Tuesday, December 27, 2011

@plexapp on my appletv. I might not leave my couch anymore http://ping.fm/zTc1e

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Merry Christmas To Me! http://ping.fm/ODNxk http://ping.fm/qp6LQ
OSX Lion Tip: Access accented characters via a pop-up dialogue when you hold down a character. It's just like iOS!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Traffic is gridlocked near #ga400 #marta is not only smarter but the only way today! http://ping.fm/CyzBF http://ping.fm/LovUY

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Poached Tuna Grilled potatoes peppers and snow peas for dinner. Yum! http://ping.fm/fqPGS

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Dear Google,

Please make all your mobile apps 2-step verification aware #thatsall

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fail! my dual core i5 mac mini encodes video faster than my quad core Macbook pro

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Is going to be the final holdout using MySpace Messenger. Specific Media will have to serve me papers!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Feels Ill when I see prices like this. 7 years ago this was $200 http://ping.fm/FVX3G
If nutella had more protein I would eat it solely. http://ping.fm/CdojI

Saturday, September 10, 2011


It's 09 10 11 today!

Stuff I Use At Home

I've often been asked what happens here at the Jetson house. The house does talk but I I've turned it off because it is a little spooky. I'm going to a brief list of what I have and what's been modified.

Here's some of the stuff that I can disclose.

Starting from the curb and going in.

Mailbox - standard edition that came with the house
Modification: X10 Motion Sensor to detect mail deliveryand/tamper if the mailbox door was left open.

Wifi Router - Linksys Wndr3700 dual band wireless n router. It reaches to the curb.

Microcell - AT&T Microcell because I live in a valley where only Verizon works.

Door Locks - Schlage iLink Zwave locs because I'm a home automation junkie

Light bulbs - generic Led from amazon and fry's and CFL bulbs from Ikea

Audio - Logitech Squeezebox Booms in large rooms, Logitech Squeezebox Radios in small rooms.

I have Squeezebox Duet connect to my surround sound system in my loft.

Air Purification - Surround Air Intelli-Pro air purifiers.

Thermostat - Wayne Dalton Zwave Thermostat. It's programmable from my house automation system.

TV - LG 42" LCD, Viore 40" LCD

DVD - LG BD390,LG BD550

Gaming - Nintendo Wii

Surround Sound - soundmatters Mainstage HD soundbar

Universal Remote - X10 Iconremote

Computers - 13" MacBook,13" MacBook Pro, Mid 2011 Mac mini, Original MacMini

Tablets - iPad 1, IPad 2

Home Automation Systems - I use a combination of the Micasaverde Vera and Misterhouse because I have a hybrid Zwave and X10 setup. I can do things in perk with Misterhouse that I have not been able to program in Lua for the Vera.

PVR - mythtv. I have a Hdhomerun classic, Hdhomerun prime, and a Motorola DVR that feed to a backed allow me to have 6 shows record at one all over the network. The drv is connected Via FireWire to a mediapc that records over a Nfs mount on my main server.

Home Server - running amahi 6.1, Misterhouse, mythtv 0.24, Logitech Squeezecenter, Twonkyserver. 4TB raid 10 array with a 2.3 TB raid mad for backup. And yes I've had both to fail in the past.

Here's a diagram of it. Some components have changed slightly but most of it remains the same.

16 Days With The Hdhomerun Prime

Ive been using the Hdhomerun Prime Cablecard Tuner for the past 16 day. It's only bee working 10 days due to poor activation on Comcast's part. After about 10 calls and 8 tier 2 activations a technician came out and phoned back into the home office and activated in 4 minutes. Why couldn't the other 15 people have done the same thing.

Comcast rant over.

Since then I've been recording multiple shows at one. The fall tv season is about to start and im Ready to record six shows at once :) . I'm having one major problem that I hope is firmware related. From time to time the Hdhomerun encounters packet loss and that means that mythtv cannot connect to the tuner when it's time to record tv and I miss some shows. Granted I have another 3 tuners waiting to be called to active duty it's not good for it to not work 100% as expected.

Mythtv also has a bug in the latest stable release that's not detecting all 3 tuners. I have to add 2 that it automatically discovers then another fake one that I have to correct in the database. If this is corrected I can ditch my cable box hopefully and save $15 a month.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Mac Mini (Mid-2011) Review


Mac Mini (Mid 2011) Review

I was not impressed by the speed of my recently acquired Mac Mini. With the onboard 2GB of ram loading Mail and a few tabs in Chrome and it was a slow spinning beach volleyball match.

I banished the mini to Hulu Desktop duty underneath my tv. I decided to get more ram and within an instant boom, Macbook Air boot speeds, and Hulu Desktop loaded in a second. It's very snappy now and almost i7 like speeds. I can definitely feel a difference between the i5 and i7, but I'm happy for now :-)

Lion appears to be very memory intensive, almost as if the entire OS is resident in ram . I'd be surprised if it is. If you don't need to upgrade to Lion then I wouldn't.

1954M used, 6237M free
More ram makes the Lion inside my Mini purr http://ping.fm/stpZR

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

You might ask why do I have a blow dryer to my mouth? Dentfirst in Kennessaw! Temporary filling #2 in 6 months. http://ping.fm/mTSKo

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Friday, July 08, 2011

Ashley, I think my phone is trying to tell me something :) and yes I'm using iOS 5 http://ping.fm/9ga1O
Ashley, I think my phone is trying to tell me something :) And yes. I'm using iOS 5.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

I always thought that Satan and his army would enter earth at a battleground but the Loading dock c'mon! http://ping.fm/B6c9D

Thursday, June 23, 2011

I've discovered a way to fight mental decline. Become an Ikea furniture installer!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Off to donate clothes. Someone out there in need will be well dressed :)

Friday, May 06, 2011

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Trains making me even later to church are of the devil. http://ping.fm/xP1oH

Friday, April 15, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I like my 10:30 pm voice better than my am voice

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

I predict that the next iPhone will be called the iPhone 4g and will run on verizon att lte 4g
New phrase. Sprinter Break. For those "Spring Breaks" in Winter.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Happy 25th Anniversary WCCI. I know the music of @officialkcs will be amazing.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Putting the Korean Ceramic Cookware to good use

Monday, January 03, 2011

Tip to Fax using Broadvoice
1. Set Fax Speed to 14.4 K (14400 bps)
2. Turn Error Correction Off