Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic


Got to bed before midnight. Once again woke up just before the alarm. Took about 3 pee breaks overnite.  No snacks to pack, was at work before 9. Did a lot of actual work with closed captions and learned yet another analyzer which I'd never heard of before.

Home at 12:30, should have made lunch but got distracted with lots of little things. Eventually opened a jar or sour cream herring and poured a glass of diet ginger ale and brought them to the computer. Did some actual work, found some bugs which were not owned by anyone and verified they were fixed. IT Guy had marked one of my tasks as completed, but he didn't mark down what line on the 200+ line video switch he had used. So that was useless.

BestBuy driver called at 2:20 to say he was 15 minutes away, arrived at 3. This was the same driver who delivered the freezer, but he had a different helper (more brains, less brawn). They got it all right, took back the Westinghouse TV and its accessories, installed thre stand on the Samsung, put it in place, plugged in the power & HDMI and packed out the box. Done by 3:30.

Spook holed up in the bedroom closet. I had closed the bedroom door just in case as soon as I knew she was in there.

Did the setup on the TV, re-programmed the Logitech remote and for some strange reason when I called up the Amazon Fire, the TV kept switching the HDMI3. Weird because only HDMI1 was plugged in. I had to add a command at the end of all the routines to punch in HDMI1, except for the one to watch from the antenna.

What I was hoping for happened, the Samsung has no problem with FF/REW/Play on the Tivo at 4K resolution. It also fires up way faster than the Westinghouse.

The 4K upscaling also looks noticeably better on the Samsung. So it's a WIN.

There are not a lot of broadcast channels coming into the antenna, but what's there is HD and a very sharp picture, except for KQED_Kids, which is SD over HD and looks horrible.

Watched PTI, FFed through Bold and Beautiful to make sure my heart throb was no longer there. Dinner was pot roast & mashed, Boston Market frozen. Mini snickers for dessert. And now egg nog.

Watched Galivant. Season 2 opener, and once they were done patting themselves on the back for not getting canceled, it was pretty good. They overdid the cell phone signal bit.

Called Marilyn by mistake trying to see when the BestBuy driver had called, I thought I hung up in time, but no, she called back, so we talked even though it was past her bedtime.

Plans for tomorrow:
Manicure - need them to yank what's on there and start from bare nail. It's way too thick.

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