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Video Appliance For a Large Library On a Network?

jalewis Zotac with xbmclive (516 comments)

Start with this http://www.amazon.com/Zotac-IONITX-90-Watt-Intel-Motherboard/dp/B002BA5IHC/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1283483342&sr=8-3

Get a small case, some ram and a small laptop HD. You could do SSD if you wanted really quiet. Then install xbmclive, once setup, configure it to use hdmi. I have three HTPC's based on that board and they can be run fanless and with the dual core and the Nvidia VDPAU i'm doing 1080p over the network to my NAS.

I've tried the WDlive, the seagate, AppleTV, xbox360... none are as flexible as xbmclive.

more than 4 years ago

Stupid Data Center Tricks

jalewis DC close to water (305 comments)

I worked in a datacenter that was two blocks from the harbor. The datacenter is on the second floor, but what the hell do you do if you're in the building and there is a flood, or if you're at home and have to get to the DC? It reminds me of New Orleans, but that didn't stop them from building it.

more than 4 years ago

Best Solutions For Massive Home Hard Drive Storage?

jalewis ReadyNAS (609 comments)


I have a Pro and a Duo. Based on debian, community hack support, all around good deal. I couldn't build a tiny pc with as many features and space for the price. X-RAID means you can keep expanding as drives get bigger and cheaper.

more than 4 years ago


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