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So my TV tuner outputs the videos as 1-20GB TS files... To my secondary 1TB HDD...
But that's my main storage drive too. And well I'm recording every week and maybe transcribing some to keep.
Also seems for Plex, need to transcribe to mp4 beforehand.
So now I'm worried about drive failure, seems most DVR drives last around 2-4yrs... depending on use...
Wondering if I need an external USB "throwaway drive" or another internal, not sure whether there's an empty slot, need to check
It's all about asking the right question...
Original question that has had me stuck for years: "How do you load landscape images as landscape and not portrait? (some sort of default, always loads it with the longer dimension vertically).
A new insight that I got today while using one of these apps: "How can I rotate an image after it's loaded?"
Very easy apparently...
As long as you keep track of the current angle, just reload and set a Rotation property to (current + 90) % 360...2
WOO!!! Taking cord cutting to the extreme!!
The dual channel TV tuner arrived, took it out for a test drive by setting up a few scheduled recordings.
Quality isn't as good as 4K TV and it takes a lot of space as it doesn't use a compressed format... But no more Prime, commercials, and now can watch at 2x speed! Plus that's what the 1TB HD is for...
Though now my worries about drive failure are coming back...14
Just spent an hour looking at the NYC Subway maps vs the direction Google wanted me to take.
Google found the most efficient way is to take E train then transfer to R which then goes back a bit like a U-turn to get to my stop.
Then looking at the subway map, I can just take the R train... Since none of these trains are express... How the fuck did Google think that A-B-C is faster than A-C....11
I ordered a Dual HDTV Tuner USB for my Windows PC, arriving tomorrow but what would be the best program for scheduling and recording shows?1
Watching a gameshow Press Your Luck
I'm wondering though isn't the optimal strategy just to focus on a single section, like the bottom, and just press the button the moment it lands a good tile in that smaller area?4
WTF!!!! I come back from a 1 week vacation and nothing has been done and some things seem to have gone to shit...
I transferred the responsibility of running and supporting a report thats supposed to go live to someone else. I show up today and check and well none of the reports for the last 2 weeks were run (first report was already late).
I sent out a few emails asking for feedback on a new JSON log I wanted to add so it can be used by ELK. The people I was asking (a senior dev on a sister team that shares ownership) never replied like he said he would.2
I think I got a problem... The standing desk extension I bought is 40kg.... But after carrying it up... Even with a pull cart and elevator... It feels too fcking heavy for my desktop... I have a feeling it's going to crack it in 2....
Any tips/ideas? Feels like I need to put a metal safe under it, in the middle now... To make sure it doesn't collapse too much...31
I now realize after binging for 3 days that Prime Video is a lost cause.... The time wasted is just not worth it... And my watchlist. I have about 270 movies that I at least need to preview and isn't going to get smaller... Especially if I'm "trying to get my money worth"
Quite frankly it takes the fun out of watching movies... At least for me.
My first annual subscription will end in 2 months. I guess I'll miss the prime shipping but guess I'll go back to grouping orders... Hopefully won't need it though.1
Maybe I have selective tunnel vision... While I'm focused working the only thing I see on my desk is the monitor and keyboard...
I just had the sudden thought that I should get a standing desk stand for home. Not an entire desk but I'm thinking something to raise the kb, mouse and 27in monitor. But can't seem to find a suitable one. All the pics either have a laptop or 2 monitors.
I'm thinking I just need an extension I can put on top of my existing desk.
Does anyone know a good one at a good price. And how do you feel about actually using it. Does it help. I saw one con is potential joint problems... And still could have had posture...4
Amazon recruiters keep reaching out to me even though I've already tried and failed their recruiting test 2x this year.... And I'm pretty sure I told them not interested in relocating....
Then I thought... On the other hand this means they're doing well... so as a shareholder I should be very happy?5
When I get one with constructive feedback. It's rated since I'm usually the one that tells people their code sucks.... After it causes a production issue.
Yes no one does a proper code review on my direct team.... Just the stuff a linter would tell you to fix....
"as well as stability and performance improvement" aka revert the stupid address bar change that requires an extra click to actually edit the text.
