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.

Tags:
DIY, HTPC, Tech, XBMC

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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Florence & the Machine: at the Edgefield

Me and muh lady went to the Florence & the Machine concert at the Edgefield. Apparently you have to get there WAY early and just sit in line until they open the gates, they once inside you get to wait some more. For me it ended up being worth the wait, unfortunately for my (short) lady she had a hard time seeing over all the jerks that pushed there way in front of us. At least I was able to get some pics and video.

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4th of July & B-Day

Went to Long Beach for the 4th of July and my Birthday

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