Robots.txt 2.0

Google, Google Maps, robots.txt, Streets View
Since the introduction of google maps streets view two days ago, people are going crazy in trying to zoom in and find hidden gems in those captured images. If you don't know about this click on the link above and you'll see what I'm talking about, or you can just go to and zoom down to street level in either NYC or San Francisco and push the new Street View button (top right corner of the map). Really cool and well--atleast according to some on the net--Scary!!! So the question is:Do we need someway of telling the google van that we don't want to be in their photographs? Judge for yourselves....
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How to use a custom DNS name with blogger

Blogger, Custom Domain Name, DNS
So I finally broke down and registered with I've used their service for my own canadian domain, so I figured, why not. Under I was doing all kinds of redirects to get to point to (which is the standard addressing scheme for blogs on blogger). Now, here is how I got my custom domain name ( to work:Obviously first register your domain name. I went over to (.com is the same company) and registered (I use the DNS-Only service & Registry Fees)Give them about 2-4 hours to propagate the DNS information. Do not change anything during this time.Now after about 4 hours go back and login. You should see the Members page and somewhere in there there should be a listing of…
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Divx, Youtube
Okay just came across Stage6.....and one word....WOW. I think we finally have something that will compete directly with TV (SD or HD) that is actually flexible enough for artists to create custom frame sizes in (think 2.35 aspect for your youtube movies with divx codec). Very nice.....Check it out at:
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Getting HP IPAQ Bluetooth Folding Keyboard to work with Nokia N800

Bluetooth, Foldable Keyboard, N800, Nokia
Okay this was relatively simple.....Make sure you can either ssh and become root and/or run xterm and become root on your N800.Ssh to the N800 and become root (either through sudo grainroot or something similar)Goto kbdd's website and download kbdd.tar.gz onto your N800.Extract it to root's home directory using tar -zvlf kbdd.tar.gz and cd to kbdd.Unfold the keyboard/insert battries/press the button on top right corner and make sure the LED beside it starts blinking.In Ssh client type hcitool scan to scan for bluetooth devices. If you have more than 1 device you might see multiple entries. Note the Bluetooth address in form of xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx . You will need this in the next step.Use vi (in ssh session) to edit the file btkbd.conf and make it look as follows:BDADDR="xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx"KBTYPE=btfoldablePORTNUM=2Where xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx is…
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Streaming DV with VLC in Linux…..

Thought this might be useful for someone:Install the libraw1394 and libavc1394If you want to be able to stream from a DV camcorder, then you need to install the libraries libraw1394 and libavc1394:If you use a Fedora Core distribution then you just need to install the libraries using: %yum update %yum install libraw1394 libavc1394If you want to install the libraries from the source then you must download them from the libraw1394 and libavc1394 from their projects website. If you have a distribution that uses udev, then you must add/change the following line to the file 50-udev.rules in your /etc/udev/rules.d directory. %vi /etc/udev/rules.d/50-udev.rules # IEEE1394 (firewire) devices (must be before raw devices below) KERNEL=="raw1394", NAME="%k" KERNEL=="dv1394", NAME="dv1394/%k" KERNEL=="video1394*", NAME="video1394/%n"The following sections assume that you have a working linux installation with the IEEE…
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HDHomeRun: Multicast

CLI, HDHomeRun, Linux, Multicast, OSX
Using hdhomerun_config command you issue the following (after tuning into the channel ofcourse):1) hdhomerun_config set /tuner0/target none2) hdhomerun_config set /tuner0/channel qam:a) hdhomerun_config set /tuner0/streaminfo3) hdhomerun_config set /tuner0/program4) hdhomerun_config set /tuner0/targetMCast Address is in range of: -->
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