Archives for: July 2008, 02

07/02/08

  11:03:10 pm, by The Dreamer   , 1077 words  
Categories: General, Home Theatre, Computer, DVDs / NetFlix, Travel, Home

So, what did UPS bring me today?

Well, there were 3 boxes from Amazon.com.

I started out thinking there were things I needed, or wanted to stock up on, or have in preparation for other acquisitions. But, then I trimmed it back to keep under budget...and I'm not sure I ended up with stuff I really needed.

First, the mouse on this computer is not moving around as well as it could. Not sure if the mousepad is getting gummed up (its a 3M Precise Mousing Surface pad, so maybe....) or the mouse bottom is getting gummed up, especially since the teflon pads have migrated around the bottom...so maybe that adhesive is what is gumming things up. So, I bought a new mouse and a new 3M Precise Mousing Surface pad.

Next, I was thinking of getting the Netflix Roku player. I doesn't come with an HDMI to DVI cable....and I would need one to connect it to my system. So, I got out of these. Of course, now I don't think I'll get the Netflix Roku. Because based on reviews...its not quite DVD quality, which since I do DVDs in an upconversion player...would likely be quite a step back. It also doesn't do 5.1, which I figured I could live with since my initial interest is watching old TV shows (namely old Doctor Who shows). So, there's probably no immersive sound field to get into....though I'm the guy that watches all his DVDs with subtitles, because I don't hear dialog all that well.

But, a review I watched recently, says the Netflix Roku player doesn't do subtitles either. So, that has pretty much shelved my interest to get one for the time being.

Third, or rather, in the box with the mouse and in the box that had the HDMI cable (the 3M mousing surface came in a 2nd day air envelope)....was a roll of duct tape. The one roll of duct tape that I could find the last time I needed to do a patch....disappeared. The building people had been in doing some other work, and I suspect they packed it off along with theirs when they left. But, I wasn't home when they came to do the work, etc. So, I don't know what really happened to it...except that it was on my dryer, which they moved and rearranged stuff around to do their work....and now I can't find it anywhere. One is regular duct tape of the same kind that had gone missing. And, another roll was acquired only because it said it was purple. Of course, its not the purple I was thinking it would be. Oh well. :P

The other two boxes from UPS?

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  11:31:08 am, by The Dreamer   , 226 words  
Categories: General

UPS Deliveries seems to be getting slower and slower.

At first, I was getting UPS deliveries around 9:30...I could stretch my trip to work and get packages. So, I signed up for Amazon Prime and started getting more and more stuff delivered to home.

Then suddenly...UPS wasn't showing up until around 10:30....I could still manage it once in a while.

And, a few times a delivery person had commented that my Amazon Prime shipment had been sent with instructions to deliver by 10:30 (though maybe those were the times they didn't ship by UPS). Apparently that doesn't apply to next day or second day air service by UPS anymore. Though maybe Amazon Prime isn't shipping by second day service for Prime service anymore.

Now I have no idea when they'll show up....even though they more often than not, check the 10:30-2 box now....since they don't seem to come around 10:30 anymore.

Now that they seem to arrive after noon....wonder if I want to make that assumption and take super long lunches...or go back to try to make them deliver on a specific day and take that day off from work.

The latter might work, given that I have an overabundance of vacation time. Or maybe I could combine with something where I make UPS make extra trips (delivery attempts)....

I wish UPS would go back to the old way of around 9:30 though. :**:

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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