Category Archives: WHS
Again this year, Microsoft MVP, host of The Home Server Show, and The Surface Geeks Podcast, David McCabe, will be covering the Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, yet again in 2013. Jim will once again produce and host the coverage LIVE from the Average Guy Studios in Bellevue NE. This will be our 3rd consecutive CES together and there will be even more coverage and craziness this year! Tablets, phones, storage, 4kTV, and all kinds of gadgetry.
Set your browser to http://theAverageGuy.tv/live for week long coverage of the coolest storage devices, tablets, peripherals, electronics, and gadgetry. We will also be simulcasting the event at both HomeServerShow.com and SurfaceGeeks.net. Dave will be on the show floor and all around Las Vegas from January 6th to January 11th. He will also be attending many after shows and press parties to bring you exciting new gear and wacky antics. He is not shy and loves to poke a microphone and camera in front of everyone from booth folks to CEO’s of major companies. Jim will be hosting coverage as well as the interviews and hangouts in between.
Here is a sample of what we did last year:
I have been working on reinstalling Windows Home Server 2011 back on my HP Microserver N40L after some issues with the first install. Part of the process was to install the WHS Drobo Status Beta 2 Add-in from Ross Dargan that can be found over at the Home Server Show Forums.
The Add-in was part of a contest that we ran over at http://homeservershow.com. Ross answered the call and produced not only an initial beta, but now a second one as of January 15 2012. Here is what it looks like on my system. I actually have two Drobos. The first Drobo S (5 Bay) is attached to the WHS 2011 box via USB 3.0 and the second is networked attached via Gigabit Ethernet on the LAN. With his add-in, I can view the status of both Drobos from my WHS Dashboard.
I am now off to load up the Drobos with all kinds of fresh data! I will post some updated pics when I have them completed loaded!
Over the last two years I have made the trip out to CES to cover the show with my friends from the Home Server Show. This year I opted to stay home, take a few hours off from work and help Dave McCabe cover the show from the comforts of the Average Guy studio! It ended up being a good call! Together, Dave and I produced almost 45 Videos that cover CES 2012 across 5 days and hundreds of products. Most of the videos are less than 15 minutes in length and are a quick watch. I few cover more content and are a bit longer. If you are a tech guy or gal, I am sure you will find them entertaining.
You can find all the video over at http://www.livestream.com/homeservershow/. Below is a sample:
We also produce plenty of podcasts here for your listening pleasure. Drop me a note at email@example.com if you have any questions!
I am looking for a small form factor PC or case to pair with a Drobo S. The Drobo dimensions are 10.3" x 7.3" x 5.9" and of course you can find pictures over at drobo.com. I want the PC to either be a stand for the Drobo or sit on top of it and look like they should be paired together. It needs to have USB 3.0 or eSATA, powerful enough to run WHS 2011, have room for an internal drive of at least 120GB and be fairly power efficient. It also cannot be a million dollars.
The discussion is on over at the Home Server Show Forums. You can join in there or leave a comment here. Got a favorite? Good recommendation?
Will add to this list as we move along.
Drobo S (2nd Gen) USB 3.0
10.3" x 7.3" x 5.9"
USB 3.0 / IEEE 1394b / eSATA
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#25 The Home Tech Podcast: i-Robot, Rainmeter, Youtu.be, MentionMap, Angry Birds Browser Edition, and Skype is now a Microsoft Company
For anyone who has been off the grid for the past week, the guys start off discussing what is possibly the most interesting acquisition of the year, being the recent Microsoft purchase of Skype for $8.5 billion US, and what this could mean for the future of Skype as we currently know it, use it, and most days, love it!
The guys talk about the way they currently use Skype, their opinions on the future of Skype, given the range of products that Microsoft could integrate Skype with or replace with Skype, and the possible future names following the merger into the Microsoft stable.
Christian talks about the new YouTube shortening URLs YouTu.be, and what may be driving the use of this and other URL shortening services. We talk about the release of Adobe Flash Player 10.3 for the Android platform, and how the other platforms are starting to fall behind the game in software development cycles. Visit the Android Market to download your update now.
The Deal-of-the-Week is the Turtle Beach Ear Force PX5 Programmable Wireless Headset from NewEgg.com for $212.99.