Yes Google must've thought people were idiots to have to show a copy button by default and an extra button to edit the link...
Oh wait they must've realized actually they're the idiots. I actually used Firefox for a while but their tab manager with the square grid is annoying or some other issue...4
I saw a fly/mosquito flying around my apartment a few days ago so I ordered a bug zapper.
Haven't noticed it yesterday so wondering if it was some sort of illusion and well maybe I wasted my money.
While wondering it suddenly appeared above me...16
Does anyone use Winston JSON? or know what the perfomance impact is vs standard text logging? (serializing an object to JS)?7
Why can't my team including my boss learn to stop making assumptions... And mixing seperate issues into one...
If there's a fucking production issue, first step is to reproduce it... AKA ask what the user did and what he expects....
User: hey we call this url and get an error
Dev: ok rollback
I bought a LG 4K monitor that has AMD FreeSync because there was a huge discount for Prime Day. Arrived today haven't unpacked but my PC actually has a GeForce 1080...
Did screw up and but the wrong monitor? Or does FreeSync/GSync not matter much?14
I was going to say almost 20 years of Dilbert... Then realized it's closer to 30...
Guess the problems of IT never go away...30
I just got pissed off when someone on my team asked me how to start a web server on port 8080 (needed for network port testing)
I check the port get 404. 🤔🤔🤔
Spend half an hour explaining to them about ports and how there's already a week server running... And that 404 is a HTTP Status code.
I'm pretty sure she works on our webapp and maybe even REST APIs...
New grad but still.... Not recognizing a 404?
Maybe those pretty 404 pages these days make the realizing that it's a fucking web server error response harder....4
When your retirement estimates says no matter what, you'll be earning more than you do now when you retire...
Where can find an all in one guide to set up/configure a ELK environment manually from the tars (not yum, apt-get, docker image)?
I am following the component docs from Elastic but not sure how each component integrates with each other or how to set the mongo connection (DB is not local)5
10K bump but salary is probably still below market for the skills I have... Most likely reason? Trump tax cuts...
I can't showcase my skills in interviews assuming I get any... Not motivated in cramming or studying those useless algorithm questions that have little correlation to actual work.
Whatever.... job pays the bills pretty well... Sorta boring as I'm like the biggest fish on the whole team but that's also the upside I guess... May not be true but I think I'm pretty hard to fire...
So now it's sorta 20% work 80% life... So guess I'm done exploring and just gonna exploit...
P.S I wore this while taking a break from solo karaoking.... (Thursday night)12
What is a good way of enforcing rules (particularly following release procedures, cut off dates) for a team?
Other than the rules need to be well defined and written down, I'm thinking there needs to be a consequence for violations....
Like must provide a valid explanation or buy the boss/team/whoever has to do extra work because of the violation a drink.
But not sure what's a good one, does it work out is this too Draconian?9
I read a lot... Articles and books (Blinkist) and some of them touch on management/leadership topics.
I also tend to voice my opinions when I see some prices I don't like, should be improved/changed.... Because of what I learned from these and see them in previous experiences after reflecting.
So whenever I read one that feels like it is applicable to the team or boss or boss's I have thing urge to send it to them.... Like now. But at the same time I also feel maybe I'm stepping out of my role.... And maybe getting a bit too friendly... or annoying...
And well it seems it didn't help much until we get a production issue... And in the end I just want to go... I told you so...
Finally fucking had enough of YouTube ads and those annoying subscription, background play popups.... Installed YouTube Vanced.
Looks much better then I remembered... Pretty much looks like YouTube actually.... Without all the annoying shit...
Maybe I'll watch YouTube more now...4
I was just going over some projects I need to transfer to others team members and was reminded of all the utility apps I created. Particularly on that covers Windows paths to Linux....
Or basically path.Replace("\\","/") in a GUI.
I actually use it a lot whenever I hardcode a file path in Java for testing or make some partial path Linux compliant.
I think it saves me a lot of time but I'm the only person I think that creates these apps... basically for anything I find myself repeating often... Even these simple things.
Am I weird? Or just good at identifying things that can be outsourced? And outsourcing them?16