I’ve been working on archiving all of my CDs in FLAC format and making them available on the network at the house via Slimserver. Since I have an Xbox hooked up to the stereo system in the living room, it would be nice to use that to stream music, rather than dropping $250 on a squeezebox. I found SoftSqueeze, a software implementation of the squeezebox (it even emulates the nifty VFD), written in Java. Here’s how I got it running on the Xbox:
I finally got django up and running on my dreamhost account using these instructions. While I didn’t have as much trouble as some people, I did have a few problems. Dreamhost is an awesome hosting provider, but they may not be the best option if you really want to do stuff with django. I’ll write more about what i’m doing with django once I get my application going.