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Pogoplug Update

ShareHere is my latest update on my plug computing experience. Earlier this year I ran into many problems trying to use the Pogoplug Windows Drive application, some of which are documented here.  I tried again to work with the Pogoplug team to resolve issues I have using their Windows Drive application.  To their credit they were relatively responsive and wanted to help but couldn’t.  I … Continue reading

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Plugging Along…

ShareThe last time I wrote about my experience with my PogoPlug, I began with this: The honeymoon is over. If I were to continue with the marriage theme I would say we’re at the point we’re we are still married and living together, but unlike happily married couples who frolic together, go places together and share loving glances in passing, we’re simply tolerating each other and if … Continue reading

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PogoPlug – ProblemPlug?

ShareThe honeymoon is over.  What began as a wonder experience has turned nightmarish.  No, I’m not talking about any one of many Colorado Rapids seasons, I’m referring to my experience with CloudEngines Pogoplug.  I’ve written blogs about how I’ve gotten into plug computing.  For those new to my site, or maybe not so new but haven’t gotten around to looking at old blogs or even … Continue reading

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Another Update – NuForce Icon

ShareOkay sports fans, time for another update, this time it’s audio related. I’ve talked a lot about my home theater but not so much about my desktop system in my home office.  I’ve talked about it elsewhere, mostly in the forum I created for budget minded people looking for good audio and home theater gear at reasonable prices, namely BudgetAVTalk.  I created BudgetAVTalk a couple of years … Continue reading

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Pogoplug Update

ShareMy Pogoplug has been working pretty flawlessly since I got it a while back.  It’s primary function is storage for and serving of my music, pictures and video.  I use it daily to stream music.  You may recall I have two 1 Terabyte drives connected with ActiveCopy running to keep the primary backed up to the secondary. One function I wanted to use was ActiveCopy … Continue reading

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Pogoplug, PlugApps & Open Source

ShareDespite the raging controversy over the color of the Pogoplug, there is actually another issue which impacts users and possible Pogoplug users. First some quick background.  I’m going to keep this at a very high level both because even if I wanted to go deep, I don’t have the knowledge and because I want to get to the point quickly.  If you want more detail, please … Continue reading

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Pogoplug – Babies, soaps and detergents?

ShareWhen you look at the picture to the left, what do you see?  Seems like a simple enough question, I’ll wait.  For the regulars, they’ll immediately shout “why, that’s a Pogoplug, Dave”.  Yes, that’s what they will shout.  But not everyone is as perceptive as the regular readers of “Blogs by Dave – A Curmudgeon’s View of Life“.   There will be some, who don’t recognize it … Continue reading

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Media Streaming and Plug Computing – Part 4

ShareI began my plug computing adventure about a month ago.  If you been following along, you’ll know I’ve had my Pogoplug for a week now.   While I haven’t exhausted all it’s features, I’ve worked with it enough to know the plug will do what I expected and in fact I turned off my Windows XP server on Saturday. The Pogoplug has 4 USB ports, … Continue reading

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Media Streaming and Plug Computing – Part 3

ShareAbout a month ago I took the plunge into plug computing.  I didn’t spend a ton of time in research, but I did survey the field to see alternatives and narrowed it down to Tonidoplug and Pogoplug.  I choose Tonidoplug because I liked it’s media streaming capability and it’s lack of reliance on a persistent Internet connection. On February 26th I ordered one, to be shipped … Continue reading

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Media Streaming and Plug Computing – Part 2

ShareRecall from a previous blog that I ordered a Tonidoplug.   The plug was to be shipped on March 10.  I received an email indicating there were delays and the new shipping date was between March 20 and March 25.   Yesterday, the other plug I was looking at Pogoplug, released a firmware update which eliminated one of the reasons I choose Tonido, specifically, it … Continue reading

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