Sunday, November 29, 2009

Roku HD Player Review

Originally submitted at Roku

The best-selling HD Player (as known as Netflix Player by Roku) plays High Definition video and connects to surround sound audio.

Best Media box out there!!

By gr8n8 from Brown Deer, WI on 11/29/2009


5out of 5

Pros: Reliability, Video selection, Built in Wi-Fi, Compact, Easy to use, Great value, Easy to set up, High quality picture

Cons: Need fast internet service

Best Uses: Living room, Bedroom, Secondary TV, Primary TV

Describe Yourself: Netflix fan, Home entertainment enthusiast, Power User, Movie buff, Technophile, Early adopter

I've been using the Roku box for over a year now on my Plasma TV in the living room. I am about ready to purchase my 2nd box now that the new upgrade is here to include all the additional free channels. This little box is amazing and providing all the free services and the integration with Netflix and Amazon video just about gives you every video option for viewing movies real-time. You can't beat the price for the feature packed little device and I would recommend that anyone with netflix get one of these, or for that matter, with all the new free channels, anyone could use this box to provide online media streaming, social networking, and RSS feeds, including Pandora radio to your TV.


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Honda VTX1300R for Sale

Anyone interested? I have decided to bite the bullet and sell my motorcycle.


Interested parties can contact me a

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Tour de Cure

I am riding in the Tour de Cure ride in Madison WI this year. Anyone interested in donating by supporting me in the ride can do it here. It is tax deductable and more importantly it is for a good cause.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

What about V to P?

I know there is a lot of buzz out there on the concepts for taking a physical server and converting it to a virtual server, but what if you need to back that process out after running a VM for a month or so and realize that the VM is sucking up all your vurtual resources. How do you go from virtual to physical. Altiris Deployment Server for clients and or HP RDP can be used on an imaging perspective to take the virtual server/client, take an image of the VM and deploy that image to a physical device. The concept is the same for prepping the machine to capture an image on a VM as it is a physical computer. You need to sysprep it if you plan on deploying it to a machine that will not be the same name, or you can use the image without sysprepping the machine if you plan on using the same name. Specifically, VMware has a technical document that will help in the process, along with some sample hardware vendor sysprep.inf files that can be used. HP RDP and Altiris Deployment Server have the integrated scripts that you can use for your specific hardware vendor, RDP for HP servers, Altiris with the Dell Toolkit, IBM Server Scripting Toolkit, and Fujitsu Toolkit as well.

Wheel and Sprocket Bike Expo

Wheel and Sprocket in the Milwaukee Metro area is have a bike expo at State Fair Park. Lots of bikes, lots of deals.

VMware User Group Meeting at West Bend Today

We had a great VMware User Group meeting today at West Bend Mutual Insurance. Thanks to Rod Gabriel for allowing my company to host the meeting. There was a great presentation on Vmware's vCloud concepts as well as their new VDC-OS (Virtual Data Center - Operating System) or the next version of Vmware ESX called vSphere. There was also a great presentation on using Vmware Workstation to load ESX server for portable test and presentation purposes. Also covered was a presentation from xsigo on their i/o virtualization options.