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Adventures in Splicing an HDMI Cable

We just purchased our home here in Austin, Texas, and were super stoked to find out that the WHOLE house was wired for audio.

The downside was that once we built out shelves, mounted the TV, and set up all the equipment that the male adapter of the HDMI routed through the wall was – well… f@*kd.

I didn’t find any thorough, clear, and effective approaches of splicing an HDMI cable, so I’ve decided to log and then blog my efforts!

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PC Woes and Virus Foes

So recently I’ve been somewhat of a PC fixer-upper again (among other things)… But these days I’ve been wise to enforce some form of payment (usually in the form of firewater or cold hard cash); which, any family/friend-helper can attest to, becomes a nightmare. Part of why I decided to pick it back up is to experience what today’s battles are – and unfortunately they’re mostly of the same variant that was rampant even 10 years ago.
I’ve been asked by family and friends alike to give what insight I could into what it takes to keep your PC clean, and how to recover if you fail.

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Hey, can you pass me my utility belt?

I recently had to set up my work PC, and found out that there’s a good set of utilities that I’m often using and take for granted.

Some are new to me, and some are alternatives to paid programs that I’ve lost licenses to. I typically like to use open source over paid licenses, and this round I’ve managed to do a pretty good job at finding a well rounded set of tools to do the job!

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Session 1 – Multi-touch and the Flash Platform

MultiTouch! It’s here, it’s big, and it’s bold!

This session had so much information flying at me, I didn’t really have time to break this out from a stream of conscious.

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