What is the perfect HTPC setup for a cord cutter?

It doesn’t exist. With that out of the way, here’s a bit of a link dump of how I’ve come about as close as I can. I don’t like DVDs or VHS or Blu-Ray. It’s cumbersome, it’s fragile, it’s outdated. I don’t like being a slave to TV listings. I’d rather watch TV or MoviesContinue reading “What is the perfect HTPC setup for a cord cutter?”

HTTP Live Streaming Windows Desktop to Roku Using VLC

I should stop reading Reddit when I’ve got some time to kill. It ends up eating into time I don’t have to kill. http://www.reddit.com/r/Roku/comments/1b9uuv/stream_desktop_to_roku/c95f2nl HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) looks pretty easy to do with VLC. http://wiki.videolan.org/Documentation:Streaming_HowTo/Streaming_for_the_iPhone It requires having a local web server. xampp is my favorite way to install apache on windows. You couldContinue reading “HTTP Live Streaming Windows Desktop to Roku Using VLC”

Nexus 7 USB Webcam with Torque Track Recorder

I’ve never wanted to embed a tablet in my dash more than I do right now. While browsing reddit a couple days ago, I came across this post about using a USB webcam with an OTG adapter. Which lead me to this page about Nexus 7 webcam. I am a huge fan of Torque OBDIIContinue reading “Nexus 7 USB Webcam with Torque Track Recorder”

The RIPINATOR – Semi-automated DVD Ripping

The Ripinator!!! Motivation: My fiance and I have a stack of DVDs. They’re dusty and inconvenient. I wanted to rip them to my network storage so I can easily watch them from my Boxee Box. It’s not that I’m lazy, but I hate doing repetative things if I can automate it. Overview: I’m using PerlContinue reading “The RIPINATOR – Semi-automated DVD Ripping”

Arduino Shield Etching Thoughts

I’ve kept a list of links I found very helpful lately. While I’m no stranger to a soldering iron and I know how to use perfboard, I have never etched a PCB before and I’ve never designed a PCB. I don’t think I would have had much luck at all without the following sites. IContinue reading “Arduino Shield Etching Thoughts”