Eventually your ZFS pool will no longer have enough storage for you. When this happens you will need to add some disks or replace your old disks with new larger ones. Since i no longer have any spare SATA ports, I am going to do the latter, replacing all my 2TB disks with 6TB ones.
I want to use my TV remote to control my media player. Since understanding infra-red commands is now built into the Ubuntu kernal, i wanted to stop using lirc, and instead use ir-keytable. The aim is to control XBMC with the minimum of fuss!
Wake-on-Lan (WoL) enables you to turn on your machine remotely. This is ideal if you have machine in another room, like a server in an out of the way place. The machine wakes up when it receives a special message called a magic packet. You can send magic packets from other computers or even from your mobile phone. The message is sent over your network using Wi-Fi or a wired connection.