Personal Video Recorder, PVR with Mythtv

Slashdot is runing a story about watching TV on your PC, rivaling embedded PVR's like Tivo. And once my system is up and running that is what I will make; the ultimate PVR with [mythtv] on top of Suse. And since I use standard hardware -which will be fixed in a couple of days- I will be able to "Build Your Own PVR" with byopvr. I use the 250 version of this one, difference is I wont be able to listen to the Radio (who cares) via cable and there is no hardware MPGE2 decoder, there is a hardware encoder though. However, most radio stations have a realaudio/msft stream as well.

Now I come to think of it, in the future, most TV stations will have a stream on the net as well, making this hardware obsolete (soooo 2004).

Suse and Freeswan ... and full ISO's.

My new system -which is still not operationel thanks to some hardware problems- named NewBorn will run Suse Linux. And just when I downloaded the boot.iso that is needed to do a netinstall, Suse made the full iso available. This is a good thing, thanks Novell!

In related news, Novell now supports the FreeSwan / OpenSwan VPN client/server project, also good news Novell. Now, NOVL we are waiting for an official statement regarding LTSP.

drupal, ass kickin

drupal ass kickin community. available on tshirts as well, see urlgreyhot.


Brecht, je groeit als kool. Wij denken dat je al boven de 4 kilo bent (misschien gaan we je maandag wegen) en al zo'n 55 centimeter lang bent. Dat is meer dan 1 centimeter groei per week Brecht. Ik denk dat je zo'n 80 jaar wordt... 52 weken... lange dag geweest ... x 1 centimer ... plus 51 centimeter geboortelengte... dan wordt je dus ... Naaah, dakannie!?

Huilen doe je al een tijdje, maar gisteren zagen we voor het eerst een beetje traanvocht. Nog geen krokodilletranen, maar kikkervisjes tranen waren het al wel.

People I would love to meet

"You are who you know", is an old saying. If that is true, one wants to be whom one wants to meet.

So that means I want to be like:

With 3 out of 4 of these people I could even speak Dutch.

Not to brag, but people who are already off this list: Prins Claus (shaking hands), ESR (getting an autograph), Tim o'Reilly (complementing his OSCON), cmdrtaco (taking pictures), Bruce Perens (listening to why he -at that time- joined HP, I dig his opinion), Larry Wall (just listening to the man) and .... dozens of other cool people like you.

So who are you, who do you want to meet (willy dobbe?)

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