- Awake and hunting for coffee. #
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A couple of years ago, I got a Linksys NS-LU2, basically a mini Linux embedded server with USB ports for external drives. I’m using that to play around with Debian, a distribution of Linux. I’d fogotten the good hacker vibes I get, watching source compile. Mmmm….source code….
This Debian box will end up running a basic file server for backups and then a piece of software called Mediatomb, a UPnP streaming server for my Xbox360. This will allow us to watch movies, TV shows and listen to music without a true dedicated computer running 24×7. It’s the cheap/free way to get features that many companies roll in to a dedicated piece of hardware, as long as you’re willing to do the hard work yourself.