I put a new HTPC spec up on Amazon listmania. I’m not sure why… 🙂
Hanging out in Santa Cruz this weekend, using the new hammer drill to bore through some tile and concrete floor. Quite pleased with the result. Found a couple other things that I need to follow up on this week. Microsoft Silverlight 4 It looks like they added the h261 hardware accelleration in this release, just… Continue reading Couple Interesting Finds
Many thanks to Spockers at the Dragon Global forms for posting his ShowAnalyzer global.conf file. Commercial skipping is now much improved and no longer being confused by the odd opening scenes in Damages and Fringe. Seems the tuning effort is a continuous process and if I get anymore info, I’ll post it here.
Orijnal at thegreenbutton.com threw together a quick fix to eliminate the various remote control problems people ran into when combining the Hulu Desktop with the Hulu plugin. You can read this thread for all the gory details. I’ve just offered to host the file for him, so shoot any complains his way. 🙂 Instructions From… Continue reading Orijnal’s Hulu Desktop WMC Fix
I’m now keeping a running page of the HTPC configuration. This is mostly for my own reference so I can remember what I’ve done and I’ll be keeping it up to date as things change.
OK, my first hiccup while installing the SSD drive was not having an extra SATA cable! Solved for $10 (probably $9 more than I needed to spend) with a quick trip to Radio Shack on my wife’s scooter. Decided to time the installation since I got to figure the SSD will make a significant difference.… Continue reading Windows 7 Installation – Part 1
So for no good reason at all, Microsoft sent me a complimentary copy of Windows Ultimate along with a box of party swag (streamers, toys, coupons, bags, etc..). I was actually going to hold off on the upgrade of my HTPC (which is pretty happily running Vista), but with Microsoft’s encouragement, I broke down and… Continue reading Windows 7 Party Pack Arrived
So I read the NY Times Zune HD review last week and I hope every Microsoft employee is experiencing the embarrassment I feel for them. The feature set reeks of committee compromise. It’s obvious that so many different parts of Microsoft needed to have their say in the Zune design that none of them won, and… Continue reading Microsoft: You can’t play Apple’s Game