October 27, 2004

Why Tivo when you can Myth

If you have been wondering why I haven't been updating this for a while, well it's because I've been watching a lot of TV.

I've recently built a MythTV box. MythTv for those of you who don't know is a wonderful open source PVR project. MythTV has a myriad of features, which includes basic live TV pausing and rewinding to automatic commercial skipping, dvd ripping, mp3 jukebox, weather information, and LOTS more.

I highly recommend this for anyone who is comfortable with linux, as will change the way you watch TV. I can't believe how I used to watch TV before.


October 26, 2004

Blumpy retires from SWG


I quit SWG (Star Wars Galaxies) after spending 10 months on the Tempest server. Earned a crapload of badges, made a crapload of armor, killed a crapload of stuff, made a crapload of money, even became force-senstive, but most importantly met a crapload of friends that I will probably continue to keep in touch with through IM. I might re-activate my account during the Christmas break for kicks or even after the combat rebalance. Hopefully Sony Online Entertainment will get their act together by then. We'll see.

[Edit Jan 2005] - I couldn't do it, I couldn't stay away. I'm back... as a casual combat only toon now, no more crafting for me.