TiVo Upgrade

Now that the warranty ran out on my TiVo I took the plunge and added some space to my Series 2 unit, moving from a single 80GB / 80 Hour unit to a 80GB/120GB dual drive unit that gives me 230 hours. To do this I bought the bracket necessary for the upgrade from Weaknees, selecting their TwinBreeze unit, which includes an extra fan. Then following the directions at Weaknees TiVo Upgrade Instructions site, I went through the process of removing the original drive from the unit, performing a backup of the TiVo OS and then adding the new drive. After putting it all back together the system recognized the new space and I was in business. All in all it took less than an hour for me to almost triple the space of my TiVo. I would recommend Weaknees’ TwinBreeze bracket mounting system to anyone looking to upgrade their TiVo.

More updates

As you can see I’ve changed the theme and added a Moblog to the main page of the site. The old templates from MovableType 2.5x were causing some issues with screen resizing and such so I copied the new templates for 3.0D into MT and it seems that that issue has been resolved. As for the moblog, I’ve created one on TextAmerica and I’m currently using that with my digital camera, so the pictures will be in spurts until I hop on the T-Mobile family plan with Laura in the near future, and grab a picture phone. That’s all the changes for now, hopefully things will run smoother now on the site.

End of Call For Help

Well over on Leo Laporte’s blog he informed that Call For Help’s last show will air May 21st in preparation for the new merged network G4TechTV. At this point there are a lot of doubts as to if the new network will actually be successful, especially when the shows that are “surviving” from the TechTV side are some of the good, the rest being reruns or resyndicated shows. Best wishes to Leo and the future for him, because I’m sure he’ll find a wide audience distribution for either his radio show, C4H or other engagements (Regis, World News Now perhaps, etc.).

Upgrade to MovableType 3.0 Developer Edition

I’ve just upgraded Innerdimension.net to MovableType 3.0 Developer Edition. Why you might ask? Well even though the licensing scheme has changed a bit, I only use MT for this blog, and I’m the only author, so I still fit into the Free category. Now if they cripple the free version of the software that will be another story and I’ll have to think about what platform this site will be on. Another item is the TypeKey Commenter registration that is enabled in MT3, which should help cut down on the commenter spam that I’ve been having to deal with lately.

Other than that, if you have any issues with links and such, as always leave a comment or send me an email.

Server move complete

I just finished the migration to a new server at the same hosting provider I’ve been with for some time now in the hopes of having a new enough version of Perl to get TrackBack working on this site. I hit a few snags in the upgrade process with regards to the MT database but everything should be aok as of now.

iTunes 4.5

iTunes Jacket Cover I’ve had a few days to play around with iTunes 4.5 and I must say there are some very nice additions to the software. One that I’m really intrigued with is the Radio Charts feature in the iTunes Music Store. There are roughly 1000 radio stations listed, with their playlists included (only the songs that coincide with the Music Store of course). It’s interesting to see some of the variances and variety between say an eastern city like Philadelphia compared to LA or Akron, Ohio for that matter. The iMix feature, which lets you publish your own mix up to the Music Store for people to look at and rate is interesting, and will probaly see it’s most use from people linking from blogs and the like. I for one probably won’t browse through the iMixes very often, as I’m sure the list will become fairly long and you cannot search for iMixes yet. Also ringing in iTunes 4.5 they have been giving away a free song a day (of Apple’s selection of course), today is a remix version of Annie Lennox’s “Pavement Cracks”. Previously they had Foo Fighters, Avril Lavigne, and Courtney Love as free song of the day artists. Another great feature of iTunes is the CD jacket printing feature. You can print just a text listing of tracks on your mix CD or add a mosaic for the cover as pictured above, nice!

On that note, Forbes Magazine has an article with suggestions for the next version of iTunes, namely publishing all of the inside jacket info as well, which is definitely important if you’re buying the whole CD from them in the store online.

And for those who need a little extra documentation, over at FJZone, François Joseph de Kermade has published an iTunes 4.5 troubleshooting guide that answers a bunch of the basic questions one would ask after updating to 4.5. You can get the free guide here.