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Windows Server Solutions add-ins by Office Maven, HP Proliant Microserver G8, StableBit Scanner – HT130

Home-Tech-Album-125x125_thumb1_thumb1Jim (@jcollison) is joined this week by Christian Johnson (@TheWizBM) and Windows Home Server MVP John Zajdler (@Dieharder) for Home Tech episode #130

With John Zajdler on the show, you know we are going to talk some about Home Servers!  We also catch up with Christian and here about his new plans for the fall as well as some big announcement from Jim.  It’s a jam packed show, so let’s get started!

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What’s New and a LIVE First Look at Windows 8.1 Preview, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Preview with Hyper-V – HT124 http://theaverageguy.tv/th124

BYOB 128 http://homeservershow.com/byob-episode-128.html

John Z’s Review Unit: 32GB DataTraveler Workspace [DTWS/32GB] – by Kingston – http://amzn.com/B00C9KBDJ6

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[7:02 Christian’s Announcement]

Christian is the headliner in a ComputerWorld article!  – Businesses adopting robots for new tasks http://shar.es/yJRTt

[12:44 General Announcements]

DrivePop.com sponsors the Average Guy Network at the 2013 Meetup  http://theaverageguy.tv/2013/08/07/drivepop-sponsors-the-2013-home-server-show-meetup-in-indy/

Rode Podcaster, M-Audio, Subsonic 4.7 Beta, Google Music, Windows 8 Release Preview, Facebook Messenger, MSE Pre-Release – HT073

Home-Tech-Album-125x125_thumb1_thumb1Jim and Andrew (well…sort of) are joined this week by special guest John Zajdler and Gary Johnson filling in for Christian on show 73 of The Home Tech Podcast.

Gary picked up a new Rode Podcaster – Large Capsule Broadcast Quality Dynamic Microphone with Rode PSA 1 Swivel Mount Studio Microphone Boom Arm and Rode PSM Shockmount for Podcaster (link).  It’s an XLR mic (he was hoping for USB) so he also picked up the M- Audio Fast Track (link) to convert the sound to USB.

MozyPro–secure online backup for businesses

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Rode Procaster - Large Capsule Broadcast Quality Dynamic Microphone with Rode PSA 1 Swivel Mount Studio Microphone Boom Arm and Rode PSM 1 Shockmount For Podcaster maudio

Gary announced that the Subsonic 4.7 beta 1 has been released.  He has it up and running on his own private site at  http://XW8600.subsonic.org     Use “guest” for username and password.  Ignore SSL warning. 

Gary also talked about (and did a demo live) of his Rainmeter app that he uses for his desktop.  You can get more info on Rainmeter at http://rainmeter.net/cms/

Google imposes some restrictions on Google music activations.   http://www.androidcentral.com/editorial-it-might-be-your-music-its-still-not-your-cloud

GPS Watches, the iPod Nano recall, Online Collaboration, OpenVPN and Microsoft Surface for the Masses! – HT052


Jim, Andrew and Christian are joined this week by Bill Paulmenn for this weeks’ installment of the Home Tech Podcast.

Meteor MicBill has also caught the “new microphone disease”, and the show starts off with Bill telling us about his new Samson Microphone. Jim talks about using a studio microphone along with a set of Yurbuds earphones, which let you hear ambient conversations, as well as the conversation you are partaking in.

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Bill tells us about the projects he is working on, building an HTPC for a neighbor, a new gaming rig, and consolidating some hardware for other folks.

Jim talks about the recent software upgrade coming through to his Samsung Galaxy S Android phone, which has bought some additional functionality, and saved him from upgrading to a new phone, although the Samsung Galaxy SII is a very nice device.

The guys talk about GPS-enabled exercise watches, with Jim favoring a Timex GPS enabled watch over the early entrant to the market being Garmin.  Andrew talks about using a Polar Heart Rate Monitor in conjunction with Runkeeper to overlay heart rate over a GPS-plotted map.

Subsonic in Detail, HTC Evo 3D Review and Some Hard Drive Chat – HT038

Home-Tech-Album-125x125_thumb1_thumb1It was a relatively quiet evening on the Home Tech Podcast!  Gary Johnson joined Jim (Andrew and Christian were both out of town) to discuss in detail a few topics.  The majority of the show focused around Subsonic and how Gary uses it in his Home Enterprise.  From the Subsonic site:


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Subsonic is a free, web-based media streamer, providing ubiquitous access to your music. Use it to share your music with friends, or to listen to your own music while at work. You can stream to multiple players simultaneously, for instance to one player in your kitchen and another in your living room.

Subsonic is designed to handle very large music collections (hundreds of gigabytes). Although optimized for MP3 streaming, it works for any audio or video format that can stream over HTTP, for instance AAC and OGG. By using transcoder plug-ins, Subsonic supports on-the-fly conversion and streaming of virtually any audio format, including WMA, FLAC, APE, Musepack, WavPack and Shorten.

If you have constrained bandwidth, you may set an upper limit for the bitrate of the music streams. Subsonic will then automatically resample the music to a suitable bitrate.

BIOS-Mods, Music in the Cloud, Nemo Docs, HP TouchPad, Facial Recognition, Cell Phone Rescue and Hamster Powered Computing – HT029

Home-Tech-Album-125x125_thumb1_thumb1Jim, Andrew and Christian are joined by Jason, one of the developers at BIOS-Mods.com, for this weeks’ installment of the Home Tech Podcast.

The guys fire off with Christian filling us in with most recent project, Christian-Net, which is his project to create a digital life archive!

Jason and Christian give us an insight into what the guys do over at BIOS-Mods.com, with respect to adding new features and over clocking your PC.  The guys can alter most features on a motherboard, as well as adding new features that may have been hidden by the manufacturer.

Jim kicks off a discussion about moving your music to the cloud, following on from good friend of the show Brian Burgess’ article over at Information Week, comparing Apple’s new iCloud music service with Google Music and Amazon Cloud Player, as well as “Private Cloud” services such as Subsonic.

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Andrew brings us a new piece of software, Nemo Documents, which is a nifty piece of software that enables you to track your document editing in a calendar view.

Zune Pass, Virtualization, Open Source, RSS Readers, Device Convergence and Lowering Power Consumption – HT028

Home-Tech-Album-125x125_thumb1_thumb1Jim, Andrew and Christian are joined by Gary Johnson (better known as Christians’ Dad” for this weeks installment of the Home Tech Podcast.

After a few audio hitches the guys get things rolling by talking about Jims’ experiences using the 14-day trial of Microsoft Zune Pass to prepare the DJ tracks for his sons’ wedding, and some of the challenges of being able to download the desired music after finding it.

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The guys move on to talking about virtualization using the Oracle virtualization product Virtual Box, and Microsoft Hyper-V in their environments, as well as their product preferences.  Jim and Christian use Virtual Box for testing, Gary uses Hyper-V to host the Johnson family Windows Home Server 2011 over their Windows 2008 R2 Server, and Andrew uses a combination of VMWare Workstation and Microsoft Virtual XP Mode.



The guys briefly discuss the Open Source products that Oracle have acquired in the past couple of years, with Virtual Box and Open Office being the most notable, and give Libre Office, the main Open Office competitor a brief mention.  Gary talks about the Open Source products they use, with Subsonic being one of the most used products in their home.Subsonic