Saturday, April 28, 2007

Explanation for "I thought I Could Make It"

G-Man: So, how did the matress get under your car?

Jawbitch: Well, I was driving back with Mac from CVS, and I saw it hanging half off the curb. You know the part where the dumpsters are? Someone must have ditched it, but it fell off into the narrow alleyway. I tried to go around it, thinking it would just squish down, but somehow, after I turned onto the street, I heard this scraping noise, so I turned both of my sideview mirrors, and there it was, hanging out of the back. I tried to take a sharp curve, but it stuck with me.

G-Man: Why didn't you just try to lose it on the highway?

Jawbitch: Because I was just going home around the corner from the CVS. I couldn't believe that it made it all the way home with me. That's when I called you about the jacks for the car and sent you the picture. Normally our street is a freeway, but nobody was driving down the street and could help me. Then, after I got the car jacked up, the neighbors came. They were hysterical.

G-Man: Yeah, probably because you're like the only person who can perform the toilet paper on your shoe routine with your car.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Don't Blame the Link Theater

All the trouble with the Link Theater isn't the Link Theater's fault. It's actually MythTV's problem. MythTV's uPnP server is quite buggy in release 0.20. A guy on the forums was trying to get me to compile using the SVN (subversioning) system, but homie don't play that. I'll wait for release 0.21 to come out.

As for transcoding, MythTV can't as yet do lossless transcoding in HD (from MPEG-2 to MPEG-2) to remove commercials. In fact, if you transcode from MPEG-2 to MPEG-4, the storage requirements are actually increased. So, for now, I must watch all of my HD programs recorded by MythTV in my bedroom, commercials and all. I can't even fast forward through the commercials. Ce la vie.

Friday, April 13, 2007

"But I Thought I Could Make It"

I'm taking the train home. At 7 p.m., I get a call from my wife. At first I thought the cell phone connection was bad, but she was laughing hysterically.

Jawbitch: Bwaahhahhahhaha, where's the jack?
G-Man: There's one in the van.
Jawbitch: Ho ho ho, where?
G-Man: In the back on the RHS behind a panel -- WHY?
Jawbitch: Because, ha, I, ha ha ha, asdpouxzhjop8urstls
G-Man: What?
Jawbitch: Ha ha ha ha ahh ha. I'll send you a picture.
G-Man: ok.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Easter