After sticking staunchly to real CDs for home listening, I finally succumbed and expanded my terabyte house into the digital audio server domain. In the end, it was audiophile Mark Schlack from TechTarget who won me over - if digital audio is good enough for him, then it ought to be good enough for me! Although both of my TiVos can browse and play mp3 files, they require … [Read more...] about Making the Switch to Digital Music at Home
Marc Farley’s challenge of listing all the devices on our home networks got me thinking —I’ve got an awful lot of Linux devices, but all of them are infrastructure rather than interactive PCs. Of the 10 devices currently attached my home network, four are Linux based (two TiVos, a Linksys router, and Linksys NAS), three are Windows PCs (two Vista, one server 2003), and the rest … [Read more...] about Where is Linux in Storage?
Marc Farley challenged us storage geeks to wave our junk flags and reveal just how many computers we have. Well, I'm really not sure... Let's see - in order of usefulness... Networked: Dell XPS M1210 laptop (killer!) with 120GB internal and 500 GB Western Digital My Book backup drive TiVo Series 3 with 250 GB (yeah yeah not yet upgraded) TiVo Series 2 with 140 … [Read more...] about These computers are not junk!