The Daily Button – Feb. 25th, 2008

As you can tell by our latest guides, John and Lothar have taken over We will now be focusing our efforts on creating the perfect MythTV install with every Linux install available. That’s right, the word alpha software means nothing to us. We will blaze new trails and make MythTV stand on its head when we are done ;). […]

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Samsung’s 1TB Hard Drive

The TechReport has a nice review of Samsung’s new F1, 1 TB  hard drive. For HTPCers like myself, who utilize only one PC rather than a server/client system, looking to up the capacity in their rigs or build a new PC might find this Sammy to be a nice fit for a living room PC.  The Tech Report If the […]

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Life With a Plugin Episode 6: Yougle Vista


The future of Media Center no doubt lies in its ability to present online media from the 10′ UI. While the Media Center group has done some work with extras such as Internet TV and the Fox Sports collaboration; there remains a lot of media we want to see. Yougle steps into fill some of this void. Overview Yougle allows […]

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Bringing Windows® SideShow™ content to everyday devices

They are having a signup for people to try the software to let iPhones, Windows mobile device, etc access  sideshow content.  Control Think ThinkRemote sets Windows SideShow content free, bringing SideShow gadgets to everyday electronic devices such as mobile phones, portable game consoles, and remote controls. With support for wired, wireless, and Internet-based connectivity, ThinkRemote keeps you connected to your […]

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CentOS 5.1: Flashed

CentOS 5.1 Flashed

PCs = Noise.  No matter how you stack things up, it seems there is always something clicking, buzzing, humming, or whooshing in your ear.  Whether it is the fans keeping the system cool, the hard drive grinding away, or even the clicking of the keys and mouse, noise is ever present.  While there are many guides about reducing fan noise […]

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The Somewhat Daily Button – February 20th, 2008

Headline: HD DVD surrenders the high-def disc war. Good, now where is our updated playback software and hardware? I really hope this speeds up development of a high def disc HTPC that is equivalent of a CE device. Along with Hauppauge’s and DirectTV announcement, this could be the year of the HTPC. HD DVD News: Amazon takes of 50% […]

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Convert Your HD DVDs to Blu-Ray

Got any "old" HD-DVDs sitting around?  Make them useful again. Wired By converting your movies to a more enduring format, you can ensure your movie collection survives the death of the machine that plays them. The process is simple in principle but excruciating in practice, thanks to the complexity of the technology, the myriad of applications needed and the predations […]

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