But it’s been getting a bit long in the tooth and it is a little too large for the TV stand so I have reluctantly decided to retire it.
The idea of doing without a PC in the living room lasted about two days before I was back on QuietPC planning Wiphi Mark II.
I had my eye on a case but after doing the maths I realised it was going to cost a fortune to build a new PC from scratch.
I was just about ready to abandon my plans when I caught sight of one of these on The Gadget Show.
I got even more excited when I found out there was a Linux version for £180 (annoyingly they were going for £150 a few months ago).
The Linux versions do seem to be rarer than hen’s teeth at the moment but I managed to track one down from eBuyer eventually.
Software wise I think I’m going to try out Boxee instead of my homebrew Wiphi code – I’m a little sad to give up on it but it’s quite clunky and basic compared to all the whizzy stuff you get with Boxee.
I’ve also found a useful guide to getting it all set up.
It arrives on Saturday.
That’s my weekend sorted then. 🙂