Monday, March 25, 2013

the latest

Got a little discretionary spending money, bought a wireless mouse. It is small and great for a rodent, made by iHome. In my car I have a radio that is thief-locked out because the power was removed. I need to have a dealer scan and unlock the darn thing. It has a cassette player (like an 8 track), OK, it's a tape player, sheeesh! Anyway I got an adapter in the shape of a cassette tape. You slide it into the deck, has a cable to connect to a MP3 player and you hear it through the car's speakers. I bought a small MP3 device to listen to stuff I load from my laptop. Hey it's cheaper that a used car radio w/cd.

Speaking of laptops, I'm getting used to KDE desktop, I like it. My daughter came and got her laptop. I replaced a little circuit board that held the power connector socket only to discover the plug on the power supply was bent enough to cause a power shortage. Bought another jump drive, 4 gig for $6 on sale. It is so small I'll have to hide it from the cats. My next thing is wireless headphones for the laptop. Oh to roam the house without an umbilical attached. I found a Bluetooth unit but the laptop doesn't have Bluetooth, so a USB wireless will have to do. A USB wireless network device would be cool too, I'll think about it.

At the gallery we got a flat screen just for display of video art in the gallery. I've been putting slide shows and videos on it. I use VLC for the media player, it does not choke and handles a wide range of media files and does conversions too.

Mostly I've been buying small devices to tweak what I already own. Buying new systems is tempting but I need to get more mileage out of what I got for now.

Spring is here (somewhere), time to scrap the surplus hardware, PC carcasses and junk (2 boxes of floppy disc and CDs).

Now we're all caught up, the do-it list is active and things are progressing. How about you?  

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