Abit F-I90HD motherboard

This article was originally posted here. Introduction: I was very excited to find the Abit F-I90HD motherboard for use in my HTPC,primarily because it had an onboard HDMI connector. I purchased two boards, but I ended up returning them both because of problems. Instead I purchased two Intel DG33TL boards, read about that experiencehere. The […]


Antec Veris Fusion Black HTPC case

This article was originally posted here. Introduction: I purchased an Antec Fusion Black case to replace my aging HTPC. The case looks very nice, until you turn on the LCD display… The Good: The case looks very nice. The construction is solid. The Bad: The two included case fans do not have speed monitoring wires, […]


Philips digital photo frame

This article was originally posted here. Introduction: I have been looking for a digital photo frame for a while, and from what Iread the Philips Photo Framemodels appear to have very good image quality and good features. I bought a Philips 9″ wood border model 9FF2CWO. The Good: The frame looks very nice. The image […]


Printing from the network

I have made various attempts at sharing my printer over my home network. The criteria for sharing are simple; the printer must be available over the network and I must be able to print from Windows and Mac machines. In practice this turned out to be a little more difficult. The simplest solution would have […]

Vista SP1 and Intel GMA blue screen crash

I previously commented on this problem here and here.I participated in the Microsoft Vista SP1 Beta program. After installing Vista SP1 Beta on my machine with an Intel DG33TL motherboard, and installing version 15.7.3 of the Intel GMA drivers, my machine would blue screen crash when it goes to sleep. The crash happens in the […]


Getting my feet wet

Welcome to my new blog and my first post. I really have little need for a blog, but I decided to switch to a hosted environment for my postings. This is a decision similar to when I decide to move my photo collection from my own server to a hosted solution. I will be posting […]