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Sculpted in Steel

Posted by SpiceWare, in Houston 22 May 2016 · 111 views

My sister (Chelle) came up for the weekend with my nephew (Zander) and his sister (Aubrey).  We took them to the Museum of Fine Arts to see Sculpted in Steel: Art Deco Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1929–1940
 
Chelle checking out the 1929 Bugatti Type 46
 
 
Zander looking at the 1930 Cord L-29 Cabriolet  (only took...


still repainting the house

Posted by SpiceWare, 16 May 2016 · 93 views

In spite of the weather not cooperating:

 
we have made some headway!  New front door:

 
New board (on the left) has been painted.  The white lines aren't streaks in the paint, they're raindrops

 
This side looks done, but needs a second coat in a few spots:

 
Progress made on this side:

 
Not pictured are...


Repainting the house

Posted by SpiceWare, 10 May 2016 · 124 views

Thought for sure I'd be back into the 2600 by now, but been too busy with other things like household maintenance.
 
Started off by sanding the garage door to get rid of a small amount of rust.  Primed the previously rusty areas with Rust-oleum, then put an additional primer coat of Killz over the entire door as the paint had faded in an odd way...


HBO Redux

Posted by SpiceWare, in DVR Project 24 April 2016 · 125 views

Game of Thrones starts up again tonight so I reactivated my HBO Now subscription. Looks like they finally gotten their act together!   Last year the symbol next to Casting By  in the title sequence looked like it contained 4 crosses:

 
now you can see that the crosses are actually fleurs-de-lis:

 
Full screen:



Medieval Mayhem drops to #4

Posted by SpiceWare, in Stay Frosty 2, Medieval Mayhem 10 April 2016 · 223 views

while #3 spot has been taken over by none other than...
 
 
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Stay Frosty 2!  I can live with that ;)
 
Still only 4 reviews for SF2 though :ponder:
 
 
 
 
 


Quicker Input Switching

Posted by SpiceWare, in Monitor 11 February 2016 · 252 views

To switch inputs on my Dell P2715Q monitors I'd been hitting one of the four buttons(any will do) to active the monitor's menu:

 
Then hitting the second button from the top to specify Input Source :

 
In the Input Source submenu the first and second button move the selection up/down while the third button confirms the selection (fourth b...


Deep Color

Posted by SpiceWare, in Monitor 08 February 2016 · 311 views

This was unexpected: 

 
With the new monitors I'm now running at 30 bit color depth , also known as deep color .  The 24 bit color we're all used to is known as true color .  
 
So now that I know I have it, anybody know of something (photo, video, etc) where I can see it in action?
 
Addendum: what happen...


Apple Pencil

Posted by SpiceWare, in iOS 07 February 2016 · 187 views

I'd planned to pick up an Apple Pencil when I got my iPad Pro , but they didn't have any available and the backorder was for quite a while.  I checked their store a couple times in December and January, but never had any luck.  I checked online today and they were available in most of the Houston area stores, so I reserved one for in-store-picku...


4K Installed

Posted by SpiceWare, in Monitor 05 February 2016 · 234 views

Just finished getting the monitors installed and cables run to the various computers.  
 

 
Besides my Mac Pro, I have a couple work computers set up at my desk.  I had been using a 4-port DVI KVM, but when I checked out DisplayPort KVMs I got a bit of sticker shock - $950 for single monitor, $1400 for a dual monitor.  Th...


Going 4K

Posted by SpiceWare, in Monitor 04 February 2016 · 244 views

My new monitors arrived early!  I bought a couple Dell P2715Q UHD monitors with an ETA of Friday.  Of course the 15' cables are still on time, so I won't be able to set them up on the monitor arms until this weekend.
 

 
Addendum:  Hooked up one for testing.  Image quality is excellent!

 
Addendum:  Max resolut...






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