Tom Ramcigam (magicmarmot) wrote,
Tom Ramcigam

Got the porch wrapped in plastic. Discovered that 3M spray adhesive actually works to do that, though I ran out halfway through and had to get more. I don't know how well it will stand up to a strong wind. I really need to tape the seams, but I am rather exhausted.

Added the motion detector on the breezeway. Pain in the ass to do, and I only set the house on fire once. Whoever had the idea that compressed wood shavings would make good insulation must have been out of their freaking mind.

Splurged a bit. Got a USB DTV tuner and DTV antenna. Now I can actually watch high-def programming on my 'puter. More of an experiment to see what stuff is actually broadcast in HD. So far the only thing that I saw was the 10:00 news on KARE, which is broadcast in 720p widescreen... and yes indeed, it makes a significant difference. I have a 21-day trial period for Beyond TV, so I do have some time to play. It really does kind of push the idea of a media PC with a widescreen monitor.

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