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A few years back I purchased Nirvana , Pink Floyd, Reba Macintyre, Beatles, 38 Special and Classical Music sampler in one purchase. The clerk asked if they were gifts, I told him no, for me. He shook his head and told me that was the strangest combination of CD’s he’d ever told.
I think people who limit their choices to single genre are missing out on a world of good music. Luckily most of the people I know do have varied tastes in music. A good tune is just hard to resist no matter what genre.
Still do, I can purchase CDs anywhere from 0.50 to 3.00 USD. (New one's are more, but if I wait they'll get there) I can put the songs on any device that will accept mp3's. And I can play them in my car.
Wye Oak - Siamese
Sonic Youth - Schizophrenia
Bon Iver - Flume
The Quintet ( Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, and Max Roach) - Hot House
Gastr Del Sol - The Seasons Reverse
Paul Simon - Kodachrome
Bears - You Can Tell
St Vincent - Marry Me
Muler - Taught Her To Sing
Benny Goodman Trio - I Never Knew
in room A (it's a closet, really), i have 8 cat-5 lines coming out of the wall. each line goes to a different room in the house.
in room B (aka, the living room), one of those 8 cat-5 lines terminates next to a co-ax jack.
so, my basic plan is:
1. put a cable modem in room B, with the input from the co-ax, and the output to the WAN port of a 4-port gigabit router.
2. one of the ports in the 4-port router will go to the cat-5 jack.
3. in room A, all lines go into an 8-port switch.
i also have the option of calling an electrician and getting a co-ax jack in room A. so i could just put an 8-port router in there. this would obviously cost money, but it would simply the network greatly.
Provide the backbone bandwidth of your switch is sufficient I'd say stick with the router & switch option - my ADSL comes in to a 4 port router, which connects to my gigabit switch which feeds the PCs and NAS. The router is 100 meg, and supports the 100 meg devices only.
If you already have all the kit, it saves paying a sparks, and possibly decorating afterwards depending on cable routing to the Comms Closet Cabinet.
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