Apropos of my last post, Casselberry brought up the next step in my Weichbrodt Media Display master plan: buying and building a Home Theatre PC running MythTV on Ubuntu with a couple of cable/antenna TV tuners. This option, while not cheap, is the most flexible and DRM-free media collection & display option currently available. Thus I present to you this evening the specifications for building the ultimate WMD. You will note that I actually provided specifications for two complete systems. The first is the Ultimate Machine of Power and Resources. The second is the Pentultimate Machine of Great Value and Capability. These aren’t the most expensive machines, but rather the most complete, powerful, quiet, and useful boxes for doing a complete MythTV frontend and backend in a single case. They are doin’ it, and doin’ it, and doin’ it well, like LL. If you’re a byo pc guru, I welcome your feedback.
The $100 Laptop project demoed some final-ish models this week. I’ve mentioned this project, and it’s potential, before. Sell cheap laptops to poor schoolkids in developing countries, kill the digital divide. Very interesting, very cool.