Needed to write an update on all of my current projects.
THE WEATHER STATION:
It’s up and running. It is registered on http://www.wunderground.com. Station ID is KTXTOMBA58. So far all the data and reporting is working out great. Its great knowing things as they happen around the house. Maybe a webcam next.
CUT THE CORD FOR LOCAL TV:
I also recently installed a Tablo device (www.tablotv.com). This device uses a HD antenna to get the local tv stations. It provides an on-screen guide and DVR capability without cable. It took a lot of trial and error to get the right antenna and location in the house to get good signals from all the OTA (over-the-air) stations. Once the signals were right and a few updates, it looks and works great. No pixelation of the show. Watch LIVE or recorded shows on my AppleTV….I love it. Hopefully the wife will like it and I can eliminate the $100/month TV bill.