Ripping BluRay Audio Discs to FLAC

UPDATE: This script has been superseded to add more features and correct a major issue, see here.

I’ve been buying some BluRay audio discs as a relatively inexpensive route to HD audio content, there’s some great remasters and remixes coming out and many include a conventional CD and BluRay audio in various formats, from 96/24 LPCM, 192/24 LPCM or various surround sound formats.

There’s numerous pieces of software for this and some paid for options might be slightly simpler, but I’m using MakeMKV ( as it’s cross-platform and cheaper than many other options (it’s free for DVD ripping, a one off payment for BluRay ripping.

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Year one with a Suzuki Swift Sport


I’ve never intended to buy a new car, the thought of the depreciation is anathema to my sensible financial head, but occasionally events align and in this instance a maturing company share save scheme, dealers keen to sell cars in a traditionally dead time (the week before Christmas!) and some pre-registered vehicles at great prices meant it started to look like a sensible idea.

The thought of ‘bugger it, treat yourself’ also came to mind, every car I’ve ever owned until now has been purchased on a very limited budget and with a purely practical requirement.

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Mounting External Storage within Crouton Chroot Automatically

Having installed crouton on my Acer C720 chromebook, I wanted a way to automatically mount some additional storage within the Linux environment, that could be used to store, for example, Steam or other games.

The 64GB Sandisk Ultra Fit USB3 drives seemed to fit the bill nicely, being compact enough to leave in place permanently, and offering fast read and write speeds compared to USB2 drives.

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