For a long time now…
I’ve been thinking about the problem of digital artifacts in a physical world. I remember clearly, a fantastic conversation I had with the amazing Jas Dhaliwal about this exact subject when he was up in Manchester recently.
He was looking through my book collection and DVD collection and we got talking about how most of the books on my shelf I’ve never actual read through. Not because I don’t read but because of my dyslexia and I far prefer to read digital books. Which begs the question, what am I doing with a ton of interesting books? Why don’t I just get rid of them and buy the digital equivalents?
Well two reasons…
- Physical artefacts are much easier to lend to people and much more likely to be taken seriously by friends currently.
- Physical artefacts are easier, cheaper and better suited for display. And I want to display who I am through my choices of the media I buy (rightly or wrongly*)
- Install Ushare on my xbmc box so I can share movie fan art and titles from XBMC
- Setup a rsync between my xbmc box and my server (already running uShare)
- Move the xbmc database to my server which has the benefit of a shared library system.
- Investigate the built in xbmc UPnP server