Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Rip audio CDs in ubuntu Lucid

Sound Juicer couldn't seem to find the track info for my CDs, but also mentions asunder, which works great.  It also will encode to both flac and ogg at the same time.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Copying files to Galaxy Nexus from Ubuntu

Update: sshdroid now works well for me with scp.  Be sure to change the default password!

Wow, what a pain.  MTP support in lucid is broken, or at least incredibly slow for galaxy nexus.  PTP works okay with nautilus / gphoto2, but is also painfully slow.  The various ssh servers all seem to be broken (I just get connection timed out errors when I try to ssh in).

Ultimately I ended up installing the "SwiFTP" ftp server app (ugh! plain ftp with no security!), but it worked great over wifi.  I even managed to mount it using curlftpfs as root:

curlftpfs -o allow_other,user=username:password ftp://username@ /mnt/GalaxyNexus

With that done, I could use rsync to copy some music over:

rsync -T /tmp -rv --progress --exclude='*.wav' --exclude='*.flac' . /mnt/GalaxyNexus/sdcard/Pictures/music/

(The -T /tmp was necessary since curlftpfs doesn't seem to allow creating temp files)

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

RobotShop sucks's customer service sucks.  I paid extra for 2-day shipping, and 4 days later they emailed me back asking for my social security number.  I had to work out on my own that it (probably) wasn't an identity theft scam, but something to do with import duties (they ship from Canada), because they didn't give any reason why they wanted it.

So I sent them my company's taxpayer ID, and the next day I get a voicemail asking me for it once again.  So we're almost a week on, it still hasn't shipped, and they're apparently not even reading their email.  Ugh.