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Archive for November, 2012

AudioGalaxy Streaming Music Server Review

by on Nov.29, 2012, under Uncategorized

For several years I used FirePlay to stream music from my home music collection to my office computer. The music is stored on a Linux server running mt-daapd (also known as Firefly) as a music server. FirePlay worked well, but it was flash based, so wouldn’t work on my iPhone. About a year ago, I found Audiogalaxy, and have been using it since. It had a nice web interface, and also had an iPhone and Android app. It’s a Windows program though, which meant I had to keep my library on an always-on Windows machine. That situation has changed.

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NeutralAxis Back Online

by on Nov.29, 2012, under Uncategorized

OK, now let’s see if we can keep this blog running without a 6 month hiatus for awhile.  The server I’m using is running on an old Dell business computer in my basement, rather than on a commercial server.  Neutralaxis.com went offline for 6 months in late 2010 due to storm damage to my home that caused me to have to move out during repairs.  This past summer, basement renovations required disconnecting everything again.  That work is finished and, God willing, I don’t anticipate any further long term outages.  I just have to get back to thinking about what’s interesting that I can put here.

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