I regularly concoct new plans for arranging the living spaces of my flat to allow for the varying numbers of adults and children it accomodates at various times. (Goodness. That sounds more bohemian than it actually is.) Today’s plan, which, you never know, might even be acted upon, not only involves switching the room functions around completely, but also requires chucking my TV, DVD player and my excuse for a stereo and replacing them all with a nice 20″ imac. With a bit of hacking it even appears I could probably set up a mac like a TiVo, so it’d record television broadcasts and let me record them, pause live broadcasts, all that. Even outside of the US. All this thanks to the open source project XMLTV. They don’t have Norwegian listings yet, though they have Danish ones, but someone’ll want to do this, soon, even in Norway.

That’d save space. And be so much cooler.

4 thoughts on “ditching everything but the computer

  1. Doug

    20″ iPod as complete home entertainment system … *whimper*

    I with my meager Sony DSC-P92 camera, iPod and cheap-o Dell note-book can only twitch in geekish (and unitengrated) awe.

    I really am going to have to resolve the patchwork of poorly co-ordinated technologies in my life.

    It’s that or study for final exams …

  2. Jill

    It’s an enticing thought, isn’t it? Luckily dreaming is far less time-consuming and a lot less expensive than actually doing 🙂

  3. Anonymous

    Making a norwegian listing should be a good project for a HumInf student. (At least the way I look at it;-)

  4. Jill

    The thought had occurred to me. XML being part of the curriculum and all. I think I’ll suggest it to the XML division of the department 🙂

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