So… it’s been a while. What have I been up to? Well before I get into that, M. shared some insight with me last night. “People,” she said, “like pictures.” She’s posting on her blog every day at the moment and won’t consider posting unless she has a photo to go with it. So I thought I’d give it a go.
As I said it’s been a while and this is a brief overview of what I’ve been doing in the past few weeks. In October I had a few weeks off work and visited friends in Newcastle and Edinburgh.
As usual I’ve done some tinkering with my MythTV box. Since I’ve not done so so far I may as well have a couple of gratuitous screenshots. Here’s the main menu –
Here’s the TV Guide
Here’s watching a recording with on-screen display
One of the major things I’ve done is implement auto shutdown and wakeup so that it saves power. To ensure that it actually shuts down it now boots into the ‘welcome’ screen instead of the frontend proper:
Another was to setup once again MythWeb which is a web interface to MythTV, one which can actually be used externally if so set up.
It’s very useful for checking upcoming shows and scheduling recordings. Both things which can be done through the normal interface but which can be more convenient through the web.
As well as set this up again (something I’d done before but lost when re-installing after putting the new disk in) I tweaked it a little. I added the pre-defined search “Whats New”
as this is one that I use on the ordinary interface
See, every few days I add to my list of what I want to record by checking the New Titles and Movies lists. On the ordinary interface this means paging down several screens worth of stuff I’ve already seen. On MythWeb I can just scroll smoothly in a browser. Much easier. Except that there was no equivalent to New Titles. (There was one called “New Titles/Premieres” which was only brand new shows. I called mine “Whats New” to avoid confusion.)
Any way apart from MythTV, I’ve also been spending a lot of time writing. I’ve re-joined AFO and having posted a story and many reviews.
So that’s a brief overview with lots of pretty pictures.