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Christmas Eve

Wed 24 December 2014

It is Christmas Eve and I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and the best to you in the New Year. I hope Santa brings you everything you want and that 2015 is a safe, happy and prosperous year for you. I'm looking forward to next year hoping some good things will happen. Hopefully I'll maintain my health and all my body parts. I'm not sure why but I'm thinking 2015 will be a good year for me.

For the last couple of days I've been playing around with my computer and other electronic gear. Yesterday I did an update including an optional update for my Sound Blaster audio driver. After the update I lost all sound on my computer. I thought about doing a system restore but instead investigated options knowing that the update was probably the cause. My best guess is that Sound Blaster made itself the primary audio driver when it updated. Up until now my default audio device was a Real Tech high definition sound driver. So I went into the panel which controls sound devices and switched from Real Tech to another input and bingo I had sound again. In fact the Sound Blaster drivers and control panel are better than what I was using so I'm not disappointed in the change. It just stresses me when I lose sound for no particular reason.

Today I tried to connect my Western Digital media player to my home network and I was successful in doing just that. What I was unsuccessful doing was in enabling the WD player to access my desktop computer through my home network. I knew what the password to my home network was but it asked for a username for the Western Digital device. I have no idea what username it wanted so I tried several none of which worked. This is really no big deal because I can transfer whatever files residing on my desktop to an external hard drive and play those files just like I do movies. In this case I'm talking about music and/or music videos - I'd like to see what these video sound like on my amplifier rather than the speakers on my desktop.

When I woke up this morning my TV was on a movie channel and just as I turned it on the movie "City Hall" was just starting. I've seen this movie before but it's been a long time so of course I forgot what happened. It starred Al Pacino and John Cusack - this was a good movie. In fact I didn't even get out of my pj's and have breakfast until the movie was over. Generally I like just about any movie those two actors are in. There are several actors that fall into that category of liking movies just because of the actors in it.

I've run on the energy so I think I'll return to my TV chair and watch a while before John arrives.

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