We've got a computer that lives in one of the drawers in the spare room (seriously
) it acts as a router for our home network, it's on for most of the day.
As it doesn't have a monitor, keyboard or mouse the only way to shut it down safely is to use a virtualPC/PCAnywhere type package to take control of it and close it down with one of the other machines.
We have some very PC-unsavvy uses in the house so it'd be nice for them just to able to touch a button and it'd safely shut down.
Is there an easy way to do this? I'm not afraid of getting out the soldering iron and Borland C++
I figure the best way would be to wire a switch to the joy port and write a program that monitors it and triggers the WinAPI shut down functions when the switch gets closed.
Barking up the wrong tree, or right idea?