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Ultimate Home Automation Server: The $500 Mac Mini, Part II

Ultimate Home Automation Server: The $500 Mac Mini, Part II

Thursday, January 27, 2005

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This is the second of our three-part series on building a Home Automation System using your Mac mini. You probably should read the first installment before continuing here. So where were we? Before you start buying home automation equipment, sit down and figure out what you want to automate and what you don’t. You also need to familiarize yourself with what’s available in the home automation marketplace and decide which components you want now and which ones you’ll defer until… Read More ›

The Ultimate Home Automation Server: Your Shiny, New $500 Mac Mini

The Ultimate Home Automation Server: Your Shiny, New $500 Mac Mini

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

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If you thought the Mac mini was only an entry-level PC Killer, think again. The Mac mini may just be the perfect server on which to build your dream Home Automation System. Having built one of these using an iMac G5, I’m more than a little jealous that it now can be done for $1,000 less using a Mac mini … or about $5,000 less than what you’d pay an “expert” to build it for you. So let’s get started.… Read More ›

ATTN: Bankers — Here’s An Idea

ATTN: Bankers — Here’s An Idea

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

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News Flash: The world needs one-user credit card numbers to eliminate fraud in Internet commerce.

The Baby Bell Albatross: VOIP

The Baby Bell Albatross: VOIP

Monday, January 24, 2005

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A quick tour of what VOIP is doing to the Baby Bell monopolies and how you can take advantage of it.

PC Killer: The $500 Mac mini

PC Killer: The $500 Mac mini

Saturday, January 22, 2005

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Help clean up Bill Gates’ mess. Encourage your friends to try a Mac. And do it today!

Web Hosting (Is Not) For Dummies

Web Hosting (Is Not) For Dummies

Friday, January 21, 2005

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Sure, you can put up your own web server. But why would you when web hosting services are now cheaper than a pizza.

palmOne’s Treo 650 Smartphone

palmOne’s Treo 650 Smartphone

Thursday, January 20, 2005

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Introducing the world’s finest smartphone, palmOne’s Treo 650.

Welcome to Ward Mundy’s Technology Blog aka Nerd Vittles

Welcome to Ward Mundy’s Technology Blog aka Nerd Vittles

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

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We’re 18 days late on our New Year’s Resolution to launch a blog, but we finally have lift-off. If reinventing the wheel is your thing, then stop reading now. This blog is dedicated to saving folks some time if there is a topic we happen to know a little about. The word ‘little’ is used advisedly. It emphasizes that the discussion of issues and topics here is intended to serve as a starting point for anyone interested in pursuing a… Read More ›