List of EvergreenDrift Drivers To Watch In 2014

Brainstorming some local drivers that frequent Evergreen Drift in 2014.

Cameron Moore
Johannes Bello
Tony Carreon
Brian Lockbaum
Ben Whyte
Tyler Grimsley
Andre Escalante
Aaron Leavitt
Joseph Lin
Travis Christiansen
Johnathan Raymer
Nathan Fetsch
Nick Schnell
Logan Noel
Mike Phillips
Rob Primo
Ian Fournier
Kyle Pollard
Jeff Woodruff
Dio Ortiz
Erich Hagen
Jesse Kincy
David Wheaton
Kory Keezer
Jeremy Richter
Peter Taylor
Galen Callahan

Screen Capture Recording Your Desktop With Open Broadcaster Software

In this article, we will briefly touch on how to setup Open Broadcaster Software, which allows you to record you desktop to mp4 format. This is useful for creating desktop tutorials or recording online webinars.

Install And Configure

1.) Download Open Broadcaster Software

Don’t forget to consider donating: https://obsproject.com/donate

2.) Run the installer.

3.) Run Open Broadcaster Software

4.) Configure your OBS by going to Settings -> Settings

5.) Under “Broadcast Settings” switch the Mode to “File Output Only” and click “Browse.” Navigate to a proper directory and name the file “video” click save.

6.) Be sure to remove “video.mp4″ at the end of the File Path and click “Apply”

File Path Example: C:UsersUsernameDocuments

7.) Left hand side, select “Video” and make sure your Resolution Downscale is set to the highest resolution. Click “Apply.”

8.) Left hand side, select “Audio” check that your Microphone is set to the appropriate mic. For instance, Logitech HeadsetClick “Apply.” and hit “OK”

9.) Setup your Sources by right clicking the blank column and going to Add -> Monitor Capture. Name and configure your monitor accordingly.

10.) Add any additional Scenes, Sources (Webcam, Text, Monitors) as needed. Use “Edit Scene” to move sources around the OBS canvas.

11.) Use the button “Preview Stream” to preview / interact with your OBS canvas.

12.) Click “Start Recording” to begin your desktop recording.

The File Output

All files should be placed into your “File Path” set in step 6 and named with a timestamp. You can use these mp4′s in video editing software such as Adobe Elements Premiere, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, iMovie, Final Cut Studio, etc. If you do it all in one take, you will not need video editing software and you can easily upload the mp4 file to Youtube or Vimeo. Enjoy!

TP-LINK TL-WN725N on BAMT 1.5

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I recently was asked to take a look at a Litecoin miner logs due to stability issues, I had no idea how deep this rabbit hole would go. After many struggles with Xubuntu and AMD drivers, I found BAMT. BAMT aka “Big Ass Miner Thing” is a fork of the original BAMT project that was aborted, picked up by Bee on litecointalk.org – I’ve since rebuilt a miner and built 2 personal litecoin mining rigs. If you are in Bellingham, Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, or Vancouver Lower Mainland and need technical assistance with Bitcoin / Litecoin miners, feel free to reach out. I do it for the Dogecoin!

Repository can be found here:
https://bitbucket.org/beebee/bamt/

Download BAMT from Bee’s maintained thread:
https://litecointalk.org/index.php?topic=2924.0

How To Get TP-LINK TL-WN725N on BAMT 1.5

I wanted to use a USB Wifi dongle on BAMT for my dogecoin mining rigs so that I can relocate them into my garage. I randomly ordered a cheap $9 Wifi USB dongle on Amazon and figured making the leap of faith would be fun. Here’s how I got it running on BAMT.

I referenced WikiDevi.com for the appropriate repository to clone. I had the v2 of this Nano USB.

https://wikidevi.com/wiki/TP-LINK_TL-WN725N_v2

The repository is in the sidebar, I laughed audibly when I figured out BAMT has git natively, thank you Bee or whoever put that there! If you’re version of BAMT doesn’t have git, in Root Terminal type: apt-get install git

If you’ve never compiled from source before, open up Root Terminal:

cd ~/
git clone https://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8188eu.git
cd rtl8188eu
make
sudo make install

These steps may vary, make sure you’re using the correct repository. If you’re not using a TP-LINK Google around or look around WikiDevi.com for your hardware.

I got frustrated when passphrase didn’t save. Posted to /r/bamt – after a bit I made an edit:

http://www.reddit.com/r/BAMT/comments/1zlvjm/wireless_usb_doesnt_save_network_passphrase/

johnislarry wrote:
So I managed to find a solution to my problem. I don’t know if it will help anybody else, but maybe it will. I changed two things. The first was creating a file
/etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.pkla
and writing the following lines to it:

[nm-applet]
Identity=unix-group:network
Action=org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.*
ResultAny=yes
ResultInactive=no
ResultActive=yes

That can also be found here https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ne … ermissions and it allows users in the group “network” to use nm-applet functionalities. The second > thing I changed was commenting out a “no-auto-default” line in /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf.
After these changes I am able to use nm-applet as a regular user for connecting to both secured and unsecured networks.

