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Wednesday, 20 January 2010

HTPC in service at long last

My HTPC is in and working, the last hiccup was finding that the case was too deep for the cabinet (backs of cabinets are overrated anyway) - I measured width but never gave depth any thought. Windows Media Centre is legible on our CRT (I'm using VGA out & converting to composite using a cheap external converter off of ebay as our TV cannot cope with anything else) and good enough for standard resolution films. Sound is excellent using the SPDIF output. Just need to use it in the real world now and try the wife test.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Snowy pictures

I suspect along with plenty of other people around the UK over the last few days I've been taking lots of pictures of snow, children with snow and more snow. Most of them too poor to show but generally passable because modern cameras have a handy "snow" setting to avoid grey snow. However, while editting and updating some of my pictures I came across some inspirtation, nothing new really just a different way of displaying a picture. So I gave it a go....

...all I need to do now is find a decent picture and get the spacing just right and I'm onto a winner. Oh, by the way, the picture is of the start & end (& vice versa) of the Snowdown Horseshoe taken end of November 2008.