Category: Technology

Posts about technology, both featured in the news, my personal experiences and my opinions.

Installing TBS 6981 DVB-S2 Dual Satellite Tuner on Ubuntu 11.04

UPDATE (2016/03/21): A lot of the links and instructions in this post are no longer valid/working. I recommend using a newer version of Linux (CentOS or Ubuntu), and the latest drivers from the TBS website (http://www.tbsdtv.com/download/)   This is my first post in a number of posts I will be making detailing how I’ve got the (Almost!) perfect TV Server… Read more →

R.I.P Network Storage Drive

Over the bank holiday weekend, my Iomega Home Media Network Drive decided to die in a spectacular fashion. A few weeks ago, I applied a security patch to the device which was meant to fix a few existing issues and increase performance of the device. It seems this might have ‘pushed’ it over the edge. I originally bought the device back in… Read more →

Raspberry Pi – Ordered!

So, I was up nice and early on Wednesday to order my Pi, like thousands of others. It didn’t start off too smoothly though, with a 6am start. Surprisingly so many people were up early to order their Pi, that they had managed to take out both the RS Components website, and all of the Farnell Group websites with the sheer amount of… Read more →

Ripping DVDs to play in XBMC

DISCLAIMER: The following tutorial is for educational purposes only, and should only be used to rip DVD’s that you own the rights to reproduce. Some countries allow media to be ripped for ‘backup purposes’. You should check all local laws to avoid infringing the rights of copyright owners. I take no responsibility for any legal action against anyone caught infringing any laws.… Read more →