Sunday, January 29, 2012

Linux Gaming, FREE open-source RTS 0 A.D.

I know many computer gamers will complain that they won't switch to Linux because the gaming support is just not up to speed compared to Windows and OS X. I just found out there is an RTS, "Real Time Strategy" game of ancient warfare which is FREE open-source and cross-platform. It's called 0 A.D..

I noticed it tweeted out earlier by @omgubuntu today and thought I should bring it to the attention of my supporters. Click the link below to see the overview webpage and the Wildfire Games link to see the home page.


Wildfire Games

OMGUbuntu Review of 0 A.D.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Jailbreaking Is Not A Crime

I have devices that I JailBreak (or "root them") to allow capabilities to be utilized which either software have not been written to do yet or manufactures and commercial software developers have restricted the use of a particular function.

This is a very touchy subject and my goal is NOT to argue whether it's legal or not. My goal with this post is to round up some troops to help me and others to renew an exemption (otherwise it will expire) that was enacted in 2010 by the Copyright Office which said that, "Jailbreaking smartphones doesn’t violate the DMCA."

You can find all the info here FREE YOUR DEVICES

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Call of the Community

What is "Call of the Community"? Call of the Community is designed as a fun, good natured tournament that brings the whole YouTube Call of Duty community together for a day of entertainment and helping others. The main website is HERE.

COC was originally created by Eric Aka Aviator and Paul aka Pyropuncher; Eric has carried on the event as it’s host and organizer. This is a Community based event, any one in the community is encouraged to promote the event. Together, we ALL can make a real difference.

The best part of this gaming community tournament is that it's organized to collect money for and spread awareness around charities. 100% (yes, ALL OF THE DONATIONS) go towards a Charity.

Thirst Relief: Thirst Relief

The first COC was so successful it raised around $24,000 for 3 charities.

The second COC (#COC2) is now in progress as I write this. It's so successful it is crashing the donation site "chipin".

Go check out the LIVESTREAM

Friday, January 20, 2012

Ubu for King of the Web, why not?

There's actually an online contest to see who is the King of the Web for various categories.
I feel that my Video Blogs are very humorous and desirable to watch. I have tutorials on technological  area of gaming headsets and using for listening to them wirelessly on any audio/video devices, I also have Xbox 360 Call of Duty gameplay.
Supporters of my campaign can vote for me up to 10 times a day. I am way behind in the race as I just started a few days ago and the current leader ironically lives within the same city as me.
Unfortunately he has a huge following on YouTube (1,000,000 subscribers) and has funny videos to watch BUT I feel that I can take this guy on as Ubu can accomplish anything he puts his heart and soul into!

I am gonna give my best shot and if I don't this month then I will try again next month if I can. So please 1. Go to the website here King of the Web
2. Register (which only takes a few minutes)
3. Vote for Ubu here: Vote 4 Ubu

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


I have hidden all my blog posts for the day to join others in "going black" for the day to fight the 2 bills in congress which plain and simply put will allow anyone, without due process, to claim copyright on anything and have your website or any website to be shut down.

I tried to put it in the most simplistic terms for all to understand. Please don't debate what I have written.


-Ubu out

Saturday, January 14, 2012

CES 2012 YouTube video to come....

I video recorded as well as took tons of photos of my entire Business trip to Las Vegas to attend CES 2012.

There are some funny moments using my iPhone video camera, photos galore, video footage from my hotel rooms, as well my return. Not much footage on my return travel to Milwaukee due to being so tired due to not getting any sleep from 1-12-12 to 1-13-12 but instead walking the Vegas strip and trolling The Venetian. (trolollloloo)

Just keep your eyes peeled for the YouTube video, it's going to be a lot of high quality effort BUT well worth it.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Ubu gambles, a Lil bit

I flew into Vegas last night around 11pm to go to CES 2012 because my main goal for 2012 is to increase Ubuntu's market share in the desktop environment. I didn't have a hotel or place to stay but I knew I could find a place within cab distance. I found a n excellent hotel called Imperial Palace. It is a very reasonable rate for 1 night. I told myself I could afford to lose $30 and that's what I lost. Lol it was on a game called Three Card Poker.

There's many ways to win and it's very fun needless to say. I really only have exposure to No-Limit Texas HoldEm and BlackJack from Potawatomi. I gave it a try and was up to double my money and should have quit but didn't.

Oh well, it's all about Ubu's first ever experience of what Vegas is all about.

On a side note I did not get business cards thrown in my face as I left the Airport as many said I would. I am all set for the show in 4 hours, video camera and all.

-Ubu out

Monday, January 9, 2012

Introducing Kona’s Korner Gamer of the Month

Please support me in this. Thank you to all my true supporters you won't ever regret it.

Introducing Kona’s Korner Gamer of the Month

Go check out my boy TheDeathofanEra on please

Jesse stream is BEAST!

Ubuntu system wide PulseAudio EQ (Equalizer)

I have recently become much more excited about cleaning up my music library within Ubuntu (versus just using WinXP and iTunes) so I can eventually get rid of Windows once and for all. (iPhone user - iTunes dependent currently) The audio levels that came from the default sound card in my machine were just not adequate for how I wanted the sound system to sound from my 2.1 Logitech system.
Built in Sound Card specs per
sudo lspci -v

80:01.0 Audio device: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT1708/A [Azalia HDAC] (VIA High Definition Audio Controller) (rev 10)
Subsystem: ASRock Incorporation Device 0888
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
Memory at feafc000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [60] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
Capabilities: [70] Express Root Complex Integrated Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [100] #1106
Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

Off I went in search of an EQ application or addon to PulseAudio sound server system that was both easy to install and "just worked". I had come across a very interesting search result which was to enable a Personal Package Archive (PPA). Some Ubuntu users question the use of PPA's as they "can" pose a security risk but that's not what this post is about. I enabled the PPA and sure enough, "it just worked" and now I am able to click a preset such that the audio levels of various Hz and KHz ranges are affected and my audio files can be played back more accurately for those high highs and those low lows.

