Weird permission issues with tvnamer

Distinguishing EPERMvs EACCESS, and how that helps debug file manipulation scripts.

January 5, 2014 路 2 min 路 Ohad Lutzky

The show downloading stack - part n+1

I鈥檝e already mentioned my show downloading stack on this blog. It鈥檚 changed a bit since - I now use Transmission rather than rtorrent, as it has the excellent transmission-daemon package which has it acting exactly the way I like (without using screen). Also, it now E-mails me when a torrent is done downloading. So while this may be how TV works for you: Notice that a new episode is out Torrent it Wait for the download to finish Watch it 鈥his is how TV works for me now:...

December 15, 2011 路 2 min 路 Ohad Lutzky

Loving the new Totem

Totem is Gnome鈥檚 built-in media player, and it really annoyed me in previous versions, and had me switching to VLC. However, the version included in the Ubuntu 9.10 release candidate has two features which are very important, in my opinion. The first feature is smooth graphical integration with compositing managers (such as compiz). In previous versions, as well as VLC, once you fullscreen the window, moving the mouse (which causes the cursor and the partial interface to appear) causes a very annoying flicker....

October 10, 2009 路 1 min 路 Ohad Lutzky

My show downloading stack

I love watching TV, and hate it. Regular show schedules are horrible, commercial breaks are annoying, and the ability to rewind is very important. I love Hot鈥檚 VOD service (and happily pay to watch the shows I enjoy), but my true favorite for getting my entertainment is everyone鈥檚 favorite not-a-dumptruck, the internet. In this post, I will describe how I do it. Everything I describe in this post can be done using miro....

September 5, 2009 路 4 min 路 Ohad Lutzky

Alright, American Dad!

Just finished downloading an episode of American聽Dad off Bittorrent. TV has ancient episodes of Family Guy. Took about an hour though鈥 I tells ya, I鈥檇 pay for this kind of service if it were faster鈥 ;)

January 23, 2007 路 1 min 路 Ohad Lutzky