HTPC Complete!

I finally got the last of the HTPC parts delivered today. The wireless keyboard and IR remote are now set up and working quite well. I settled on a Logitech K400 wireless keyboard with a built in touch pad. This eliminates the need for a separate mouse and just works better while sitting on the couch. The IR remote is a cheap Vista MCE Remote Control. I found both of these on Amazon pretty cheaply.

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Easy bacon cooking!

I was recently turned on to a quick and easy method to cook bacon. Turns out the microwave does a pretty decent job. It is as simple as putting a papertowel on a microwave safe plate, placing the bacon on the papertowel one strip at a time, and cooking. The timing is one minute per piece of bacon on the plate. This will get it mostly there, then it is just a matter of cooking it longer to get it to a crispy goodness state. So, roughly seven minutes and I had some perfectly crisp bacon with no pan and no long wait.

Give it a try and see how it works for you.

Home Theatre PC

I’ve had the idea of making a home theater pc for a while now. I usually end up pluggin in my laptop to watch movies or listen to music and I was getting tired of not having my computer to use at the same time. Well, I finally broke down and bought a dedicated HTPC. This post will be the first of a few about this subject.

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