Update-V2 has been posted here: http://wolfebaine.blogspot.com/2011/08/musicbox-v2.html
Backstory - I'm a recent homeowner and the one of the things I was most looking forward to in owning a house was, of course, geeking it out. After getting everything pretty well in order (you'll see in some other posts) I turned my attention to the back deck and yard. I have a substantial music collection and the idea of controllable music from every room in the house and even outside the house is the long term goal. What I wanted was a permanent (or at least semi-permanent) outdoor PC that was running wireless and had access to my server where my music was stored. Then I wanted to control that system with some kind of handheld (I'm using a Nokia N700, but any cell phone with wireless would work). Under just those terms I would've had this project done in an hour. There'd be wires everywhere and some unsightly speaker system nailed to the siding. However, with the house came a wife. And the wife insists (and rightly so) that whatever I create that is in or around the house must be ascetically pleasing. Were it not for that direction, I probably never would've came up with this idea. So, thanks honey!
(more after the break)