If you have been following the thread, about 3 years ago, I bit the bullet and built a Plex server. A simple Intel NUC with a Core i5 CPU, 8 gigs of ram, and a 300gig SSD inside, and a big spinning rust external drive hanging on it.Continue reading →
Since I re-created my Plex server, I have been spending time watching some of my favorite films.
Today is Breakfast at Tiffiany’s.Continue reading →
I first saw Alien in a theater in 1979. It was a field trip, organized by my high school biology teacher, Fred Granger. He wanted to contrast what a real ET “contact” might be like, to counter the too cute by half “E.T. The Extra Terrestrial” that came out the year before.Continue reading →
(not so much)
I had noticed that the frequency of updates to the Intel NUC that powers my Plex Media Server had tailed off (it ran Ubuntu 18.04 LTS) an indication that there was a new version of the long term support OS coming.Continue reading →
As the Covid shutdown started, I needed to get my trusty Birkenstocks resoled. They had worn through pretty badly, and I wanted to freshen them up without having to buy a new pair.Continue reading →
It started out bleak. A sharp pain behind my left ear, had grown and covered the entire left side of my head, I had a high, and rising temperature, and I was SICK. A quick telemedicine visit and I was scheduled for a Covid test.Continue reading →
Sunday, I totally over did it. Started with a 4+ mile walk with Cerberus. He was on a tear. Then I felt compelled to get the bicycle down and do a modest ride.
I had awoken with some pain below and behind my left ear, but it was more of a discomfort than anything worrying. I truly though I had just slept wrong.
Then middle of the night Sunday/Monday I woke up to void my bladder, and I had the shivers. Crap. About 3:00AM I took my temperature, and it was 99.4.
Woke up about 6:00 and my temperature had risen to 100.8, and I was feeling achy all over. The pain behind and below my ear had moved both up and down.
So, a quick telehealth appointment, and a referral for a COVID test, and now I wait.
Never before have I hoped that this is either an early season flu, or something else. But I have my doubts.
Sleeping, lots of gatorade, and tylenol to help cut the fever while I await the results of my test.
One thing is positive, I have no respiratory symptoms. So there is that!
I have been using wireless headsets for over 4 years, most of the time using a set of Plantronics behind the neck that worked well, until I lost them that is.Continue reading →
A couple of weeks ago, I got a hankering to watch some Futurama. Fortunately, I have copied all my discs to my Plex server for ease of access.
But there was a flaw. The in season order from the original broadcast is not how Plex see them, In particular, they screw up seasons 2, 3, 4, and 5 particularly badly, and I needed to do a lot of file manipulation to get them all to show up properly.Continue reading →
As I have gone on a model building binge, one of the things I have wanted to do (ever since I was a 12 year old kid building models) was to become proficient in the use of an airbrush.Continue reading →