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Jan 19 2014

New server

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I’ve been running this site and several others on an old Apple PPC based Mac Mini running Debian Linux, but have now decided it is time to upgrade. Hopefully, before the old hard drives spin their last. This time, I’ll build a “PC” from scratch. In addition to running WordPress on Apache2, the new server will server as a NAS for our laptops.
The new installation will also let me install and learn a couple of new technologies: LVM as a step toward a really new file system and XEN for virtualization. I plan to run my replacement web server in a virtual machine for greater security. Another VM may later be used to run mythbuntu as a MythTV backend.
The machine will be built in a “home theater”(HTPC) case so that it can fit under a cabinet in a hallway.

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Mar 09 2008

The Dark Side

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As a change from the slick designs portrayed in the prior two posts, here’s a glimpse of something nearer to reality.

The other side

We’ll be building a Home Theater PC (HTPC) which will likely lead to a few future entries in this blog.

Choosing a mainboard for the HTPC was a laborious task. I was amazed at all the options out there. CPU’s, support chips, graphics chips/cards, etc. After reading for a couple of days, I made some arbitrary choices to narrow the field and then ended up choosing a ‘low end’ board with integrated graphics. It may not be sufficient in the end but will provide an initial platform on which to learn a few things. At a relatively low cost.

The board is a Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H. Intel CPU with NVidia support chips and graphics.

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Feb 29 2008

Myth HW ideas

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Useful forum threads:

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Feb 29 2008

Furniture 1

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J likes this. Maybe find something cheaper / similar? Ikea? 
 

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Feb 28 2008

HDMI Switcher

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Slick, could use in ArborHT in conjunction with the iScan if we don’t find a more integrated way to switch/convert.
http://www.xtrememac.com/xtremehd/switcher/index.php

Noticed this switch in Best Buy or maybe Office Depot recently.

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