Austin's Blog

Headphone Review: PSB M4U 1 vs B&W P7

After graduating college, I started working fulltime at Amazon. I went from sprinting from class to class to staying indoors (professionally) for 8+ hours a day. I was forced to spend most of my day in front of a computer, sitting (or standing, thanks to my stand up desk) while ...

Installing XBMC 12.2 on an ASRock ION 330HT

Here are some notes for an XBMC 12.2 (Frodo) install job that I did for a buddy of mine on his ASRock ION 330HT. We were both a little nervous about performing a full upgrade, but due to smart partitioning, everything upgraded perfectly.

Here's what I did...

Backup ...

Pick Your CUDA Device at Program Runtime

Select your CUDA Device

While conducting research on my thesis, there were several times where I wanted to test the efforts of my work on different CUDA cards. Luckily, I had access to a machine that contains 4 different CUDA cards, ranging from a GTX 480, to a Tesla C2050 ...

Profiling CUDA through Python with NVVP

For those of you who don't know, I'm currently pursuing my Masters in Computer Science. Part of this undertaking requires me to complete a thesis.

For the purposes of my thesis, I decided to implement a framework into the Vapoursynth video filtering project that will allow it to ...

W3 Total Cache and DONOTMINIFY

I use W3 Total Cache for all my of my website caching needs and usually it works great. There have been a few problems with the latest release, but that is for another post.

One issue that I just experienced recently with one of my sites is that even though ...

Reading Unicode from raw_input in Python

This took me too damn long to figure out in Python, so a quick note.

To obtain a unicode string in from the raw_input() function in Python, simply use a line like the following:

unicode_string = raw_input("Enter your input").decode('utf8')

About the only good thing in iOS 6

iOS 6 has been all over the news recently with botched promises and new features (culminating in the new Maps application and the removal of a native YouTube app).

Granted, the YouTube-written app is LOADS better, but nonetheless, iOS 6 has been... underwhelming. Or lackluster, whatever you want to call ...

Quick Solutions to iOS 6 Issues

With the release of iOS 6, a number of my friends and colleagues are jumping on the update bandwagon. I went ahead and did the same thing, but I heard some horror stories about people losing access to their email (those who had Gmail anyways) and the Youtube app disappearing ...

Beginnings...

I started this blog because I knew that I already had the resources available (considering that my other site is fully up and running, adubvideo.net) and sometimes I need a place to put my random thoughts and a few of the things that I learn while adventuring through the ...