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That would leva you with a small Pi behind your TV that could be controlled using your cell phone using the XBMC control app, the Pi should be connected to your NAS directly or through your PC using something like serviio.
This would be easy to set up, powerful and nice on any TV.
OT: Our TV is a Philips one which can play almost every file under the sun (it has problems with DTS only) but the GUI that it shows is not pretty, using a raspberry pi and XBMC this can be solved by using many of their skins, which usually are gorgeous.
Serviio takes a max of 10 minutes to set up.
XBMC also takes that amount of time.
I don't know about Raspberry Pi... but the RASPBMC looks promising...
Ours is an LG set, and it plays everything I've thrown at it - I'm sure that if I trawled the less savory end of the internet I could find videos it wouldn't play, but I'm not interested in looking!
The UI it uses is pretty good, with only a couple of exceptions - it's gotta be pretty good because Herself can use it and it took her two years to work out how to program the Sky+ to record...
(In her defence, she doesn't like change and sulks if asked to try using new technology on principle)
So what I'd probably want to do is program a Pi (or Android stick jobbie) to act as a file server from my NAS to my TV. And I have no idea how to do that!
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I work in an open area with glass cubes. It's very difficult to concentrate.
Everyone is on phones. I have speaker crappy music.
I have a person in front of me bobbing their head all day.
Very distracting. I enjoy the guys I work with they all sit their own room.
I initially had a crappy chair with no arms at the end of day programming my wrists hurt.
I made it clear to my boss that it sucks.
The positive is its close to my home. 5 min commute.
1. Put up with until they let me go.
2. Find a new job.
3. Put a bag over my head and monitors
I am leaning to finding another place to work.
Any suggestions ? ? ?
Had enough and quit.
Need the work, but much happier !!!
Best thing I have done in a while.
I sympathize with you. I'm a (very) quiet developer and require a quiet environment in which to work. Unfortunately, my environment is pretty noisy, but thankfully it's work noise, not music or social banter. Still, it makes it impossible for me to work.
So I resorted to playing an endless pink noise (sound of the surf) loop through headphones, which works remarkably well. It doesn't cause listening fatigue and eliminates most of the ambient noise. I can make it available to you if you like.
My beloved brother in-law and his wife are coming up for the weekend, normally not rant material, except he is bringing his 3 year old laptop which has been blue-screening with hdd problems. I asked about the recovery disks that I told him to make when he got it...'uhhh, I didn't have time' With any luck, I can still make them...or he will be getting Win8 either on a new laptop, or on a bare hdd. Either way, it's going to be so much fun working on someone else's crap...and he's the kind of guy who is very OCD about the tiniest little details. He will want it to be exactly like it now, down to that stupid comic sans for email! Monday cant get here fast enough!
Funny, that sound just like one the things he likes to say about other people...'lack of preparation...emergency...blah, blah'. I, unfortunately, have become the family's IT guru b*tch and therefore have a duty to help. It does sound like a serious issue as well...not something he would be able to manage on his own. I just hope he doesn't want to watch. I hate an audience!
Spend 5 minutes on it, and go 'hmmm, this doesn't look good' in your best doctorly voice, then proceed to give him a load of made up techno-babble as to why is doesn't work and suggest he get a new laptop. Then grab a and enjoy the weekend.