Archives for: September 2007, 23

09/23/07

  02:48:01 pm, by The Dreamer   , 319 words  
Categories: ReplayTV, OTA HDTV, Momitsu V880N, AppleTV, TV

Return of the Terk HDTVa

As the impending start of the new fall season, I noticed that my OTA HDTV tuner wasn't getting a signal for some reason..... At first, because it was like 2am, I thought maybe it was because WIBW-HD was off the air. But, since it wasn't working this morning, I started to fiddle with the antenna. The Terk HDTVlp had served me well last fall thru spring....and there just hadn't been anything worth watching during the summer, so I don't know when it stopped working. Though WIBW-HD did go off air in the spring....apparently it had taken a lightning hit. So I hadn't paid much attention to it during the summer.

But, now there's lots of new shows to check out, and I not enough HD recording capabilities to keep up. So I need the ReplayTV with OTA HDTV tuner to supplement my recording capabilities again. I still plan to get the HTMac, but now I'm waiting for Leopard to come out before buying my first Mac. (though there might still be another computer in the future...so I can run Momitsu's V880N's MMC software somewhere closer and with more storage...).

Anyways...I suspect the condo's new building outside my livingroom window is doing more than just blocking my view.... Turning it to off to the side a bit, I could some signal...but not enough for a stable picture. Probably just a narrow slit between buildings.... So I switched to the Terk HDTVa to see if I can get more directionality on receiving a usable signal.

It seems to be working now.... )-o

Meanwhile, I saw the Tivo HD was being carried by the local Best Buy...wonder if that means if I can actually get Cable Cards around here? Though I'm wondering when they'll be more than just Tivo with CableCards. Would like to keep my fleet of ReplayTVs going for as long as possible....

  02:32:22 pm, by The Dreamer   , 360 words  
Categories: Stuff, Travel

My New Pocket Knife

Link: http://www.crkt.com/m16edcz.html

I'm pretty sure I've mentioned that I've been frustrated to be without a pocket knife, ever since I went straight from the office to a flight one day...and had to forfeit my Leatherman Juice S2.

Now before I realized I had forgotten to leave it behind, I had been contemplating getting a Leatherman e307x....well last month I finally took the plunge and got a new knife, though I opted to get the Leatherman e303 instead.

It took a long time to get to me after I purchased on eBay. Seems the sending post office delayed sending it on its way until 9/11 :?: But, it proved to not be the knife I wanted. They made the thumb stud too long, so it pokes into my leg.

Trying to decide what I would do next....I decided that maybe it wasn't all that important that my pocket knife have a philips screwdriver. Which had been a significant criteria for as long as I could remember. The number of times where it had proven to be handy I can't recall....and nothing in recent history...so maybe I didn't need it anymore. And, there were times along the way where the knife I carried didn't have a philips screwdriver.

At one time I had a CRKT M16-02Z, and it was nice basic pocket knife. And it was among one of the ones I had acquired back when it was okay to carry a pocket knife on an airplane. They just didn't allow serrated blades.... But, I knew that it would have a stud and that it wouldn't stick out too far....and it was a nice knife. So, I went looking to see what one I should get to be my new current pocket knife.

Browsing the CKRT site and eBay...I settled on the M16-10KZ....actually it was just any M16-10 that I was looking for, but found a price I liked for the KZ model. It turned up yesterday, but I already like it. So looks like this saga has come to a close....at least until I lose it and need to find something else again. |-|

Now instead of subjecting some poor random forum to a long rambling thought, I will try to consolidate those things into this blog where they can be more easily ignored profess to be collected thoughts from my mind.

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