The diary of a home technology addict.

Since before I can remember I have always loved technology. From my dad’s NCR adding machine to my brother's TI calculator (I called his ‘number thing’) to my first gaming console (the Mattel Intellivision) to my first 2 channel audio setup (Proton 520 Receiver and Boston Acoustics A70s) to my first PC (the TI 99/4a), I have been researching and using my home and life as a lab for all things tech.

Plex (Server) on the Go

Brilliant episode of the Home Server Show from Dave McCabe with Dewain Robinson about taking Plex on the road – not just using the remote apps but taking the whole damn server on the road.  So great when someone else executes on a project you have been thinking about.  Using a combination of a mini desktop, NAS and some networking…

Apple Watch and Home Automation 

Seth Johnson and Jason Griffing over at the HomeTech Podcast do an outstanding job covering the home technology space from the perspective of the professional integrator. They have put together a starter list of the home automation manufactures with the current and planned apps for the Apple Watch.  They cover some early thoughts on the Apple Watch on Episode 62 of the podcast as well,…

TiVo Hard Drive Upgrade to 3 TB

Good post from Dave Zatz from ZatzNotFunny! about adding storage on his TiVo Roamio.  Very nice that TiVo has made this process more straightforward by allowing you drop in a drive out of the box without having to “bless” the drive first.  Thinking that about $100 and a few steps might be worth it to triple the storage. Source: The…