Wireless Audio w/ Airport Express and Airfoil for Windows or Mac

I recently acquired an Apple Airport Express with the intent of wirelessly broadcasting music/audio from my computer (one side of the room) to my home stereo system (other side of the room) using the AirTunes functionality. This has been a good solution for me as it’s designed for iTunes and that’s what I primarily use to play music on my computer.

iTunes Preferences - AirTunesFirst, you need to install the Airport Express. This can be a difficult process depending on your level of experience with wireless networking; if you’re having trouble, visit the Apple Support page for the AirPort. To use the device, begin by running the installation software that comes with the device (or download it from Apple) on your computer. You will also need to connect the Airport Express to your stereo; for this, you can either use a 1/8″ to RCA connector or 1/8″ to Optical/Toslink connector and hook it to your stereo receiver or other audio input.

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SaturdayHouse Lifehack #1 – Using Subversion to Manage Your Home Dir

I’ve been attending SaturdayHouse consistently for the past three months. A brief description of SaturdayHouse:

Seattle Saturday House is a weekly gathering of several people who meet and do … whatever they want! People work on projects, people talk about ideas, people conspire and hatch plans, and people play games with each other.

Last Saturday, people held a session about “hacks that make life simpler.” I took notes, and I’ve cleaned them up here for your viewing. If you’ve got any additional ideas to share or if you were one of the presenters and want to correct something I’ve posted here, please let me know by leaving a comment or emailing me (cal /at/ calvinfreitas dot com).

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