A bit of background first…. When it comes to media center software, this isn’t my first rodeo. I’ve been running Kodi since it was XBox Media Center. If I search hard enough, I’m sure I can find an XBox laying around here somewhere that still has the software on it. That being said, I should have known better than to embark on my current quest to run a MythTV backend on a Raspberry Pi B+, on the same network as a OpenElec install on the same network. First up, I need a TV tuner. Some research later, but not very good research, I settled on this little guy. This turned into an epic fail since I live in the US, and the DVB-T adapter, while having many useful features as a Software Defined Radio dongle (SDR), it is completely useless as a TV tuner stateside. Oh well, it will eventually be turned into a ADS-B receiver to track flights overhead, or maybe grabbing NOAA weather satellite images out of thin air. At 11$, it’s not too big a mistake, and it has other applications. Continue reading The things I do to myself.
Occasionally I end up getting bored. On these days I play with the quadcopter. Today this did not end well as I ended up breaking a motor after getting stuck in the tree, but not before successfully making it between the roof and railing.