Friday, June 2, 2006

How to totally bury the lead

Double the power, double the fun! Staples had the Hauppauge PVR-150MCE on sale last week for $100, so I picked one up and slapped it into the HTPC. Now we can tape Ultimate Fighter and ER at the same time. Or Cops and HNIC. Or the trickiest one, My Name Is Earl and CSI. Tape two shows at once while watching another, or tape one and watch another. Good deal. Staples has the plain PVR-150 (minus the remote and IR blaster, which I won't be using anyway) on "hot buy" this week for $100, so pick one up if you wanna get into the TV-on-yer-computer era.

Got an email from register.com recently, telling me that bigasssuperstar.com was about to expire. I re-regged for another two years, and wondered when my old, stinky domain cygnals.com was going to expire. Turns out it was the day before. Problem was, Network Solutions still had my ancient email address on file. The @home network died ages ago, so I couldn't get in and tweak stuff. Their 1-800 support staff helped me sign back up for another two years, at prices well above what I thought I'd be paying. I know I should be paying less, but I don't have the patience or knowhow to transfer the stuff to another registrar. Maybe I'll be smarter in two years.

Best wishes to regular bigasssuperstar.com reader Mom in hospital. And congratulations to my little sister Shannon who called me last night to tell me that I'll be an uncle in 2007.

It's off to the rasslin' tonight for the first time in several years. The Maritime Cup is coming to the Halifax Forum tonight, featuring Randy, Mr. Lahey and Cory from Trailer Park Boys. Sarah "Sarah" Dunsworth will be shooting a documentary at the show.

Update on the healthy eating/weight loss effort: as illustrated, the eating is working. Walking home from work is also beginning to yield results, as several people have offered me unsolicited compliments on my shrinking size. Inspired by the show X-Weighted, we took some "before" pictures recently. Check in toward the end of the year for expected "after" shots, hopefully with magic morphing imagery.

1 comment:

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