Doctor Who & Batman Pumpkin Carvings
A friend of my girlfriend had a pumpkin carving party this weekend. So we both went with what we love. She did a Doctor Who inspired carving and I went with Batman. This was the first time we both tried the scraping technique (instead of cutout), and I think we did quite well. It was very time consuming. She got done long before me, took me about 3 hours.
Trip to Vancouver Canada
Me and my girlfriend went on our first big trip, and my first trip out of the country. I've always wanted to go to Canada and it was nice actually getting some use out of my passport.
We decided to do the trip up in stages. The first day we both had to work, so we drove up to Lacey WA. and stayed at her parents place. The next day we went up to Seattle and checked out the King Tut exhibit at the science center.
Mini HTPC build
I've had my HTPC downstairs in my living room for about a year now and I've loved it. Upstairs in my bedroom I've been running a MVix media player, and it's been ok but it has it's faults. I've also been spending some time at my girlfriends place and she has DirectTV. I was really digging the ability to start watching something in one room and then move to another room and continue watching. I remembered reading that there was some developmental stuff with XBMC that would allow you to do the same thing but it was difficult to set up.
I did some further research on the matter and found out that the new XBMC build would allow for an easier intall of a shared database.
After I built the new system I found some sites that explained the installation process of Fonz fun_plug for my DNS-343. Took me a little while, but I now have a running MySQL server on the same NAS box that serves up all my media. With that database storing all media info such as thumbnails, what's watched, and where I've paused or stopped videos; I now basically have a homemade DirectTV room-to-room system.. that I can customize to my liking.
Dell Inspiron 1521 Disassembly
My laptop has been slowing down for a while, feeling warmer than usual, and I thought I smelled something burning the other day. So I decided to take it apart and do some routine maintanance. After I took the whole thing apart I found that there was a lot of dust and build up on the internal fan. Also most of the thermal paste had .. I dunno, evaporated? So anyway, I cleaned her up, put on some new paste for the CPU and she's running like she used to.
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