Building a MythTV HTPC - Motherboard + CPU + RAM

I elected to go for a motherboard and CPU combination that would balance performance against budget and provide all the functionality I need for the MythTV HTPC build. Having scoured around the Internet and read numerous reviews, the best I came across was the ASRock H77M board combined with an Intel i3-3225 3.30GHz Ivy Bridge CPU

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The Teleportation Accident

Ned Beauman's second novel starts briskly, set in the early 1930s in bohemian Berlin – a time when the country was on the brink and the drink / drugs and casual sex excesses of the previous decade would be wiped away with the onset of Nazi-ism.

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openSUSE 12.3 Installation of GitLab, Nginx, Apache and Drupal PHP

This tutorial blog is intended for those who wish to run concurrent instances of Nginx and Apache web servers on Linux openSUSE 12.3, the Nginx server being used for the Ruby on Rails GitLab application, whilst Apache will co-exist for serving pages from my PHP-based Drupal sites. Of course, the exercise is valid for Wordpress and Joomla and other PHP-based CMS frameworks.

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Anything Goes

The 1920s are second only to the 1960s when one considers the seismic changes to society over that decade. They occupy a mythical space in the psyche and conjure up mental pictures of flappers, Bertie Wooster, Tamara de Lempicka's angular brush strokes, and the Art Deco movement with its brutal minimalism and streamlining. Just like the 1960s however, most of this mythology is misplaced.

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Good Food Chicken Curry with Lime Leaf, Lemongrass and Mango

My first review of 2014 and I wanted something interesting that would be slightly more challenging than my mainstays. The BBC Good Food magazine January 2014 issue has a wonderful chicken curry with lime leaf, lemongrass and mango giving it a 'totally tropical taste'! The recipe requires the curry paste to be constructed from scratch - hence my desire to select a more complex dish.

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