Also note: when saving the wifi passphrase check “Available for all users” before clicking Apply!

Got my TL-WN725N to work on Bee’s BAMT 1.5 and now I can relocate the box into the garage without running a 50 ft cat6 across the house. :) hope this helps.

Monokai For Google Chrome – Inspect Element

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I found an interesting repository that web developers might find useful. Monokai for the Chrome Developer Tools! Honestly, this makes the Inspect Element UI more readable for me. I often find myself staring at the source code for hours until my eyes bleed. Now if only I could remember how to style view-source…

Link to the repository:

An Adventure Towards LightSpeed!

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In the past, I have worked directly with the back end of Navision Point-of-Sale software, working with inventory, setting up customer sales, quotes, and billing. A few weeks ago, a colleague of mine approached me with an inquiry about point of sales systems on Mac OS X.

One of the most talked about point of sales applications in recent years has been LightSpeed Pro, along with their Cloud software, iPad app, and eCommerce integration (Magento baby!). I’ve taken on the project to help them setup their POS machine and import their suppliers price lists. In the future, I hope that having the knowledge of LightSpeed Pro will help me out. One of my dreams is to start a small online retail store and grow it to the point where I can open a store front. ^_^

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A Quest For Ruby & Gems

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The last couple of weeks, I’ve taken upon myself to hunker down and study Ruby. In my free time, I like to brush on on languages and exercise my brain. I completed a few Ruby courses over the summer, but in the last few weeks I needed “reference material.”

On my quest for reference material, I stumbled upon the legendary _why’s Poignant Guide To Ruby on Github! I opted for the PDF version and uploaded it to my Play Books!

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Thumbing through _why’s entertaining book, I started looking at other books to quicky kick start Ruby. Many Ruby books I’ve attempted to read through have always turned me off due to their strange lexicon, dry and unclear explanations, etc. Being that I have a background in HTML, Javascript, and PHP, the analogies in most Ruby books/documentation confused me and I often found myself frustrated. All I wanted was simple reference material to explain the Ruby class, examples of syntax, and a comparison to a language I understood.

While I was reading through random online documentation, I found a blog called “Juixe Techknow” which outlined and explained the Ruby class. After reading the first 2 paragraphs, I suddenly got overwhelmed in excitement. A combination of my Woods Coffee kicking in, and sheer enlightenment, Juixe made a great comparison of Ruby class to Java in this blog post. His explanation clicked as I recall working with Android SDK! Now that everything clicked and I was able to bang out a class file with the methods I needed, I was ready to invest $$$.

I’ve always been a fan of Larry Ullman, in fact him and Elizabeth Castro are the two authors of my favorite books. At a young age, I was turned off my “fluff” types of books, such as Dummies series. “I DON’T WANT TO READ A BOOK THAT COMPARES JAVASCRIPT TO BAKING COOKIES, AND TELLING ME A STORY ABOUT HOW A FAMILY NEEDS TO SOLVE FOR (B) WHILE TRAIN TRAVELS AT x” – seriously, Visual Quick Start Guides enabled me to just “Play” with the code, then think creatively.

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If you need reference material to quickly pick up Ruby, I’d encourage purchasing Larry Ullman’s Visual Start Guide to Ruby. Whether your a beginner or advanced user needing to look up syntax, I have nothing negative to say for this book. I picked it up on my Nexus, although I do prefer paperback books, it still is good to skim through.

In the long run, I plan on continuing down this path and picking up Ruby On Rails. Right now, my main goal to Ruby is just to work on a client side project. I would soon like to apply this skill set on an AWS Ruby on Rails instance in the near future! I’m sure my friend @eminkel will enjoy collaborating on a side project!

Transferring WIX Domain To Another Registrar

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Googling around, I found this to be buried in random forum posts. I figured I’d document this for future reference.

To transfer your Wix domain from Wix:
1. From your Domain Manager, under My Domains, next to your Wix domain, click Manage.
2. Under Domain Summary, click the Advanced tab.
3. Next to Transfer Away from Wix, click Transfer.

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4. In the Transfer window, click Send.

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5. An email with a code will be sent to you. Forward this code to your new domain registrar.
You may not receive the email immediately, but you can expect to receive it on the same day.

Source: Dana from WIX Support, Screen Caps: myself.

At this point, you will have to go to a new registrar, such as Namecheap.com and create an account. On the registrar side, you can initiate the domain transfer. Note: Be sure to jot down all DNS Zone information in the WIX Domain Manager panel. Be sure to update the new registrar with DNS information.