After going to the drupal meetup in Johannesburg (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=24383837792 ) - I always feel so inspired. Hence the blog entry and the tagadelic module running on the right hand side.
Your honor, exhibit A - the gun. Exhibit B - mother superior. I have no idea why she jumped the gun. Still. To this day.
In other conclusions and happenings - lost the POE port on my RB333 so I am having to split the network cable to hopefully still carry POE and 4 wires to carry data to another port. (yeah, sucks) - i think it was an act of God.
I think I officially prefer PS3 to xbox360. The xbox360 is pretty loud for a media center. There is a 80 gig ps3 bundle with MGS4 coming out in July to SA (according to animeworx). Will look at getting it there.
I also have a friend in the states bringing me back a new camera! (yay, last one got stone) - So im getting a Nikon D300 with 18-200VR lens. Then also an iPhone which i plan to hack to work on CellC. (well, thats the plan).
Oooh, and then just a punt for LSD - Linux System Dynamics (http://www.lsd.co.za) (gotta keep rankings up you know)
Sharing music, pictures and videos from a Linux computer (using Ubuntu) to an Xbox360 is a bit of a jump around at the moment.
In a previous post, i detailed using ushare 1.1a to do it. This worked fairly well. I would sometimes have wierd crash issues, but restarting the xbox seemed to sort it out.
Things worked, music and movies played. The only real problem i discovered was that the music playlists and albums wern't being displayed. Rather everything was being displayed. This is annoying because, there doesnt seem to be anyway to search the songs on the xbox (correct me if im wrong please!). The way it seems to do it, is to build playlists. Although ushare wasnt picking up the playlist, just displaying everything...
So i downloaded TwonkyVision. This works alot better as I except, picks up playlists, and also has a cool browser based frontend. Problem is that it costs 30 euros. hah.
There are two other upnp servers i know of - mediatomb and Fuppes. I havent tried them yet, but suspect I will as it gets closer to my Townkyvision license expiring. If anyone has any experience with them, please let me know.
So I bought myself an Xbox360. (yes, i know its an evil microsoft device) - but damn its sexy. :)
So my xbox came with halo3 (medium), and i bought mass effect (great game) and eternal sonata (still undecided).
The interface is really sweet and after downloading the update to play divx files, i can host the files on my linux server and stream them to my xbox using ushare
I am using my xbox as my media device exclusively at the moment. I need to figure out how to make a playlist on the linux server actually (note to self).
The only other thing I have to say is that when using HDMI and wanting to do digital audio - the plugs dont fit! (i think its a design so you can buy the other special cable). well, with a screw driver, you can fix this. link