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Extreme Home Engineering: How To Build Your Own TiVo

This week: How to build your own TiVo (or, How to never miss an important football game ever again.) Building your own TiVo—or FreeVo, as some call it—is more than a dream. It's more than a trend. It's the new cool way to stick it to The (TiVo) Man while impressing your friends. Make and Wired have published detailed how-tos. For the technology dunces of the world—myself included—I had several friends break down the jargon into simple steps we can all understand. Your mission: To build your own digital video recorder from mail-order parts. The payoff: An integrated entertainment system that records TV programs with no monthly fees. Keep reading for your marching orders... Ingredients 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. "You have to consider WAF (wife acceptance factor -- or HAF if it's the wife doing the installation). Steps 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Chris Weber is an occasional contributor to mentalfloss.com. Related:  Ode du TV

chalkboard mail organizer large wall mounted by inorder2organize 32 Custom Birth Announcement Postcards and Greeting Cards by admin | May 26, 2010 | Design The birth of a new life into this world is definitely worth a celebration! Whether or not a baby shower is in the works, baby announcement cards are a must to share the new family’s joy with relatives and friends. Make birth announcement cards even more special by making them as unique as the baby they’re welcoming! Check out these 32 customized birth announcement postcards and greeting cards to get abundant design inspiration. Click on the images for individual design credit. We hope this collection leaves you bubbling with ideas for your own birth announcement card designs! Tagged as: Birth Announcements, greeting card designs, greeting cards, Postcard Design, postcard designs, save the date cards This post was written by admin+ Leave a Comment

12 Fun Hacks for Getting More Out of YouTube There's no doubt that plain old YouTube can be tons of fun, but when you get bored of watching clips the traditional way, there are a ton of sites that can help enhance the experience. Whether you want to view a video with a far-away friend, compare two clips, or find more interesting ways of browsing and sharing, there are plenty of options out there. The web community is known for creating hacks that improve your surfing experience; now we've dug into some of those tools and hacks built around YouTube. Have a look through our 10 choices and let us know of any other YouTube mashups, hacks, or similar sites and services you've used. We'd love to hear about them in the comments below. 1. This site features a super-simple premise. 2. DragonTape allows you to remix YouTube videos into a seamless mixtape. 3. This "mashup helper" exists "because you have better things to do than work." 4. 5. Enter your choice of keywords into this site and it will create an infinite playlist based on them. 6.

Watch all your favorite tv shows and movies on Healthy Eating 5. Mexican-Style Chopped Salad Makes 4 servings 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard Salt and freshly ground black pepper 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced 1 jicama, peeled and sliced 2 roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped 1 red or yellow bell pepper, chopped 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce 1 cup cooked and diced shrimp, chicken, or ham 1. 2. Change It Up: Make it Asian Style Swap the vegetables for carrots, scallions, shredded cabbage, and snow or snap peas; add a dash of soy to the vinaigrette. Make it Indian Style Swap the vegetables for roma tomatoes (seeded), steamed new potatoes, carrots, and chickpeas (rinsed and drained); add a pinch of curry to the vinaigrette. Transform Your Body!

Projects | East Village Studio Living and working in under 500 square feet, the client had been pushing the limits of what his apartment, in its current configuration, would accommodate. He’d purchased the studio back in 1999, before the boom of the last decade, and wasn’t anxious to move. But between his office needs and his many toys and quirky art pieces, the apartment was jam-packed and nothing had a place. After walking the space with the client, observing and listening, JPDA established some clear design objectives for the remodel. The first was to get rid of the clutter. This meant storage - and lots of it. Related News Articles East Village Studio featured in the latest issue of BOB.

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How to Deliver a Speech that Gets a Standing Ovation Rebecca MacDonald, a Canadian immigrant born in the former Yugoslavia who started with nothing and is now executive chair of Just Energy, a $2.3 billion (market cap) energy firm, delivered such a vivid and passionate speech at the Womens' Presidents Organization annual conference on Thursday afternoon in Vancouver, that the entire audience of 650 women business owners spontaneously leapt out of seats to clap, howl and cheer her on. 'I laughed, I cried, I almost had to leave the room when she spoke about her relationship with her mother,' said Nancy Lyons, president of Clockwork in Minneapolis, raving about the range of emotions MacDonald inspired just moments after the remarks. So what can you do to make a speech that spurs your audience to similar applause and admiration? Get personal. Rebecca MacDonald told her life story—and didn't spare the details. First, MacDonald credited her upbringing in a socialist system as fundamental to her mindset that 'women can do anything men can do'.

How To: Hackintosh a Dell Mini 9 Into the Ultimate OS X Netbook Guide To Building An Open Source HTPC / Media Center on Ubuntu | Linuxlookup HTPC is an acronym for Home Theater Personal Computer. A computer system designed with the sole intention of being connected to a television, for entertainment purposes such as watching live TV, playing movies, surfing the Internet, games, listening to music, or viewing digital photographs. A HTPC may also be referred to as a Media Center, which is usually the software portion of the device that combines the functions of a personal computer and media software into a single convergence device. You have likely seen a few commercial Media Center products in stores. Not surprisingly most of these are built on Windows Media Center software, or use proprietary software which of course inflate the overall price. In my opinion, Open Source software can be used to build a far superior HTPC/Media Center than any commercial software product out there. Hardware recommendations Creating an Open Source HTPC/Media Center requires some hands-on assembly of standard PC hardware components. HTPC Case

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