Hi I have been around for quite some time. It is good to have a place to stick tips and pick up tips as well. I find there are a lot of people who have the same issues with new technology. It is always good to post a you can fix that by doing this hopefully solving another fellow geeks issue.
My interests are downloading downloading more downloading no uploading thats illegal isn't it.
sci fi 
computing 
engineering 
solar swimming pool heating + controllers.
programs of choice 
newsleecher
wireshark
chips of choice 
microchip pic18f97j60 
language of choice 
c,c++, assembly
any script I can get my hands on
some python.
php
etc 
etc
toys

Sony grand wega 42 inch rear projection lcd
panasonic hdd pvr
sky sat soon to be myskyhdi 
27 inch lcd for the bedroom not to flash compared to the sony.
3 gig p2 hyperthreaded pc 1.5 gig ram 
saphire 2400hd pro agp card (worst purchase I ever made)
mediagate 350hd 
disk space adequate lol.
modded xbox running media centre
comming soon vanguard 6000hd 

visione 4000 sent back due to crapness of sd signal plus other issues (this is the same firmware as the extra stb)