Streaming Home Media using SHOUTcast and Winamp

If you are like me, you have amassed a rather large collection of music in electronic form (read: MP3). Unfortunately, there are times when you don’t want to be sitting at your desk in order to listen to your latest Modest Mouse download. You’d much rather listen to your stereo in your living room while reading Wired Magazine.

Much to my delight, I re-discovered the beauty of SHOUTcast. Along with my favorite music player, Winamp, these two applications, in combination with a spare laptop, can bring you the much anticipated relaxation you so much deserve. Here’s how:

Ubuntu Server and freeRADIUS 2.0.5

For the last week, I have been attempting to install a RADIUS daemon on my Ubuntu Server. Alas, the RADIUS server I had originally installed, did not agree the the version of PERL that Ubuntu had been compiled with. Ain’t it always like that…sigh.

The only option was to compile the latest stable version of freeRADIUS 2.0.5 on Ubuntu and cross my fingers. It was NOT all that easy. Before you compile freeRADIUS, there are two changes you’ll have to make before freeRADIUS plays nice with Debian. After you have downloaded freeRADIUS from (as a non-root user), do the following:


Java Servlets: Why hast though forsaken me? Part II

I have found the act of integrating MySQL with Java Servlets to be rather tedious… but, at least the GUI (Graphical User Interface) is easier to derive. Looks like it works OK, but there are still some java-stuff I keep forgetting: Converting String to an Int -> Integer.parseInt(str); OR new Integer(str).intValue(); OR Integer.valueOf(str).intValue(); String to…