Posted on June 18, 2003
It was also possible to put the back cover
in place without damaging it too much.
I have changed the CPU fan to a bigger and
slower one to make the computer a little less noisy.
To be able to control the computer without
using the keyboard I use an old multi function remote control.
It is connected to the serial port via an optical eye. The
eye is placed at the top right on the front panel. Winlirc
is used to translate the commands into something Winamp can
The display is a LCD display with 4x20 characters,
bought from Crystal Fontz. I am using a plugin to Winamp to
control the text. I have put the display in a photo frame
next to the radio because I didn't want to ruin the look of
The buttons on the front panel are now used
for, from the left: Eject, free button, free button, Restart,
Power. Mostly I use the computer to listen to Internet radio
and MP3s, but I also surf on the Internet using the TV. The
radio is connected to a surround receiver and a wide screen
I think it looks nice in the living room!