Saturday, August 7, 2010

There is no app for this

Please excuse any messy grammer or spelling. I am doing this post from the browser on the G1. I would have thought Google would have created a phone app for this but I can't find it.

I am using swype for this paragraph. It's the keyboard where you just slide your finger around the screen. It will auto predict some wrong words from time to time but all in all it is easy. If this works fairly well I will be able to post more often.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Busy Summer

Sorry for the lack posts but it has been a full summer so far. Since I last checked in, the Gamecocks won the baseball national championship, the oil in the gulf started flowing and was capped, and Morrie Yohai, the inventor of cheese doodles, passed away. The washer and dryer are in the garage ( have I mentioned how much I hate going under the house) and Mark gave us a garage refrigerator. I learned a lot about the driving economy in the coastal Virginia area and the onset of dementia in the elderly.

The android world continues to amaze me with the community effort and my old G1 is actually running the latest Froyo software better than the original version. I can't help myself but to continue to want to improve it but it really could not be much better.

I was going to start a project to build a Mythtv box to DVR stuff off the TV but it looks less expensive and time consuming to just get the box from Directv. I am a little sorry I won't be working on that. I asked a question in the forum , mythtvtalk.com, and got good quick answers to my hardware questions. I may do a scaled down version to try to save some stuff from the Directv box to our network. SHHHHH... don't tell Directv they may not like the idea so much.
Coming up, we will be getting ready for the first football game and tailgating. I have no idea how this is going to turn out. Our group has splintered to say the least. I have improved the satellite situation by purchasing a new dish to get more HD channels. We are definitely going with 1 TV this year and that will simplify things a lot right there.

I think I will stop for a while. I will update with how some of this goes.