A Quark of A Different Spin. (adameros) wrote,
A Quark of A Different Spin.

Stuff around the house...

So, to get ready for the shut-off of analog broadcast TV, and wanting a flat screen so I could wall mount the tv and get some valuable floor space back, I bought a 40" Toshiba LCD. It should arrive this week.

Also the neighbors water heater sprung a leak, which resulted in people crawling through my ceiling crawlspace. Luckily no feet through the ceiling yet.

Also the heater element on the clothes dryer went out, and it's such an old dryer we couldn't find a replacement, so it is getting replaced later this week.

In case you are curious, a set of queen sized sheets and two towels takes approximately 10 hours to dry in a dryer without a heating element. No shrunken linens, though!

It's odd how you perceive things in the best light. I was measuring my old 32"-36" tv so I could estimate the size difference between it and the new tv. rns out the old TV was only a 27" model. The new tv is wide screen so I went bigger hoping the screen height would be about the same. So due to my not knowing the real size of the TV, I over bought a bit. If you are curious, the new height and width should be about...
Height = (40/sqrt((9^2)+(16^2)))*9 = 19.61044958530235889450
Width = (40/sqrt((9^2)+(16^2)))*16 = 34.86302148498197136800

So 34.9" x 19.6" as opposed to 22" x 16.5" for the old TV.

Oh, and my pet peeve today... A combination of pet peeves actually... For some reason flash caches old files so I sometimes see old crusty tube videos from a while ago in place of the new videos people post. Not that bad, I just miss out on some content. But then add pet peeve number two, when the flash files auto-play with audio. Now get that stuck in the cache and for the next day or so every video people post to their LJ comes up as this cached auto-play noise maker. Sadly, this appears to be flashes independent cache, not firefox's, so clearing the cache does not help.

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