Thursday, March 21, 2002

So today Time Warner upgraded
Excerpt: So today Time Warner upgraded us to "digital cable"...this to make up for not getting the DirectTV dish installed (and that we may not have enough clearance to get the DirectTV signal). Well, I'm not impressed. There's many mpeg artifacts in the Time Warner feed, moreso than I've ever seen in the DirectTV feed (an artifact is a weird image glitch due to compressing...

Tuesday, July 22, 2003

Lightning strikes
Excerpt: Well, we are having some excitement here this afternoon. Lightning struck the building across the street from us, showering the street with bricks and other building debris. We got some debris on the deck, but no damage to the house that I can see. FDNY has closed off the street for the past couple of hours because there’s some bricks and building pieces hanging...

Saturday, October 4, 2003

5.1dts
Excerpt: In a bit of home electronics frenzy last night I rewired our main TV / home entertainment setup to reestablish the surround sound system. I'd set it up last year when we moved in and then had to tear it down when we (finally) had the cabinets installed in the den. Since the cabinetmakers left no room or grommet holes to put the system...

Thursday, November 13, 2003

Gone with the wind
Excerpt: So, about a half hour ago, the scaffolding put up after this incident decided to part ways with the building it was protecting. It's amazing how loud a girder flying through the air into the street can sound when you're directly across the street. The FDNY is out now taking apart the scaffolding, at least the parts that are still hanging on and not...

Tuesday, December 2, 2003

Goodbye DirectTV
Excerpt: Finally shut off the DirecTV setup today with a switchover to Time-Warner HD Digital Cable. Was planning this for awhile but finally acted on it after our last windstorm which was pretty much straight out of TW's commercial knocking satellite TV. Given that our dish had to site on a ten foot pole to get clearance over the roof next door, it's not quite...

Saturday, July 3, 2004

The Nakamichi Soundspace 3 terror
Excerpt: We bought a Nakamichi Soundspace 3 several years ago. It looks very elegant, stylish, fitting in with our general tastes. Has a built-in CD player, am-fm radio, plus inputs for audio from various sources. It replaced a generic, functional Sony alarm clock. One appeal of the SS3 was that it would give us a clock on each nightstand and either of us could turn...

Friday, April 6, 2007

Moving right along
Excerpt: I looked back into the archives of this site to see if I wrote up the story of purchasing our current house on Hicks Street. Barring some references in February 2002 it doesn't appear that I wrote up anything here. The brief story: Lisa and I were both working for IBM. I was a flying consultant: I'd fly and sit in a room while...

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