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Lots of randomness. - Tina Marie's Ramblings
Red hair and black leather, my favorite colour scheme...
Lots of randomness.
My new TiVo is recording. Being able to set up season passes on the web rules.

The annoying phone cord across my living room is removed.

iTunes doesn't work like I thought it would - I want it to keep a folder and the iPod in sync, but it doesn't seem to be willing to watch any folder other then it's own. I haven't decided if I'm going to give in and do it their way, or try to make it do things my way.

Last night, Mike and I went to the Apple store. It really made me miss being a Mac person.

Current background thread, from the book I'm currently reading: "Children do not exist to fill the needs of their parents." Hm. I have a feeling that this way lies selfishness, and I'm not sure that's a path I want to take.

Got my next Angel Flight on Saturday, from EYQ to AEX.

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sgillbee From: sgillbee Date: March 24th, 2005 11:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
So I take this to mean that you have successfully hacked^H^H^H^H^H^H <cough> upgraded your TiVo Model 2 to activate the USB port and attached a USB->Ethernet dongle?

Did you go with an off-the-shelf... uh... off-the-net solution, or did you do the geeky thing and apply the mods yourself? I'm debating about this and if you did the mods yourself, I might do the same thing if you are willing to supply guidance and handholding :)

On the iPod thing, go to www.extremeipod.com. It seem to keep track of iPod news and software and hacks and stuff pretty well.
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: March 24th, 2005 11:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
The Model 2 (Series 2, actually) doesn't need to be hacked. TiVo sells the wireless adapter, and you just plug it in. You only have to hack if you have a Series 1.

Thanks for the iPod link!
sgillbee From: sgillbee Date: March 25th, 2005 04:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do you get telnet access to the box for additional mods? Or does that require a little work? The little research I've done so far indicates that the DirecTiVo series 2 does NOT have the USB port active by default, but that's pretty easy to verify.
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: March 25th, 2005 05:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I haven't tried to telnet to it (-5 geek points for Tina!). So I just now SSHed into my home linux box, and tried (+2 geek points). No response.

It doesn't suprise me that the DirecTiVo doesn't use the USB port, because it gets program info from the satellite.
alioth1 From: alioth1 Date: March 25th, 2005 07:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Try nmapping it. Be sure to nmap all ports though:

nmap -p 1-65535
sgillbee From: sgillbee Date: March 25th, 2005 09:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
The DirecTiVo is actually a weird beastie. It _does_ download progam info from the satellite, but it still gets the TiVo stuff via phone line.

And the phone connection is really flaky 'cause I have a VOIP phone and apparently TiVo's don't like that... I think any computer modem won't work over VOIP 'cause it compresses the frequency during the digital encoding and that strips some of the high-freq stuff that the modem needs to communicate. I get very hit or miss responses... once it connects its okay, but the connect process is flakey and painful.

Hence my desire to active the net port.
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: March 25th, 2005 05:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
It does, though, respond to pings:

[tina@backupserver ~]$ ping
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=12.0 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=6.78 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=4.59 ms

--- ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 2001ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 4.592/7.817/12.074/3.141 ms, pipe 2
alioth1 From: alioth1 Date: March 25th, 2005 07:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not a Mac person?


I was converted last year. I realised that all the time, there was a Mac person waiting to break out.
Oh by the way, Crystal Quest runs just fine on a new PowerBook.
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: March 25th, 2005 07:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I used to be a Mac person, but years of Windows development have destroyed me.
alioth1 From: alioth1 Date: March 25th, 2005 07:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
You can be restored, don't worry!

Actually, years of Windows development put me off Windows for life.
Have you ever had the misfortune of having to write a GINA replacement?
alioth1 From: alioth1 Date: March 25th, 2005 07:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh and by the way, the PowerBook is very very nice. You know you want one....
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: March 25th, 2005 11:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
*laugh* Not this month.
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