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Apr 12, 2019 17:41:47 Craiglist to end free car listings
By: Eric
Craiglist to end free car listings

Will you pay $5 to list a car on Craigslist? Probably not. Especially when you can list it for free on Facebook, LetGo, OfferUp, etc...

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Jan 21, 2019 17:11:53 More on sending audio to HomePod
By: Eric
Continuing on my series of how the heck do I play something to my expensive HomePod speakers... You can use an app to AirPlay most any audio to your HomePod with a Line-Level 3.5mm Audio Input Adapter Cable. Video evidence is here.

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Jun 11, 2018 12:42:24 iTunes Star Ratings macOS app
By: Eric

Here is a little menu bar app to make it easier to set a star rating on the currently playing iTunes track. I made this because I use star ratings heavily to organize my music, and have a lot of tracks without ratings.


menu-bar-ratings

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Feb 19, 2018 19:16:49 How to Build Brick Cars: Detailed LEGO Designs for Sports Cars, Race Cars, and Muscle Cars
By: Eric

How to Build Brick Cars: Detailed LEGO Designs for Sports Cars, Race Cars, and Muscle Cars
Months ago I tracked down Peter Blackert after browsing his Flickr gallery so that I could get his plans for the Pontiac Fiero and Chevrolet Corvair. This was prior to his book coming out on Amazon. Anyway, the book is out and it is totally worth the money.

How to Build Brick Cars: Detailed LEGO Designs for Sports Cars, Race Cars, and Muscle Cars

Here is my Corvair build.

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Feb 10, 2018 02:36:26 Amazon Echo Dot using Apple HomePod for audio.
By: Eric

Amazon Echo Dot using Apple HomePod for audio.

It's possible to configure a CHIP or Raspberry Pi to act as a Bluetooth Speaker and AirPlay audio to a HomePod. This would enable you to play any Bluetooth audio source to a HomePod.

For the Next Thing Co. CHIP - I flashed it to boot into Debian Linux - and installed the following from GitHub -

CHIP Bluetooth Speaker - This is a script that turns your CHIP into a Bluetooth audio receiver. Among the packages this script installs is Pulseaudio which you can configure to output the system audio to a named (fifo) pipe. (Check out the Pulseaudio section here)

forked-daapd - This will AirPlay audio to a destination you select via a web-interface. It can read and auto-play a named pipe of audio when placed in the music library directory.

There are some issues with audio delay which I hope to work out.


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