On this day …

On this day in 1971, a child was born to Jesús & María Rodríguez. He weighed a whopping 10 lbs 7 oz and was 23 inches long. That boy was ME! I’ve now hit the ripe ole age of 33!

BayStar & RBC bank invest in SCO Group

BayStar and the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) (NYSE: RY) invested $50 million, in the form of convertible preferred shares, in SCO Group (Nasdaq: SCOX) earlier this year.

“it was to pay attorneys to litigate against major players in the Linux marketplace”

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Personally, SCO could take the money they’re spending on lawyers and use it to help the open source movement.

Children and language

Today Adán watched “The Fox and the Hound”. So Liz was trying to get him to say fox and in his little voice it came out f**k. Adán recounted for me at dinner that he watched f**k which made me laugh. My laughing caused him to repeat it, at which point I laughed even harder. When Liz tried to correct him, he responded, “No Mommy, f**k”. At this point we are all laughing hysterically.

Streaming MP3's

In April, I was planning to setup an MP3 streaming server on my Red Hat Linux 8 box, click here. I gave up on icecast, since it didn’t seem as easy as 1, 2, 3 to install.

Then this month, I was reading my latest CPU magazine which contained an article where they went through setting up a media server for your home entertainment system. The article referred to
slimserver 5.1 MP3 server from a company called slimdevices. The main reason for the server is to stream audio to their squeezebox device. But it works with XMMS, Winamp, and iTunes.

This is a great way to stream your collection of MP3s.

To setup slimserver on Red Hat Linux or Fedora Core do the following:

1) download the RPM
2) install the RPM, rpm -i slimserver-5.1.5-1.noarch.rpm
2a) if you’re running Red Hat Linux 9 or earlier, you will need to get perl-Time-HiRes-1.38-3.i386.rpm
3) start up the server, /etc/init.d/slimserver start
4) point your web browser to http://localhost:9000/ to configure the server.
5) once configured, point your favorite player to http://localhost:9000/stream.mp3

That’s it, I know it isn’t 1,2,3, but 5 isn’t that bad, you now have a full featured MP3 streamer.