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How to obtain root, install and run XBMC on D-Link Boxee Box

If you happened to be one of the ones (like me) who jumped on board with purchasing the first generation Boxee Box manufactured by D-Link, you probably ended up being just as disapointed as I was.  I originally purchased the Boxee Box because I was using, and liked, the Boxee fork of XBMC…unfortunately the support from Boxee was horrible, and they basically in my opinion didn’t care about their customers.  What few updates were released had problems they refused to fix, and eventually they ended up just dropping all support for the Boxee Box to focus on their newer release with the Boxee Cloud as those customers are now left high and dry after Samsung purchased Boxee Box and basically gave the middle finger to existing customers.  Not to mention the fact that Boxee and D-Link violated the GPL and would not provide root access to the device even though they were using Open Source code from XBMC.  Well luckily someone found an exploit and was able to gain root, which has now enabled us to be able to root the Boxee Box, and install XBMC. (more…)

New responsive bootstrap layout and custom logo!

That’s right, as you can see the logo has been updated as well as the layout and design!  I’m working on tweaking out any problems, but if you find anything that hasn’t been fixed yet please comment on this post or email me and let me know!  Oh yeah, guess what, this layout is responsive too, so try viewing the site on your cell phone … oh yeah!

The ultimate NAS media center, with Debian based OpenMediaVault and Plex Media Server

So i’ve been slowly building my home media server for a while now, testing out different distros, different NAS software, and I have finally come to the software I will be using from now on.  Originally I started with Ubuntu, then moved on to FreeNAS, then Unraid, and finally Open Media Vault.  My main concern was having a media center server that could be used as a NAS (or something similar), but still have the ability to add software to run on it such as Sickbeard, Couchpotato, etc.  That’s when I found Open Media Vault … (more…)

Pebble Bluetooth Smart Watch for Android and iPhone Review (after a week+)

If you don’t already know about it, the Pebble Smart Watch, which received over 10 million in backing on Kickstarter, is simply amazing. I’ve had the watch for about 10+ days now and i’m definitely impressed and happy, but there are a few things I want to point out for anybody that may be interested.  Here’s my opinions and thoughts on this watch… (more…)