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living room server [Jun. 27th, 2002|07:20 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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The laptop on the bookshelf in my living room is doing the following things:

-- remote control receiver hooked up via serial port (to allow play/stop/pause/playlist select)

-- sound output to stereo (currently via headphone jack: ugh! but Stereo Link SL1200 is on its way... USB Digital Audio out, then SL1200 does high-quality D/A conversion and provides line level to stereo)

-- TV output (NVidia GeForce2 Go) for song selection (see below) and needless but fun OpenGL visualizations

-- wireless ethernet card communicating to base station in my computer room, for full mp3 access

-- normal ethernet card, connected via cross-over cable to my Axis ethernet video camera

-- ethernet bridging, so I can access the network camera transparently from my computer room via the wireless link.

Now, to write some software (Perl-GTK (Perl-GTK2?)) to let me search for songs/playlists and enqueue or play them.

I'm going to label an old remote with letters, and do cellphone T9-style searches over my mp3. So I can enter:


and limit the song box to all "Modest" matches (with playlists listed before songs) and then scroll up and down with arrows and play/enqueue them.

[User Picture]From: madshrubbery
2002-06-27 08:27 pm (UTC)
If the laptop suddenly explodes one day from all the use, let us know...

You DO have smoke alarms in that house, riiight?
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[User Picture]From: lockeboy
2002-06-27 09:04 pm (UTC)
You're a genius.
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[User Picture]From: nick
2002-06-27 09:40 pm (UTC)
But can your tap your laptop and use it to distribute beer?

Dude, keg-o-rator...
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[User Picture]From: supersat
2002-06-28 09:30 pm (UTC)
With this, you can:


They had cool demos of it at E3, including a beer-fetching one.
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From: evan
2002-06-27 10:11 pm (UTC)
Look up Perl/Evas if you want something cyber.
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[User Picture]From: whitaker
2002-06-27 10:21 pm (UTC)
I'm not impressed until I see your cable-wrangling skills...
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From: tigerentchen
2002-06-27 11:31 pm (UTC)
Vielleicht könntest Du ja mal ein paar Druckplatten basteln. Dann können wir aus Deinem Haus einen Earth Simulator mit 10 Tera - Flop machen. :O)
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From: ex_lifeofbri692
2002-06-28 10:22 am (UTC)
is this going in a house or a dorm room?!!?
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[User Picture]From: twistah
2002-06-28 11:54 pm (UTC)
Common wisdom says people don't live in a dorm room after graduating from college...
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[User Picture]From: casey
2002-07-01 09:11 pm (UTC)
Maybe you've seen this, and perhaps it has little relevance to what you're trying to do, but nullsoft wrote a web interface for Winamp called WWWinamp. I've messed around with it quite a bit-- it's pretty nice.

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