Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ubuntu without password requests

When I bought a computer for my son a few years ago, it came with XP preloaded. It was a refurbished computer from a local store, and they do a good job of putting together a cheap, basic system. At the time, I contemplated wiping the disk and putting Linux on it instead, but since it was already working and ready to use I decided to leave it as-is. The guys at the store had put Firefox and OpenOffice on it, so why mess with it?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Transcoding MP3 files for Nintendo DSi

My son's Nintendo DSi is a very cool little toy, but could they have made it harder to put music on it? After copying his MP3 files over to an SD card and putting it in, I thought I was done. But clearly Nintendo has other ideas.