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Timothy Daleo is a Project Resource Analyst and Oracle Applications Trainer in Pasadena, California. In addition to financial analysis, Tim has been developing training materials since 2003 and supporting direct projects through various auxiliary databases since 2005.
Today I am in the lovely city of Reno, Nevada for the Hot August Nights car show and to visit my sister with her dead Buffalo. While I am here I will be replacing that Buffalo NAS with a new $200 HP MediaSmart LX195 Windows Home Server.
I just received my $199 LX195. The HP special last week was too good to pass up. There is not much to talk about. There is no reason to take it apart. I am not even going to review it. So why did I buy it?
Each Friday night I write an article about some aspect of Windows Home Server. I write about Add-Ins, hardware, software, tips and even reasons to use Windows Home Server. Friday when I got home I decided I was just going to enjoy Windows Home Server and give it the night off. Well you know what I mean.
Windows Home Server
I just got my mother a new Dell laptop from Best Buy and I am going to connect it to her Windows Home Server. This usually is not a task worth mentioning but the Geek Squad at Best Buy opens the PCs they sell before you get them.
My wife and I are just about done with our garage update and I planned on doing a tie in to my final mControl article. I was about to start writing my article this Friday when my neighbor across the street asked me to take a look at his family computer.
This week I am going to walk you through the installation of a sprinkler control module connected via mControl to my Windows Home Server.
It is 7:43 PM on Friday night and my living room light just turned on automatically. Since I often use Windows Media Center (WMC) throughout the house I want to access mControl in WMC. Tonight I will show you how to add the mControl Client to your Windows Media Center PC.
I am back from a couple of great week-long vacations and while I was gone Windows Home Server, with the mControl Add-In, has been watching over our home. Windows Home Server controlled two lights I connected so easily I decided to add additional modules for another light and my surround sound speakers.