I did it! Finished in 95:58 with a blister on my foot. I was aiming for around 94 minutes, so that’s a great result. I’ll be doing the Sydney Running Festival half marathon in September and hopefully take a couple more minutes off that 95. Can’t wait!
daveg's Life List
1. make my wife happy
2. Finish a half marathon in 90 minutes or less
3. Play Zelda: The Twilight Princess
4. make more mixes
5. Finish Elite
6. finish learning c
7. visit every state of Australia
8. Sell stuff on ebay
9. Make my own t-shirts
As much as I’d like to complete this goal, there’s probably more important things to do than this. Perhaps I’ll revisit it another time.
I cried, I wailed, I got the shits. I wanted to throw this box over my balcony and watch it smash in to a million little pieces. But now, its working!!!
Initially I was using knoppmyth. Its supposed to make life easier when it comes to installing mythtv. Well, for mythtv yes. If you use hardware that’s different from the developer though, life will be very difficult.
In the end, I installed ubuntu and apt-get’ed all the myth packages. I must point out though, that when I started this goal, mythtv was at version 0.18. Its now at 0.20, which has progressed in leaps and bounds in terms of ease of setup.
Ubuntu linux did help with my hardware though. The DVB tuner which I had just seriously wouldn’t work, at all under knoppmyth. I installed ubuntu linux, and bamm, it worked. That was a lesson learnt. And also knoppmyth did something weird when it formatted one of my large filesystems. The filesystem would say it was out of space, even when there was more than 50% free. Something to do with the maximum number of files on a filesystem. I reformatted that partition under ubuntu linux, and its been all good since then.
I’ve got two tuner cards in my mythtv box and it happily records on one while I watch on the other. And all the videos that I’ve downloaded look fantastic on on HD LCD screen.
Now that I’ve got a fully functional mythtv box, it was worth all the pain.