Speeding Up Your Android Device

Does your Andriod phone run slower than it used to? To some degree, this is expected. As time goes on, Android gains more capabilities through new OS releases. Applications take more resources as they add features, which could happen at any time. There are some apps that are known to be resource hogs, slowing down … Continue reading Speeding Up Your Android Device

Installing Ubuntu 16.04 on a ZFS root filesystem

Re-publishing this from my old blog since it is bound to be useful for Plex servers. One of the major new pieces of functionality in Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial) is built in support for ZFS filesystems.  I was disappointed to learn that ZFS support is not actually built into the installer itself, leaving you to piece things … Continue reading Installing Ubuntu 16.04 on a ZFS root filesystem

Ripping DVDs

My tool of choice for my DVD ripping needs is Handbrake.  It is an Open Source tool which supports Windows, Mac OS X or Linux.  It is highly configurable, but also has a great set of defaults for various codecs and container formats. On the ripping side, it natively supports ripping unencrypted DVDs and supports ripping … Continue reading Ripping DVDs