Reintroduction: Wait, you have what!?!

Virtual Environment

While I’m reintroducing myself to a digital home, allow myself to introduce… myself. I can trace the tech in me back to my childhood – I now understand why my parents gave me Legos, Lincoln Logs, Tinkertoys, Shape-O Toy, and Rubik’s Cube (I guess it could have been worse, and I’m thankful, at least my parents loved me enough to […]

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My Reintroduction to a Digital Home

I’ve spent the past few years under a (digital) rock with limited space and opportunity to develop, create and maintain a digital home ecosystem. I’ve focused more on my trade than my entertainment, and now it shows as I’m reintroducing myself to the ideas and concepts of a digital home. Many of you don’t know me, so here’s a brief […]

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Pants

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As a recent [quasi-]immigrant to the UK I’ve enjoyed learning the differences between American and British culture. Sometimes these gaps are obvious, making it possible to clearly discern where American expectations are inconsistent with the norms of this society and other times more subtle where our shared language doesn’t equate to a shared lexicon (e.g. pants vs. trousers). In most […]

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An Experience with HDMI Handshake Issues

If you have an HTPC, many of you may have experienced a problem with no picture or sound with your Home Theater setup connected through an HDMI cable at one time or another. This article is to cover some of the nuances that can come with them along with possible solutions as well as open up a discussion for better […]

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Balancing the Tech In Your Home and the Ones You Love

For many techies that have been doing electronics or HTPC’s (Home Theater PC’s) for a while, you have definitely seen this phrase in forums and blogs. So what is the WAF or GAF? If you’re a bit new to the HTPC world, the acronym stands for “Wife Acceptance Factor” or “Girlfriend Acceptance Factor”. Ah, rings a bell now doesn’t it? […]

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Phoenix 2 for Sage TV Now Available!

Phoenix 2 for SageTV

While SageTV may have been acquired by Google, this has not put much of a damper on a very active user development community. New tools and plugins are still being released for SageTV all the time. The latest new release is Phoenix 2, a sleek, streamlined, and very responsive new user interface that takes advantage of the existing metadata and […]

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DMZ + HSS CES Meetup

We’ll have some boots on the ground at this CES 2013, if you’ll be there too make sure to stop by the DMZ + HSS CES 2013 Meetup. I will be.  We’ll be meeting in the Marriott Courtyard Bistro lounge at the Courtyard hotel immediately across the street from the convention center. If you’ve attended CES before, you know what […]

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