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Computers Linux Terminal

vlc audio input

I finally got video to come through on vlc with specifying another parameter in my video capture video device input: /dev/video0:input=1
Tvtime had worked right off the bat once i changed the input from s-video to composite, but still wasnt able to get the audio.
A couple things that i found online helped with various problems i encountered.
One, I didn’t have speakers for a while, so I was working deaf with no understanding on whether the sound was actually getting to the software on the computer available for recording.  It might have just stopped at the hardware level because i didnt have the correct drivers or something.
anyways, so this command: xterm -sb -rightbar -fg yellow -bg black -e arecord -f cd -d 0 -vv /dev/null
that gave me a visual representation of the volume of one of the audio inputs on my computer.
Now i have to figure out which one that was.
I will use this:
To help me understand how to gather audio for this device.
And maybe this too:,
This page will help with managing the audio input instructions.

Computers PHP Programming Wordpress

wordpress debug

5 Ways to Debug WordPress

Computers Google Linux Terminal VMWare

making vmplayer work in ubuntu 12.04

I recently wanted to load a virtual machine in ubuntu 12.04 and i got some errors:
that did not work so i read this post:
and changed one character in that file and ran it and it worked.

Computers Linux Terminal


i used clonezilla to make a backup and restore a 250 GB image of my computer.
one little hangup that i found solved in this post that i really need to remember.
when mounting the restore drive, do the parent directory.  if you do the actual directory of the restore it wont even show the option to restore it.
very helpful


linux is so useful

I have been getting very familiar with linux at work lately and this post has been among the most useful.


google ads

I have seen my first picture ad from google ads
Am I just behind or is this new?

Computers updated directory

Just about the coolest thing ever:
Log in under
Click on tools:
then maps
Check it out.

Computers Kynetx Programming


I would like to be able to post a thought to my homework page, and in the same instant, it posts to my twitter and facebook as well. This would give me much more feedback than just 20 students on a closed network.
Another idea I have is a kind of opensource paper writing application. In essence I have a paper to write for school, and so I go ahead and write it and then post it online somehow to where everyone can see it, they can then read it if they like and even comment on my paper. Those comments would further the paper’s overall quality with iterations because I can further explain in depth if someone comments they don’t understand a principle. I guess a blog would work. 🙂


GED responses

Not a joke per se but this is rather funny; a friend sent this to me awhile back – this was best 10 in a longer list.   Supposedly (so they say), these are actual answers to questions asked in last year’s GED examination; appearnetly these are genuine answers from 16 and 17 year olds.  Someone else added their own comments to some of them shown in italics below.
Q. Name the four seasons.
A. Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar
Q. Name a major disease associated with cigarettes.
A. Premature death.
Q. How can you delay milk turning sour?
A. Keep it in the cow.   (Simple, but brilliant.)
Q. What is the fibula?
A. A small lie.
Q. What does ‘varicose’ mean?
A. Nearby.
Q. Give the meaning of the term ‘Cesarean section’.
A. The Cesarean section is a district in Rome.
Q. What is a seizure?
A. A Roman Emperor.  (Julius Seizure…I came, I saw, I had a fit!)
Q. What is a terminal illness?
A. When you are sick at the airport.  (Irrefutable!)
Q. What does the word ‘benign’ mean?
A. Benign is what you will be after you be eight.   (Brilliant)
Q. What is a turbine?
A. Something an Arab or Shreik wears on his head.