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Hello Know How Community,

I am moving into a new house and while I love to watch cable TV, I would rather not buy or rent a PVR from my TV provider if I can avoid it.

I was thinking I could create a PVR using either a Windows PC or a Raspberry Pi.  I know this used to be pretty simple on Windows using Windows Media Centre - but WMC is done, so I am not sure what to do.

Can anyone point me in the right direction as to where to get started, or what to look out for if I do this?
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I use an i5 nuc with an external tuner with wmc win 7, it works beautifully and it's quiet. I know its end of life for the wmc product but it's ease of use has me hanging on till its dead. I guess ill be looking at Kodi with pvr functionality once I feel its more up to snuff.
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I was always a fan of netbooks.  Small, lightweight and good for those who lived online.  The netbook was a little before its time, but the more I use my Chromebook, the more I come to really like it.  This is what a netbook should be.
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I've been playing around with the Themify Builder WordPress plugin for the last few weeks.

If you want a cool WYSIWYG drad and drop building tool for your WordPress themes, check it out.  I really like the flexibility it gives me, and love that I can plug it into any custom theme.
The Themify drag & drop Builder for WordPress helps you build any page layouts with a live, frontend preview. It works on any theme!
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I was always told to "dress for the job you want". I guess tomorrow I should wear my Batman costume to work.
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The job you want, not the job you deserve.
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I'm going to record "50 Shades of Grey" the Audio Book this weekend.  I shall recite each of the HEX colours in sequence, along with a short description or commentary about each shade.  Who wants to buy a copy?  If I record video of myself doing this, maybe I can beat Universal Studios to theatres too!

#4e5054, #272727, #282828, #292929, #2b2b2b , #2c2c2c , #2e2e2e , #313131, #323232, #343434, #353535, #373737, #393939, #3a3a3a , #3c3c3c , #3f3f3f , #404040, #424242, #444444, #454545, #474747, #484848, #4a4a4a , #4b4b4b , #4d4d4d , #4e4e4e , #505050, #515151, #535353, #565656, #575757, #585858, #595959, #5b5b5b , #5c5c5c , #5e5e5e , #616161, #626262, #646464, #656565, #676767, #6a6a6a , #6b6b6b , #6c6c6c , #6d6d6d , #6f6f6f , #727272, #737373, #757575, #767676, #777777, #7b7b7b , #7c7c7c , #7d7d7d , #7e7e7e , #808080, #818181, #838383, #868686, #878787, #888888, #898989, #8b8b8b , #8c8c8c , #8e8e8e , #919191, #929292, #949494, #959595, #979797, #9a9a9a , #9b9b9b , #9c9c9c , #9d9d9d , #9f9f9f , #a0a0a0 , #a2a2a2 , #a5a5a5 , #a6a6a6 , #a8a8a8 , #a9a9a9 , #ababab , #aeaeae , #afafaf , #b0b0b0 .
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A client of mine was reviewing some work I did today, and just sent me an email asking "Can you make the font bigger without actually making the font any bigger?"
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make everything else smaller
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The C of Red Unites To Talk About the Calgary Flames Making The Playoffs!  Hosted by the Fireside Chat podcast crew from FireideChat.ca
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The students at SAIT News File interviewed me about my podcast Fireside Chat, how we produce the show and use social media to promote the show and grow our audience.
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I know how to do a lot of amazing magic tricks, but I'd love to learn how to do the magic that the Calgary Flames are performing this season.
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Why did Apple not name their laptop charging brick 'Apple Juice'?
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I've had so many clients over the years who don't appreciate what actually goes into building a website.  This article is the first one I've seen that's written for clients and shows it's more than just 'designing' and 'writing code'. Must read for all my friends in the web design/development industry.
If you've ever wondered why your website development takes so long, this guide from Richa Jain to what it actually takes to create a website should help.
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Instructor, New Media Production & Design
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  • Fireside Chat Podcast
    Co-Host, 2013 - present
  • SAIT Polytechnic
    New Media Production & Design Instructor, 2012 - present
  • Mosaic Studios
    Manager, Digital Production, 2008 - 2012
  • SAIT Polytechnic
    Continuing Education Instructor, 2007 - 2012
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    New Media Production & Design, 2004 - 2006
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