I’ve been using Linux as my primary computer for home use since 2001, and it enables me to do so many things, but also comes with some frustrations.  As I find solutions to my everyday problems, I plan to post them here so hopefully others can benefit from my results.  It’s also a chance for me to publish a plethora of quick scripts that I use to get things done on my home server, from collecting the weather every day to organizing my .mp3 collection.

I’m the creator and project lead for dvd-slideshow, a command-line video slideshow creator hosted on