Hackintosh Upgrade 2013 – Part 1 Research

Screen-Shot-2012-01-02-at-7.57.44-PM.png

I haven’t written to the blog lately – I’ve been more of a consumer of knowledge and really haven’t contributed anything much. I’m hoping to change this stance as lately I’ve found myself referring back to my blog entries as my own personal documentation. So I figure, why not spend a few minutes to document my stuff and create a blog post while I’m at it?

I’ve been getting into two different services that really have help me out in organizing my entertainment – Calibre and Plex. Calibre is an ebook management system and Plex manages all my audio and video items. I’ve centralized everything onto my Ubuntu server in my home office. Unfortunately, the server hardware was damage due to a loose cpu heatsink. The server would reboot every 5-10 minutes when the system was under load. This is a major issue when I got the entire family gathered around to watch a movie. It was time for some replacement parts.

Read more

Installing Apple’s Darwin Calendar Server

(Due to Cmmj’s initial efforts an official Ubuntu wiki article has been created)

Ah… It’s a new year. Time to dust off those old forgotten projects and renew energy and see if we can get them completed. One of my projects that I started last year was to get a Family Calendar installed so that the family could use any of the PCs or Macs in the house to see our schedules. Yes, I do have a wall calendar, but where’s the fun in that?

Read more

Clean out your /etc/apt/sources.list

Ran into an interesting problem today on my Gusty Gibbon installation that I thought was important to share. I saw an article on Virtualbox software and I thought I’d give it a try. So the first thing I always do when installing something on Ubuntu is to see if there is an official package for the software in the repos by using Synaptic Manager. Synaptic Manager allowed me to log into the interface, but then core dumped. Ugh!

Read more