Install Plex Unsupported AppStore on Ubuntu

I’ve been using a Home Theater Personal Computer for quite a while now.  It is in a hopeless plight to remove my (and my wife’s) dependence on the heartless cable companies.  To this day we still have a cable bill which is the costliest of our monthly bills, but I continue to fight the good fight.  I was excited to read about SlingTV for streaming sports, but was too choppy to provide a good experience.  There are a lot of factors which could have effected this and I will probably revisit that solution in the future.  But recently I’ve read about a way to watch “live” TV streaming through my existing media server. Keep reading →

Mailing list

Mailing list

I’ve heard repeatedly by popular and wildly successful bloggers that they’re either very grateful that they started establishing their subscribers early or how disgusted they are that they didn’t get their mailing list growing earlier. I don’t really have any idea how I’ll ever use one but perhaps that’s just part of the learning process. All the same, I’m going to attempt to get a mail/subscriber list going. Keep reading →

Check for Plex before rebooting

I previously wrote a rudimentary script and post where I wanted to reboot my htpc if I was unable to access the internet.  That has been working fine and rebooted the system more than a few times.  But I’ve learned that I don’t necessarily want to reboot if I’m using the system inside my network.  Like if Plex is actively serving content, don’t reboot. Keep reading →