Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Solar Installation - Part 2
Step 2 is installing aluminum brackets on the roof, to which the solar panels will actually mount.
I was chatting with one of the two installers. He noticed that I was wearing a Linux Foundation t-shirt, and he mentioned that he ran Linux on his older computer. Ubuntu, as it turned out. He said that he found it mostly user-friendly, and was able to do almost everything he could under Windows, except use Real Player to listen to his favorite college radio station, kdvs.org.
So I checked out kdvs.org, and found multiple m3u streams, for both mp3 and ogg formats. Within minutes, we were streaming to the outdoor speakers while they were working on the roof ;-) When he got home, he confirmed that he was able to do the same with Amarok.
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