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Building a new HTPC/Web server

The stars have finally aligned such that I’ve been able to put together my dream Home Theatre PC / personal server. Over the past 3 weeks, I’ve gotten the individual pieces ordered, installed, and integrated across several platforms. The result is a centralized server for media and hosting, which (through the miracle of SSH, DAAP and UPnP), I’m able to stream and control across a variety of mobile/remote devices. The setup is mostly complete, the pieces are below, with some commentary).

Network

Server

Clients

  • Samsung-LN46A650 46″ HDTV
  • PS3 (stock)
    • MLB.TV (for watching the Twins and not the Giants (damn blackouts))
    • Netflix (watching not-downloaded movies/etc)
  • Motorola Droid (Android 2.2 “Froyo”)
  • Nexus One (Android 2.2 “Froyo”)
    • *Root to CyanogenMod 6 for OpenVPN?
    • Android DAAP (plays DAAP-served music across network, provides access to media library from phone, nice)
    • AndroMote (provides full access to UPnP media (from Meditomb) on phone)
    • RemoteDroid (allows for mouse/keyboard control of remote machine via wif

Legend
^Not stock
*Not started completed

Photos
See Also

RemoteDroid demo from Joshua Sera on Vimeo.

July 11, 2010

Testing out the Panasonic ZS7 (versus the Motorola Droid and Nexus One)

I just got my GPS-enabled Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 camera in the mail today. Here’s a quick and dirty comparison between that, the Droid, and the Nexus One for picture quality and GPS accuracy. Executive summary: The Nexus One wins for GPS correctness (by just a little bit), the ZS7 wins for image quality (surprise!). Pics below (more coming?)

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Panasonic ZS7

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Droid

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Nexus 1

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