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As much as I don't want to be annoyed by the hum of the Blu-ray player, I'm annoyed by the hum of the Blu-ray player. I'll move it into my bedroom. I won't have to step over the cables; they'll just curve around the door frame.

One nice thing about the Blu-ray player is that it uses the proper frame rate automatically.

The Nvidia Shield TV will work at any frame rate, but it has to be set to the one you want.

The infrared repeater is kind of cool. I just don't want to step over cables anymore and I don't really want to drill holes unless I'm pretty confident that I won't rearrange the living room.

If I'm willing to run the NVidia Shield TV over Wi-Fi, the network cable will be gone as well. That means no cables to step over, at least to get to my bedroom. (Getting into the kitchen is another story).

If I really want the network cable, I could drill holes and run it through the crawl space.

One thing that bothered me about having my entertainment come solely from my desktop computer is that if anything happened to it, I had no other options.

When I switched to Linux, I tried to diversify. So I bought a stand alone Blu-ray player. It was really loud, so I also got an infra-red repeater and long cables so it could live in the other room. I exchanged it for a much quieter player which is still in the other room. By moving it to right near TV, I save 3 cables: HDMI, SPDIF, and IR.

Let's talk about snakes baby
Let's talk about you and me ๐ŸŽต

Since I'm going from 4 to 8 channels of sound, I'm swapping out my 4 channel snake for an 8 channel snake. The cables that track through my house are getting really thick. ๐Ÿ˜…

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"Scoop: AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint all selling customers' real-time location; ultimately ends up in the hands of bounty hunters. I know, because I paid someone $300 on the black market to track us. Located to a specific part of New York. No hacking required "


๐ŸŽค "Well I'm riding the mule, mule to nowhere

then after a while,
it's a pony, and then it's a horse"

- Neck of the Moon by Renata Zeiguer

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I think I've been thinking like a musician instead of a poet and I need to think like a poet.

I studied the lyrics to a song I like and they're very cool. It's full of strange and interesting imagery. Syllables or entire strings of words are repeated to make everything fit. Maybe I'll try something like that - just write a poem and then make whatever modifications are needed to fit the tune.

I had this fantasy that I was going to come to the cafe and write lyrics, ha ha ha.

Maybe I just wanted chocolate.

also happy to see that Yellowtec is distributing Linux firmware with the flashing program. You don't even have to ask for it ๐Ÿ˜Š

The USB sound card works perfectly!

On Wednesday I'll put the PCIe card in the Dell. If that works, then I'm good.

@brunoph ๐Ÿ˜ฎ new profile picture ๐Ÿ˜Š

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This is what my sound card is doing for anyone interested.

Every sound card I've ever had has done this, however all except this one have been cured by increasing the buffer size.

In this case, the buffer size is 128 samples, and increasing it seems to make the problem worse.

The Pocket Casts web app got fixed! I wasn't getting sound for a while (completely unrelated to other sound problems)

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There is no app more desperate for your eyeballs than #instagram. I would not be surprised to get a notification that said, "It's been 3 minutes since you last looked at your feed! Please, please come back to us or we'll start hurting ourselves! ๐Ÿ˜ช"

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