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TechStorm.Net aims to calm the storm of technology. This is a collection of helpful downloads, links, and step-by-step tricks to help get the most from your tech gadgets.

This is a one-man site, so I tend to focus my limited time on information related to the Mozilla web browser and TiVos. Of course, I will occasionally add information about other topics as I come across something interesting and not readily explained by other Internet sites.

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September 8, 2012
If there is anyone out there left with a DirecTivo, I updated the hacking article to use the DVRUpgrade boot disk. I also fixed a typo in the backported article at the bottom.

September 23, 2008
I successfully upgraded my DirecTiVo to version 6.4a and gave the Series 2 Hacking How-To a much needed update. I also added a how-to for installing USB backported network drivers. Enjoy!

November 9, 2007
Wohoo! Second update of the year! :-) I have given up on TyTool. It hasn't been updated in nearly 2 years. Files I burned to DVD a while back just don't seem to work like they used to. I have added two new utilities on the TiVo page that convert .ty files to .mpg much better. I also wrote up a general how-to for downloading and archiving your TV shows from your TiVo without using TyTool. R.I.P. TyTool. Also added a link to the Hyperlinks section based on a recommendation from a reader. I only add sites that are unique and informative. Sites that are mostly ads and contain very little original content will be ignored. If you know of a website that fits those requirements, you can find my e-mail address by clicking on the Site Info button to the left.