Emergency Party Button

I require one of these. It’s a big red button that does exactly what you think it does. http://www.plasma2002.com/epb/

[via The UberReview]

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I REQUIRE THIS

Quake3 ported to iPhone.  Enough said.Quake 3

ATV 1.1 Safe Update

Finally after a few weeks of putting it off, I have safe-updated my AppleTV to 1.1. Instructions are here.

More hacks

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Looks like the guys over at AwkwardTV have been pretty busy. They’ve managed to Enable USB Storage, got Bluetooth working, and have gotten SMB shares to mount with Apple’s kexts. (No more sharity light!) Big thanks to Turbo at 0xfeedbeef for coming up with a kernel extension enabler which blows most of this stuff wide open.

I have yet to try any of these yet, but it seems like the YouTube patch needs to be removed. You can downgrade to 1.0 by rebooting by holding menu-minus and then choosing Factory Restore. From there, break out your Patchstick and go nuts.

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AppleTV software updated to 1.1, YouTube support added

YouTube

Apple has taken off the wraps off of the new AppleTV OS update. It’s version 1.1, and wipes out any customizations (SSH, etc) that you may have loaded. It contains the highly-anticipated YouTube Front Row Appliance, a UPNP security update, and a couple new frameworks. It also strips out a bunch of the leftover stuff from 10.4.7 such as the Bluetooth, remote share mounting, and other frameworks, which presumably saves some disk space. AppleTV.framework had some header files in it, and Alan Quatermain will probably be updating the BackRow Developer’s Kit pretty soon.

Details are evolving on the wiki as we pick this thing apart. Time to rebuild the patchstick.

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Joost running on AppleTV, BRDK, YouTube frapplicance

Joost IconJoost now works on the AppleTV. It doesn’t have a clean exit procedure, so it seems the best way to quit out of it is to crash it.

In other somewhat older news, Alan Quatermain (author of ATV Loader) has released the BackRow Developer’s kit and Xdog has cranked out A Series of Tubes, a plugin to play YouTube videos on the AppleTV.

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Xgrid running on AppleTV

I got Xgrid running on my AppleTV for no real reason other than to see if I could do it. I’ve documented what I did on the AwkwardTV wiki and past the jump.

Update: I found a few bugs in the startup/shutdown of the xgridagentd. All relevant changes are now on the AwkwardTV wiki.

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