The following is a guest post written by Matthew Sawyer (forum member msawyer91) of Dojo North Software, developer of the popular and useful Home Server SMART Add-In for WHS and WHS 2011. As many of you already know, the second Tuesday of each month is Patch Tuesday for Microsoft. On the second Tuesday you’ll often […]

Update: Dune

by Damian on July 31, 2013 · 17 comments

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First off, I am still alive . Obviously if you follow this site there has been very little writing of late. Work and family life has just taken control of me of late, not necessarily in a bad way but much of my free time to play around with my tech hobby has disappeared. Kid […]

Earlier this year I had posted about Media Browser 3 and some big changes that were coming. Well, just a short while ago a public beta was made available for both Media Browser Classic and Media Browser Server. Here is the developer’s recent post: I just posted links on our download page for public beta versions of both […]

A Possible New Server Build

by Damian on February 22, 2013 · 60 comments

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I have been kicking around the idea for a while of building a new server to replace my current WHSv1 server (codename: Shawshank Redemption). I built Shawshank back in August of 2009 and aside from a few hiccups along the way it has been rock solid. Naturally this brings up the question, if it ain’t broke […]

Media Browser, my go to HTPC front end, is making some big moves as it looks to expand its role beyond Windows Media Center. Here are some of things you can expect when Media Browser 3 is released: Media Browser will become a client-server application beginning with version three, and will be targeting multiple platforms. […]

Just yesterday I posted a brief update on some various tidbits relating to Dune HD. After digging around, I was able to come up with a little more information that I thought would be worth posting about. Dune Base 3D, TV303D, and Zappiti Player You can now pre order these models over at The […]

Dune HD News

by Damian on January 15, 2013 · 14 comments

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The past year + has been interesting for Dune HD, or more importantly for the consumers as we try to decipher exactly what the future holds. Most recent was the announcement of the new line of Dune Media Players back in September, but details were scarce. One of the biggest issues was Cinavia. One thing the […]

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XtreamerTV Announced

by Damian on December 14, 2012 · 3 comments

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The folks at Xtreamer keep plugging along with new devices (not sure if this is a good thing or bad thing ). Their players have been based around the Realtek chip, but it looks like they are finally dipping their toes into the Sigma waters with the XtreamerTV. The XTV will be based on the […]

The folks at XBMC has been quite busy leading into the holiday season. Earlier this month the beta 2 version of XBMC Frodo was released, notably with the long awaited support for the Android platform.  What do you know, two weeks later Frodo has left beta mode and is now out as a Release Candidate. […]