The Hungry Hacker's Explanation of Everything

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[7 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]
S/PDIF Output on Asus K8S-LA “Salmon”

Ever since I got a PlayStation 2 and found the joy of games that support Pro Logic II, I’ve had a thing for surround sound. It’s like this perverse fixation that gives me a boner every time – you haven’t played games like Need for Speed: Underground 2 or Ace Combat 5 until you’ve played them with Pro Logic II. Seriously, the effect is that dramatic.
The PS3 is even better because most games support Dolby Digital 5.1 native – the PS2 lacked the processing power to generate this signal dynamically, …

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[27 Feb 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
RedStar v2 WordPress Theme

So I thought since we’re gearing up to re-release the site I’d spend a little time talking about our lovely WP theme. Our goal was to create a throwback to one of the earliest themes on our website, “RedStar”, which as you might guess featured a rather prominent red star.
It also, much to the dismay of others, featured some rather politically motivated photography… in fact many of our themes did. We decided that, in the interests of a wider audience, we’d do away with that – plus we couldn’t find …

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[27 Feb 2010 | One Comment | ]

Hello world, OrganizedChaos here.
Welcome to the new Hungry Hacker.  I will add more to this later.

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[26 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]

I suppose it’s only prudent that the first post on a site purporting to explain everything should probably explain why we’d choose to do so in the first place. For those unfamiliar with us, we’re a small, loose-knit group of individuals who like experimenting with things (hardware, software, and everything in between) and documenting the results.
The guys who cover a soda can in 200 LEDs and then try to drink it before the tiny battery goes flat? That’s us. The guys who take apart Sega Dreamcasts and then name the …

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[12 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]

If you’re a PostgreSQL user running FreeBSD, you probably notice once a day (assuming you read your root mail) that the psql daily job complains loudly about not being able to auth to the database… that is of course unless you’re still using the “trust” auth mechanism, in which case your nightly maintenance should work according to plan, but unless the machine is locked away where no one can get to it (even via the internet), you’re probably a dumbass.
So how do we fix …