So I loved the original Roku Soundbridge I bought for the main stereo so much that I couldn’t resist buying a second one when I spotted it on clearance at Best Buy. Now I’ve got one in my office, too.
I wonder why they decided to clear it out. It was brand new, and had never appeared on their shelves that I noticed. It couldn’t have been displayed for more than a month or two since it was the new 1001 model. Oh well, their loss, my gain!
I’ve also monkeyed with my media server. I was running Unslung as my OS on the NSLU2, but I got sick of its weirdness, and it kept running out of memory. So I wiped it and went for SlugOS/BE (aka OpenSlug), a very trimmed down OS for the Slug. The Firefly Media Server people don’t officially support it, but I was able to get it running in short order. It seems much more stable and responsive. And I replaced the old Linksys build of Samba with version 3, which is much speedier and uses far less CPU time. I’m happy!
As an aside, did you know that Best Buy will haggle on their clearance items? Ask the manager, and they can easily knock off 15% to 25% from the yellow-sticker price!
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