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January 30, 2009

Change We Can Believe In

ibm-pcFrom the blog of former coworker, exceptional writer, and all-around helluva guy Jeff Green: this truly awesome news item from 1981 about newspapers making their content available “via home computer.” I won’t spoil it by attempting to recount it here; head over to his site and check it out for yourself. It’s well worth it.

Here’s the funny thing. 1981 was a long time ago, sure. Pushing 30 years ago now. But in the realm of PC technology, how different was it, really, from 1991?

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January 21, 2009

New How-To: Control Your Mac From a PC

Oh look, Mac|Life put up the how-to I did about using VNC to operate a Mac remotely. Mac users may find this useful, especially those of you using Macs as media centers.

October 30, 2008

New How-to: Stream Media to Your Wii

OK, look, I just want you to know that I’m intentionally avoiding any childish juxtapositions of the words “stream” and “Wii.” You’re welcome.

But what I wanted you to know is that Green Pixels has put up another one of my how-tos, this one about streaming media from a PC to a Wii. Yes, it’s possible! Yes, it’s even fairly easy. But no, it’s not as intuitive as using either a 360 or PS3. And no, I won’t buy you a pony.

I’m not even sure why you’d ask that.

October 23, 2008

New How-to: Stream Media to Your Xbox 360

Green Pixels has posted what is essentially Part Two of a three-part series on streaming media from a PC to a game console. This week’s victim: the 360. Have yourself a look, maybe you’ll learn something!

October 16, 2008

New How-to: Stream Media to Your PS3

Oh hey, Green Pixels has just put up my how-to on streaming media from a PC to a PS3. It’s a surprisingly simple process; see if you don’t agree. Questions? Comments? Leave them in the coments over at GP.