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Who shall control my media? Part 1

By | February 27, 2016

Over the last couple of years, the entire media landscape has changed. We were quite happy with MythTV, but its pretty limited in its scope, it can only handle TV, Recorded TV, Videos, Music and Pictures that are on its local drives. Now, add in the fact that we’ve had a Roku now for a while, as well… Read More »

Installing Ubuntu on the ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW

By | February 21, 2016

Update 2016-04-25, this post is obsolete.  I now have information on installing Ubuntu 16.04 at After receiving my new ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW, the first thing I did was prepare it to dual boot between Windows 10 and Ubuntu.  I’m not a fan of Windows at all, but I do understand that sometimes its required, so I need… Read More »

TP-LINK HS100 WiFi Smart Plug and Amazon Echo First Impressions

By | February 20, 2016

With Jessica not being nearly as mobile any more, we decided it was time to start looking into a little bit of home automation. To start, we decided to just add a couple of controls for our lights. The TP-LINK HS100 WiFi Smart Plug seemed like a good way to get started as TP-LINK makes fairly decent products… Read More »

Dear Google, Stop it.

By | April 15, 2015

Dear Google, Stop it. Stop what, you ask?  Stop being so damned arrogant.  You’ve forgotten your own motto, “Don’t Be Evil” and you’ve missed sight of what made you the tech giant you are today. I write this because yesterday, T-Mobile released Android 5.0.1 for the LG-G3 as an over the air (OTA) update.  Jessica and I both… Read More »