Here's the original "Explore Ubuntu" blog post CLICK ME

Here's a BIG THANK YOU to "Explore Ubuntu" and all those that are hard at work supporting the Ubuntu Community with Blogs like his! "THANK YOU". Over the past 5 years the Ubuntu Community has proven to be second to none!


Friday, January 6, 2012

Gaming with Subs - Where is ALL begins

This morning was a great time. I spent over an hour with 2 dedicated subs of mine that see the potential of what "Ubu the Tech Guru" can do with his all his technological knowledge. I am glad some do because many large YouTube COD Commentators won't entertain the thought of how #UBU can help them. Oh well, one day they will think back and realize they could have just spend 30 minutes with me on Skype and made a better more informed decision.

Shout out to my 2 new loyal dedicated subs, their XBLGT's



They have chosen, among 200+ others, began to follow me on twitter (@UbuntuAddicted) and support the videos that I put up that they feel will be watched by others in the Xbox Community, XBMC Community, iPhone Community, Ubuntu Community, and Kdenlive Communities. THANKS SUBS

PSSSSSST she even won a FREE DVD movie, it's Before the Devil Knows you're dead

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Ubu the Tech Guru and Pork Chop Platoon split ways - it's all gravy

To all those that knew of me as a Pork Chop Platoon member. PCP and I have decided to split ways as a mutual agreement due to my new found direction with going VIRAL and being an internet super star as "Ubu the Tech Guru". UbuntuAddicted is who I am online everywhere so that will remain my Xbox Live Gamertag.

PCP was and still is one of the Elite Adult Gaming Clans/Families online. Their 4 years history proves they know what they are doing. With over 380+ members I am sure someone will fill the shoes as far as helping out on the forums with the vast Technological knowledge that I contain. IF any members still want help you know how to reach me either via OR the phone number that you have had these past 18+ months.

I wish the best for all PCP members and their families.

"Ubu the Tech Guru"

#UBUpromotes - New Series on my YouTube Channel

If you have a great game or killfeed in Call Of Duty Black Ops or Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 that you'd like to show off to your friends, I can capture it from your fileshare and upload to my channel. It will be part of a new series I just started.
You can contact me on so many ways it's impossible to not know how to contact me. ;-) Message me on YouTube, Yeousch, Facebook, Twitter DM, or however you can.
I look forward to getting a lot of great plays on my channel so it must be good and I don't have the time to view all submissions alone so please be selective about what you message me about.

Here's the first Episode to start it out and for you to get an idea of what your clip or game should be. I am not interested in trick shots and only players that play the objective of the game type you're in should be submitted. Thank you.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Ubu's Dazzle Hollywood DV Bridge (480p) Info

For those wondering how I get such great quality with a "Dazzle" can now sleep better at night because I will not divulge the information.
The product is from around the late 1990's. It's made by Dazzle. The product name is "Dazzle* Hollywood DV Bridge" (See pic). It takes composite input as a passthru and outputs DV video info thru firewire to my Ubuntu machine BUT also outputs composite if I wanted to watch it while I play. Fortunately I have the original Xbox 360 and not the new Slim so I can actually use the component cable out from the Xbox into my Philips HDTV Monitor (one of the first ever HD TV/Monitors - See pic). I use kino (Free Open Source Software) to capture it over the firewire bus on my Ubuntu machine. That file is an OpenDML AVI Type 2 digital video file. The media info results are:

Format                           : AVI
Format/Info                      : Audio Video Interleave
File size                        : 269 MiB
Duration                         : 1mn 14s
Overall bit rate                 : 30.4 Mbps

Format                           : Digital Video
Codec ID                         : dvsd
Codec ID/Hint                    : Sony
Duration                         : 1mn 14s
Bit rate                         : 28.8 Mbps
Width                            : 720 pixels
Height                           : 480 pixels
Display aspect ratio             : 1.500
Original display aspect ratio    : 4/3
Frame rate mode                  : Constant
Frame rate                       : 29.970 fps
Standard                         : NTSC
Resolution                       : 24 bits
Colorimetry                      : 4:1:1
Scan type                        : Interlaced
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 2.778
Stream size                      : 255 MiB (95%)

Format                           : PCM
Format settings, Endianness      : Little
Format settings, Sign            : Unsigned
Codec ID                         : 1
Codec ID/Hint                    : Microsoft
Duration                         : 1mn 14s
Bit rate mode                    : Constant
Bit rate                         : 1 536 Kbps
Channel(s)                       : 2 channels
Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz
Resolution                       : 16 bits
Stream size                      : 13.6 MiB (5%)
Interleave, duration             : 33 ms (1.00 video frame)
Interleave, preload duration     : 33 ms

I then take that file into kdenlive and do my video editing. I hope this was helpful to someone, if it was please follow me on Twitter to stay up to date on all of my technically advanced content that I will release daily.

Thank you for your continued support.