NerdLab 5.0

For a while now I have been planning (in my head) the replacement of my file server with an R510. A few months ago the planning escalated as I bought an R510 and really liked working with it. Replacing the whitebox SuperMicro file server I had with an R510 would

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Plex Home Theater + Windows 7

The Death of Windows 8.1 I’ve always preferred Linux in my media centers. It just works. I don’t care how much of a cliche it is to say that, it’s true. The shit just works. When I had my Kodi setup, I had a few minor issues when setting it

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My Servers

I started off with a basic Dell Optiplex 755 that I used as a web server for a few websites that I learned a lot from. However, that quickly spiraled into me wanting much more as I discovered new things I wanted to do. That has led me to a

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Media Center PC : The Living Room

The initial XBMC machine I setup was the one I use more frequently as it’s in our primary living room. I found 2 Dell Optiplex 745s on Craigslist for only $40 for the pair. They have Core 2 Duo processors and 2 GB of RAM in them. I then went

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Media Center PC : The Man Cave

My original plan was to use the second Optiplex I had purchased for my Man Cave setup. However, that quickly changed when I realized that my old Samsung Blu-Ray player/surround sound setup wouldn’t play the sound very well. That brought on my new mission to have the XBMC box output

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