Saturday, November 22, 2008

[Thoughts] New controller for my X10 setup

While I was getting a special PCI riser for the new Netlantis server, I've decided to get a 8" LCD Touchscreen (from Linitx).
This product is really nice and easy to setup under Linux.

The idea for this screen is to replace my current X10 control, which only allows me to power on or off everything.

I created an image and a very simple script which calls heyu...

Here's the image.

And the screen, once installed and running.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

[Thoughts] The stradivarius of Headphones

Notice the capital H to Headphones here, we're talking about high quality (and price) audio.

The Beyerdynamic DT 770 ed. 2005 is not just another headphone, to me it's an experience (wow, that sounds like crappy oldschool marketing). Let me clarify...
With this headphones, even the worst piece of 128k MP3 sounds like your getting a personal visit from the artist and his band. An experience you can only experience with very expensive loudspeakers, like these :

Sonus Faber Stradivari Homage :

Monitor Audio Platinum PL300 :