Friday, February 17, 2017

Post 3496 - Friday

Nearly 12:30am.

We were gonna do heck and all today, but in the end, we did nearly nothing. Patricia wasn't feeling well, and I took a bit of a turn as well. Didn't leave the house.

The most productive thing I did all day was look through the movies list on my Plex media server with the "duplicates" filter turned on. I pruned quite a few duplicates on one of the hard drives. That barely puts a dent in all the dupes that have shown up over the last couple of years. I should probably do, say, 10 a day. After a period of time, they would all be accounted for, and I would likely free up a terabyte or two of space.

Yeah, I know. Why do I download so much? I think it must be my addictive personality. I used to buy all manner of DVD's. Before that, VHS tapes, both with movies on them and the kind I would record stuff on. At least now, I can say that all the hard drives I am filling up with content like films and tv shows are all in on this one computer desk.

I know you don't care about this next part, but I do. I bought a desktop computer in 2009, and still have it. Got a new widescreen monitor at the time, a 19" Acer. Worked splendidly until a couple of months ago, when I had to reboot the computer it was attached to. Must have shorted something somewhere. I tried one last time to get it work on Tuesday, to no avail.

A couple of years ago, at Value Village, I spent six dollars on another flatscreen monitor, because the older ones are smaller, non-widescreen, and not as flat as the newer monitors. Pressed it into service when the first one crapped out. When I tried to get the original one working again, and it didn't work, I had to re-hook up the second one. By the monitor port I saw an input RCA jack. I hadn't noticed before but this monitor has a built in speaker. I think it is just one speaker, but in looking at it now, it appears to have two of them. Not sure what is up with that.

So, for six bucks, I got a perfectly-decent monitor. I barely miss the old one.

Tomorrow, I am not sure what we will do. I will tell you about it after it is over.

Like you care.

See you then.


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