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Sunday, August 30th, 2015 07:17 pm
Playing with Plex, I was choosing something to watch when I realised that looking at the TV from the seat where I use the computer while wearing my reading glasses means that the TV screen is just a mess of colour.

I had to choose a film at random, but ended up with the Hammer version of the Hound of the Baskervilles, so not a bad choice.

I also discovered that while Plex says that .mkv files are playable, my TV disagrees and I have to convert them to .avi or .mp4 - it doesn't take long to convert them and I have a gizmo that does it, but it's a minor PITA.
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Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 12:49 pm
I used my iPad as phone, today. My first use of Skype. What a weird thing that is.

Anybody wishing to Skype me will need to know my real name (and there are many people with my name, including three also living in London) and also let me know so that I can have the iPad or the laptop on. My desktop, which is my workhorse computer has no microphone or camera, and is staying that way. I have enough trouble with the bloke who contacts me through FB chat if he happens to catch me - I keep it mostly switched off to discourage him.

On the plus side, though, I have managed to finally find an app which allows one to use an iPad as an extended screen. The odd thing about it is that it's wired, not wireless. Good thing is that there's no lag, but it is strange. I've invested in a six foot fire cable for the iPad for my trip to Wales.

Knowing my luck, they (that is Lone Wolf Development) will announce their browser version at Gen Con, and I'll have bought it all for nothing. We will see.