Stop Skype and PulseAudio From “Uncorking” Media Players

PulseAudio has a neat feature that allows applications to “uncork” media players like Rhythmbox, Banshee, etc when certain events happen. For example: when a call comes in Skype pauses your music so you can answer without fiddling around to pause manually. Unfortunately Skype also deems the “contact coming online” and “contact going offline” events as […]

MythTV with HDMI on Mythbuntu

My new build server doubles as a media front end running MythTV. Because the machine has plenty of disk space and CPU power, it can play high-definition video stutter free even with eight threads compiling Linux, Android, etc in the background. MythTV itself isn’t perfect, but after you get used to its quirks you start […]