Building the 7e Arcade HD Prototype MAME Cabinet – Part 1

The 7e Arcade HD MAME cabinet is my second arcade cabinet build. You can view my Atari 7800 Arcade Cabinet by clicking HERE. This cabinet is a much bigger and more complex arcade cabinet then my first. Goals The goals I want to achieve with this MAME cabinet will take … Continue reading

Atari 2600/7800 Arcade Cabinet

This project began as a cabinet to house an Atari 2600 with a Harmony multi-game cartridge. While searching for a donor Atari 2600 unit I ran across an Atari 7800 to use as the brains and I couldn’t resist. This would allow for a larger library of games, but would make the build … Continue reading

Setup of Samba4 4.10 on Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS and 13.10

An Active Directory Domain Controller is a vital tool for business network administrators. It allows the centralized management of all the computers in a business network, whether it’s local, nation or worldwide. You can add a user to the network with all there information, set their limits to features on … Continue reading

Setup a Samba4 Domain Controller on Debian 6.0 Squeeze


An Active Directory Domain Controller is a vital tool for business network administrators.  It allows the centralized management of all the computers in a business network, whether it’s local, nation or worldwide.  You can add a user to the network with all there information, set their limits to features on a computer and … Continue reading

Ubuntu for phones announced, adding one more mobile OS to the mix

Ubuntu Phone

Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu linux Distro, has announced Ubuntu for phones.  Ubuntu for phones seems to use the same Linux kernel that powers the desktop version of ubuntu, but with a touch based UI optimized for mobile phones and tablets. The major benefit of Ubuntu for Phones is that you will be … Continue reading

Samba 4 with Active Directory gets a stable release


Samba 4 has been a long time coming, and now the world has a stable free full featured alternative to a Microsoft Server Active Directory Domain Controller on Linux/Unix based systems. Head over to and download Samba 4 now! Continue reading

Tech of 2012 that will shape the tech landscape of 2013

With 2012 coming to an end(not the world), it’s time to reflect on this years tech that will help shape tomorrow. From the NASA Curiosity Rover, to the Microsoft Surface and the Tesla Model S, see the tech that will revolutionize the world in 2013 and beyond. Continue reading

Fix for Google Chrome Crash on HP Touchpad with 120 or 132 dpi

User’s of the HP Touch pad may have noticed that the latest version of the Chrome browser crashes when loading unless your Touchpad is in 160 dpi mode. This isn’t an issue with Cyanogenmod, but with Google Chrome after version 18.0.1025308. Workaround The workaround is as simple as downloading an older version … Continue reading

Rip your DVD, HD-DVD or Blu-Ray to an .MKV file

With the growing popularity of Netflix and Amazon streaming media services many people are looking to convert their DVD’s, Blu-Ray’s and HD-DVD’s to a digital format that can be streamed locally with services like DLNA.  Most SmartTV’s, Blu-ray player and streaming media boxes support DLNA content. This easy step-by-step tutorial … Continue reading