Tag Archive: electronics

Feb 02 2017

USB UAC2 DAC in Linux (the Emotiva Big Ego with Gentoo Linux)

Recently I was on a mission to make my audio experience on my main desktop more enjoyable. I had previously just used some older Bose AE2 headphones from 2010 plugged in directly to the 3.5mm audio output on the back of my desktop. The sound quality was mediocre at best, and I knew that a …

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Jan 12 2016

Sling TV streaming: The good, the bad, and the ugly

I’m not much of a television watcher, but recently I thought that I would check out Sling TV for streaming live television stations. Seeing as I also have an Amazon FireTV, the choice seemed to be an easy one, and since they were offering a 7-day free trial, I had nothing to lose. After my …

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Mar 20 2015

CyanogenMod com.android.phone crashing – an unlikely APN fix for the NullPointerException in the telephony stack

Currently, I have a T-Mobile branded Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-M919) and until this past weekend I was running CyanogenMod 11 (the M9 snapshot) on it. I was having one minor problem with it, and that was that all-too-often the artist and track information from my music stream would not be sent via Bluetooth. I hadn’t …

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