Random tech notes from the past couple of days. Although I grumble about the ministrations to make all the tech stuff work, sometimes favor can be found.
Take this for example. A fellow Blogger went to a concert last night and posted a link to a youtube video of one of the songs by the band. I listened to it at *ahem* work and heard it through the really crap speakers and monitor there.
I came home and searched for the link on my PC to send to my TV and home audio system. I was rewarded via Wi-Fi connection of the TV by this:
Although the audio was compressed, it was good enough after running through the receiver's gentle algorithms for restoration. A bit better than RIAA equalization as a matter of fact. Good enough means that. Not as good as the CD or *gasp* vinyl it did rock the house though.
Gismo on the right is the at&t Wireless Home Phone thingy. After dealing with the local Telco last year, this was painless.
I have my problems with at&t.
They got this right though. Porting the number? Done. Two day delivery of the gismo and simple activation? Done.
Don't get me wrong. I still like old school!
Just nice to see all the happy shiny stuff work for a moment.