Hi – I'm thinking of repurposing one of my old macbooks – a 2009 black 2.2Ghz core 2 duo, 4gb, 10.7.5 – as a headless music server in our kitchen. Plan is to wire everything up wherever possible: ext drive > Macbook > DAC > amp. I guess I can use Remote on my iPad2 but has anyone ever tried this? What's the best way to set it up? And how much control over iTunes (or other players) do you get before you need to lift the lid? Cheers!