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Posts Tagged ‘hacks’


 

 

Buh-bye, Gizmo5

I, along with a lot of other people, got an email a few days ago telling us that Google will be pulling the plug on Gizmo5 next month. Gizmo5 is a VoIP service that Google purchased a few years ago. The belief was that they would roll the service into their ...
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EyeTV and Roku (Redux)

Once upon a time, I ruminated about watching EyeTV recordings via my Roku. In the end, for a number of reasons, I rolled my own solution using AppleScript, my Turbo.264, and Apache. This solution works extremely well for my specific situation, but it only works for my situation and there ...
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Watching EyeTV Recordings on the Roku Box

I've been spending every spare moment lately working on Pod TV. I was bound to burn out on it at some point and it happened Saturday morning. I got home from running my weekend errands, brewed up a pot of organic Sumatran coffee, and sat down at my desk ...
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Please Stop Putting Bogus Data in Your XML

The last couple weeks, I've been working on building a podcast channel for the Roku box. It's actually coming along fairly well and the community is very excited about it. The biggest problem has been dealing with the metadata some of these podcasters publish. There are two important things my ...
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Listening to the TV

I've spent the last several evenings building and deploying a collection of channels for the Roku box that bring video podcasts to your television. That's not a new idea, but, as I wrote Tuesday, it's a new spin on that idea, at least within the Roku context. One thing I ...
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Building Roku Channels

Remember when the Roku box first hit the streets and I expressed a desire for it to be able to receive video podcasts and specifically Archive.org content? Yea, I never really did much about that. Remember when Roku released the official SDK for the box and I fiddled with it ...
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Hacked

A Public Service Announcement via techCrunch... It is suggested that if you use the same password on your Twitter account with other accounts, now would be a good time to change your password on those other accounts. Because of the scale of this hack, it can only be assumed right ...
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Google Voice with PHP

A while back, I wrote about accessing Google Voice programmatically in order to push SMS messages to my iPod. Well, it worked for a while, but never very well and eventually it stopped working altogether. Google may have changed something on their end or the Python tool I was ...
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MediaFly

I've said many times over the years that iTunes is a bloated resource hog and it becomes more and more true all the time. I have gotten to the point that I almost never interact directly with iTunes. I consume my media via Front Row, my iPod, and my ...
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