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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2012: Looking Backwards and Forward

Well, it’s that time again, 2012 is almost completely behind us. As with every year, there is a lot that’s happened in the home theater world, some good, some not so good. We’d like to take a moment to reflect upon everything that happened and narrow down some of our favorites–what did we love most, what disappointed us most, and […]

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How-To: Setup Symlinks for your Parallels Virtuals

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Hi all, I thought I would start a series of off-topic random blogs.  If you don’t like off-topic content sorry, but feel free to ignore :).  I also apologize for typos, grammar, etc…these are quick 5 minute blogs. A little background…lately I do the bulk of my development on a MacBook or MacMini. It offers the best of all worlds, […]

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