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Saturday, October 29, 2005

Javascript Special Effects

If you want to include Javascript special effects in your web page then moo.fx is what you need, there's a demo available here:

The main site is here:

It's an alternative to if you don't need as many effects. More information available here:

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Portable Media

It's possible to transport your audio and video media between PCs using a USB external Hard Disk Drive, however, if you want to display your media on a TV screen then the MediaGate MG-25 is what you need, available from Amazon here:

The MediaGate MG-25 will allow you to copy audio and video onto its 2.5 inch HDD and then play that audio and/or video on a TV or stereo though S-Video, Component and Composite cables. It also comes with a remote control.

If you need a mobile video display solution then you could use one of the many LCD DVD players which support video in. One example is the Coby TFDVD7100, available from Amazon here:

Alternatively, the iRiver PMP-120 does storage, transportation and display all in one convenient package, reviewed against other options here, and available from Amazon here:

If you'd prefer a 3.5" solution, due to the added capacity of 3.5" drives over 2.5" drives then there are several options, including the Tvisto, available at amazon here

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

WL-HDD battery

Tekkeon has a perfect bettery for the WL-HDD available from Amazon and various other retailers, more information available at Tekkeon's website here:

Monday, October 03, 2005

PC Weasel Serial Console

Have you ever wanted to boot your home server, using a standard motherboard, headless but needed to access the BIOS settings as you would normally do through a serial console on a real server?

If so, then you'll be happy to know that you can do this with the PC Weasel, more details available here:

You may wish to use PC Weasel along with ConServer:

Or you may want a hardware solution which maps your serial console output to SSH. One such hardware option is the Cyclades Alterpath ACS, more information available here:

There's a great informational article at Linux Journal here: