wo recent court cases have been filed against the Oregon Child Support Program by former employees that suggest a workplace of discrimination and a hostile work environment.

On June 12th, 2013, Antonio Castaneda, Jr., filed a complaint of sexual discrimination against the Oregon Department of Justice’s Child Support division in Marion County. Read the complaint here.  In short, Mr. Castaneda describes a workplace where co-workers teased him about his penis size and he and female co-workers otherwise engaged in unprofessional and inappropriate conversation while at (more…)


MythTV and Roku

January 12, 2014

In order for MythTV recordings to be played on the Roku, they must be transcoded to a playable x264 format.  Roku is particularly fussy about this format.  ear9mrn’s rokuencode.sh script will output a file with the typically ugly MythTV filenames that are (almost) playable on the Roku: /usr/bin/HandBrakeCLI -i $1/$2 -o $newname -e x264 -b […]

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Oregon Child Support Program, Not Oregon Kids

July 18, 2013

Remarkably, the Oregon Child Support Program’s website uses stock photography of children and families that are unlikely to be from Oregon.  While it does give the site a slick look and a fantastical, emotional appeal, the social engineering effect is removed when one realizes these photos are not Oregon families nor involved with Oregon’s child […]

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