you could run Linux Binaries.
Does it have an ssh client available to use in said console?
So far on Android the best I've found is ConnectBot. Honestly the screen real estat sucks, even on my Nexus 4.
12MP is roughly 4000x3000px. High end mainstream screens cant even display half of that. A 100% quality JPEG you're looking around 2.5MB. That's pretty trivial, really. If you can halve your bandwidth and completely eliminate image processing by reducing down to, say, 8MP, would you not do it?
I wasn't saying to resize it down to 800x600 pixels, that would be crazy. 8MP ought to be enough for anyone
Personally I build my own servers and colocate them into datacenters.
With that said, I have both enterprise grade servers (600GB SAS drives) and non-enterprise grade (2TB SATA drives). Storing things for serving up on the SATA drives is fine in most cases. The server automatically caches the popular files in RAM, reducing bottlenecks and slowdowns. RAM is also very cheap. 64GB minimum in my machines.
Proper servers, in proper datacenters, with load balancing, and a proper DNS setup and it starts to look like a Cloud solution. I'm still of the mind the "cloud" is just a buzzword.
I can see that, yes. But those same phones also support client side image scaling via the HTML5 Canvas tag. (See here: http://hacks.mozilla.org/2011/...)
The fact is screen resolutions simply aren't there yet. There is no reason to upload and store the whole 15MP photo when you can only see 1/4 of it (if that).
With the canvas tag you can actually generate a thumbnail client side as well, and upload it alongside the main image, completely offloading the imag processing and reducing bandwidth (inbound and outbound upon re-serving up the file)
As a veteraned web developer, I understand the idea... but is it really necessary?
The biggest issue I see is if the cloud service has a blip, or is simply slower than serving from your own servers.
In the past I've set up nginx strictly for serving static content (as it does it better than most) under a subdomain. This method is probably a good "in the middle" when it comes to serving the files. And, lets face it, storage is cheap. A couple of servers with a load balancer would be less prone to problems than running your own site on your own server(s) then subbing ouy the image hosting, storage and manipulation to some cloud services.
Unless you're dealing in resolutions higher than 20,000 px (X or Y) and they can manipulate the files and serve them faster I really don't see the need.
I did Alarm installs for a local security/fire protection company for a while a few years ago.
We used DSI and Paradox. DSI is much cheaper and easier to get going. I personally recommend spending a few bucks more and get a LCD keypad (vs LED).
As the parent poster pointed out, commercial panels can be set up to dial out to any number including your cell phone for self monitoring.
One thing to keep in mind is because it is common hardware, in the future you can always have an alarm company monitor it for you. You must be aware they usually require an install fee to reconfigure and properly test the hardware and signaling. Don't think you will save any money vs having them install it for you.
You won't, however, be locked into a contract (36 months @ $30+/mo was normal when I was doing it).
Personally use 4.2.2.[1-6]
I think they are provided by Level 3. Get great response time here in the Canadian Prairies.
I've never trusted my ISP's DNS servers.
I've also been searching for a new music player.
Right now trying Exaile. It seems to work alright.
I only listen to music as background noise while I'm programming, however. I had it load the entire
Same boat here basically.
I've been doing web design and development since I was 10. I've been making money doing it since I was 14. I moved out on my own when I was 15.
I turn 25 one week from today. I'm now married with two kids. I live in a small town of approx 35,000 people in Saskatchewan, Canada. We are currently renting a town house for around $700/mo. Basic utilities are around $150/mo.
With my wife working full time with a wage around $13.50/hr it certainly works for us. I stay home with the kids (daycare is expensive!) and work around her schedule when it comes to meeting with clients, etc.
The goal is when both of my kids are in school, I will be able to really focus on the business and take on even more clients. Eventually rent some office space and grow from there.
Build it up little by little and eventually you will be comfortable. Around here you can make around $35,000/year before paying taxes. That certainly makes it easier.
I have lived in Saskatchewan, Canada my entire life. We do not have Daylight Saving Time.
I don't believe any of the 'problems' you pointed out have any validity and you are simply making stuff up.