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Raspberry Pi XBMC Car Media Player

Posted by Jason Hardin on July 8, 2013

Ever since I got 2 Raspberry Pis I have been trying to figure out how to use them. One is a web server for development and the other has changed from project to project. Finally I set forth the idea of using a Raspberry Pi as an XBMC media center. We have had 2 Panasonic portable DVD players for several years now. We purchased them to keep our kids entertained on 12 hours car trips to see the grandparents. The biggest issue with the DVD player is that you have to contort your body to change the DVD after an hour or 2, aka 6 times on the drive. After one especially grueling trip I decided to use my spare Raspberry Pi with XBMC as a media center connected to the DVD players. The DVD players have an AV in jack for playing 1 DVD on both players. I could then use an XBMC remote app on my phone to control what my kids were watching without having to turn around. I have had a lot of snags along the way, but I am happy to say that the Raspberry Pi XBMC car media player has passed its first road test. Below is an image of the whole setup running in side my house.

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Apple Pie BBQ Sauce

Posted by Jason Hardin on July 3, 2013

I started with the Sweet-and-Smoky Barbecue Sauce and then added my own extras to the sauce, like apple juice. I call it the Apple Pie BBQ Sauce, because it reminds me of the spices and flavors in an apple pie. The sauce combines well with my Apple pie rub.

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The Secret World Logitech G13 Profile

Posted by Jason Hardin on July 2, 2013

I received access to The Secret World this week as part of their try out the game offer. As with every other MMORPG my first step was to make a Logitech G13 profile that worked for me. I put together 2 profiles for The Secret World, The Secret World Logitech G13 Profile for DX11 and The Secret World Logitech G13 Profile, because the executable is different for the game based on your graphics settings.

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Tera Logitech G13 Profile

Posted by Jason Hardin on June 30, 2013

I recently started playing Tera since it went free to play and I saw a sale on for the collector’s edition. The Logitech included profile is crap in my opinion. They do the same thing they always do and put the movement keys on both the keyboard and joystick.

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